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· March, 2011

Stories about Citizen Media from March, 2011

31 March 2011

Kenyan Bloggers Form an Association; BAKE

On Friday 25th March, several Kenyan bloggers held a meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, under the newly formed BAKE ( Bloggers Association Kenya). The meeting was the 4th in...

Russia: The Most Fierce DDOS Attack On LiveJournal Analyzed

Russia: Voting For The BOBs Blog Award Has Started

RuNet Echo

On march 22, 2011 voting for "The Best Of Blogs" Awards, event annually organized by German media corporation Deutsche Welle, started. The award is getting more popular every year. This...

Venezuela: H1N1 Cases on the Rise

The H1N1 virus has hit Venezuela. While writing this post, on March 28, the number of people infected with the virus is 415. Using Twitter, Venezuelans are sharing their frustration...

Colombia: Indigenous Communities Protect their Food Security

Indigenous communities in Colombia are taking steps to protect their food security. Not only are they educating their communities to eat what they grow on their vegetable gardens instead of...

30 March 2011

Colombia: The Lady of Colombian Television Dies

Russia: Online Media 2010-2011 According to Yandex.ru

RuNet Echo

New Yandex.ru report "Media sphere of RuNet. September 2010 - January 2011" suggests that Russian online media are growing but still have a long way to go to become a...

29 March 2011

Guatemala: Should Inmates be Allowed to Vote?

Côte d'Ivoire: Where is Gbagbo's General, Philippe Magou?

Monday March 14, 2011, was a busy day in Côte d'Ivoire. After violence this past weekend in the Abobo district of southerly economic capital Abidjan, Ivorians in the city were woken...

South Korea: Application for Radiation Levels Checkup

28 March 2011

Tanzania: Photos From Tanzania Visit

Panama: Saying Goodbye to Guillermo Ford

Politician and businessman Guillermo "Billy" Ford died on March 19. Panamanians said goodbye with respect, remembering his role in the search for democracy during the eighties. This was an opportunity...

27 March 2011

Japan: Relief Tweets for Refugee Parents

As the situation at the nuclear plant Fukushima Daiichi remains unstable and the government warns about the high levels of radioactive iodine and cesium in vegetables and tap water, infants'...

Spanish-Speaking Bloggers React to Earthquake in Japan

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake which shook Japan on March 11th has provoked reactions from Spanish-speaking bloggers from all over the world. After reviewing news of various disasters around the world...

Jordan: One Death and Some Loss of Hope

Friday night marked the violent defeat of protests that began on March 24 (#March24) in Amman, Jordan. By the end of Friday, one man had died, Khairi Jameel AlSaad, 55,...

26 March 2011

Argentina: 35 Years After the Coup d'état

35 years after the coup d'état in Argentina, on March 24, 1976, various activities took place across the country. Argentinean bloggers reacted to the fact that the day is now...

Sudan: “Because I am a free Sudanese, I will go out and say no”

On March 21, 2011 Sudan's Youth Moment day was born. Youths from universities across Sudan linked and shared information on Facebook and Twitter as a way of setting up a...

Brazil: The Cost of Financing Culture

Recent news that the Brazilian Ministry of Culture has authorized famous singer Maria Bethânia to raise R$ 1.3 million tax free (Brazilian reais - approximately US$ 777,000) to create a...

25 March 2011

South Korea: Controversial Memoir Mixes Art, Sex and Politics

An art curator who shocked South Korea with her fake Yale diploma and government connections released a memoir on March 22, 2011, rocking the nation once again with her revelations....

India: Daughters Are Not For Killing

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