Former editor of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Spain and Latin American/Caribbean diasporic blogospheres. Puerto Rican journalist specialized in human rights issues. PhD research focuses on social movements, digital technologies, gender, and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. I tweet here: @firuzehsv.
Latest posts by Firuzeh Shokooh Valle from November, 2010
Take Back the Tech to Eliminate Violence Against Women
The global campaign Take Back the Tech! started on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year it is focused on developing actions that defend women's right to freedom and expression and information. Global Voices interviews Erika Smith, the Association of Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Program communications coordinator.
Puerto Rico: New album by Calle 13
The music blog Puerto Rico Indie reviews [es] the group Calle 13's latest album, “Entren los que quieran.”
Dominican Republic: Girls Must Be Protected
Blogger María Isabel Soldevila [es] writes:”In a country in which gender violence is still considered a ‘passion’ crime, where the body and sexuality are being regulated without considering that girls suffer the worst abuses and neglect, the Millennium Objectives will never be reached. We have to wake up. It's urgent”.
Dominican Republic: Retail Stores use the Internet
Joan Guerrero comments on how retails stores [es] in the Dominican Republic are using social media.
Puerto Rico: The Caribbean Aesthetic in “El Juidero”
Dalila Rodríguez Saavedra interviews [es] filmmaker Noelia Quintero Herencia about her process directing Dominican singer-songwriter Rita Indiana's most recent video “El Juidero.”
Puerto Rico: Prensa Comunitaria, A Project of Media Activism
Prensa Comunitaria was founded in 2004 with the objective to empower the Puerto Rican communities through the creation of media. The board president, Samuel Rosario, talked with Global Voices about the birth of the project, its work in the communities, the importance of citizen journalism, and the relationships with traditional media.
Puerto Rico: Feminist Activist and Lawyer Awarded in US
Verónica RT celebrates the award [es] that Puerto Rican feminist activist and lawyer Josefina Pantoja just received from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in the US for a life dedicated to defending the poor.
Puerto Rico: Artist Retires Paintings from Supreme Court
In Fractal [es], Karla Marie Ostoloza offers a poignant critique of Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell's decision to retire his paintings from the Supreme Count as an act of protest against the government's increase of the number of judges.
Puerto Rico: New EP from Superaquello
Puerto Rico Indie [es] reviews the latest EP from Superaquello, an alternative rock band from Puerto Rico.
Cuba: Destino Cuba Tweeting on Plane Crash
@DestinoCuba [es] is tweeting the latest information on the plane crash that has left 68 people dead in the province of Sancti Spritus, in central Cuba. Also, constant updating on the Facebook account of Sancti Spritus newspaper Escambray [es].
Cuba: 68 Dead in Plane Crash
Blogger Yohandry Fontana [es] is posting updates with information on the AeroCaribbean flight that crashed yesterday near in the province of Sancti Spiritus province, in central Cuba, in which 68 people have reportedly died. Conversation on the tragedy is being tweeted under #sanctispiritus.
Puerto Rico: No More Violence Against Women
Amárilis Pagán starts the countdown [es] to November 25, the International Day of No More Violence Against Women: “Violence against women is so much more than the miscalled domestic violence.”