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· August, 2007

Stories about Citizen Media from August, 2007

30 August 2007

Mauritania : Ignorance and Tradition

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Generously endowed women are favored in Mauritania. The fatter the woman, the more beautiful she is thought to be. Being big is...

29 August 2007

Chinese cartoon cops patrolling websites

From September, 1st, Beijing’s new virtual cops will be active on 13 of China’s portals, including China’s biggest blog-hosting services, Sohu.com and Sina.com. By the end of the year, the...

23 August 2007

South Africa: Creepy confession

Crimexposouthafrica writes about Juan Uys, the man who was leading the campaign to turn away tourists: “After months of having denied it, Uys told the Cape Times he had been...

Philippines: Ninoy Aquino's Last Words

22 August 2007

Blogging for democracy around the world

Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based freelance journalist, author and blogger. He is currently writing a book on "Democracy and Blogging" and recently traveled to Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia...

18 August 2007

Russia: Neo-Nazi Execution Video

One of the most discussed topics in the Russian blogosphere last week was a graphic video of what appeared to be the execution of two ethnically non-Russian men by masked...

17 August 2007

Caribbean: Bracing for Hurricane Dean

The Caribbean blogosphere is abuzz over the impending arrival of Hurricane Dean, the first official hurricane of the season: Steve's Dominica reports: “Dean will be passing over us around 6am...

10 August 2007

Uganda: Happy hour unrest, Blogumentary and Sam Cooke

Ugandan blogger/hip-hop artist Saving a Generation Endangered (S.A.G.E.) stirred up controversy this week when he lashed out at Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour (BHH) attendees in a “Blogging a Blogger” interview...

9 August 2007

Kyrgyzstan: SCO summit

The members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will send their heads of state to Kyrgyzstan next week. While the Kyrgyz bloggers are amazed by the beautification of their capital...

Central Asia: Cultural intelligence

4 August 2007

Barbados: Crop Over Marred by Crashes

Crop Over is one of Barbados' most beloved festivals. But the event that grabbed headlines this year was not the opening gala or the Pic-O-De-Crop calypso competition. It was the...

1 August 2007

Caribbean: Emancipation Day

Today is Emancipation Day. On August 1, one hundred and seventy three years ago, freedom from slavery was won in the Caribbean – and Caribbean bloggers still have a lot...

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