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· July, 2009

Stories about Citizen Media from July, 2009

31 July 2009

Fiji: President announces retirement

Forum posters and bloggers are reacting to the announcement that Fiji’s president will step down. Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda announced his retirement after nearly nine years in office. At 88,...

30 July 2009

Brazil: Fighting for more recycling with the Electronic Waste Manifesto

In Brazil, a bill regarding the disposal of solid residuals has been amended to exclude electronic waste. As a first step to fight this change, an Electronic Waste Manifesto has...

29 July 2009

Kenya: Fibreglass Lions to go ‘Wild’ in Nairobi

As Kenya's lions continue to face persecution and the population continues to dwindle, a campaign to raise funds and awareness about the lions was launched on 17 June 2009 in...

Africa: New dates for African Bloggers Conference announced

New dates for African Bloggers Conference, Kelele ‘09, have been announced. Kelele ‘09 was scheduled for August 13th-16th, 2009. The conference, which will bring together African bloggers for the first...

27 July 2009

Fiji: Tension rises between government and Methodist Church

The months-long standoff between Fiji’s government and the country’s largest Christian denomination became more heated last week when police arrested, held and later charged seven Methodist Church officials and a...

26 July 2009

Uruguay: CIP, Showcasing National Films and Shorts

They call it an alternative to online video channels so that their videos don't have to compete for attention with short home-videos of birthdays, cats and lip synching to music....

23 July 2009

Kenya: Water Crisis and Government Inaction

Africa: Bloggers Discuss HIV/AIDS among gay African men

Conversations for a Better World

Sub-Saharan has reported high rates of HIV among gay men in Africa. Let's listen to views of LGBT African bloggers writing about the issue.

Latin America: Vendors Aboard City Buses

The following scene may take place in any number of large cities across Latin America. A person, of any age, man or woman, steps aboard a city bus, provides a...

22 July 2009

Azerbaijan: An interview with Arzu Geybullayeva

Despite the accent formed from education in the United States and the United Kingdom, Arzu Geybullayeva, now a regional analyst, has become one of Azerbaijan's most well-known bloggers on the...

Azerbaijan: Adnan Hajizade, Emin Milli appeal rejected

Despite significant outcry from leading human rights groups, press freedom watchdogs, and the international community itself, two youth activists and bloggers have been sentenced to two months pre-trial detention. Their...

Democracy Video Challenge Winner Showcase

What is Democracy? That is the question more than 900 participants set out to answer through their videos, in response to the Democracy Video Challenge set up by the US...

Global: The push to boycott Shark Week

A group of scientists, scuba divers and self-described shark lovers are using the blogosphere to publicize their criticism of the Discovery Channel’s “horror-show” portrayal of sharks during its annual Shark...

21 July 2009

Australia: Jakarta bombings bring personal reactions

With three Australians among the nine deaths, responses to the terrorist bombings in Indonesia on Friday 17 July were not confined to the political blogs. Specialist social network sites in...

20 July 2009

Kenya: Devastating Drought Worsens Human-Wildlife Conflict

Kenya is experiencing the worst drought in more than a decade according to the country's meteorological department. This drought has been felt throughout the country, but it is more visible...

Cambodia, Thailand: Preah Vihear dispute continues

The ancient Temple of Preah Vihear rests on the Cambodian and Thai borders. Exactly which country can claim Preah Vihear has been a source of contention between the neighboring countries....

19 July 2009

Armenia: Vardavar

Russia: Medvedev Murder Mystery

Anna Politkovskaya... The mere name evokes images of Moscow's worst public relations nightmare in years - an ongoing ordeal for Russia's international reputation in the realm of rule of law....

Russia: Kadyrov sues Memorial

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