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· July, 2006

Stories about Digital Activism from July, 2006

South Africa: The scammer spammed

Electric Spaghetti, otherwise known as Saaleha, reels in her man after a spontaneous and florid response to a “419” spam/scam-mail in her Inbox.

Power of Blogs

Desipundit on the global impact of the Indian blogosphere: "while it is true that it’s only a small part of Indian population that is online, and even smaller number accesses...

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: World On Fire

While the flames of war engulf Lebanon, Gaza is still under attack. Many of the victims have been Palestinian children, some barely a year old; and as their families prepare...

Chile: Broadband for All

Mary Joyce has translated Atina Chile's “Broadband for All” manifesto to English.

Iran: Stop Stoning

Sologen has given a link to a petition to save an Iranian woman from death by stoning. We read in this petition we are deeply concerned that Ashraf Kalhori, a...

Jamaica, Cayman Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Blogger linkup

Cayman-based Jamaican blogger Mad Bull posts a short report on last night's “Caribbean Blogger Linkup”, at which ten bloggers, mostly Jamaican but including one from St. Vincent, assembled at a...

South Korea: no-fta

Media cultural action (a Seoul based independent media activist group) has put up the “no-fta” demonstration video in July 12, 2006 with english subtitle on their website.

Belarus: Blogosphere Digest

TOL's Belarus Blog posts a “Belarusian blogosphere digest” for July 18-26.

Belarus: Youth Activists Attacked

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about what seems like the beginning of a wave of attacks on youth activists.

Chile: Investigating Internet Activism

Why is Chile such a hot-bed of internet-based activism? More importantly, how can the Chilean experience inform grassroots internet activism in other countries? Those two questions are driving Mary Joyce's...

China: alliance of banned blog

One man band width is going to start an alliance of banned blogs: “The purpose of the group is to bring to International awareness the need for cohesion among bloggers...

Hong Kong: youth Ambassador Against Internet Piracy

Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department has been recruiting 9-25 years old youths to become “youth ambassador against internet privacy” against BT activities. The project is initially launched in Feburary...

Iran: Internet & national security

Alireza Shirazi founder of fast growing Blogfa, an Iranian provider for blogs says Parliament Research Center in Iran considered internet as a dangerous instrument for national security and for people....

Blogs are Improving Citizen Concerns

You’re riding on the highway at maximum speed (120 K/H), talking with a friend, calm. Suddenly a public bus passes you so fast that curiosity gets ahold of you: how...

Middle East: Reaction

Black Looks “stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine and Lebanon against the wanton frenzy of destruction unleashed by Israel in yet another act of collective punishment.”

China: How do you say RSS feed in Chinese again?

One day soon, when content flow between Chinese and English websites reaches a reciprocal balance, when newspapers, textbooks and bloggers everywhere go bilingual, how well-positioned will you be? It's not...

Iran: 700 Clerics Bloggers

In Haftan we read that according to ISNA ( Islamic Students National Agency), Religious Blog Development Office in Qom has already trained 700 clerics as bloggers (Persian).

DRC: Can a Finger Free the Congo?

UDPS Liege posts pictures (Fr) of Didier Bongeya and the finger which was allegedly severed from his body during a recent march in the DRC. The blog post is titled...

DRC: Diaspora excluded from electoral process

Prince du Fleuve du Congo points to (Fr) a program for the Congo by Alain Matumona that deplores the USD 50,000 deposit required of presidential candidates and the exclusion of...

India: Blocking access to Blogs on Blogspot and Typepad in India

I have been exercising considerable restraint before posting on the issue of blocking of Blogspot.com, Typepad.com and Geocities.com in India. It all started around the 13th of July, when some...

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