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Jorge Gobbi

The author, Jorge Gobbi, has a major in Communication Sciences at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also teaches. He's in charge of the seminar “Communication, travel and social representations” a course from the Communication Sciences career and he's also Stella Martini's teaching assistant in the subject Theory and practices of Communication II.

He also works as a journalist specialized in technology, particularly at Users magazine.

Currently, he's doing a PhD in Social Sciences in the Buenos Aires University (UBA).

He has four blogs: Blog de Viajes (with a forum); Vida Vacía, dedicated to music, and blogs (in spanish); the moblog 365 miradas (in spanish) and Infoxicados (technology, in spanish).

Other resources about me:

Flickr photos;
Twitter
You Tube Videos;
My Del.icio.us
Friendfeed
Tumbleblog

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Argentina: Bloggers React to Announcement of Nationalization of Oil Company YPF

  18 April 2012

The announcement of the nationalization of the oil company YPF, controlled by Spain's Repsol, and the transfer of 51% of its shares to the Argentinean government, sparked many reaction on the Argentinean blogosphere. Jorge Gobbi shares some of these opinions, which in general, are divided between those in favor and those opposed to the government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

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Argentina: Protester killed in confrontation between labor unions

  22 October 2010

Mariano Ferreyra, a student at the University of Buenos Aires and member of the Worker's Party, was shot during a confrontation between members of the Railroad workers union and workers that were protesting layoffs along with militants of left-leaning parties. Demonstrations condemning the killing were quickly organized.

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Argentina: Senate Approves Equal Marriage

  15 July 2010

The Argentinean Senate sanctioned a law that establishes equal rights to marry, without discriminating between heterosexual and homosexual couples, and with the same rights to adoption, among other issues. With this measure, Argentina becomes the first Latin American country to allow same-sex marriage.

Argentina: The Pomar Family Tragedy

  12 December 2009

The tragedy of the Pomar family, a family of 4 which "disappeared" near the city of Pergamino on November 14 and was found dead almost a month after, has drawn critizicism from the Argentinean community, who discuss the incompetence of the police work and the lack of quality of the media coverage.

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Argentina: Clarín Media Group Seeks to Close Blog

  8 August 2009

The Clarín Group, Argentina's largest multimedia company has started legal proceedings against the blog "What's the Matter, Clarín?" claiming infringement of a registered trademark. Bloggers feel that there are other reasons behind the legal actions.

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Argentina: Kirchner Handed Defeat in Congressional Elections

  30 June 2009

The parliamentary elections held on Sunday, June 28 across Argentina have left a negative balance for the government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and her husband Néstor. Their representation fell in both the Chamber of Deputies and in the Senate. Their candidates were also defeated in many of the most heavily populated provinces.

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Argentina: Clarín Media Group Forces Removal of Videos

  27 May 2009

The media group Clarín is considered to be the most important in Argentina and has implemented a policy of demanding that YouTube close the accounts of any user that does not remove content produced by one of its television companies. This policy has affected bloggers, who have used content on a non-profit basis and for the purpose of commenting on the political situation of the country. Many are arguing that these uses are protected by law, and that Clarín is infringing on freedom of speech and practicing censorship.

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Argentina: A Wall Separating Two Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

  12 April 2009

A wall built between two neighborhoods in northern Buenos Aires leaves residents and bloggers wondering whether this is the best way to combat crime or whether it just a way to separate people of different classes. Even though in a local newspaper poll, most people support the wall because of the problem of security that many face, it was torn down by those in opposition leaving little to show for the public investment of funds.

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Argentina: Moving Up the Date of Congressional Elections

  16 March 2009

Congressional elections in Argentina had been scheduled to take place on October 25 of this year. However, unexpectedly, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced she would send a draft law to the Congress with the purpose of moving these elections forward to June 28 because of the effect of international economic crisis on the country.

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Argentina: Wordcamp 2008 in Buenos Aires

  15 November 2008

The second edition of Wordcamp Argentina recently took place in Buenos Aires, and which again featured the presence of Matt Mullenweg, Wordpress' main developer. Here he previewed the changes in store for the latest edition of the blogging platform and also provided his thoughts on the recent talk regarding the "death of blogs." In addition, bloggers discussed ways to earn money, get blog advertising, and also how to develop corporate blogs.

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