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· October, 2011

Stories about Citizen Media from October, 2011

31 October 2011

Greece: When the Crisis Hit the Fan

Pakistan: Say No To Plastic Bags

Russia: The Data Leak War and Other Pre-Election Surprises

RuNet Echo

Current online political activity in Russia points to information warfare occurring between independent civil-society groups or remnants of 'traditional' political opposition, against various government officials and pro-government youth movements.

Tunisia: Let's Invade Social Networks!

A crazy wave of posts hit the world of social networks when Tunisian netizens decided to invade Facebook and Twitter with their comments. First came the official Facebook page of...

Cuba: Off-Colour Remark in Red Light District

Cuba: Members of “Las Damas” Detained

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: After Anya

France: Calls for Official Recognition of 1961 Paris Algerian Massacre

Fifty years after the bloody suppression of a peaceful demonstration by Algerians in Paris, French officials are still struggling to admit their responsibility. Calls for the official recognition of the...

Peruvian Blogger Lists Some Universal Truths and Questions

Russia: Izhevsk City Manager Caught on Camera Talking About Election Bribery

Russia/India: Video of a Paraglider Pilot Attacked by an Eagle in Himalayas

30 October 2011

Russia: Retired Tennis Star Marat Safin to Run for Parliament

RuNet Echo

Russian tennis phenomenon, Marat Safin, has announced that he will run for the Russian State Duma in the December 4 elections. However, his public image, as illustrated by citizen media...

Colombia: Law 30 and “Operation Seventh Ballot” on Regional Election Day

Brazil: Police Restrain Students at the University of São Paulo

Military police launched a blitz operation at the University of São Paulo after approaching three students smoking marijuana on the night of October 27. Adriano Rangel reports.

Brazil: Mobilization Against Racism Towards Indigenous Peoples

29 October 2011

Myanmar Netizens to BBC: Apologize Now

Some Myanmar netizens are asking BBC to apologize for publishing an ‘inaccurate' map of Myanmar's ethnic groups. BBC has already updated the map but netizens still want a formal apology

Israel: Netizens Prepare to Take to the Streets in a New Social Justice Protest

Rallies are planned across Israel tonight - in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Rishon LeTzion, Kiryat Shmona, Haifa, Modiin and Eilat. Elizabeth Tsurkov checks out netizen reactions before the protests.

Malawi: Malawi in Photos

Ukraine: “We Are Europeans”

Ordinary Ukrainians are using citizen media and social networks to voice their commitment to European values and organize rallies in support of Ukraine's European orientation. Veronica Khokhlova reports.

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