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· December, 2010

Stories about Citizen Media from December, 2010

31 December 2010

Russia: Internet 2010 Overview

RuNet Echo

2010 highlighted several important trends of Russian Internet. Online audience grows very fast with people getting more news online and actively using social networks. In a lot of ways, 2010...

North Korea's State-run TV Broadcasted its First Western-made Film

29 December 2010

Latin America: 2010 in Review

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, a police strike in Ecuador and the Nobel Prize in Literature for Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa were some of the news bloggers and citizen...

Nigeria: Controversy Over the Sale of Stolen Benin Mask

Online activists have been protesting against the proposed auction of six pieces of stolen artworks including the mask of Queen Idia – the first Queen Mother of Benin, Nigeria.

Zambia: Tina Banda, The Facebook Agony Aunt

To many people Facebook is a tool to announce what they are doing or what they have done, yet to some Zambians, it is being used as ‘Agony Aunt’ from...

28 December 2010

Bolivia: Government Ends Fuel Subsidies, Protests Expected

On December 26th, the Bolivian government announced that it would be ending fuel subsidies and that the price of gasoline and diesel would increase by 73% and 83%, respectively. The...

27 December 2010

USA: Indigenous Youth Media Project Recovers History

For a Navajo community, video has become a way to connect youth with their ancestors and the history of their people through the story of the Yellow Woman.

26 December 2010

Mexico: Indigenous People Denounce Mining Project on Sacred Site

The Indigenous Huichol People of Mexico are denouncing a Canadian mining project that is threatening one of their sacred sites and that, if completed, would endanger their health and water...

25 December 2010

India: Doctor Gets Life Sentence On Sedition Charges

On 24th December, 2010, a Sessions Court in Raipur, Chattisgarh, convicted civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on charges of sedition and conspiracy. The court found Dr. Sen guilty of...

24 December 2010

South Africa: Corrective rape is a hate crime

Corrective rape is a criminal practice, whereby men rape lesbian women, purportedly as a means of “curing” the woman of her sexual orientation. Despite South Africa being the first nation...

South Korea:Cows Culled As Mouth and Foot Disease Spread

23 December 2010

Caucasus: The Year in Review

With 2011 nearly upon us, the year in new and social media in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia during 2010 was surprisingly positive. So, what did the past year hold in...

Zambia: 1964 Independence Agreement Threatens to Split Nation

Zambia has in recent weeks been faced with clamours of secession by one of its regions with which it merged at independence from Britain in October 1964 to form a...

21 December 2010

Malawi: Citizens’ take on vice-president's dismissal

In early 2009 Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika was fighting for his political life with an opposition that frustrated his every move in parliament and looked strong enough to unseat...

20 December 2010

Bangladesh:Discussing the Controversy Surrounding Dr.Yunus

South/North Korea: Tensions Escalate in Midst of Live-Fire Drills

South Korean military exercises were underway today near the disputed waters with North Korea, who threatened Seoul to strike back, raising more tensions in the Korean peninsula. The Korean people,...

19 December 2010

Chile: Prison Fire Sparks Debate on Social Networking Sites

A fire in a prison in San Miguel in Santiago, Chile, which killed more than 80 prisoners after one of its towers caught fire, caused mixed reactions on social networks....

18 December 2010

Côte d'Ivoire: Lessons for Africa

Africans can learn from the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, says Salisu Suleiman:"The most important message must be that there are no perfect democracies anywhere in the world. Even Western...

Brazil: Indigenous communities reflect on using the internet

For the first time ever, delegates of 16 indigenous communities from all over the country gathered together to discuss a subject of utmost importance: the Internet, and how to use...

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