Lully Posada

I am a social communicator and currently live in Medellín, Colombia. I enjoy to travel, learn about different cultures, and interact with human diversity. I am also co-founder of the digital magazine equinoXio in Spanish and interviewer of global bloggers in the section “Naked in my Balcony.” In addition, I am a member of HiperBarrio and write in my personal blog Reflexiones al Desnudo.

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Bolivia to Host First International Community Radio and Free Software Conference

  2 April 2015

The first international conference on community radio and free software will be held in Cochabama, Bolivia from June 11-13, 2015. So far, the community radio stations from Spanish-speaking countries that have confirmed their assistance are: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela, and of course, the host, Bolivia.  The preliminary agenda...

Colombian Teachers Begin National Strike

  10 September 2013

Teachers from the Colombian Federation of Educators FECODE [es] have started [es] a national strike to demand better health plans, an end to “the policy of privatization” in education, and other issues [es]. The strike will include regional protests and a march towards Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Catalina Vanegas...

Freedom of the Press in Colombia

  4 May 2013

Colombians commemorated World Press Freedom Day showing their outrage over the May 1 attack against journalist Ricardo Calderón from Semana magazine. Calderón was investigating corruption among military officers [es]. On Twitter the hashtag #NoNosCallarán [es] (we will not be silenced) is trending in Colombia.

Medellín, Colombia: Innovative but Unequal

  5 March 2013

On March 1, WSJ Magazine announced that Medellín had been chosen as the most innovative city of the world in the contest “City of the Year.” That same day, the press reported the UN had declared the city one of the most unequal in the world. The big contrast in these two reports has generated various reactions on social networks.

Indigenous Severely Affected by Colombian Armed Conflict

  8 November 2012

Servindi [es] published Bulletin N°3/2012 [es] by the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) [es], where they report that the organization will go to the International Criminal Court to denounce that numerous Indigenous people -including several children- are dying of malnutrition or as victims of anti-personnel mines due to the conflict between legal...

Colombian ‘Tiger’ Radamel Falcao, Nominated for FIFA Ballon d'Or

  31 October 2012

The Spanish football club Atlético de Madrid has launched a video promoting Colombian striker Radamel Falcao's bid to become the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or. The campaign has been well received among Colombians, who have been sharing the spot and commenting the campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #UnTigreDeOro (A golden tiger).

Colombia: Kien&Ke's Director Resigns After Journalist's Dismissal

  28 October 2012

Maria Elvira Bonilla, director of online portal Kien & Ke, resigned after acknowledging her error in firing journalist Daniel Pardo for his column about the influence exercised by the Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales in media like W Radio [es]-a case that sparked outrage among Colombians.

Colombia: Journalist Fired Over Article About Oil Company

  27 October 2012

Colombian journalist Daniel Pardo was fired from the website Kien&Ke after publishing a column about the influence exerted by the Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales in media like W Radio. Many netizens agree that the dismissal is an attack on freedom of the press.

Colombian Senator Removed and Disqualified, Triumph for Social Networks?

  20 October 2012

On October 16, 2012 the Attorney General's Office dismissed Senator Eduardo Merlano from office, disqualifying him from holding public office for 10 years after finding him guilty of taking advantage of his position as senator to avoid a traffic ticket. News of the dismissal was well received among Colombian netizens, who attributed the achievement to a successful campaign calling for Senator Merlano to resign.

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