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· August, 2006

Stories about Digital Activism from August, 2006

China: more on Foxconn

Bingfeng is now translating comments from present and ex-foxconn workers on the working conditions in Foxconn from the two First Financial Daily workers’ blog. According to Bingfeng, the newspapers company...

Syria: Peaceful Change Forum

Ammar is calling to hold a closed forum of well-known intellectuals and dissidents with the purpose of coming up with a draft for a Syrian national pact or charter where...

Internet in Chile: Creating New Political Actors?

Co-authored by Mary Joyce and Rosario Lizana Why has Chile, a country of only 16 million people where only 10% have internet in their homes, become a hotbed of cyberactivism?...

China: Foxconn court case con't

Bingfeng updates that Shenzhen court has unfreezed the personal assets of the journalists, foxconn now sues BOTH the newspaper AND the two journalists and seeks only 1 RMB instead of...

Hong Kong: Jimmy Wales

Chiao blogs his eat-eat-talk-talk conversation with Jimmy Wales and briefly discusses about future development of the very young wiki community in Hong Kong.

China: Patron saint of activist-bloggers?

How to describe twenty two-year old MSN Spaces blogger Zeng Jinyan? A threat to national security? An AIDS activist who brings support, joy and hope to countless AIDS orphans? A...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (2)

Victoria Shcherbina (LJ user saint-autere) reacts to the news of the August 22 TU-154 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 170 people on board, by writing (RUS) about the...

Broadband for All!!!

Chilean bloggers are concerned about the opportunities that broadband can bring to our development. Alex Lagos (ES) , writes on his blog: One week ago, La Nación published an article...

China: Censors vs. video, culture, innovation, humor, pretty much the entire Chinese blogsphere

Late last month a seemingly important stage was reached in the maturation process of China's blogsphere with the launch of Bullog.cn, a new website bringing together—a substantial and pertinent alternative...

Belarus: Blogosphere Digest

TOL's Belarus Blog reviews what was being said on Belarusian blogs and online forums between August 17 and 22.

Iran: Ahmadinejad's blog

MohammadAli Abtahi, reformist politician & blogger writes about Ahmadinejad's new blog. He says I think the fans of weblog and internet are happy that Mr. Ahmadinejad is also a member...

61st Anniversary of Indonesia's Independence Day

In commemorating the 61st anniversary of independence day, Indonesian bloggers have many ways to celebrate it. Agusti Anwar highlights the meaning of flag as a symbol of nation and nationalism:...

Cambodia: New Story Tellers on the Internet

According to a research report released recently by Pew Internet, most webloggers don't consider themselves doing journalism. In most cases they are not up to what a journalist does. In...

Estonia: “Democracy in Action”

In preparation for Estonia's presidential election, Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa decides to annoy municipal representatives of political parties and thus show “democracy in action“: “So for the next eleven...

Ahmadinejad's blog and Fidel Castro

According to the BBC, the launch of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s blog was reported on state TV, which urged users to send in messages to the president. Several magazines and...

China:”I am not interested in politics; I am only interested in making money”

Have you ever heard of the term “Great Firewall” or “GFW” for short? Whom to blame when you have encountered the annoying message “Page Not Found” frequently seen when browsing...

A Google Earth Canary Islands Conspiracy?

In late July Google updated the satellite imagery of the Canary Islands in both Google Earth and Google Maps. The former satellite images from 2005 and 2006 were replaced by...

China: SARFT and farts, castrations feigned and intended: let the spoofing begin!

In a recent edition of MindMeters columnist Fang Jun's Marriagement column entitled Love in the Internet Age [zh] is a spoiler of the recently-released Hollywood movie Hard Candy: 危险的水果硬糖 Dangerous...

Belarus: Opposition's FAQ; Gay Belarus

The once very lively Belarusian flash mob LJ community – by_mob – is now rather sleepy (possibly, because it's summer). But it's not dead. LJ user z-hunter, for example, has...

Iran: Copyright & newspapers

Kosoof, photo blogger says Shargh newspaper has published several photos without paying attention to copy right principle or even mentioning photographer's name. The photo blogger has published some of these...

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