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· June, 2006

Stories about Digital Activism from June, 2006

Kurdistance:

28 June 2006

No tricks or wittiness today folks, here is just the straight skinny on the Kurdish Blogosphere. Hiwa Hopes this week gives a great link to an article about the frustration of a Kurdish immigrant to the UK about the lack of mixer taps. And honestly, I didn't know that the...

China: When cops tail you

28 June 2006

MSN Spaces blogger Zeng Jinyan [zh], wife of prominent and oft-harassed AIDS activist Hu Jia, has been writing extensively of female reproductive rights activist Chen Guangcheng who was abducted by police earlier this year, the extensive police surveillance and tailing she's since been subject to and her very clever and...

Iran: Free Mossavi blog

28 June 2006

FreeMossavi is a new blog to support Mossavi Khoeini, a former deputy who was arrested after 12 June demonstration. In this blog we read last night's gathering to call for his release brought many of Iran's dissidents together. This is how unity comes about, not in endless Paltalk chat rooms...

Singapore: Launching Singapore Angle

28 June 2006

Tomorrow.sg has a post by Kevin on the launch of a new political blog in Singapore called SingaporeAngle.com. The author of the post hopes that this blog grows into a local version of The Huffington Post.

News 21 team in Korea

27 June 2006

News 21 team, formed by a group of students from University of California with the interest of reporting US military abroad, is now visiting South Korea. GI Korea Blog helps summarize the trip.

Chinese Netizen Became Ohmynews Journalist

26 June 2006

Xu Zhiqiang became the 2nd citizen journalist for Ohmynews from China. He writes an introduction of how he gets involved, but he does not think that Ohmynews will be that successful as it is in Korea. As far as the media situation in China is concerned, news content and publishing...

Barbados: The election will be wired

23 June 2006

Citing a Wired article about Rupert Murdoch and Barbados’ status as one of the Caribbean territories with the highest internet penetration, Barbados Free Press predicts that “the internet, citizen journalism, online networking and the Barbados Free Press” will play a key role in the country's upcoming general election.

Chilean citizens’ initiatives

22 June 2006

Crime is on the increase. Citizens are tired. A victim of an armed robbery that occur two weeks ago in the capitol has started a social movement against the crime. In his first post (ES) , he puts forward a manifesto: “ My duty is not to legislate, I m...

China: Revolution’s victims’ stories blogged, not forgotten (2/4)

22 June 2006

Chinese blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei (冉云飞) has spent a large part of his life researching the stories of those painted, purged and persecuted as right wing elements during China's Cultural Revolution; unable to have the stories published in any official media, he's turned to his own well-known blog. Early last month...

China: eating cat

19 June 2006

There have been much reports about the tradition of cat eating in southern China. What is new this time is that netizen has organized animal rights protest against such tradition. ESWN has a full translation of the recent development.

Polish Blogosphere Roundup

19 June 2006

With almost 20,000 names (and counting) added to a digital petition against a restrictive DRM (Digital Rights Management) bill in the Polish legislature, Poland IP news and resources reports that: Under the heavy critique of the public opinion the Ministry of Culture withdrew some most criticized provisions (inter alia changes...

Truth and Consequences

17 June 2006

The first thing that struck me as I passed by the Press Syndicate earlier this week to eavesdrop on a meeting of Egyptian bloggers was the Central Security trucks parked around the corner. The steel police barriers around the sidewalk and steps of the Syndicate were lightly manned by a...

Interview with Leo Prieto

15 June 2006

(he doesen't surf the internet, he dives into it!) Leo Prieto has blogger activism in his DNA. He has lived in countries like Thailand and Holland, and now resides in Chile. He has personally taught more than 2,000 people in Chile to better understand “Web 2.0” and use blogs. He...

Egypt: How to be an activist in 3 seconds

15 June 2006

Here is a small tip from the Egyptian blogger El3en Elsehrya on how to become an activist: Just make a random mix of talks about the following: 1-Human Rights 2-Women Rights 3-Coptic Prosecution 4-Detained Bloggers 5-Random Personal Experiences 6-Sexual Freedom 7-Resenting Religions 8-Communism and socialist theories 9-Whatever topic others are...

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