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· March, 2010

Stories about Citizen Media from March, 2010

22 March 2010

Chile: Changes in Government Websites with Arrival of New Administration

Many Chileans noticed that some government websites no longer contain photos or information from the previous administration, and they are wondering whether it was a deliberate message sent from the...

21 March 2010

Azerbaijan: Reflections on Novruz

This weekend marked the official start of Novruz, the Zoroastrian holiday marking the beginning of spring. Bloggers comment on the festival.

18 March 2010

China: Confession of a ‘Second Generation Migrant Worker’

China’s hukou system, adopted in 1958 to control population movement, has long been criticized for tying the population to their place of origin. With the mass migration of rural workers...

Nigeria: “Enough is Enough!” youth march on the capital

On Tuesday, March 16, thousands of Nigerians marched on the capital, Abuja, to show their frustration with the woes that continue to besiege the country. This sort of protest has...

Bloggers’ opinions about technology and football

Despite the dramatic advances in technology, The International Football Association Board has rejected the introduction of goal-line technology during 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Peru: The Pardon of José Enrique Crousillat

Former Peruvian television businessman José Enrique Crousillat had been serving a jail sentence for accepting bribes, when he was granted a pardon by President Alan García for humanitarian reasons, and...

17 March 2010

Colombia: Results from March 14 Elections

On Sunday March 14, Colombians went to the polls to elect legislative representatives. It was also viewed as a barometer of what could happen in the May 30 presidential elections.

Ecuador: The Yasuni-ITT Initiative

In 2007, the Ecuadorian government unveiled the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which would call for the oil reserves found in the Yasuni National Park to remain underground in exchange for compensation from...

16 March 2010

South Africa: Julius Malema and the future of freedom of speech

The ANC Youth League President Julius Malema has been found guilty of hate speech because of comments he made about a woman who accused President Jacob Zuma for rape. South...

Russia: Blog Report from Penal Colony

15 March 2010

Timor Police Ninja Operation

There has been much ado about "ninjas" in Timor-Leste recently. The police ordered a crackdown against these criminal "ninja" groups but some suggest that the matter is being overblown and...

Costa Rica: New Traffic Law Takes Effect

The new Traffic Law in Costa Rica recently went into effect, which raised the amount of fines and allowed for a higher blood-alcohol level for drunk drivers, of which Costa...

14 March 2010

Georgia: Mock news report causes panic

A mock news program broadcast on television reporting that Russia had once again invaded and that the president was dead caused panic in Georgia this weekend. Bloggers react.

12 March 2010

Kenya: Nairobi becomes East Africa's tech heartbeat

Kenya, and specifically Nairobi, has in recent months become the technology heartbeat of Africa with conferences, launches, meet ups, summits and unconferences all running in quick succession.

11 March 2010

South Africa: The Democratic Alliance and Politics 2.0

Several political parties and politicians in Africa understand the importance of using social media tools to engage with citizens and party members. Today, lets look at the Democratic Alliance, South...

Nepal: Tibet Uprising Anniversary Exposes Growing Rift

Nepal's forceful approach towards the Tibet Uprising Anniversary on March 10 and public programs that are organized by Tibetan refugees in the country is attracting criticism from Tibetan & Nepali...

10 March 2010

Middle East: Mourning the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque

Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the Grand Sheikh of the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, has died at age 81. Reactions to his death have varied from mourning to critical recollections of...

Ecuador: Guayaquil Demands Greater Budget Allocation

The municipal government of Guayaquil, Ecuador, recently held a "March for Dignity" demanding greater budget allocation from the central government. However, it was also an opportunity for its Mayor, Jaime...

Azerbaijan: Confusion over Internet problems with Azadliq site

In the past few days in Azerbaijan, some users have complained that many sites, including Yahoo Mail, Gmail and Facebook, were inaccessible. When one news site was affected, however, some...

China: The First Chinese Novel on Twitter?

Lian Yue, an ex-teacher and ex-procurator and now a famous blogger and political commentator in China, announced on his blog that he is starting a novel, entitled 2020, on twitter...

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