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· April, 2010

Stories about Weblog from April, 2010

30 April 2010

USA: Rallying Cries for Immigration Reform

In the United States, immigration reform activists have taken to the streets - and the internet - in order to create momentum for comprehensive changes in immigration law.

Is Ghana’s first-ever Policy Fair a smart move?

On April 19, 2010, Ghana’s Ministry of Information launched a Facebook page dubbed “Ghana Policy Fair 2010,” an event that was slated to begin on April 27th through May 1st....

Latin America: Free Software Installation Festival 2010

The 2010 edition of the Latin American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISOL) took place and was organized simultaneously in 20 countries and 250 cities all across the region.

Puerto Rico: Amidst protests, students speak up for themselves online

Amidst protests over budget cuts students of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have a found an additional space to express themselves: the Internet.

Iran: A ‘Green’ Labor Day (At Least Online)

The Iranian Green Movement is planning to make International Workers Day on May 1 a “green” day. The post-election opposition movement has not held any important demonstration since their last...

29 April 2010

Japan: Kabuki Theatre to be Rebuilt

One of the most recognizable buildings in Japan, the grand, old Kabuki-za in Ginza is closing this month. It will be torn down and become a theater and office complex...

East Timor: Connecting Civil Society

The Future of ICT for Development

Providing internet access to civil society has been a key priority of the few information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives that exist in East Timor so far.

Global Voices Gets Redesigned: Welcome Back!

As you may have noticed, a few things have changed here at Global Voices. Our old design, beloved as it was, has been replaced. This new design heralds a new...

Southeast Asia: Good Governance Advocacy via Technology

Technology for Transparency Network

As part of our Technology for Transparency research, Sopheap Chak offers a broad overview of the role of technology and grassroots, online communities in the movement for good governance in...

China: The 42th anniversary of Lin Zhao's death

Lin Zhao (林昭), a Peking University student, was arrested in 1960 during the Anti-Rightist Campaign launched by Mao Zedong in 1957 and sentenced to death on 29 of April (today)...

Thailand: Online censorship amid protests

As Red Shirt protesters in Thailand continue to press their demand for the resignation of the Prime Minister, the government is also doing everything to weaken the protests, including the...

Sudan: Checking in with Sudan Vote Monitor

Technology for Transparency Network

On the eve of Sudan's 2010 presidential elections, I interviewed Fareed Zein, who heads the citizen election monitoring project Sudan Vote Monitor. On Wednesday I checked in with Zein to...

Ukraine: Chaotic Ratification of the Gas-for-Fleet Deal

Below is some of the Anglophone blog commentary on the ratification of the Ukrainian-Russian gas-for-fleet deal, which took place in a chaotic environment on April 27 in Kyiv. Among other...

28 April 2010

Brazil: Arrest of Indigenous leader increases tension in Bahia

On March 10th, unidentified armed police invaded Serra do Padeiro, a Tupinambá indigenous village, and arrested their leader and later his brother. They are still in prison and their detentions...

Paraguay: Journalist Santiago Leguizamón Murdered 19 Years Ago

Paraguay recently celebrated its annual Day of the Journalist on April 26, which is also a dark day for the profession because Santiago Leguizamón was murdered by hitmen in the...

China: New Avatar theme song inspired by forced evictions

Avatar director James Cameron admits he found inspiration for the film in China, and Chinese viewers saw a common story from today's China being told in the film. Somewhere in...

Video: Three Latin American Viral Sensations Unite for Israel

Through the Latin American social networks there is a new video spreading like wildfire: it unites three of the most recent viral video sensations in one. Peruvian La Tigresa del...

27 April 2010

Technology for Transparency Review, Part II

Technology for Transparency Network

Over at the Technology for Transparency Network we have already documented 30 technology projects that promote transparency, accountability, and civic engagement. Here's what we've learned so far.

Ecuador: Latest Unemployment Figures

The National Institute of Statistics and Census released its quarterly report about unemployment in Ecuador. Some are investigating the causes for the increase in unemployment and how the government plans...

26 April 2010

Sudan Vote Monitor website was blocked for six days

Election monitoring website, Sudan Vote Monitor, was blocked for six days last week. Reporters Without Borders called for a total unblocking of the site.

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