This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.
We start in the Republic of Congo, better known as Congo-Brazzaville. The Central African country last month hosted a conference by the African edition of Forbes magazine. As foreign visitors sat down for the first session, members of the elite Republican Guard were in a wooded area patrolling nearby. Our Observer says they neglected their duties, and forced women to strip naked and wade through nettles.
Koh Samet, a tropical paradise in Thailand, has turned into an environmental disaster. A spill from an oil pipeline has blackened the island's beaches, sending tourists packing. Our Observer Tara is happy to see that local media are covering the spill, but sad that they seem to be concerned more about the tourists than the impact on the fragile ecosystem.
And we head to Uganda to check out a simple solution to an old problem: using plastic bottles to bring daylight to the slums. Our Observer explains that in densely packed shantytowns a bottle filled with water can diffuse light throughout a room. Her group has installed hundreds of such lights in the capital Kampala.