Stories about North America from June, 2011
The winner of the Nokia Shorts 2011 film competition, Splitscreen: A Love Story was shot using a mobile phone with HD capabilities. In it we follow two parallel lives through 3 different countries: USA, France and England until they finally meet.
Global Voices co-founder and and long time fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Ethan Zuckerman, has been named director of MIT's Civic Media Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Congratulations Ethan!
Last week police brutally cracked down on the members of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports who were rallying against a recent production sharing contract between the Bangladesh government and US energy giant ConocoPhillips for deep sea gas exploration. Netizens react.
The Cuba Money Project has launched an impressive video archive with interviews of activists and bloggers in Cuba. Global Voices author Ellery Biddle interviews Tracey Eaton, the founder of the non-profit research and reporting initiative that aims to investigate and bring greater transparency and accountability to US federal spending on “pro-democracy” programs in Cuba.
Blogger and journalist Nuria Net reflects [es] on the meaning of being a Puerto Rican, and a Nuyorican, as a Puerto Rican living in New York City.
Coolloud reports the protest in front of American Institute against U.S. Government by the Association of Labor and Human Right of Fishermen in Taiwan. On 5/10, the kidnapped ship master, Wu Lai-yu(吳來于), was murdered during an anti-pirate mission conducted by U.S. Navy near Somalia coast, whose body was buried at sea...
The New York City-based blog El Punto Es [es] posts the video of the interview of a group of some cool and young Puerto Ricans [es] living in the city, called Hipster-ricans.