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· July, 2012

Stories about Technology from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Costa Rica: Video Love Note Gets Vice-Minister Dismissed

The Costa Rican Vice-Minister of Youth Karina Bolaños was removed from her post by the Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla after a video showing an underwear clad vice minister sending...

China: Bizarre Power Triangle – Sina, the Government and Netizens

Ever since the advent of Internet in China, the Chinese government has either tried to embrace it or control it. The upsurge of social media in the country has introduced...

Lebanon: ‘AlloFail’ Campaign Lobbies for Better Mobile Services

AlloFail is an initiative to improve the quality of mobile products and services in Lebanon which according to many, leaves much to be desired. See how a group of netizens...

Wales: Imagining the Welsh Language Web

For the 600,000 speakers of Welsh the Internet represents a galaxy of new opportunities to use and see their language. But what exactly is 'y we Gymraeg' - the 'Welsh...

Russia: The ‘Mating Rituals’ of Bloggers and Governors

RuNet Echo

"We're not going to go to any more of these meetings, we've decided. From now on, let the suck-ups get together - the Nashists and the 'Stal'evtsy - but we...

Ethiopia: Messages of Solidarity from Christians for Muslims

Messages of unity from Ethiopian Christians have gone viral in the Ethiopian digital public as Ethiopian Muslims persistently kept their peaceful protest in a bid to end government’s meddling in...

29 July 2012

Jamaica: Campaign to Exonerate Marcus Garvey – Part 2

Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp has been working tirelessly to gather signatures for the online campaign to exonerate Marcus Garvey, who, in the early 1920s, was convicted and sentenced to...

World: Nerd Olympics

Cambodia: Social Media and Education

28 July 2012

Tajikistan: Telecoms Blackout Amidst Provincial Clashes

Amidst deadly clashes in the eastern Tajik province of Gorno-Badakhshan, the authorities have cut Internet, mobile, and landline connection to the region. Online people are sharing information via social media...

27 July 2012

Jamaica: Campaign to Exonerate Marcus Garvey – Part 1

Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader, writer and thinker who is considered a national hero in the land of his birth. But in the United States, Garvey is down...

Nigeria: Rediscovering the ‘Osun-Oshogbo’ Sacred Groove

Train locals on the use of social media tools and they will tell their own stories, posits a Nigerian documentary producer Immanuel Afolabi while talking about his journey to the...

26 July 2012

Global: A Marathon to Translate the Declaration of Internet Freedom

The Olympic Games are taking off in London, but Global Voices Lingua translators are also excited with another marathon: the Internet Freedom Translathon, a challenge to get the Declaration of...

Bangladesh: Growing Internet Trends

24 July 2012

Indonesia: EngageMedia's Video4Change Retreat on Video for Social Change

Indonesia was the host-country for Video4Change, a week long retreat where different organizations came together to discuss how video can be used for social change and also come up with...

Kenya: Javelin Throwing Olympian Trains Using YouTube

There is something special about Kenyan javelin thrower Julius Yego who will represent Kenya during the London Olympics. Yego turned to social media for guidance. After using YouTube to hone...

Africa: Digital Citizen Indaba 7

Colombia: Locals Concerned Over Media's Slant on Cauca Conflict

The indigenous people of the Cauca department, in southwestern Colombia, are concerned that the media is misrepresenting their struggle to expel legal and illegal armed groups from their territory. Netizens...

23 July 2012

Colombia: Scientific Community Concerned Over Resignation of Top Official

The resignation of Jaime Restrepo Cuartas, director of the Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Colciencias, has raised concern among the scientific community about the future of Colciencias (the...

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