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· July, 2011

Stories about Citizen Media from July, 2011

30 July 2011

Cote d'Ivoire: Unequal pay for equal work

Guinea: Weekly Newspaper Le Defi Vandalized

Colombia: FIFA's U-20 World Cup

South Korea: Controversies on the Return of Korean Royal Books

Koreans celebrated in May 2011 the return of a collection of Korean Royal books, looted by French troops in 1866. As it was later found out that the return was...

28 July 2011

Zambia: Blogger Thinks Late President Fixed Election Date

Zambia’s President Rupiah Banda on July 28 2011 finally announced September 20 as the election date. There has been debate in the country to have a fixed election date instead...

Lebanon: Musician Arrested for Mocking President in Song

Lebanese musician Zeid Hamdan was detained briefly this week for allegedly defaming President Michel Suleiman in a song he released in 2010. Lebanese newspaper Assafir has since reported the Hamdan...

South Korea: 41 Dead in Torrential Flooding and Landslides

Torrential rain has battered South Korea for several consecutive days, causing landslides, flooding and power cuts. At least 41 people have been killed and 12 people are still missing. Throughout...

Lebanon: Maritime Dispute with Israel Escalates

Hezballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has exclaimed that God had given Lebanon an opportunity to rid itself of a crippling debt, and become a "rich country" by providing it lucrative offshore...

27 July 2011

Colombia: Dancing Police Welcome Soccer Players

In Medellin, Colombia, police officers welcomed England's U-20 soccer players at the airport with a dance, making a good impression on visitors but raising concerns on security for some locals.

Colombia: Singer Joe Arroyo Dies

Colombian salsa singer Álvaro José Arroyo González, better known as Joe Arroyo, passed away on July 26 in Barranquilla. On Twitter, blogs and websites his fans reacted to the news...

26 July 2011

Argentina's Chinese-Argentines

Russia: Bloggers Find Street Shooter

RuNet Echo

Bloggers across the Russian Internet were quick to respond with posts and information after well-known photo-blogger Dmitry Ternovsky was shot at recently on a highway in the southeast of Moscow....

Republic of Congo: Is the New ‘Made In Africa’ Tablet Actually Chinese?

A new ‘made in Africa' tablet computer from the Republic of Congo was announced in June 2011 to much fanfare. While technical innovation in Africa is worth celebrating, it's worth...

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