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· May, 2012

Stories about Western Europe from May, 2012

Portugal: Police Evicts Squatted Building in Lisbon

Going against an injunction approved by the Supreme Court of Lisbon, the police evicted today, May 31, the collective São Lázaro – “the only public squat in the capital” of...

Greece: Citizens Protest Against Major TV Station

Greek netizens via Twitter and other social media organized a protest on May 17 before the MEGA TV station in Athens, under hashtag #oloimega (All to Mega). The station has been...

A Social Network for Wikileaks Supporters

Friends of Wikileaks (FoWL) is an independent social network for worldwide supporters of Wikileaks. People who join the site are paired with twelve others who speak the same language. FoWL...

Video: Media Portrayals of Cities in the Global South

How do international media represent cities in South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East? Is it fair or helpful to development? A symposium of scholars from the London School...

Mali: A President Assaulted, a Nation in Turmoil

A rapidly escalating crisis has taken over Mali, including a recent assault on the interim president in his palace. All indicators seem to point towards a prolonged situation, although voices...

Spain: How Social Networks are Cleaning Up TV

For several years low-quality content has been broadcast in Spain. Called "telebasura" in Spanish or simply trash TV, it has been a very profitable business model for its low cost...

Germany: Wanted Posters Against Delivery of Tanks to Saudi Arabia

The Center for Political Beauty in Germany is creating a buzz with its "wanted" campaign. Its goal is to convict shareholders of the weapons manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and to put...

Video: How Societies Work – a Look at Unconventional Arrangements

The VJ Movement has partnered with the London School of Economics to bring us videos and stories that attempt to show how societies in conflict and crisis-affected areas across the...

Italy: Army Evicts Art Workers from Occupied Building

The art worker's collective Macao in Milan, Italy were evicted from the second building they occupied in less than a month by army and police. The group aims to free...

“The Most Misterious of Brazilian Writers” Receives Camões Award

Blog Semióticas [pt] celebrates this year's Camões Award – “the highest honor” for a Portuguese language writer – given to Dalton Trevisan from Curitiba, Brazil, for his “extraordinary contribute in the...

United Kingdom: App for Sharing Mobile Videos for Collaboration

The Next Web  analyzes how the new UK app Vyclone could have helped get more footage of Arab Spring or the Occupy Movement  onto mainstream news channels, and if it...

Germany: #Blockupy Protests Against Pan-European Austerity

'Blockupy' protests against the austerity measures being implemented in the Eurozone shook the financial epicenter of Europe - Frankfurt - last week. Online social networks buzzed with citizen reports on...

Germany: “Rundshow” A New Social TV Format

The Bavarian broadcasting company, Bayerischer Rundfunk, in Germany recently launched a social TV experiment called “Rundshow” [de] (Roundshow). Viewers are actively incorporated into the show through virtual means such as...

Spain: 12M, a Ray of Sun in the Midst of the Crisis

On the 12th of May (12M), the Indignado movement demonstrated not only that it is alive and well, but that it continues to have strong social support. The square "Puerta...

Greece: New Interim Government

After the 6 May general elections in Greece and the failure of political parties to form even a coalition government, the interim government to be sworn on May 17 under...

Russia: NHL Stars Return to 2012 World Hockey Championship

Undefeated after seven games, and boasting an All-Star lineup, the Russian national team will face Norway in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 World Ice Hockey Championship. Many bloggers have...

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's Plight and Euro 2012

There must be some corners on the web where football fans are still having apolitical discussions of Euro 2012, scheduled to take place in Poland and Ukraine from June 8...

Russia: State TV Justifies May 6 Police Violence, Cites Spanish Bill Criminalizing Online Protest Organization as Example

In the final segment of the report [ru] on the May 6 protest in Moscow, which ended in clashes with riot police, the Russian state-owned Channel 1 mentioned, among other...

Greece: TEDxThessaloniki 2012, the Courage to Create

Twelve hours long, with more than 20 speakers and performers, over 700 attendees and 5.000 livestream viewers from 57 countries; on Saturday May 12, TEDx Thessaloniki 2012 provided an inspiring...

Spain: The “Indignados” of the 15M

We share the stories of Karlos, Mari Ángeles, Miguel Ángel and Josep Maria, whom for various reasons, have joined the social movement 15M in Barcelona, Spain.

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