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· April, 2010

Stories about Citizen Media from April, 2010

30 April 2010

USA: Rallying Cries for Immigration Reform

In the United States, immigration reform activists have taken to the streets - and the internet - in order to create momentum for comprehensive changes in immigration law.

Is Ghana’s first-ever Policy Fair a smart move?

On April 19, 2010, Ghana’s Ministry of Information launched a Facebook page dubbed “Ghana Policy Fair 2010,” an event that was slated to begin on April 27th through May 1st....

Latin America: Free Software Installation Festival 2010

The 2010 edition of the Latin American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISOL) took place and was organized simultaneously in 20 countries and 250 cities all across the region.

29 April 2010

Global Voices Gets Redesigned: Welcome Back!

As you may have noticed, a few things have changed here at Global Voices. Our old design, beloved as it was, has been replaced. This new design heralds a new...

28 April 2010

Brazil: Arrest of Indigenous leader increases tension in Bahia

On March 10th, unidentified armed police invaded Serra do Padeiro, a Tupinambá indigenous village, and arrested their leader and later his brother. They are still in prison and their detentions...

27 April 2010

Technology for Transparency Review, Part II

Technology for Transparency Network

Over at the Technology for Transparency Network we have already documented 30 technology projects that promote transparency, accountability, and civic engagement. Here's what we've learned so far.

26 April 2010

Sudan Vote Monitor website was blocked for six days

Election monitoring website, Sudan Vote Monitor, was blocked for six days last week. Reporters Without Borders called for a total unblocking of the site.

22 April 2010

Egypt: Economic Vegetarians

Red meat prices have risen dramatically in Egypt in recent weeks. Amidst calls for meat boycotts, many Egyptians are being pushed to vegetarianism due to high prices.

Sudan: Election fraud caught on video?

A video showing election fraud during Sudan's election is being circulated online. Sudan's National Elections Commission has dismissed it as fake. The video shows election officials stuffing ballot boxes. Opposition...

Uruguay: International Court Rules in Paper Mill Conflict with Argentina

The International Court of Justice in the Hague ruled on the conflict between Argentina and Uruguay about the latter's construction of a paper mill on the Uruguay River shared by...

21 April 2010

Argentina: International Court Rules in Paper Mill Conflict with Uruguay

The International Court of Justice in the Hague ruled on the conflict between Argentina and Uruguay about the latter's construction of a paper mill on the Uruguay River shared by...

Colombia: Video remixing and Presidential Elections

Remixes: From Hitler, to Chris Crocker and Pinky and the Brain, Colombian fans show their Presidential candidates support by remixing videos to help their campaigns and mock the oposition's candidates.

19 April 2010

Caucasus: Social Innovation Camp

Although Internet penetration remains low in the South Caucasus, all indications are that new and social media has an increasingly important role to play in the area of democratization and...

Chile: Controversial Use of Popular Song in TV Commercial

In Chile, a television advertisement for Almacenes Paris, a large department store chain, that uses a song by the popular folk-rock band Los Jaivas without their authorization, is stirring up...

18 April 2010

China: Verdict announced in Fujian Three netizen trial

The three netizens in Fujian province arrested last summer for their role in seeking the truth behind the death of Yan Xiaoling were given sentences on Friday ranging from 1-2...

16 April 2010

Colombia: Recovering traditions and culture of the Senu people

Through short videos, the indigenous people of the Senu tribes in Colombia have been interviewing members of their community and capturing stories on food: the traditions, the recipes and the...

Sudan: Using the web to promote fair elections, justice and democracy

As we are waiting for final results of the historic elections in Sudan, let's look at organizations and movements using the web in different ways to campaign for justice, freedom...

14 April 2010

Colombia: Mockus-Fajardo Alliance for Presidential Elections

Two ex-Mayors of Colombia's 2 largest cities have joined forces to run on the same ticket for the May 30 President Elections. This new alliance for the Green Party has...

China: Web mobilizes to help Yushu earthquake victims

Between local government attempts to keep news of the Yushu earthquake contained and China's top leaders calling for "all-out" assistance from the public, desire from offline and virtual civil society...

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