Stories about Chile from January, 2008
“Don't Be a Frustrated Journalist!” is an information campaign launched by the Chilean College of Journalists. Notas Al Margen [es] takes a look at some of the statistics facing journalists in Chile, such as that there are approximately 1,000 new members entering into this profession each year.
The Latin Americanist writes about a Chilean Mapuche activist that has been on a 100-day fast protesting her ten-year jail sentence.
A Microsoft executive recently referred to some Chilean activists as “pelagatos,” which is an offensive slang term used in Chile. Luis Ramirez collects some reactions [es] and responses [en] to this reference and highlights the work of these activists from Liberación Digital, who are trying to monitor and become active...
As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors joined hands to bring us the reactions of bloggers from Japan, Haiti, Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Singapore and Chile in this article.
Alberto Marques [pt] on a new citizen media project launched in Chile, the Latin American country with more initiatives of the kind: El Naveghable [es] have already more than 300 collaborators and still growing. “Meanwhile, in Brazil, a few projects or nothing at all have come up”, laments the blogger
The Latin Americanist discusses the anger expressed by Mapuche indigenous groups over the death of a local activist by Chilean police.
Santiago, Chile is facing a heatwave and En Tu Ciudad [es] discusses some of the ways to combat it.
Fabio Malini [pt] recommends a documentary by Alvaro Liuzzi [es] who “has made an effort to interview a number of bloggers – Argentine, Spanish, Chilean etc – for his documentary about blogging and journalism, published in video on the site Vimeo. They are 12 in-depth interviews, made with a Canon...
Global Voices - Latin America is covered by an excellent team of volunteer authors, who know the local context and can read the pulse of their respective blogospheres. This is the first in a three-part series of articles looking back at some of the topics that were blogged about in 2007.
Luis Ramirez interviews Sergio Bitar [es], head of the Democracy Party in Chile, who was very interested in the One Laptop Per Child project when he worked in the Ministry of Education during the Ricardo Lagos administration.
Notas Al Margen [es] dares to list some predictions for Chile in 2008.