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· January, 2010

Stories about Citizen Media from January, 2010

20 January 2010

Azerbaijan: 20th anniversary of Baku pogrom and Black January

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Black January, the day when the fledgling independence movement in Azerbaijan was brutally suppressed by Soviet troops ostensibly to curtail inter-ethnic tensions in the...

19 January 2010

Bangla blogs: Grieving for Haiti and Lessons Learned

As Haiti struggles in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that has brought in its wake unimaginable loss to life, property and infrastructure, Bangla bloggers have joined the rest of...

D. R. of Congo: The hazards of neglect

Congoblog is a marvel. Every post deserves a mention, but here are some of the more arresting posts to have appeared so far in January 2010.

Turkey: Third anniversary of Hrant Dink assassination

Three years ago today, Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was gunned down outside the office of the Argos newspaper he edited in Istanbul, Turkey. Often ignored, loathed or detested when he...

Paraguay: The Chaotic Ciudad del Este

The Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este is known for many things, including illegal and contraband activities. However, it is difficult to overlook the fact that it is a gateway...

18 January 2010

Brazil: Viewing the Haitian earthquake from without and within

The Brazilian blogosphere is in uproar after comments made by the Haitian consul in Brazil, George Samuel Antoine. Bloggers reflect on a lack of humanity, the failures of diplomacy and...

Armenia: Blogging prime minister

Graffiti and Urban Art: Voices from Latin American Streets II

Graffiti and urban art on the streets of Latin America is celebrated on the Internet by artists and fans alike. This is the second in a 3-part series on this...

17 January 2010

Japan: For Haiti it may be too little, too late

In an odd twist of fate, the worst earthquake to hit Haiti in two hundred years has erupted within days of the 15th anniversary of Japan's worst earthquake since the...

Azerbaijan: Demonstrations for imprisoned video blogging youth activists

Two demonstrations are scheduled to take place outside the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Paris, France, and London, England, on 22 January in support of imprisoned video blogging...

16 January 2010

Haiti: Citizen Videos of the Aftermath

Through online video, both live and recorded, people come together to help Haiti: whether by showing different aspects of the tragedy, by keeping others informed or by bringing together volunteers...

14 January 2010

Ecuador: Radio Voice of Arutam Taken Off the Air

Radio Voice of Arutam, which broadcasts to the indigenous community of the Shuar, was taken off the air because the Ecuadorian government said that it had incited violence during protests...

Zimbabwe: Putting information in the hands of Zimbabweans

13 January 2010

Guatemala: Investigation Reveals Rosenberg Masterminded His Own Murder

After an investigation by a UN commission, it was determined that Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg had masterminded his own murder, clearing President Álvaro Colom, who Rosenberg had accused in a...

Kenya: During severe drought, a role model emerges

Conversations for a Better World

People, crops and animals throughout Kenya are suffering from a prolonged drought. One young woman's thoughts are to the future and how to better build her community.

In aftermath of earthquake, eyewitness tweets from Haiti

As a result of the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake that hit the island this evening (January 12), "Haiti" is currently a trending topic on Twitter. Among the mass of retweets of...

12 January 2010

Madagascar: New Threats to Protestant Church and Free Speech

The beginning of the year in Madagascar has been marked with yet more protests where protesters have been fired upon and the harassment of those perceived as close to the...

Caucasus: Society, sex and the dating game

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, hopes that new freedoms would quickly replace the old have often been dashed by the re-emergence of traditional practices. Largely kept suppressed by...

11 January 2010

Peru: National Chess Team Banned by International Federation

The Peruvian National Chess Team is facing a ban because of unpaid debts to the International Federation, negatively affecting young chess players, who have been serving as an inspiration for...

10 January 2010

India: A Critically Ill Marxist Leader Trends On Twitter

In India, social media was put under spotlight recently when tipped off by some online news sites a section of netizens fueled a rumor that critically ill Marxist leader and...

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