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· November, 2007

Stories about Citizen Media from November, 2007

Brazil: War in Rio

The blog War in Rio, o Jogo [pt], which defines itself as “a manifest game and a bad taste joke”, has been quickly gaining popularity. Inspired by Wargaming, the idea...

Bangladesh: Know your enemy

At 3rd World View, Rezwan takes a closer look at the reactions of some groups towards aid coming in from the US for the victims of the cyclone.

Brazil: On the “Che e-mails” and credibility of journalism

An article on the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death, led to a heated email exchange between an editor of Brazilian magazine Veja and an American reporter for The New...

Hong Kong: Pan Democrats’ Dark Day

The Pan democrats have lost a bitter battle in the recent district council election. Before the election, the pan-dem worried that they wouldn’t be able to keep all their seats...

Russia: “From Russia With Hate”

Via Moscow Through Brown Eyes, a rather shocking video story about the Russian neo-Nazi, posted on Current.com.

Armenia: Return of the King President

Levon Ter Petrosian, Opposition Rally, Liberty Square, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia Without a doubt, the most significant event this winter has been the return of the first president, Levon Ter...

Environment: Bloggers on Energy, and The Zero Africa Rally

Several bloggers deftly tackled energy issues, from nuclear energy, ideas of ‘plug and play power’, China's ‘Clean Ambitions’ and Green data centers. Be it South Africa, China or America, the...

Guatemala: Selling Cell Phones in the Local Market

La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo shows a picture of salesgirls selling cell phones in the local market, which is a new marketing technique alongside vegetables, fruits and other household goods.

Environment: ‘Endangered Planet

Omar Basawad is encouraged by the news media's coverage of climate change, citing the programs from CNN, BBC and Al-Jazeera. In watching the CNN special ‘Planet in Peril’ Omar is...

Brazil: Morality, homophobia, ethics or hipocrisy?

After a popular tour throughout the country, everything was ready for the opening of the photo exhibition Heróis (Heroes) by Luiz Garrido, in Brasília, capital of Brazil. This time, the...

Brazil: 70th anniversary of the military coup

Lúcia Hipólito [pt] amasses dozens of comments in a post to remember the anniversary the Brazilian coup d'etat: “In November 10, 1937, exactly 70 years ago, the President Getúlio Vargas,...

Poland: Selectively ‘Liberal’

Don't expect the new Polish government to put an end to “the homophobia and other backward social policies that characterized Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s two years in power,” the beatroot warns.

Malawi: Insanity on the roads of Lilongwe

Madinga blogs about insanity on the roads of Lilongwe: “These devices were placed there with the aim of brining sanity to the roads of Lilongwe. Unfortunately there are a few...

Czech Republic: “Foreigners Smell”

“Foreigners smell” – or so it seems to the Czech employees of Foxconn IT company in Pardubice, The Czech Daily Word reports.

Malawi: Fairer cyberwaves, female journalist bloggers

A recent phenomenon in the Malawi blogosphere has been the growing presence of women journalists setting up blogs. Not too long ago a search on Blogger.com for Malawian blogs turned...

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