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· April, 2010

Stories about Citizen Media from April, 2010

14 April 2010

Uruguay: New Holiday Commemorates Charrúa Massacre

For the first time on April 11, 2010, Uruguayans commemorated a day remembering the 1831 massacre against the Charrúa indigenous people. Supporters of the Charrúa and the law allowing this...

12 April 2010

Sudan Votes After 24 Years

Presidential and parliamentary elections are currently taking place to elect the President of Sudan and members of the National Assembly. The last time elections were held in Sudan was 24...

11 April 2010

Bangladesh: Bangla Blogs At The BOBS – Meet Ali Mahmed

Bangla (Bengali) language blogs have been included for the first time in the Deutsche Welle's 2010 BOBS awards. We have interviewed Ali Mahmed (Shuvo), a leading nominee for the best...

10 April 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Social Media Create and Fight Information Overload

RuNet Echo

The coverage of recent bloody events in Kyrgyzstan by online and traditional media caused information overload that made it very difficult to create a consistent picture. That is why bloggers...

9 April 2010

Guatemala: A Tale of 2 Lakes, Macaws and a Queen

Environmental activists are concerned about the continued oil exploration in the Laguna del Tigre National Park, which is one of many natural lakes in Guatemala that contain biodiversity and which...

8 April 2010

Costa Rica: Appetite-Enticing Culinary Blogs

Costa Rican bloggers, ranging from amateur chefs to people simply passionate about food, are exploring the world of cuisine by presenting international and local dishes, accompanied by recipes and photos...

7 April 2010

Bolivia: Election Results Reveal Emergence of New Opposition Force

The April 4th local elections in Bolivia could be considered a victory or a defeat for Evo Morales' MAS party, depending upon how one looks at the results. However, the...

6 April 2010

Peru: Ongoing Mining Strike

The national miner's strike has been spreading to other parts of the country, and also resulting in more causalities. The miners are resisting government attempts to implement environmental controls on...

5 April 2010

Nigeria: Leading Nigerian leftist gone

“Abubakar Rimi, arguably, northern Nigeria most visible politician of the leftist persuation died yesterday of “cardiac arrest” after witnessing an armed robbery episode. Rimi has been diabetic,” reports Chidi Opara.

4 April 2010

Indonesia: Former lingerie model enters politics

A former Playboy model in Indonesia is the official candidate of the administration in the local elections in an East Java regency. This candidacy caused a stir in the largest...