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· December, 2009

Stories about Citizen Media from December, 2009

16 December 2009

Uganda: Updates on the pending anti-gay bill

The impending anti- gay bill 2009 in Uganda that plans on criminalizing homosexuality and locking gays in prison or killing them has raised concerns all over the world. Chances that...

15 December 2009

Russia: Google Bus Stop Ads Hacked

RuNet Echo

While Russia and the U.S. were holding meetings on cyber warfare, Russian activists took the process of hacking from virtual space to real bus stops in Moscow where they slightly...

14 December 2009

ICT4D: Past mistakes, future wisdom

The Future of ICT for Development

What makes an ICT4D project fizzle out? What are the common mistakes that donors, planners and implementers make when trying to run an ICT4D project? Practitioners discuss in a public...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Demands for Climate Justice

Saffah Faroog is one of four Global Voices Authors in Copenhagen during the United Nations Climate Change Summit covering the lively conversations occurring in the blogosphere surrounding COP15.

10 December 2009

Ghana: President Atta Mills up against his own party?

In the months leading to the election of President John Evans Atta Mills, many Ghanaians, including those abroad, feared that a New Democratic Congress (NDC) win would morph into another...

9 December 2009

Armenia: 21st Anniversary of the 1988 Earthquake

Monday marked the 21st anniversary of the 1988 earthquake which devastated many areas in northern Armenia leaving around 25,000 dead and many more homeless. Bloggers examine conditions in the region...

8 December 2009

Brazil: Call for a boycott of the country's biggest newspaper

Brazilian bloggers have gathered in protest against what they call Coupist Press Party, at the same time they call for people to stop buying, reading or commenting and instead to...

7 December 2009

Kenya: Bloggers discuss Kenyan explosive drama, Shuga

Staying alive campaign being the world largest youth focused HIV prevention campaign content together with MTV bring an explosive drama for the world AIDS Day Shuga . Shuga slides away...

Africa: Marking World AIDS Day Poetically

Blogger poets in Africa mark World Aids Day 2009 with selective words to describe the registry of emotions triggered by a pandemic that still sees no end.

6 December 2009

Australia Faces 2010 Climate Change Election

The fortnight before Copenhagen has seen a topsy-turvy political bun-fight in Australian climate politics. The Rudd Labor government’s Emissions Trading Scheme Bill was amended after negotiations with the conservative Liberal...

4 December 2009

Congo: Doctors without Borders tell people's stories through web video

Condition Critical is a website showcasing the stories of victims of the violence in Eastern Congo coordinated and launched by Doctors without Borders/Medecins sans Frontiers (MSF). With slideshows and first...

Portuguese-speaking bloggers on World Aids Day '09

This World Aids Day Lusophone bloggers in different parts of the world reflect on the suffering caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.

3 December 2009

M-banking: Going where no bank has gone before

The Future of ICT for Development

Millions and millions of low-income, unbanked people stand to benefit (and maybe prosper?) from the development of mobile financial services in the next years, but there are several technological, logistical,...

Young Leaders from Sweden and Middle East in Dialogue

Last month, the Swedish Institute in Paris hosted a meeting of 26 young people from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Sweden to improve dialogue between opinion...

Climate Change Skeptics Incited by Leaked Emails

Hundreds of emails and documents from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been hacked and posted online, adding fuel to the beliefs of...

2 December 2009

Brazil: Hacking for transparency and the right to information

Technology for Transparency Network

Brazilians have started to debate their 'Right to Information'. While a bill has been introduced in the congress, cyberactivists are hacking their way toward enforcing transparency and access to public...

Namibia: The role of new media in 2009 elections

Namibia's presidential and national assembly elections took place on 27–28 November 2009. Political parties and non-governmental organisations used a number of social media tools to campaign, monitor and report on...

1 December 2009

Japan: Moving Beyond a TV Drama Production

There are some television shows that become fashion trend setters (à la Sex and the City) but what would you think if a show was designed as a vehicle to...

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