Stories from 3 August 2012
Iván García suggests four possible scenarios for Cuba ten years from now.
In the village of Santiago Atitlan internet access has been declared "a human right" by both their inhabitants and their local authorities. Authorities are also implementing a plan to provide free community Wi-Fi to the entire population so that everyone can benefit from it.
Global Tiger Day is observed in 13 countries on the 29th of July each year. This year the slogan in Bangladesh was 'Save Sundarbans Tiger Landscape'. Protests were also made against construction of a coal based power plant project near the forests which will endanger the tigers and other wildlife.
Puerto Rican netizens are brimming with pride and support after the athlete, Javier Culson, reached the semifinals in the 400m hurdles. Culson is considered to have a strong chance of bringing home Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal in its history.
A week after the inauguration of the London Olympic Games, Central America has yet to win a medal but has had some significant highlights. Social networks have been witnesses and tell us about the Guatemalan, Honduran, and Nicaraguan achievements.
"IR has a new dimension and is no longer the subject of a few for discussion." - Former IR Student. "Blogging is not an end in itself or a replacement for real research." - IR Professor
Leyla Noriega from online citizen newspaper La Opiñón [es] reports that three indigenous Mapuche women have been occupying UNICEF headquarters in Santiago for over one week. The women are requesting that the organization ask the Ministry of Interior to withdraw police forces from Mapuche communities in southern Chile.
To know the culture of the Venezuelan plains, one needs to get to know their citizen media. With this post we start a series on the Venezuelan plains and their culture on the Internet. In this first installment we share an overview of the territory and its culture, and present some citizen media on the subject.
"Reyerta TV" (Brawl TV) is a short story collection written by Puerto Rican writer and blogger Juanluis Ramos. It is a wonderful collection of grainy, technicolored, pop-culture inspired windows into fully realized worlds that revel in television's classic tropes.
With tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the rise, civil society activists and journalists from both countries last month convened in a small ethnic Azeri village in neighboring Georgia.
A key challenge for the United Kingdom's Welsh language has been to develop resources so that people can use it easily on the web and in digital media. Experienced terminologist Delyth Prys describes the current tools available for Welsh speakers online.
The 101 Great Goals site shared a scanned image showing how an Australian newspaper distinguishes two Koreas in its Olympics medal table. One was referred as ‘nice’ Korea, while other was named the ‘naughty’ one.
The Columbia Journalism Review(CJR)'s Behind the News published a post on AP's challenges in launching a news bureau in one of the most reclusive countries in the world, North Korea.
On July 30, 2012, a Brazilian judge announced the release of five young men from preventive prison. They had been there since February after brutally attacking Vitor Suarez, a student who was trying to stop them from beating a homeless person. In response, the victim who is still recovering from his injuries, started a wave of protest on Twitter under the hashtag #JusticaVitorSuarez.