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· February, 2009

Stories about Citizen Media from February, 2009

28 February 2009

The Greatest Street Party on Earth: The Brazilian Carnival

Barack Obama, Fidel Castro and the Iraqi journalist who threw one of his shoes at George Bush were just some of the characters spotted on the streets of Brazil, during...

Video: Community Radios Fill the Information Gap

In a highly globalized and digitalized world, sometimes we may forget that in many regions of the world, not even electricity is available, and the possibility of using internet as...

27 February 2009

Japan: Bloggers on the Nakagawa affair

Over a week has passed since now-infamous footage of Japan's former finance minister Shōichi Nakagawa stumbling through a 20 minute speech at the G7 meeting in Rome made world headlines...

26 February 2009

Nigeria: Who You Be?: Nigeria's Bloggers Award

“Who You Be?” is the 2009 Nigeria's Bloggers Award whose nominations started February 24th and will run until March 5th. The bloggers behind the award are four female Nigerian bloggers:...

25 February 2009

Japan: Alpha Blogger Awards 2008 (Part 1)

On the 20th of February, the 2008 Alpha Blogger Awards were held in Tokyo. Sponsored by Pringles Chips, the event this year was attended by close to 80 people (including...

24 February 2009

Mexico: Urban Artists in Monterrey Take to the Internet

In the streets of Monterrey, a city best known for being the industrial and technological mecca of Mexico, graffiti and other urban artists are utilizing user-friendly electronic media in order...

Armenia: Illegal hunting in nature reserve exposed

Illustrating how online activism could make a difference in Armenia, a YouTube video of a chief forester hunting wild boar at the Khosrov nature reserve has resulted in his dismissal.

D.R. Congo: Chimps are Not Pets

The mainstream media is abuzz with news of a 15-year old 200 pound (90kg) chimpanzee that attacked a woman in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. The Ape, which had starred in TV...

New Zealand: Blog ‘Blackout’ protest stalls anti-pirating law

A large swatch of New Zealand’s political blogosphere shut down its websites for a half-day on Monday, February 23 in protest of a copyright law that could have required internet...

Brunei: The nation turns 25

Brunei Darussalam celebrated it's twenty-five years of independence yestderday. To celebrate the Silver Jubilee, a grand parade was held at the National Stadium. Brunei blogs are buzzing with colourful photos...

23 February 2009

Africa: Blogging About Startups, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

If your main source of news and information about Africa is the mainstream media, then you are less likely to know about groundbreaking innovation and entrepreneurship that is taking place...

22 February 2009

Peru: Portrayal of Andean Life in Llosa's Movies

The recent film "The Milk of Sorrow" by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa was recently awarded with the Golden Bear at an international film festival in Berlin. Even though the film...

21 February 2009

Angola: Presidential elections postponed?

As of the end of February 2009, there is still no schedule for the presidential elections in Angola, which were due this year. The main priority for the MPLA, the...

20 February 2009

Guadeloupe: Where is it exactly?

Armenia: Remembering the Budapest Murder

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the murder of 26-year old Gurgen Margarian, an Armenian officer attending a NATO Partnership for Peace program in Budapest, Hungary. Killed in his sleep...

China: Riding on Chairman Mao's head

On Feb19,a set of pictures that shows a girl riding on the head of Chairman Mao was circulated around the internet. Of course, what she rides is just a statue...

Japan: Hay Fever Season is Here

If only it was just love that's in the air. Spring is slowly dawning, and pollen from Japanese cedars is starting to make its way around. Kafunsho (hay fever) season...

Fiji: Bloggers react to police commissioner's ‘crusade’

Bloggers in Fiji are commenting on the police commissioner’s recent outburst recorded by television cameras at a meeting with Indo-Fijian officers warning them with termination if they continue to air...

19 February 2009

Brazil: Blogging from riverside communities in the Amazon

Encouraged by the NGO Saúde e Alegria, youngters from 31 riverside communities in the Amazon are learning the benefits of blogging. Armed with media kits – sound equipment, editorial desks,...

Victorian Bushfires stir compassion and conflict

The grim toll of the Victorian bushfires now has 201 confirmed deaths, including a volunteer firefighter, and 1834 homes destroyed. There have been moving, controversial, bizarre and even innovative responses...

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