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Entries by GroundReport

Akamai CEO: Mobile to Exceed Wired Internet Access in Under 5 Years

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2010 | 12:23 PM

As Chief Executive Officer of Akamai, Paul Sagan is at the helm of the biggest content delivery network in the world.  He was a fitting choice, then, to provide the introductory remarks on universal broadband and the National Broadband Plan on Day Two of the Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and...

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Universal Broadband in America: Media and Policy Leaders Debate

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 12:33 PM

Today leaders in media, government, policy, and nonprofit organizations are gathering in Aspen, Colorado to explore efforts towards universal broadband, and how we can bridge the digital divide in broadband. Organized by the Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and Society, the group, whose participants include those listed below,...

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Government Ignores Rape of Minority Girl in Pakistan

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2010 | 8:23 PM

By Rachel Sterne and William Rathore

In late February, Kasthuri Kolhi, a 17-year-old from rural Pakistan, was allegedly raped by a local political leader and three of his associates.

Protesters claim that authorities ignored the crime because Kolhi is a poor, Hindu minority, belonging to the...

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Avatar is Real: Indigenous Peoples are Being Displaced by Wars and Corporations

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 9:10 AM

By Carlos A. Quiroz

Indigenous peoples are being displaced by wars and corporations.

If you haven't seeing Avatar, you're missing out on a good movie. The film excels in creativity, imagination, excitement, plot and technical work. The result is overwhelmingly pleasing to the senses, and...

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Robin Hood Foundation Embraces the Web to Feed NYC's Hungry

(2) Comments | Posted November 25, 2009 | 9:09 AM

By Rachel Sterne, GroundReport CEO

Want to give back this Thanksgiving, but can't make it to a soup kitchen?

A fascinating experiment in digital philanthropy is brewing in the headquarters of the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City charity that has raised more than $1 billion for...

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Afghan Candidate Tweets About Voter Intimidation

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2009 | 11:53 AM

Originally published by global citizen journalism platform GroundReport.

Today as Afghanis flooded the polls amid a government ban on media coverage, citizen journalism came from a surprising source: one of the candidates.

It's barely a sentence, but it's enough; around 10:00 AM ET, Ashraf Ghani tweeted...

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News Publishers Debate Journalism's Future Live at Aspen Summit

(2) Comments | Posted August 16, 2009 | 5:47 PM

Is American journalism in peril?

On August 16, leaders of the nation's most prominent media organizations will discuss the future of their profession in the leafy environs of Aspen, Colorado. The topic is a tricky one: how to fund responsible, public-serving journalism as media models crumble in the face of...

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Obama to Visit Former Slavery Outpost in Ghana

(3) Comments | Posted July 10, 2009 | 12:37 PM

From,the world's most trusted citizen journalism platform.

By Dawn Ganu

US President Barack Obama will visit Cape Coast Castle, a former slavery outpost in Ghana, on Saturday, July 11. Here he will witness some of the most gruesome images of the Slave Trade that saw...

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Big Victory for Gay Rights in India

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2009 | 3:27 PM

Originally published on, the world's most trusted citizen journalism network.

By Jagan T

At last, Delhi's High Court has legalized homosexuality. The court has ruled that homosexual intercourse between consenting adults is not a criminal act.

The ruling overturns a 148-year-old colonial law which describes...

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(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2009 | 11:04 PM

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As Government Bans Foreign Press, Iranians Become Reporters

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2009 | 12:44 PM

Originally published on June 17 on, the world's most trusted citizen journalism network.

By TehranLive

Editor: A day after Iran's government banned all independent reporting on the public protest against its election results, Iranian citizens filled the role of the media. Armed with digital cameras, mobile phones...

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Up to 250 Indigenous Peruvians Killed in Bagua, Says Leader Miguel Palacin

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2009 | 6:16 PM

Originally published on,the world's most trusted citizen journalism network.

By Calos Quiroz

I just finished a phone conversation with Miguel Palacin, he is the president of Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indigenas (CAOI) or the Andean Coordination of Indigenous Organizations.

I first met Miguel Palacin...

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Bob Rae: Canadian Politician, Critic Booted From Sri Lanka

(12) Comments | Posted June 10, 2009 | 6:06 PM

From, the world's most trusted citizen journalism network.

By Emanthi Marambe

Sri Lankan authorities today detained and expelled Canadian Liberal MP and strong critic of Sri Lankan Government Bob Rae soon after his arrival to Colombo. According to the Sri Lankan Immigration and Emigration Controller Mr.P.B Abeykoon,...

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Over 40,000 people in Chitral stranded as bridge awaits reconstruction

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2009 | 5:45 PM

Published by, a global citizen reporting platform with 4,000 contributors worldwide.

By Zar Alam Khan

ISLAMABAD: The government's failure to reconstruct a bridge in a far-off valley of Chitral has left its over 40,000 residents stranded for the fourth consecutive summer this year.

The bridge on the...

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Detained Palestinian Journalist Twitters Police Interrogation

(13) Comments | Posted April 8, 2009 | 3:24 PM

From, a global citizen news platform of 4,000 international reporters.

By Rachel Sterne

Palestinian journalist and media activist Laila el Haddad was detained nearly 24 hours ago at Cairo International Airport en route to her native Gaza. Mrs. Haddad, a US resident, is traveling with her...

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BusinessWeek Recognizes Global Citizen Journalism on GroundReport

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2009 | 3:00 PM

NEW YORK-- BusinessWeek recognized citizen journalism platform as one of America's 'most promising' social enterprises in a feature on "enterprising individuals who apply business practices to solving societal problems."

GroundReport, a platform for global citizen reporting with the mission to democratize the media, was founded in...

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Danes Use Twitter and YouTube to Attract a New Breed of Tourist

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2009 | 2:21 PM

Published by, a democratic global citizen news platform of 4,000 international reporters.

By Lyssky

Twitter and YouTube have hit the travel industry. The Danes have launched an entirely online campaign entitled, in which they are promising a free trip to Denmark, for whoever shows the best...

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Protesters Burn Presidential Portraits in Minsk

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2009 | 2:33 PM

Published by, a democratic global citizen news platform with over 4,000 international reporters.

By Volha Birukova

Protesters marred festivities Wednesday as Belarusians around the world celebrated the creation of the Belarus Popular Republic. Established in 1918, the independent state existed just a few...

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Dawn Reporter Killed, Mass Protest Planned In Pakistan

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2009 | 11:38 AM

Published by, a global citizen news platform with over 4,000 international reporters.

By Imran Schah

Lahore-- Journalists across the country will convene tomorrow to protest the Sunday murder of a Lahore-based journalist.

30-year-old Tariq Malik Javed, a reporter from Dawn News, a news channel, was killed in...

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What the ICC Arrest Warrant Really Means for Sudan

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2009 | 7:47 PM

In the following interview, GroundReport Founder Rachel Sterne asks Mark Brecke, Director of Darfur documentary They Turned Our Desert Into Fire, on what the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest warrant for Sudan's President will mean to its people.

Q. What does the ICC warrant mean to those on...

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