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· October, 2011

Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2011

19 October 2011

Sri Lanka: Lanka E News Blocked By Mobile Service Providers

Italy: October 15 Protest Turns Violent in Rome

This post is part of our special coverage #Occupy Worldwide. Inspired by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in New York and by the Spanish “Indignados”, citizens in 951 cities and...

Jamaica: New Prime Minister

18 October 2011

Cuba: Remembering Laura Pollan

Four days after her death, the online tributes are still pouring in for Laura Pollan, the late leader of one of Cuba's most recognized and respected opposition groups, Las Damas...

Trinidad & Tobago: Children & the Internet

Russia: Photoblogger Launches New Citizen Media Agency

17 October 2011

Cuba: Mourning the Loss of Laura Pollan

Cuban bloggers are in mourning over the death of Laura Pollan, the former leader of the opposition group Las Damas de Blanco. The sad news made its way across the...

Russia: Networked Volunteers Save Lives of Missing Children

RuNet Echo

In September 2010, 4-year-old Liza and her aunt went missing in the forest and were found dead. Liza's volunteer rescuers decided to establish a network called "Liza Alert" whose members...

Barbados: FIFA & Ethics

Russia: the First Twitter Account Officially Registered as Media Outlet

15 October 2011

Russia: The Future of LiveJournal's Network Effect

RuNet Echo

A newspaper article titled "A Half-Dead Journal," which analyzed the drop in LiveJournal's traffic within the last nine months, provoked a heated discussion on the structure and the future of...

13 October 2011

Colombia: You Can Copy This Creative Commons Film Festival

The Creative Commons Audiovisual Festival will be taking place in Barranquilla and Medellin later this month. You can still experience it even if you aren't in Colombia by requesting to Copy...

Trinidad & Tobago: Integrity Commission Chair Resigns

Jamaica: New Prime Minister Designate

China: Reflecting on 100 Years Since the Xinhai Revolution

October 10, 2011, marked 100 years since the Wuchang Uprising and the beginning of the Xinhai Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and established the Republic of China. Oiwan...

Behold Singapore’s ‘Onternaut’ Netizens

They are online, they visit alternative websites, and they surf in the cyberspace like astronauts. They are Singapore’s ‘Onternauts’ or young netizens who use the internet to monitor news, share...