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· December, 2009

Stories about Citizen Media from December, 2009

30 December 2009

Overcoming negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus

An online project using new and social media to overcome negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus entered a second stage last week when two blogging Azerbaijani journalism students and a...

27 December 2009

Russia: Role of Stalin Debated on RuNet

RuNet Echo

Heated discussions on RuNet in the wake of the 130th anniversary of Joseph Stalin showed how divided people are regarding his role in Russian history.

26 December 2009

Brazil: Bloggers lament urban forest fires

After fires ravaged the world's largest urban forest in Rio de Janeiro this September, bloggers document, reflect and mobilise in equal measure.

24 December 2009

Israel: National Policy Needed for Foreign Workers

India: The Sapling Project

Two Mumbai based netizens have started a campaign to distribute plant saplings across Mumbai and other cities of India. The plant owners will use citizen and social media tools to...

23 December 2009

After COP15 Copenhagen: Reactions from the African blogosphere

The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen received broad media coverage. Many analysts have indicated that nations in Africa and the developing world stand to lose most heavily...

22 December 2009

South Africa: A nation in conversation with itself 140 words at a time

“Was news of Manto’s death the Hudson plane crash of South Africa? Did the passing of the controversial former minister of health mark a coming of age of Twitter in...

Russia: Livejournal Vs. Tor and New Battle for Anonymity

RuNet Echo

Livejournal.com preventing users from accessing its site via an anonymizer caused panic and anger among global online community. It also showed the importance of anonymizers and revealed vulnerability of online...

21 December 2009

Angola: Interview with Feliciano Cangüe from the Hukalilile blog

Professor and engineer Feliciano Cangüe is the author of the blog Hukalilile (Don't cry for me, Angola), and the first of several Angolan bloggers who feature in a series of...

Video: Impressions from the Climate Change Conference

We bring you some video impressions from people at the Climate Change Conference that took place during the first weeks of December in Copenhagen, Denmark. From protests, to dances, arts...

South Africa: Controversial Health Minister Dies and Twitter Goes Wild

South Africa's former Health Minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang passed away recently. Manto was not a stranger to controversy with dodgy views on managing HIV-AIDS using beetroot, garlic, lemons and African potatoes....

20 December 2009

Russia: Popular Blogger Would Be Glad If Russian Authorities Restrict Internet

RuNet Echo

Popular Russian blogger and activist Roman Dobrokhotov talks to GVO about the Internet and online activism in the country.

19 December 2009

Colombia: Twenty Years After Assassination of Luis Carlos Galán

Twenty years after the assassination of former Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán, a documentary is filmed where the son of Pablo Escobar meets the children of his victims, which...

Podcast: Interview with Sudanese Drima

Sudanese Drima is the pseudonym for Global Voices' Malaysia-based Sudanese author. In this ten-minute interview we discuss how social media is affecting Islam, the Darfur conflict, and issues of Afro-Arab...

18 December 2009

Uganda: Can the media force a country to mourn?

Can the media force a country to mourn? This it the main question that the Ugandan journalist and blogger, Rosebell Kagumire, raised in a lively conversation that took place on...

Morocco: Another Blogger Imprisoned

On Monday, December 14th, Blogger Bashir Hazzam and Internet cafe owner Abdullah Boukhou were sentenced to four months and one year, respectively plus a fine of MAD 500 (USD 63)...

Guatemala: The Film ‘Puro Mula’ Awarded at Havana Festival

Filmed in Guatemala, the movie 'Puro Mula' was recently awarded at Havana Film Festival. It is one of the works from the collective Best Picture System, which brings together artists...

Video: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Videos and activists observed the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, and here are some videos related to their efforts in ensuring rights to Sex Workers.

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