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· April, 2012

Stories about Media & Journalism from April, 2012

22 April 2012

France: #RadioLondres, Election Day Fun and Dissidence on Twitter

After a gloomy presidential election campaign, French voters are finally having fun on voting day, with hashtag #RadioLondres, to oppose the ban on publication of early results.

21 April 2012

Colombia: What Did the VI Summit of the Americas Leave Behind?

Netizens commented on various events, some serious and some lighter ones, related to the Sixth Summit of the Americas. They also shared their opinion on the agreements that were reached...

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

In last week's summary of the regional blogosphere, a young comtemporary artist from Barbados made the observation that the region is “more than the beach and coconuts.” Here's a round-up...

19 April 2012

Panama: Italian Scandal Rocks Martinelli Government

Links between Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and Italian citizen Valter Lavitolla have placed the Panamanian government in the eye of the story, following the arrest of the Italian at the...

17 April 2012

Cuba: Diaspora Blogs About Dissidents

The plight of prisoners of conscience is a front-burner issue with Cuban diaspora bloggers. This week, they are talking about two in particular: Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, a former member...

13 April 2012

Kazakhstan: Hockey Star's Wife Leaves Her Mark on the Kaznet

Stacy Dallman, wife of former NHL hockey player Kevin Dallman, is likely to be remembered in Kazakhstan for a long time to come. Chris Rickleton explains why.

Italy: Netizens Ponder the April 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake

In the third anniversary of the tragic event, citizens came together in the streets and online, creating web-pages, posts and Twitter hashtags to share memories, comments and broader hope for...

11 April 2012

Cuba: No Calm After Papal Storm

The Balkans: Remembering the Bosnian War, 20 Years On

A red plastic chair for each of the 11,541 people killed in Sarajevo in the 1990s: on April 6, thousands of people came to this stunning makeshift memorial stretching along...

Mali: Silence of the Local Blogosphere

While the internet is inundated with blogs, tweets and videos from other countries, Malian internet users remain silent. The capital, Bamako, is still affected by serious power cuts as the...

10 April 2012

India: Illegal Asphalt Plant's Pollution Causes Cancer in Villagers

A video report by Video Volunteers' India Unheard project exposes the plight of a community in Rajasthan, is where the people and farms are being affected by the pollution caused...

Topics of Interest in the Caribbean Blogosphere

The Caribbean blogosphere has been talking about an array of different issues over the last week or so. Here's a look at some of them…

Puerto Rico: Kike Estrada's Cartoons Live on the Internet

Enrique "Kike" Estrada is a cartoonist of an endangered species in Puerto Rico. For a cartoonist with his sense of humor, the Internet is the perfect place to exhibit his...

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