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· December, 2006

Stories about Digital Activism from December, 2006

Russia, Belarus: “Gazilla”

There's a distinct sense of deja vu this New Year's Eve: Gazprom, Russia's largest (and state-controlled) company and the world's biggest extractor of natural gas, is in the spotlight again,...

Iran:Who is the best Iranian of the year

Thanks to Aroosak Kooki blog, I have discovered a link to Iranian.com where 860 people voted for “the best Iranian of the year.” There are very interesting people on the...

The Blogoma backs Nichane while the major Moroccan Media ignore it

Morocco is celebrating Eid ul Adha next Sunday, so Merry Eid from the Moroccan Blogosphere(Blogoma). Let's joke about…Baby! The controversy over Nichane continues its escalation. Actually, and according to Farid...

Ukraine: Ruslana Against Human Trafficking

The Natashas – “a blog for those interested in fighting the scourge of human trafficking of women and men, girls and boys, especially for purposes of sexual exploitation” – posts...

Russia: Nazism and Anti-Fascism

Daut is guest-blogging at Sean's Russia Blog about Nazism and anti-fascism in Russia and the Russian blogosphere.

Poland: Free Internet

Information Policy blog reports that the Polish government will be offering free internet service “to disadvantaged members of society in a bid to ensure that all citizens can have equal...

Belarus: Internet and Charity in Grodno

Information Policy blog reports on a charity campaign launched by the Grodno internet community.

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Death Sentence

Declan Butler writes about the Tripoli Six death sentence: “That is despite the fact that this was not a fair and impartial trial, and that the court refused to hear...

Iran:A blogger shares her feeling about her filtered blog

Lady Sun shares her feeling about her filtered blog. The blogger says:”I'm just amazed how stupid these people are who can't stand a simple blog that is mostly about personal...

Iran: Interview with Omid Memarian, Blogger and Human Rights Activist

Omid Memarian is a journalist and blogger, well known in Iran for his news analysis, regular columns and blogs in English and Persian. In October 2004 Omid was arrested, along...

Zimbabwe: using SMS to fight dictatorship

Following the move by the government of Zimbabwe to confiscate radios, SW Radio Africa has started to distribute news headlines via SMS technology.

GV Summit Delhi ‘06 Session Two: Outreach

At the Saturday meeting of last weekend's second annual summit, Global Voices’ South Asia editor, Neha Viswanathan, facilitated a discussion about outreach: who is blogging, why some communities aren't blogging...

This Week's Saudi Blog Roundup

The Human Rights Watch visit to Saudi Arabia is still making headlines, 80 rats were found on a Saudi Airlines plane, a Bible was denied entry into Saudi, the Quran...

Iran: The word “women” is no more filtered

According to FreeKeyboard the word “women” is not any more filtered in Iran [Fa].

Iran:A blogger was elected

A blogger from Hamedan is among the elected ones in City and Village Councils election.Mrs.Mehrnoush Najafi wrote a post on her election story with “kind hands of people” as its...

Arabisc: Moroccan Authorities Lack Humour, says Blogger

In Morocco, a newspaper is being sued for publishing an article on jokes which Moroccans enjoy. Blogger Hjiouij thinks its not discussing religious issues that the authorities object to in...

Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari,jailed blogger is under more pressure

According to SosSanjari blog, Kianoosh Sanjari, a jailed blogger, was ordered by Islamic judge to accept and confirm all his accusations. Sanajri refused thais order and was sent back to...

Freedom of speech and music celebrations in the Moroccan Blogosphere

Many different subjects were in the spotlight last week, in the Moroccan blogosphere. I'll start with Farid and his interesting numbers (Fr) about blogging in Morocco. Then comes Reda who...

GV Summit Delhi '06 Session Four: Tools and Technology

The room is alive with post-coffee buzz, as this session, led by Salam Adil and Preetam Rai, tries to get under the skin of the tools and technology that would...

The Saudis are Still Talking

In this week's roundup: Human Rights Watch's recent visit to Saudi Arabia, a recent poll showing Saudi Arabia to be the fifth least corrupt country in the world, Turki Al-Faisal's...

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