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· April, 2008

Stories about Citizen Media from April, 2008

26 April 2008

PangeaDay: Videos to change the world on May 10th

On May 10th 2008 at 18:00 GMT, 24 films will be broadcast during a 4 hour event. What makes this different is that this event, PangeaDay will be broadcast from...

25 April 2008

Lusosphera: Remembering the Carnation Revolution

On April 25 1974, 34 years today, Portugal's 40-year fascist dictatorship, the longest in the history of Western Europe, came to an end with the Carnation Revolution, which also brought...

Armenia: April 24 — Genocide Memorial Day

Yesterday marked the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocideand the deaths of approximately 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey. Every year on 24 April, a date marking the roundup of...

22 April 2008

Dominican Republic test drives new metro system in Santo Domingo

People scream, yell and cheer as they see it pass: in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, the newest celebrity is the Metro transportation system. The city is buzzing at...

21 April 2008

Japan: Comfort Women Video Calls Attention to a Still Unresolved Issue.

More than 60 years have passed since the World War II, but women who claim to have been abducted under Japanese Military's orders to serve as sexual slaves on military...

11-year-old Chinese environmentalist and Circuit Board Recycling

The blog “Crossroads,” which looks at corporate social responsibility in China, draws our attention to a an article about an 11-year-old environmentalist in southwest China. The youngster took it upon...

18 April 2008

Chilean Shorts: Micro and Mini Movies on the Web

From Chile, three examples of online video creation: first, a Chilean pre-candidate for the presidency takes advantage of online video tools to produce documentaries and interviews for web distribution, next,...

15 April 2008

D.R. of Congo: Fifth fatal crash in under a year, food prices the real disaster

News agencies are reporting that 75 were killed when a cargo plane crashed in Goma shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. Du Cabiau à Kinshasa reflects on how a plane crash...

Morocco: Hands off my Muezzin!

Robin des Blogs received over a dozen comments on his post about a minister in the Moroccan government who has asked muezzins in mosques adjoining tourist areas not to do...

14 April 2008

Vlog International: collaboration across borders

Vlog International is a project bringing together Spanish speaking vloggers: people submit their ideas, one is chosen and everyone records their piece, someone edits them together and they are published...

12 April 2008

Brazil: Bloggers united against WordPress ban

The Brazilian blogosphere has not quite yet recovered from its last fright and there is already another threat on the way: a blanket ban on blogs hosted on Wordpress.com after...

11 April 2008

Peru: Understanding the Emo Youth in Lima

The emo youth in the Peruvian capital of Lima have not been the victims of violence, as has been the case to their counteparts in Mexico. However, these youth have...

9 April 2008

Video on Flickr: An apple of dischord

Seventeen hours after its creation, the Flickr group "NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!!" already has more than 5475 members and 670 items. What is even more amazing is that another group,...

7 April 2008

Colombia: Jimmy Carter Involved in Peace Talks?

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter phoned Colombian president Álvaro Uribe three times in the past ten days notes Constanza Vieira of Heavy Metal Colombia [es] in regards to Carter's attempt...

Guatemala: Using Blogs to Support Good Works and Raise Awareness

Guatemalan blogs are increasingly being utilized to promote the works of non-profit organizations, solicit funds to support worthy causes, or to raise awareness of important, but often unknown issues. Here...

6 April 2008

Argentina: high school students use online video to report their issues.

By uploading a video on YouTube, argentinean high school students managed to get mass media's attention to their plight: the need for a building where they can receive classes. Currently...

3 April 2008

Video and mobile video contests for global citizen journalists.

Three different video contests open for video bloggers from around the world to participate in, either especifically geared for citizen journalists or with a category for them. One for mobile...

2 April 2008

Colombia: bloggers gathering signatures for copyright and industrial property letter

Carolina Botero, lawyer and Creative Commons promoter in Colombia has been asking bloggers and anyone else with computer access and an interest in what are popularly called "intellectual property rights"...

1 April 2008

Venezuela: A Month for Farewells – Part I

Even though two of Venezuela's prominent artists passed away in late 2007 and in early 2008, the month of March was a time when many gathered to pay tribute to...

Costa Rica: Cow Parade and internet video

The Cow Parade calls itself the world´s largest public art event, and for tiny Costa Rica´s standards, it certainly is a huge deal that the capital city of San José...

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