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· January, 2010

Stories about Citizen Media from January, 2010

29 January 2010

Global Voices in Haiti: Litmus Test

Georgia Popplewell, on the ground in post-earthquake Haiti, looks into reports of "tear gas" being used at a food distribution point, and visits the Carrefour area of Port-au-Prince. The second...

Malawi's President to formally declare new love on Valentine's Day

Malawians are digesting news that the country's president Dr Bingu wa Mutharika will engage his former tourism minister Callister Chimombo on Valenetine's Day 14 February. A couple of bloggers have...

28 January 2010

Video: Call for Aid in the Peruvian South due to Flooding

The state of emergency the city of Cusco and surrounding areas has moved many locals to make videos and upload them to the web, trying to get mass media to...

27 January 2010

Brazil: The National Program for Human Rights – Part 1

Controversy has erupted following the proposal of a legislative reform package that decriminalises abortion and criminalises homophobia, bans religious symbols from public spaces and calls for a truth commission.

Global Voices Online Nominated for Game Changer Award

Global Voices Online was recently nominated as a Community Choice Finalist for the 2010 We Media Game Changer Award. Please consider voting for GVO, as winners will be selected through...

Peru: The Loss of Local Rock Radio Stations

Peruvian radio stations catering to fans of rock music are being taken off the air, with business reasons often cited as the reason. However, many bloggers say there is still...

26 January 2010

Africa Cup of Nations: David knows kung fu and he’s Googled you!

"David knows kung fu and he’s Googled you!," begins a post by Thomas Mlambo about suprises at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations where Malawi was able to destroy Fifa...

Nepal: Renewed Focus On Indo-Nepal Relations

Following two high profile visits from New Delhi-Foreign Minister S.M Krishna and Army Chief Deepak Kapoor, the India Nepal relation is being discussed with renewed vigor in both Indian and...

Nigeria: Bloggers discuss the massacre in Jos

On January 17th, violence erupted in the central Nigerian city of Jos. In the following hours, reports of the conflict spread as witnesses reported mobs armed with knives and machetes...

Graffiti and Urban Art: Voices from Latin American Streets III

Graffiti and urban art on the streets of Latin America is celebrated on the Internet by artists and fans alike. This is the third in a 3-part series on this...

25 January 2010

Costa Rica: Charges of Plagiarism in Presidential Campaign

With the Costa Rican presidential campaign well underway, many bloggers are noticing that some of the candidates' campaign ads and campaign proposals appear to be too familiar.

Kenya: Abdullah al-Faisal stirs confrontation

As on Thursday 21st Jan, the government of Kenya was at its nerves end trying to raise over US$,400,000 in a bid to deport Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal to his home...

Ghana: Regional Minister, Kofi Opoku-Manu, Going Under?

Ashanti Regional Minister, Kofi Opoku-Manu, has recently taken great heat for remarks he made during a speech to supporters of the ruling party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) on January 6th....

China’s Orwellian Future

John Chan (陳冠中), an author from Hong Kong who is currently living in Beijing, has written a novel entitled The Fat Years: China, 2013 (盛世 – 中國, 2013). The story...

24 January 2010

Guatemala: United for Haiti After Earthquake

In 1976, an earthquake killed nearly 23,000 people in Guatemala. Now, 34 years later, Guatemalans are united to help Haitians with their own earthquake tragedy, through a wide variety of...

Russian Blogger Harassed For Marrying Chinese

RuNet Echo

Maria Gromakova became a victim of comprehensive virtual attacks of Russian extreme nationalists. Online harassment eventually turned into a real-life nightmare forcing Maria and her family to leave Russia. She...

Russian Spam Tycoon Shares His Methods And Targets

23 January 2010

Azerbaijan: Demonstrations in London and Paris for imprisoned video blogging youth activists

On the same day that an appeal court hearing for imprisoned blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli was adjourned, supporters of the two men protested outside the Embassies...

21 January 2010

Japan: Differing viewpoints on the US base relocation issue

The southern Japanese island of Okinawa, the first colony of Japan in the 19th century and the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the WW2, has become in...

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