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In moments of crisis journalists often turn to blogs and Twitter to get an on the ground perspective. But how do you know where to find bloggers in Uganda? Or who are the best people to follow on Twitter in Haiti? That's where Global Voices can help. We track citizen media worldwide with a team of bloggers who are from the regions and countries whose citizen media they follow.

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Russia's Steve Jobs memorial looks set to leave the country

When Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, publicly revealed that he was gay, it was met largely with support and, frankly, little surprise. Cook hadn't been in the closet, he just hadn't talked about it publicly. But one place where the announcement was panned was Russia, and in response a Russian university took down a memorial that been erected to Apple's founding CEO, Steve Jobs.