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· June, 2008

Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2008

27 June 2008

Shhh… The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008 Has Begun

If it's quiet on Global Voices the next couple of days, it's because we've transported around 80 of our editors, authors, and translators to Budapest, Hungary for a Summit about...

18 June 2008

Armenia: A1 Plus European Court Ruling

Six years after it was effectively removed from the airwaves, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has finally ruled in favor of the A1 Plus TV Station. Known...

16 June 2008

Vietnam: Detention of journalists sparks web debate

GV author Caroline Finlay writes about how the arrest of two Vietnamese journalists last month sparked an online debate about media freedom and corruption in Vietnam. The spirited online discussion...

15 June 2008

EmPivot: Green media aggregator

EmPivot is a website made for sharing videos with a specific theme: environment. This green-related media content is added to the website so that people, organizations and companies can connect...

14 June 2008

Russia, Finland: Maria Kirbasova's Case

Cape Verde: Teenage, pregnant and banned from school

The close-knit Cape Verdean blogosphere has launched a campaign against a school decision to ban a student girl on the grounds of "childbirth". An online petition demanding a special framework...

13 June 2008

Caucasus: Armenian & Georgian Blogosphere Assessed

Following last weekend's BarCamp in Tbilisi, one of the event's main organizers, Giga Paitchadze, briefly considers its success and provides a small glimpse into the Georgian blogosphere. Also known as...

11 June 2008

Bhutan: The Communists

Freedom in Bhutan on the trend of communists taking power in South Asia.

Colombia: The struggles of Barrancabermeja documentary

This nine part documentary created by Taline Haytayan of her experience as part of the Peace Brigades International organization in the strife ridden Barrancabermeja region of Colombia captured my attention...

10 June 2008

Azerbaijan: Blogs, BarCamps & Social Networks

This post is part of our special coverage Caucasus Conflict Voices. On the sidelines of this weekend's Caucasus BarCamp in Tbilisi, capital of the Republic of Georgia, Global Voices Online's...

9 June 2008

Sri Lanka: Free Media and the Government

Free Media on the Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka attacking the free press.

Bangladesh: Trade Deficit

Mukti on the issue of Bangladesh's trade deficit with India and China.

Mexico: citizen complaint over land expropiation in Copala

In Copala [en], a town south of Acapulco in the province of Guerrero in Mexico, comes this video denouncing the alleged expropriation of lands belonging to Isabel Pisa and Fabiola...

Update on China's plastic bag ban

New plastic bag rules went into effect throughout China on Sunday: now, ultra-thin plastic bags are banned, and shoppers need to pay a small fee for thicker ones. One supermarket...

6 June 2008

Cedric Kalonji on Photographing Congo

In an interview, Congolese journalist and blogger Cedric Kalonji explains why a picture's worth a thousand words.

Egypt: Doctors shoot video of hospital blackout emergency

With more frequency now, hospitals are being managed as big businesses with clients instead of health facilities with patients. Doctors who wish to honor their Hippocratic Oath have to hope...

4 June 2008

Ecuador: The Amazon Tribes Vs. Big Oil

A rekindled interest in the richness of the Amazon is one of the results of recently distributed photograph showing members of an uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian Amazon shooting arrows...

1 June 2008

Brazil: First blog falls victim to electoral law

The Rio de Janeiro Electoral Court demanded this week that Brazilian bloggers deleted banners they had published in support of their candidate for the Rio Mayoral 2008 elections - or...

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