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· September, 2011

Stories about Mexico from September, 2011

30 September 2011

Mexico: #ReformaPoliticaYA (‘Political Reform Now’), Reactions on Twitter

It has been several months since citizen organizations and activists tried to attain the approval of a political reform that includes, among other points, reelection for mayors and legislators. The...

24 September 2011

Video: Water Bottle Lights and Other Eco-Friendly Inventions

Solar lights and hot water heaters from plastic water bottles, houses made from trash and a way to do without plastic bags are some of the projects making reducing, reusing...

23 September 2011

Mexico: Uproar Over Twitter Law Proposed by Veracruz Governor

A controversial law in Mexico could imprison those who spread rumors through social networks on the charge of "disturbing public order". Mexicans are speaking out against the law, which has...

21 September 2011

Mexico: ‘Peace Caravan to the South’ Arrives in Mexico City

Global: Online Dialogue on Technology for Transparency

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Initiative, together with New Tactics in Human Rights, invites you to join an online dialogue on 'Using Technology to Promote Transparency'. Join us to discuss new...

Global: Reflections on Peace Day 2011

To mark the International Day of Peace, celebrated on September 21, female bloggers from The SunFlower Post share their perspectives on world peace by reflecting on the realities of their...

14 September 2011

Mexico: Protest Calls Attention to Slain Journalists [Video]

Mexico: Mexico City Mayor and His Online Interaction with Citizens

Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon is the mayor of the Federal District (Mexico City), headquarters of the union powers and capital city of the United Mexican States. He is becoming known...

8 September 2011

Mexico: The Importance of Literacy

9/11 Retrospective: The Birth of a Generation

Ten years have passed since the coordinated 9/11 attacks on the USA by al-Qaeda, an event that changed the world in many ways. All this is discussed through short videos...

7 September 2011

Mexico: What are Mexicans Saying About Their President's Annual State of the Union?

Mexicans have reacted to the message given by Felipe Calderon as part of his "Fifth State of the Union", delivered while the "war" against drug cartels and the election process...

Mexico: Twitter Hashtags as Source of Citizen-Driven News due to ‘Narco Censorship’

6 September 2011

Latin America: Tragic Times for Journalists

Mexico: Hero Reports, Mapping Acts of Kindness

7 Billion Actions

Heroreports is a non-profit project dedicated to crowdsourcing and mapping reports of citizen courage and positive social behavior. It started in Ciudad Juárez, México as an initiative of the MIT...

2 September 2011

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Is There a Solution to This Violence?

Our final summary of the 'Blog Carnival: Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs', focuses on what bloggers think about the solutions the government and citizens are presenting to try to...