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· November, 2010

Stories about Citizen Media from November, 2010

18 November 2010

Pakistan: The Cost Of Sacrifice

Azerbaijan: Video blogger Adnan Hajizade released

In a surprise decision, an Appeal Court in Azerbaijan today ordered the conditional release of video blogging youth activist Adnan Hajizade. The news, as well as reaction, quickly spread on...

Brunei: Suicide attempt stirs online buzz

A suicide attempt by a young woman in Brunei generated an online buzz, especially on Facebook and Twitter. Bloggers criticize the "insensitive" jokes and funny reactions made by some netizens...

17 November 2010

Russia: Controversy as Cyrillic Domains Hit the Open Market

RuNet Echo

This post is part of our special coverage Languages and the Internet. On November 11, 2010, registration for Internet domains in Cyrillic script, the writing system used by Russian and...

The Nicaragua-Costa Rica Conflict, Revisited: Part I

In a prior post, Global Voices began to cover a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The situation has become more complex. In this first part we review two...

16 November 2010

Zambia: Politician jailed for assaulting journalists

A Zambia ruling Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) politician has been jailed for assaulting journalists who had gone to cover President Rupiah Banda at the Lusaka International Airport last July....

Bolivia: When ancestors return, celebrating the ñatitas

Each year on November 8, Bolivians celebrate the festivity of the ñatitas. The ñatitas are little skulls that are taken from homes to the main cemetery of the Bolivian capital,...

15 November 2010

Russia: Changing Time Zone in Primorsky Krai

RuNet Echo

Masha Egupova analyzed bloggers' reactions to Primorsky Krai officials' executive decision to change the time zone in order to be closer to Central Russia.

Ecuador: The Government and Social Networking

Use of the Internet and social networks by the government of Ecuador is rapidly increasing. Is this an attempt to increase government transparency, a new media strategy or alternatively, is...

Colombia: Twitter Users Report On Clashes Between Armed Groups in Medellín

On the night of November 9th, in the Manrique Santa Inés sector of Medellin, Colombia, several loud shots were heard that the majority of inhabitants associated with gunfire. Quickly Twitter...

Tanzania: Dar Sketches: From Blog to Book

Dar Sketches is a blog of drawings and creative writing inspired by 'street level” Dar es Salaam. The blog will ultimately be turned into a book. The artist behind Dar...

13 November 2010

Panama: “Previous Controls” on Public Finance Eliminated for Six Institutions

The control that is responsible for monitoring how public funds are invested has been eliminated for six institutions, including the ministries of Health, Public Works and Education. The decision has...

South Korea: An Indie Band's Death and the ‘Acorn’ Controversy

Following the death of indie band member Lee Jin-won, Korean bloggers and Twitterers are boiling mad over the music industry's unfair distribution system. Lee is reported to have lived near...

11 November 2010

Technology for Transparency: Five New Cases, With More to Come!

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network is thrilled to announce the start of the publication of our second phase of research. Beginning with five cases — Accountability Initiative in India, Amatora...

Obama's Indonesian Homecoming Charms Residents

Barack Obama thrilled the crowd of over 6,500 excited Indonesians who came to hear the U.S. President address their nation at the University of Indonesia. Reactions from twitter and blogs...

Panama: November, A Month of National Celebration

November is a month of national celebration for Panamanians, and the blogosphere provides another platform to celebrate. A trip around the web shows that in these days, with diversity of...

10 November 2010

Video: It Gets Better for Queer Youth

The It Gets Better Project was started by Dan Savage as a way of preventing gay teens from committing suicide through videos explaining what gay adult life could be: lots...

9 November 2010

Chile: Students Walk More Than a Thousand Kilometers for Public Education

Three Chilean university students began walking this past September 30th. They walk for Chilean education and will cover more than 1000 km through Chile until they arrive in Santiago, the...

8 November 2010

Brazil: Female Bloggers React to the Country's First Female President: Yes, She Can!

Dilma Rousseff is the first woman in a group of 35 Brazilian presidents, and will be the first Brazilian in an elite club of 17 female global leaders. What are...

Sudan: Will Africa give birth to a new nation in 2011?

Will Africa give birth to a new nation in 2011? Southern Sudan will hold an a referendum on whether or not it should remain as a part of Sudan on...