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· May, 2012

Stories about Citizen Media from May, 2012

31 May 2012

Kazakhstan: 12 Border Guards Found Dead After a Blaze

India: User's guide to Indian free speech

Cuba: Bloggers Discuss Mariela Castro's US Visit

On the heels of United States President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage, Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and Director of the country's Centro Nacional de...

Russia: #OccupySeliger?

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, blogger and photographer Dmitri Ternovsky starred in the latest Nashi controversy, announcing on that he has agreed to lead the "Politics and Civic Society" section of pro-Kremlin...

Afghanistan: Will Kabul Follow in Washington's Federal Footsteps?

At a meeting earlier this year, prominent Afghan opposition leaders called for restructuring the country's political system along federal lines. Now Facebook users in the country discuss the pros and...

Uzbekistan: Facebook Clone is Launched

Trinidad & Tobago: What Have We Accomplished?

South Sudan: Blogging the Newest Country in the World

South Sudan declared its independence on 9 July 2011 to become the world's newest country. We have compiled a list of blogs with regular reports, analyses, updates, and opinions relating...

Syria: Curating @TweetWeekSyria

Brazil: More TV Humiliation of Young Man

Portugal: Police Evicts Squatted Building in Lisbon

Bangladesh: Questions Over Indian ‘Tourism City’ Investment Proposal

The story of a 10 Billion Taka (US$120 million) investment in Bangladesh has made it into the country's headlines, following a visit by Subrata Roy Sahara, chairman of Sahara India...

30 May 2012

Kazakhstan: Where Central Asia's Bread Comes From

Tajikistan: Hospitals as “Machines for Sucking Money” out of Patients

Sri Lanka: Cast As A Mother

Brazil: Questions Surrounding Rio's ‘Pacifying Police’ Units

The state government of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, has adopted a security policy based on the installation of Pacifying Police Units who tackle crime in favelas (shanty towns) but...

Lesotho: Peaceful Elections You Did Not Hear About

Lesotho, a tiny landlocked country in Southern Africa, held peaceful parliamentary elections on Sunday, but the polls drew very little mainstream media attention.

Greece: Citizens Protest Against Major TV Station

Bangladesh: Shawpno Rath – A School For Slum Children

7 Billion Actions

A group of young people have started a school 'Shawpno Rath' (Chariot of Dreams) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the aim of providing schooling to disadvantaged children. The group believes that...

Ethiopia: EPRDF’s Anniversary: What is There to Celebrate?

The Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) celebrated its 21st anniversary on 28 May. Some Ethiopians consider the day a ‘National Day’ while others see it as a day when one...

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