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· March, 2012

Stories about Citizen Media from March, 2012

29 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Again this week, the regional blogosphere was dominated by talk of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. With reports of repression at an all-time high, Cuban bloggers were dismayed by...

Ethiopia: Child Abuse Caught on Mobile Phone Camera

Ethiopian Facebook users have launched an online campaign for justice after watching a mobile phone recorded YouTube video which shows a little girl being abused by her mother.

Spain: General Strike After Only 100 Days of Government

Spain's main trade unions have called a general strike for today, March 29, with the aim of paralyzing the country, and forcing the government to back down on implementing measures...

The Cuba the Pope Leaves Behind

Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Cuba has come to an end, a visit bookended by the Castro brothers: President Raul Castro greeting the pontiff at the airport and Fidel Castro...

Guatemala: Indigenous and Rural Communities March to Defend Their Land

Thousands of Guatemalan indigenous people and countrymen participated in a nine-day march to defend their lands, protest forced relocations, and call attention to other issues affecting rural communities. We share...

South Korea: Youtube Video on Saving Jeju Village from Naval Base Construction

Chile: Daniel Zamudio, Victim of a Brutal Hate Crime, Passes Away

Daniel Zamudio, a young gay man, became the victim of a brutal attack on March 3. In this post we show some of the reactions from blogs, online news sites...

Senegal and Neighboring Nations Celebrate Peaceful Elections

An historical ending to a tense electoral period took place in Senegal on March 25. Senegalese celebrate peaceful elections which have permitted the political alternative to express itself. Citizens from...

Hong Kong: Citizens Say No to Undemocratic City Mayor Election

Among the 1,200 Hong Kong Chief Executive Election Committee members, 689 elected Leung Chun-ying to be Hong Kong's next city mayor on March 25. When the result was released, thousands...

28 March 2012

Pakistan: Demand for Independence of Sindh

A freedom march organized by one of the biggest Sindhi nationalist parties, has drawn a huge crowd in Karachi city. The news was either blocked or under-reported in most of...

Chile: Blogging About Government Transparency in ‘El Vaso’

Algeria: 2012 Election Watchdog launched by Internet Activists

Bolivia: Promoting Internet Connectivity in the ‘Real’ and ‘Virtual’ World

Argentinians Ask to #Freethebooks

The coming into force of a resolution that restricts the importation of books has caused a new controversy. Here we bring together reactions that Argentinians have been sharing in recent...

Cuba: Who will the Pope Support?

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Santiago de Cuba on Monday, the second visit by a Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church to the island in 14 years. The web, especially...

‘Mujeres Construyendo': Empowering Women, One Blog at a Time

Mujeres Construyendo, the first platform for female bloggers in Spanish, wants to convert Hispanic women into creators of internet content. We talk to its founder, Claudia Calvin, about this growing...

Armenia: US Ambassador urges free, fair and credible elections

27 March 2012

Russia: Kenyans at Pro-Putin Rally Identified As Moscow Circus Acrobats

RuNet Echo

A month ago, the video of a group of anonymous Kenyan men, who allegedly participated in a pro-Putin rally, received much attention on the RuNet. One blogger recognized the Kenyans...

Trinidad & Tobago: Divisive Politics

Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Question Relevance of “Congress of the People”

The Congress of the People began as a break-away party from the United National Congress, but the two entities came together to contest the 2010 parliamentary elections - and won....