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· October, 2008

Stories about Citizen Media from October, 2008

19 October 2008

Angola: On the sadness and happiness of being a returnee

Angola, 1975. The country had just become independent and the former Portuguese colonizers, as well as their families and many Angolan citizens, had to flee leaving everything they had behind....

17 October 2008

India: Transport strike

Caribbean: Omar Rains Down

The Caribbean is officially in the midst of its wet season, but many regional territories are battling more than their fair share of sogginess, thanks to the torrential rains that...

Americas: Bloggers Participate in Blog Action Day – Part II

October 15 marked the annual event of Blog Action Day. On this date, bloggers from all around the world pledge to publish a blog post aboug a particular topic. This...

16 October 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Financial Crisis

Below is a roundup of reactions from the Anglophone blogosphere on the ongoing financial crisis in Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Serbia.

Iran: Bloggers Talk Poverty on Blog Action Day

Iranian bloggers, like many other bloggers , from the four corners of the planet participated in Blog Action Day on 15th of October to talk about poverty. Dreeam writes [fa]...

Cameroon In The Eyes of British And American Volunteers

There are very few Cameroonian bloggers based in Cameroon. This vacuum has been occupied by volunteers working in the country (mainly) for the British organization Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and...

Americas: Bloggers Participate in Blog Action Day – Part I

October 15 marked the annual event of Blog Action Day. On this date, bloggers from all around the world pledge to publish a blog post aboug a particular topic. This...

Taiwan: An online protest against the American Institute in Taiwan

After being denied a U.S. tourist visa in September, Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-jen started a website against the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) called, "I suspect that you intend to...

China: Student killed by police, but wins not much sympathy

Yang jia, all by himself, killed 6 police at Shanghai in July. Then on Oct 11, a few days ago, 6 police killed 1 college student in a northern city...

15 October 2008

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 1

The first of three articles that will take us around the virtual campfire to hear stories about ghosts and enchantment from Brazilian folklore: Cuca, Negrinho do Pastoreio, Boitatá and Curupira,...

14 October 2008

Guyana: EPA – To Sign or Not To Sign?

The European Union is ushering in the first phases of a new trade pact between regional territories and the 27 members of the EU. What's the big deal about a...

12 October 2008

Kuwait: Assawt Paper to be Launched

Azerbaijan: Peace Corps Volunteer Blogs

The U.S. Peace Corps started working in Azerbaijan in 2002. Since then, over 190 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Azerbaijan and a number set up blogs from the beginning...

11 October 2008

Armenia: Peace Corps Volunteer Blogs

While the number of blogs on or based in the South Caucasus is often put in the tens of thousands, the actual number of bloggers is significantly lower. Moreover, the...

10 October 2008

Moroccans for Obama?

"When the Americans are getting ready to elect a president, the whole world holds its breath," writes Moroccon blogger, Robin des Blogs [Fr]. It's a sentiment held by many around...

Tunisia: National Day for Freedom of Blogging on November 4

Tunisian bloggers are rallying for a National Day for Freedom of Blogging on November 4. The day will coincide with a court hearing for a lawsuit filed by the journalist...

Brazil: A day in jail for blog comments

The first person to go to jail for commenting on a blog in Brazil was a high rank police officer. See reactions from the very close knit police blogosphere. Not...

Pakistan: Still ignoring the stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh

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