Crowdmapping Water Contamination in Peruvian Indigenous Communities, Susannah Vila:
How can individuals hold the extractive industries accountable for the impacts – poisoned water, food, and heightened conflict are a few examples – of its activities? One project, called La Cuidadora, provides an information sharing network to assist indigenous communities in better protecting themselves from these impacts.
Crónicas de Héroes: Información en positivo para el cambio social en México, Paula Gonzalo, Periodismo Ciudadano:
Paula Gonzalo de Periodismo Ciudadano entrevistó a Yesica Guerra, Directora de Crónicas de Héroes/Hero Reports, un proyecto que geolocaliza información basada en todo tipo de gestos positivos en México a través del crowdsourcing y de la participación ciudadana.
Hackathons in Droves: How is a Hackathon Organised?, JJ Merelo, English translation by Alexandra Quinn (Español aquí):
In the following guest article, J.J. Merelo, Doctor in Physics and Professor at the University of Granada, Spain, tells us of his experience organising educational hackathons in light of the regional Hackathon, “Developing Latin America 2012 “which will take place next December.
Reflections After Argentina’s #8N Protests, Laura Schneider:
Through Twitter and blogs, Argentines (and some foreigners) has been analyzing the present and the future of the country after the massive anti-government protests held on November 8, 2012 (#8N).
Bolivia, Do You Have Internet?, Pablo Andrés Rivero:
After more than a decade, Bolivia’s National Census of Population and Housing will be held on November 21, 2012. There is only one question regarding Internet access, and it inquires only about the service, disregarding type of connection, quality, uses, and more. Analysts and activists argue that the government has missed an opportunity to collect in-depth information on this matter.
Chileans Protest in Support of Gaza, Felipe Cordero:
The latest hostilities between the Israeli government and Hamas in the Gaza Strip prompted an unusual protest in front of the Israeli Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Reactions come from a country that, despite the physical distance, is home to around 350,000 ethnic Palestinians, making it host to the largest community of Palestinians outside the Arab World.
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