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· September, 2008

Stories about Citizen Media from September, 2008

30 September 2008

Iran: Mr. Ahmadinejad in New York

While Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinjad, addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday declaring that "the American empire'' and "Zionist regime" [Israel] are nearing collapse, pro-democracy Iranians and 3,000 people mobilized...

Brazil: Bloggers’ magazine on democracy

29 September 2008

Egypt: Kidnapped Tourists Freed

Nineteen people, including foreign tourists, kidnapped in Egypt 10 days ago have been freed. Egyptian bloggers react.

Korea: Ceremonial Expenses

What is your biggest expense? A website, www.career.co.kr, did a survey of 1,676 employees, and asked them which of their expenses they consider worthless. The highest percentage answered drinking and...

28 September 2008

Angola: A new African El Dorado for foreign workers

Since the end of the civil war in 2002, Angola has been home to many foreigners coming to find work. It is estimated that there are over 70,000 foreigners living...

27 September 2008

Russophone Bloggers Discuss the U.S. Presidential Candidates

Last week, Israel-based LJ user avva asked his Russophone readers - some of whom are eligible to vote in the upcoming U.S. election - whether they supported Barack Obama or...

26 September 2008

Egypt: Jihad Hackers

Is Jihad spilling from the ground on to the virtual world? Egyptian blogger Marwa Rakha writes here (and here) about how the internet has affected the ongoing debate between the...

23 September 2008

Venezuela: The Expulsion of Human Rights Watch

Armed military soldiers searched for José Miguel Vivancos, spokesperson for the international NGO Human Rights Watch, and expelled him from Venezuela hours after releasing the report at a press conference,...

Kuwait: YouTube Ban Lifted

News about YouTube being blocked in Kuwait hit the headlines yesterday, with bloggers frustrated over what they described as yet another intrusion on freedom of speech in their country. The...

22 September 2008

Deaf Awareness Week: A different type of book signing.

Did you know that most deaf people who sign, consider sign language their first language and the written language as their second? I didn't, but thanks to the dozens of...

20 September 2008

Brazil: Suspense as indigenous land rulings in limbo

Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) decided to postpone the decision about Raposa Serra do Sol land but will vote on another less complex demarcation case: the Pataxó Hã-Hã-Hãe people have been...

18 September 2008

Environment: Interview with John Romankiewicz of China's Green Beat

China's Green Beat is an effort by “Green brothers” John Romankiewicz, Shane Zhao and Rene Ng to raise awareness about environmental issues in China. The project has developed more than...

YouTube Contest for aspiring journalists

As I had mentioned back in August, YouTube and The Pulitzer Center have launched Project: Report, a contest for aspiring journalists and now the full rules and instructions are up....

Korea: Kim Jong Il’s Disappearance and South Korea

Kim Jong Il’s continued absence from public activities in North Korea and the rumor of his sickness produce more imaginative scenarios. For example, he actually died several years ago and...

15 September 2008

World Bank Film Competition – Social Dimensions of Climate Change

The world bank has a call for submissions of short 2-5 minute documentaries that show the social effects or aspects of climate change. The deadline for the competition is October...

13 September 2008

Brazil: Justice aims at Twitter and hits innocent bloggers

If the Brazilian Electoral Justice is not quite sure about what the Internet is, their latest blunder proves that Twitter is completely alien to them. When trying to take down...

12 September 2008

Singapore: New rule for cigarettes

Singapore Customs announced yesterday that they are taking extra strides against illegal cigarette smoking. Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, in addition to the graphic warning labels that already line the shelves...

10 September 2008

Colombia: people falling prey to pyramid schemes

On blogs, through videos and on facebook, Colombian Diego Alejandro is exposing the deceit and scams behind pyramid schemes that masquerade as investment options. In a country where it doesn't...

9 September 2008

Angola: Chaos and hopes mark first election in 16 years

"I waited for this day with great anxiety and curiosity because I knew it was a special day for Angola and Angolans. For many years our daily lives had been...

China: The Mummy 3

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