Stories about Photos from August, 2011
Spain: Racism and Intolerance Advance Relentlessly
In Europe, xenophobia advances at an immense rate. Author Ana Lucía Sá writes about the situation of immigrants in Spain, the invisibility of the issue of racism and hate crimes in public discourse, and offers comments and analysis from bloggers and organizations that work against racism.
Cuba: Legendary Sculptor Dies
Michael Pancier pays tribute to “an icon in the history of Cuban artists, Tony Lopez”, who passed away yesterday at the age of 92.
Russia: HIV Activists Protest Against Medicine Shortages
Vitaliy Ragulin posts pictures [ru] of HIV activists rallying in front of the President's Staff office. The activists accused the Ministry of Health care in poor HIV/AIDS politics, and, more importantly, of shortage of medicines needed for HIV treatment.
China: Photography project on “Family Possessions”
Fauna from China Smack highlights a photography project on family possessions. The series of photos reflect the livelihood of ordinary Chinese families.
Paraguay: Images of a Weekend in Iturbe
Cazador de Instantes posts a photo essay of a weekend in Iturbe, Paraguay.
Turkey: An Armenian Adventure on Two Wheels
Despite historical differences and a closed border, an Armenian motorcyclist travels across Turkey, blogging his experiences and observations en route.
Ghana: The Chicken Thief Readers Around the World
Fiona, a blogger based in Ghana, shares photos of people around the world reading her new book, The Chicken Thief: “If you've been following The Chicken Thief on Facebook you may have seen the fantastic photos that readers have been sending in of the Chicken Thief in their corner of...
Brazil: Global Action Against Belo Monte Dam in Images
Protests against Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant dam have gone global. In this post, we compile a selection of photos and videos featuring the worldwide demonstrations, from the streets of many Brazilian cities to the rest of the world.
India: Anti-Corruption Campaign Fires a Country's Imagination
In India, social media is being used extensively to power civil society's push for a proposed anti-corruption bill. The movement is being led from the front by a Gandhian social activist Anna Hazare, who continues to receive a huge amount of support in home and abroad - online and offline.
Serbia: Belgrade's New Bridge
Bill's Blog and A Yankee-in-Belgrade write about and post pictures of the Serbian capital's recently completed new bridge across the Sava River.
Brazil: Construction Starts on Controversial Belo Monte Dam
Despite the protesting voices of indigenous populations and traditional settlers of Volta Grande do Xingu region, construction on Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric plant has begun. Protests against the project will take place in 10 Brazilian cities and 16 countries on August 20.
Costa Rica: Slut Walk Reactions, Religion and Women's Rights
Last Sunday 14 August, 2011, the Costa Rican Slut Walk took place in the capital city of San Jose causing both a media and religious backlash due to allegedly violent anti-church chants and performances. The ongoing debate has been covered on both citizen and mass media outlets as people react to the Costa Rican version of this worldwide protest.
Belize: Breakfast Fare
Ever wondered what a typical Belizean breakfast is like? Diaspora blogger Rice and Beans shows us, here.
Dominican Republic: Rita Indiana, “Projects Like Mine Owe a Lot to Social Networks and the Internet”
In an interview possible thanks to a collaborative network of bloggers and friends, Dominican songwriter, singer, writer, and performer Rita Indiana talks about her musical identities, artistic multidimensionality, future projects, and her relationship with social media and the Internet, among other topics.
Uganda: Minister Claims Opposition Using Social Media to Prepare for War
Uganda’s Minister for Security claims that Ugandan activists are using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to wage a campaign against the country's security forces and to prepare young people for war.
Tunisia: More Protests, More Police Violence
Protesters are back on the streets of Tunis and other Tunisian provinces calling for immediate reforms and the establishment of an independent judiciary capable of bringing corrupt officials and the killers of the “Revolution Martyrs” to justice. Afef Abrougui summaries citizen media reactions in this post.
China: Dalian Anti PX Protest Photo Collection
Google user Big fish collected 215 photos on the Anti-PX chemical factory protest in Dalian on August 14, 2011.
China: Large NIMBY Protest Erupts in Dalian
A Sunday morning sit-in protest in downtown Dalian, Liaoning province, against a chemical factory located in the city turned into a large-scale procession through the streets. Police were out in full force, but so too were the microbloggers.
Bangladesh: Celebrating The Monsoon
The Monsoon season is a blessing or sometime woes for Bangladeshis and Shahnaz at Dhaka Dweller celebrates the monsoon season in Bangladesh with some lovely pictures.
India: Was Delhi's SlutWalk More of a Media Hype?
On Sunday 31 July, 2011, Delhi held it's own version of the SlutWalk - titled 'Besharmi Morcha' to make it more relevant to the Indian context. Netizens discussed the event, its reach, impact and its coverage in the mainstream media.
Russia: A Psycho-Neurological Patient's Photo Stories
Pasha Kyshtymov, a lifelong psycho-neurological patient in Siberia, cannot communicate through speech, but had no problems learning to express himself through photography. On his blog, the Russian photographer Oleg Klimov has documented the poignant impromptu experience of teaching Pasha to share his worldview with others.