Stories about Argentina from January, 2012
Argentina: Diplomatic Conflict With United Kingdom Over Falklands
The conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands has intensified over the past decade. Netizens are divided between those who believe that Argentina should abandon its claim for the Falklands and those who support this claim.
Latin America: Museum Releases Digital Archive of 20th-Century Art
The International Center for Arts of the Americas (ICCA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has released a digital archive of 20th-century Latin American and Latino art, which, “is now available, free of charge, to the research and teaching community as well as to the public at large.” Culture...
A Guide to Crowdsourcing in Latin America
Crowdsourcing allows anyone with an Internet connection to generate useful content for the masses. In Latin America, numerous crowdsourcing projects have arisen that respond to the needs and emergencies that the continent is facing. Jacinto Lajas on Periodismo Ciudadano presents examples of these initiatives in the region.
Latin American Sites and Bloggers Protest PIPA and SOPA
Several Latin American blogs like SitioCero [es], alt1040 [es], and Sentidos Comunes [es] have joined the online protests against U.S. anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA. Some are speaking out against similar local laws, like the bloggers behind the Mexican blog network Indie Weblogs [es]. Popular series and film site Cuevana.tv...
Global Online Community Protests U.S. Anti-Piracy Bills
Today, January 18, is an important day for the Internet. Corporate websites, from Google to Twitpic, along with civil society groups and individuals, have all joined together in a common cause: to protest two American bills that could have grave effects for global online free expression.
Argentina: President Cristina Fernández’ Controversial Cancer Diagnosis
Many showed their support for President Cristina Fernández on social networks using the hashtag #FuerzaCristina after the operation of a supposed cancerous growth in her thyroid; users then quickly reacted to a shift in the diagnosis which indicated that the president's tumour was benign.
Global Voices Most Read Posts in 2011
Global Voices is no longer as lonely a media voice when it comes to reporting tweets and blog posts. Still, where mainstream media interest wanes, we're the ones who continue documenting local citizen media. Discover our top 20 list of most read posts for 2011.
Argentina: Netizens React to Increase in Subway Price
The Argentine Post reports: “Subway ticket prices more than doubled today [January 6] to 2.50 pesos (58 US cents) from 1.10 previously. The increase comes just days after the federal government turned over management of the subway system to the City of Buenos Aires.” iProfesional gathers some Twitter reactions [es],...
Governments Need to Act with ‘CARE’ to Protect Human Rights Online
Argentine academic and blogger Eduardo Bertoni answers the question, “What can governments do to protect human rights online?” with an acronym: “governments should act with CARE. This means that governments should Coordinate their policies with other countries; Apply international human rights standards, especially freedom of expression ones; Regulate the Internet with responsibility; and take...