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· January, 2012

Stories about Citizen Media from January, 2012

31 January 2012

Spanish-Speaking Twittersphere Fumes Over Announcement

Twitter's announcement that it will restrict certain user content according to the laws of individual countries immediately caused a negative reaction in the Spanish-speaking Twittersphere. Twitter users widely employed the...

Cuba: Human Rights Double Standard

Russia, Syria: Anti- and Pro-Assad Facebook Comment Attack

Puerto Rico: Waste of Money

Cuba: Upwardly Mobile?

Bermuda: “Constant Circus”

Jamaica: Bleached

Azerbaijan: #LightYourFire Eurovision Meme

Moldova: Anti-Government Protests Receive Little Endorsement From Netizens

For the past two weeks Moldovans have been out in the streets, protesting. These protests, however, have received very little endorsement from Moldova's online community. Diana Lungu explains why.

30 January 2012

Brazil: Sex Scandal on Big Brother Provokes Debate on Machismo

The live broadcast of an alleged rape on the TV show with the highest ratings in Brazil on 14th January, with no immediate intervention by TV Globo, led thousands of...

Macedonia: “Conformism, Hypocrisy and Opportunism”

Chile: Mapping Chile with OpenStreetMap

Brazil: Watchdog of 2016 Olympics Reports on Suspended Bid

Cuba: Pope's Visit & Human Rights

Trinidad & Tobago: Abuse of Trust

Trinidad & Tobago: Reviving Capital Punishment?

Cuba: No Political Reforms

Jamaica: Types of Racism

Peru: Terrorism, Youth and Social Networks

One of the strongest repercussions of the MOVADEF's decision to apply to register as a political party is the amount of young activists and supporters the group has attracted and...

Ukraine: The Story of Anna Boiko's Life

"She is a cheerful, talented, strong person. A person who has been through a lot, who is full of knowledge and memories," writes Olya Suprun about her 75-year-old grandmother, whose...

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