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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · March, 2011

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.

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Latest posts by Firuzeh Shokooh Valle from March, 2011

Cuba: Implications of the Alan Gross trial

  28 March 2011

In half-wired, blogger Ellery Biddle analyzes the Alan Gross case and the potential of ICT's in Cuba: “First, who decides what constitutes a crime? While Cuban courts say that Gross committed “acts against the independence or territorial integrity of the state,” Hillary Clinton,  Phillip Crowley and other State Department officials say that...

Puerto Rico: Interview of La Acera's team

  28 March 2011

Listen to the interview of the team behind the collective blog La Acera [es] in which they talk about the Puerto Rican blogosphere, and the Internet as a potential space of media democratization, and the way they work in editorial terms.

Puerto Rico: Documentary on the UPR

  28 March 2011

The art blog The Fractal [es] features Osvaldo Budet's documentary “More than 800 Reasons” on the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico. The title refers to the protest against the imposition of an $800 special tuition fee.

Puerto Rico: 2010 Census figures

  26 March 2011

Doctoral student and blogger Deepak Lamba-Nieves is starting to analyze the latest release of 2010 Census figures for Puerto Rico:  “Although the main story has been the population loss registered from 2000 to 2010 in the island as a whole (- 2.2%), the municipal-level figures provide a more complex landscape...

Puerto Rico: Unique traditions

  26 March 2011

The team of #EnProfundo have posted their 41st podcast titled: “Unique and Innovative Traditions” [es]. They talk about a recently launched political candidate, the earthquake in Japan, and a new culinary product in Puerto Rico, among other topics.

Puerto Rico: On the film “América”

  19 March 2011

In 80 grados [es] film director Sonia Fritz reflects on her latest film “América,” based on the novel by Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago, and the challenges and the joys  of making movies in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico: Al Jazeera in Puerto Rico

  19 March 2011

Journalist Dalila Rodríguez Saavedra reflects on the recent visit of a team of Al Jazeera to the Island [es] to film a documentary on the severe economic crisis. Rodríguez Saavedra, who was also Al Jazeera's local fixer, analyzes the debate ensued when Al Jazeera journalists preferred not to be interviewed...

Cuba: Confessions of a digital fan

  19 March 2011

“I am not a digital native, but I consider myself part of the Generation 2.0. I am a facebook girl and intense blogger,” says Cuban journalist Katia Monteagudo [es] about her fascination with the Internet and social media networks.

Puerto Rico: Virtual campaign against violence

  13 March 2011

Lawyer, feminist activist and blogger Verónica RT has launched a virtual campaign through her blog [es] and Facebook [es]that documents every case of women murdered by their partners or ex partners in Puerto Rico. This year, already 8 women have been murdered.

Puerto Rico: Professors debate student strike

  13 March 2011

Blogger and law student Mariana Iriarte comments [es] on the debate among professors of the University of Puerto Rico on the effectiveness of the strategies proposed by students as part of their protest against the imposition of tuition fees.

Puerto Rico: Violence in the University

  11 March 2011

The Puerto Rican Association of University Professors of Puerto Rico (APPU) condemned the physical attacks [es]  a group of students perpetrated against the Provost of the Río Piedras campus, Ana Guadalupe. The University of Puerto Rico has been in turmoil due to budget cuts and tuition hikes.

Equatorial Guinea: Writer ends hunger strike

  5 March 2011

Writer and poet Juan Tomás Avila Laurel decided to end a hunger strike [es] in protest against the rule of Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who siezed power of Equatorial Guinea in 1979 in a military coup. “It makes no sense to continue with a protest that has lost its essence,” he...

Puerto Rico: World Day of Solidarity with the UPR

  4 March 2011

Sympathizers with the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico will stage simultaneous demonstrations in solidarity with the UPR in cities around the world on Friday, March 11, 2011.  Some cities are Amsterdam, Madrid, New York and Manchester.

Puerto Rico: News of Caño Martín Peña

  4 March 2011

Environmental lawyer and blogger Erika Fontánez Torres posts the list of the most recent projects [es] and accomplishments of the Proyecto ENLACE Caño Martín Peña, one of the most innovative community development initiatives in Puerto Rico.

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