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· April, 2012

Stories about Migration & Immigration from April, 2012

30 April 2012

United States: Indig-Nación, the Spanish Newspaper of Occupy Wall Street

Yarisa Colón interviews Sofía Gallisá, a member of the editorial team of “Indig-Nación,” the new newspaper in Spanish of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Cuba: Diaspora Reacts to Ferrer García's Release

Cuban prisoner of conscience Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia was released over the weekend. Diaspora bloggers comment on this most recent development.

Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana: Is “Miss Black France” Acceptable?

While French people are still in the midst of the presidential elections, with its second round coming up on May 5-6, bloggers in the French overseas territories were buzzing about...

Barbados: Racial Slurs for Winning Goal

29 April 2012

Refugees: Online Media and Technology to the Service of Refugees

Two different organizations are using online media and technology to aid refugees and improve their lives. The first uses online and mobile tools to reunite refugees who have lost track...

24 April 2012

Ecuador: Refugee Women and Girls Turning to Sex Work

A video documentary examines the situation with Colombian women who had to migrate across the border into Ecuador due to violence. In many cases, without being able to gain legal...

19 April 2012

Egypt: “Blog About Nubia” Day

In an attempt to highlight the situation of the Nubian community in Egypt and to challenge stereotypes about them, a day of blogging and tweeting about their cause took place...

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...

Iran: Turning a Page on Racism Against Afghans

Rumors that Afghans living in Isfahan, Iran had been banned from picnicking in a park during Iranian New Year celebrations, caused an uproar online with Iranians expressing solidarity with Afghans...

15 April 2012

Cuba: Uproar Over Ozzie Guillen's “Love” for Fidel Castro

Across digital and mainstream media, in the United States and Cuba, Miami Marlins baseball team manager Ozzie Guillén's comments on Fidel Castro unleashed a searing debate between baseball fans, political...

Sweden: Visiting Rinkeby, Stockholm's Immigrant Ghetto

The Rinkeby district of Stockholm, Sweden is famous for its high concentration of immigrants. Curious outsiders have documented their visits.

6 April 2012

Is Basketball's Jeremy Lin the Light of Taiwan?

From a benchwarmer to an NBA player who led the New York Knicks to seven consecutive victories, Jeremy Lin's inspiring Cinderella story has incited “Linsanity” in Taiwan. All major newspapers...