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· September, 2009

Stories about Citizen Media from September, 2009

17 September 2009

Kenya: CEO of Wildlife Blogging Site Named Pop!Tech 2009 Fellow

Pop!Tech is coming again this October and on 9 September they issued a release announcing the 2009 Social Innovation Fellows which was also blogged about by Pop!Tech's Kristen Taylor. Pop!Tech...

14 September 2009

USA: 30 New York Mosques in 30 Days

Two young men in New York City, Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq, are nearing the end of their journey to document visits to "30 mosques in 30 days" on their...

13 September 2009

USA: Latinos on the passing of Ted Kennedy

Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy’s passing on August 25, 2009 has stirred a flurry of blog posts among the Latino community in the United States, since the late Kennedy was a...

12 September 2009

Brazil: Photos of a country hit by hail, rain and high winds

Heavy rains killed at least 11 people in Brazil, injured hundreds and made thousand homeless in the past week. Citizen photographers have registered the wreckage across the country.

Video: Caring about Congo

Videos showing different ways in which people are trying to make a difference in the situation faced by those living in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

8 September 2009

Global Voices Bloggers Mentor New Danish and African Bloggers

Emails have begun to fly this week between 31 Global Voices mentors and 31 participants in a newly launched educational program in Copenhagen, Denmark called Global Change.

Venezuela: Another Miss Universe Crown

Miss Venezuela was selected as winner of the 2009 Miss Universe beauty pageant. Even though many Venezuelans are proud of the accomplishment, some bloggers question what this says about their...

7 September 2009

Africa: Preventing blackmail and extortion against gays

Blackmail and extortion of gay people visiting or living in Africa has proven to be a lucrative business for scammers. Bloggers in Ghana and Kenya have taken matters into their...

6 September 2009

Azerbaijan: Reaction to Hajizade-Milli trial

Sixty days after video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli were arrested, and following the start of their trial last week, friends and supporters of the detained youth activists reflect...

East Timor: Where is Justice for the Suai Church Massacre?

On the 10th anniversary of “Black September”, while Timorese people still mourn the violent crimes against humanity committed by pro-Indonesian militias, the Timorese leadership takes a controversial decision not to...

Translator of the week: Boukary Konaté in Mali

Boukary Konaté teaches French and English in a high school in Mali. Joining Global Voices in French has steered him onto a new path: he is now involved in Web...

5 September 2009

Ghanaian food goes global and “You are invited”

Mushy, gooey, fragrant, grainy, tasty, starchy, spicy, creamy, rotund, freaking amazing—these are just some of the adjectives bloggers use to describe Ghanaian cuisine. From Seoul to London, Guangzhou to Tamale,...

4 September 2009

Azerbaijan: Detained video bloggers go on trial

Despite significant international outcry from leading human rights and freedom of expression advocates, detained video blogger youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli today went on trial in Azerbaijan. Supporters...

3 September 2009

Video: Perspectives on International Social Entrepreneurs

From the GSBI, the Global Social Benefit Incubator and The Next Billion Blog comes a series of video interviews of social enterpreneurs from all over the globe who are meeting...

Commonwealth suspends Fiji

The Commonwealth of Nations has suspended Fiji from the 53-nation body for failing to hold elections by October 2010

2 September 2009

East Timor: The land was freed, but who owns it?

A decade since Indonesia left East Timor with one of the most devastating scorched earth campaigns of modern times, there is strong debate about the draft Land Law, and among...

Costa Rica: TEDx Event Planned for March 2010

Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about the planned TEDx event for Costa Rica scheduled for March 19, 2010.

1 September 2009

Global Voices + Conversations for a Better World

Conversations for a Better World

A new blog sponsored by the UNFPA called Conversations for a Better World has commissioned Global Voices bloggers to help them highlight online conversations about population and development around the...

Ecuador: The Latest BarCamp Held in Santa Elena Province

Ecuador's third BarCamp in 2009 took place on August 29, away from the larger cities, and was held in the province of Santa Elena with the special emphasis on technology...

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