Stories about Photos from December, 2010
Angel Caido [es] shares photos and a video of the protests that took place on December 30 in Bolivia over the rise in the cost of fuel.
Photos of streets of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania by Tanzanian photo blogger Othaman Michuzi [SW].
Students on strike at the main campus of the state-run University of Puerto Rico were beaten and arrested last Monday, December 20, after violent clashes with the Police. Students oppose an annual $800 tuition fee that will be imposed in January. Bloggers in Puerto Rico have analyzed and commented on this recent strike and the crucial moment the student movement confronts.
People in Vladivostok never lose their sense of humor. Otherwise one would be in the perpetual state of depression. They laugh about everything from nerve-racking traffic jams and alarming snow situations to Christmas tree arrangements and new taxes on the imported Japanese cars.
It appears that tragedy will bookend yet another year rich in remarkable events in the world of francophone citizen media. The month of January set the tone with the fallout from the earthquake in Haiti and December saw the elections in Cote d'Ivoire take a dramatic turn. Here is the year 2010 reviewed through the lenses of francophone citizen media users.
Buenos Aires Daily publishes pictures of life in the Argentinean capital. The description for the December 24th photo reads: “The streets of Buenos Aires are often filled with people like Armando. Riding his bike, he uses the sound of a whistle so that people notice him. His job: knifes/scissors sharpener.”
On 24th December, 2010, a Sessions Court in Raipur, Chattisgarh, convicted civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on charges of sedition and conspiracy. The court found Dr. Sen guilty of aiding Maoist rebels in the State and have sentenced him to life imprisonment. Netizens reacted to the verdict.
In the Dominican Republic there is a heated debate about the quality of education that focuses on the fact that the General Law of Education establishes that annual public funding on education must reach at least 4% of the GDP. Actually, only around 2% is destined to education. The Internet and social media networks have become important spaces for grassroots campaigns and communication.
Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...
With 2011 nearly upon us, the year in new and social media in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia during 2010 was surprisingly positive. So, what did the past year hold in store for the South Caucasus? Read on.
Anil Yadav travels to Chakrata in Uttarakhand, India and tells a story of rural life through pictures.
Blogger and travel writer Charukesi visited Ooty recently and tells a tale of a not-much widely-known Ootea festival through her camera lenses.
kemo898989 shares with us a completely different perspective of an idyllic Yemen in the following slideshow.
Mohmmad Reza Hassani is an Iranian professional photographer and photo-blogger who has lived and worked since 2009 in Lebanon. His photo blog has become a source to discover Iran-related affairs in Lebanon, from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent visit, to the exhibitions and concerts of Iranian musicians.
Anil Advani at Anil's Space On The Net shares some beautiful pictures from Delhi, captured on a winter morning.
The members of the podcast Kitty Kitty Dinosaur come from all walks of life. The team tries to take some time off their busy schedules every two weeks or so to talk about the current media climate and state of affairs in Puerto Rico. Global Voices interviewed them about the Puerto Rican blogosphere, social media networks, online freedom of expression, mainstream media and gender.
This year, as in recent years, llamas are dying as a result of the drought affecting the Altiplano region of Bolivia. The blogger AngelCaido shares [es] news articles, photos and a video of the affected area.
Julio F has updated his blog Images of Montevideo and Uruguay with photos of December in Montevideo: the Matriz cathedral, the Harbor Market (in Spanish, “Mercado del Puerto”) and the Bella Vista dock.
In the scandal of the wealth accumulated by some African politicians, the French Supreme Court of Appeals reversed the verdict pronounced by Paris Court of Appeals a year ago. The court of appeal deemed that the claim of embezzlement filed by Transparency International against the leaders of RDC, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and their entourage was valid. Bloggers discuss the implications of this wealth accumulated by African leaders in contrast with the poverty of the rest of the population.
Zohre has published several photos on Ashura ceremony in Iran.
In A Travel Blog of an Indian Backpacker, blogger & travel writer Lakshmi shares some interesting photographs of various churches in Kerala, India.