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· December, 2010

Stories about Citizen Media from December, 2010

Kenya: ICC Prosecutor Names 2008 Post Election Violence Suspects

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo on Wednesday 15 December, 2010 named 6 top Kenyan personalities believed to bear the most responsibility for the post election...

Brazil: WikiLeaks and doubts over technology transfer in French fighters

WikiLeaks has released a document that raises doubts over the main reason behind Brazilian interest to buy French fighter aircraft: the possibility of transferring the technology of construction.

Guinea: Clarification from Reporters Without Borders

Guinea: « WikiLeaks » Revelation on the Discussions between Burkina Faso, the United States, France and Morocco about Dadis

Russia: Studying Online Mobilization of the Manezh Riots

Recent riots on Manezhnaya Square next to the Kremlin showed that Russian soccer fans have become a powerful community who can mobilize thousands very quickly around an event. Last week,...

@MedvedevRussia, Are You Listening? A Story of 6 Months on Twitter

Since first appearing on Twitter in June 2010, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has become one of the most prominent tweeters on Russian Tweet-o-sphere. Yelena Osipova looks back at some of...

Peru: Reactions to Changes in Internet Contracts with Telefonica

Telefónica del Perú, the main Internet service provider in the country, made some changes in the contracts with its users which have generated protests and rejection among Internet users. The...

Costa Rica: The History of a Village in Calypso Songs

Walter "Gavitt" Ferguson, said to be the last remaining Calypsonian, has become the memory keeper of Cahuita in Costa Rica's Caribbean south. He sings about his life and the history...

Tanzania: The promising future of social media

Proches Tairo is the founder of Bongoline, a new online community for Tanzanians. I conducted an interview with him about the use of social media in Tanzania with particular reference...

Nicaragua-Costa Rica Conflict, Revisited: Part II

This is the second part of a walk-through of the Nicaraguan and Costa Rican blogospheres discussing the recent border dispute between the countries. The conflict, which started November 2nd, has...

Armenia: Police target Emos

Although understood to be a fairly conservative and traditional country, reports that police in Armenia were targeting Emos, a stereotypically melancholic sub-culture associated especially with teenagers, caused alarm and outrage...

The Latin America Personal Democracy Forum As Seen by Bloggers

The Latin American Personal Democracy Forum took place on the 18th and 19th of November in Santiago Chile. Juan Arellano collects the thoughts, analysis and reports from the bloggers that...

Brazil: Pension rights for gay couples

Americas: Cosplay in Latin America

Cosplay is a form of expression in which participants use costumes and accessories to represent their favorite manga, anime or video game characters. Its followers in Latin America are a...

Chile: Blog Against Reduction of History Class Hours

Ecuador: “Fiestas de Quito”: Tradition and Resistance

The "Fiestas de Quito" (Celebrations of Quito) are one of the most important and traditional celebrations in Ecuador, marked by the multiculturalism of the city, its traditions and cuisine, where...

Ecuador: Reactions to WikiLeaks

Ecuadorian Twitter users and bloggers are reacting to the main talking points on the content of the cables leaked by WikiLeaks relating to Ecuador.

Zambia: Citizens discuss ex-president's wife acquittal

Zambia’s second president Frederick Chiluba’s wife, Regina, who was last March sentenced to three and half years imprisonment by the lower magistrates court on five counts of failing to account...

Blog Carnival: Peru: Internet and Activism- A Summary

Our fourth Blog Carnival was on the subject "Peru: Internet and Activism." Let's find out what Peruvian bloggers think about activism and also learn more about the history of cyberactivism...

East Timor: A day to celebrate Resistance and Emancipation

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