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· August, 2011

Stories about Citizen Media from August, 2011

Peru: Ripley Department Store Workers Maintain Demands

Colombia: Football Federation Accepts ‘Bolillo’ Gómez's Resignation as Head Coach

On Sunday, August 21, Hernán Darío Gómez ratified his resignation as head coach of the Colombian national soccer team after he hit a woman in Bogotá. This time the Colombian...

Mexico: Outrage After Shooting During Football Match in Torreón

Mexican citizens use the blogosphere and social networks to speak out about the armed conflict that took in Torreón (outside the Territorio Santos Modelo stadium), which caused panic and uncertainty...

Chile: #Paronacional (National Strike) vs. #Yonoparo (I Don't Strike)

The Workers' United Center of Chile has called for a national strike for the 24 and 25 of August 2011, as a form of protest against social and economic inequality...

Chile: Citizen Reports about National Strike on Google Maps

Peru: Congress Passes Law Requiring Prior Consultation With Indigenous Peoples

Togo: 3rd BarCamp Selects the Translation for “Blog” in Ewé Language

India: Anti-Corruption Campaign Fires a Country's Imagination

In India, social media is being used extensively to power civil society's push for a proposed anti-corruption bill. The movement is being led from the front by a Gandhian social...

North Korea Kicked out South Korean Workers in Joint Resort Facilities

Spain: Pope's Visit Leaves a Violent Trace in Madrid

On August 17, Europe Laica (Secular Europe) brought together over 150 organizations to protest in Madrid against the public financing of Pope Benedict XVI's visit. Police repression and acts of...

Video: Women Transforming Communities

Voices of Women Worldwide brings together people from all over the world interested in promoting the voices of voiceless women, young girls and children using all the different media they...

Cameroon: Strength in Diversity

Chile: New Partnership Between Global Voices and Mi Voz

Global Voices and Mi Voz - a Chilean network of online citizen newspapers - recently launched a content partnership. With this partnership Global Voices will enhance its coverage of Chilean...

Bolivia: An Indigenous March Against an Indigenous Government

Peru: Spanish Media and Prostitution in Iquitos

Peru: Customers Show Support for Ripley Department Store Employees

Peruvian social networks are buzzing with talk about the temporary closing of a Ripley department stores. Although the closing of the store is officially in accordance with the lack of...

Nigeria: Two Satellites Launched

Madagascar: Expectant Mothers, Beware

Mexico: Following Javier Sicilia's Footsteps

Mexican bloggers write about activist Javier Sicilia's activism and his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. His activities and the organisation he runs generate contrary opinions, for which the...

Guinea: Slow Blogging

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