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· July, 2011

Stories about Citizen Media from July, 2011

26 July 2011

Peru: Football, TV Ads, Mining and Social Networks

On Tuesday, July 19, while Peruvians suffered with the semifinal match between Peru-Uruguay for the Copa América, netizens who were watching the game had a reason to tweet with anger:...

25 July 2011

Tunisia: Time to Register for Elections

Registration for electoral lists in Tunisia started on July 11 and will be closed on August 2, but statistics have shown that Tunisians are reluctant to register on the lists....

Argentina: What Irritates Argentinians?

Argentinians and Twitter: a means to express what irritates them. On July 22, the hashtag #irritante (#irritating) became a local trending topic with protests and irritations about politics, traffic, neighbors...

Saudi Arabia: New Anti-Terror Law Crushes Protests

Amnesty International's leaked draft of the new Saudi anti-terror law has prompted a strong reaction to the proposed legislation. Twitter users are using the hashtag #SaudiTerrorLaw to voice their opinions.

24 July 2011

Turkey: Ethnic Tension Rises Further as Street Clashes Erupt in Istanbul

In the aftermath clashes between army and separatist Kurdish PKK militants earlier this month, ethnic tension in Turkey continues to grow. Marches in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul broke out...

Norway: The Online Traces of a Mass Murderer

Bloggers and journalists in Norway and abroad continue to look for any online traces of murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik in hopes that it could help explain his actions on...

Colombia: 201 Years of Independence

As we announced in a recent post, Colombia commemorated its day of independence this past July 20. The Internet, as expected, was the scene of many opinions and events that...

Egypt: Clashes in Abbasseya

On July 23, Egyptian demonstrators marched from Tahrir Square to the Ministry of Defense demanding the stoppage of military trials for civilians, the trial of Mubarak and his former regime,...

Malawi: Interview With Frederick Bvalani, Creator of Malawi Fuel Watch

Global Voices' Steve Sharra talks to Frederick Bvalani, the creator of Malawi Fuel Watch Facebook page. Malawian netizens use the page to inform each other about where they can find...

Guinea: Guinean Music Mourns Manfila Kanté

China: Outrage at High-Speed Train Crash

23 July 2011

Zambia: Facebook Group Leads 2011 Poll Debate

Can a Facebook group, 'Zambian People’s Pact', tip the Zambian elections due in the next few months against the ruling Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD), which has been in power...

Argentina: 17 Years After AMIA Attack, Case Remains Unsolved

July 18, 2011, commemorates one more year of the attack against the Israelite Argentinean Mutual Aid Association (AMIA) in 1994. Currently the case is open without resolution, yet the families...

22 July 2011

South Korea: Women-Only Subway Car Meets Strong Opposition

As the subway sexual harassment is on the rise, especially during rush hours and late nights, Seoul city government has decided to launch women-only subway compartment to cut down the...

Malawi: Malawi On The Brink

Zambia: Football Icon's Facebook Account Faked

Kalusha Bwalya is probably one of the most recognised Zambian faces because of his outstanding achievements in football. However, when it comes to Facebook, it is difficult to tell whether...

21 July 2011

Guatemala's DipuKids: A New Generation of Candidates for Congress

A new generation of Guatemalan politicians under 30, dubbed the 'Dipukids', are causing controversy. Well educated and well travelled, many from the country's upper class - can they truly represent...

Armenia: Corruption

20 July 2011

Pakistan: Demanding Justice For Saleem Shahzad

Many suspect that Pakistan's intelligence agency was behind the May 2011 abduction and murder of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, bureau chief of Asia Online. The judicial commission set up...

Panama: Presidential Insults Online

Panamanian President, Ricardo Martinelli, sparked controversy on Twitter after allegedly insulting a user who criticized him in a rude manner. But the President denies that any insult was intended. Netizens...

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