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· May, 2009

Stories about Citizen Media from May, 2009

DR Congo: Baby Gorilla Rescued in Trafficking Bust

  4 May 2009

On Sunday, 26 April 2009, ICCN Rangers, led by the Virunga National Park Director –  a former WildlifeDirect CEO – Emmanuel de Merode arrested a suspected gorilla trafficker and recovered a concealed baby eastern lowland gorilla. The suspect was accosted and arrested as he disembarked from a plane at Goma...

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Costa Rica: Band Releases Citizen Collaboration Video

  4 May 2009

Costa Rican band Malpais has released the video for their first single of their latest CD. What makes the video of The Butterfly Effect different is that it includes video clips that were sent in by their fans and uploaded on their website. This new video, part of the Un Dia Lejano (A Day Far Away) album was released online.

Fiji: Pacific Islands Forum membership had its privileges

  4 May 2009

Since Fiji's government refused to schedule elections, the country has been suspended from the Pacific Islands Forum. Fiji’s suspension marks the first time in its nearly four-decade history the Pacific Islands Forum has taken this step against a country.

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World Videos: “Swine Flu” Perspectives, Humor and a Grain of Salt.

  1 May 2009

Videos tend to reflect people's states of mind at a set moment in time. People react different ways in the face of crisis, and for all those who have been reading, viewing and absorbing information on the "Swine Flu" (properly known as Influenza A virus subtype H1N1), it might get complicated not only to sort out factual information from rumors, but also to deal with the new restrictions and recommendations. Some find a way to share their state of mind through videos, and this is what I bring to you today: thought provoking, skeptical, musically inclined, creative and humorous videos.

Fiji faces suspension from Pacific Islands Forum

  1 May 2009

Fiji passes a deadline set by the Pacific Islands Forum to schedule elections to be held this year or be kicked from the regional group. The group stated that if Fiji does not meed the deadline, the country would be suspended from all Forum events and cease receiving any new financial and technical assistance.

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