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· March, 2007

Stories about Digital Activism from March, 2007

Taiwan: IMC Archeology and Memory

Gabriele Hadl and Sun-quan Huang has written a brief history of Taiwan IMC (2003-05) and tried to account for its failure. – from interlocals.net

Palestine: US Spying on Arab Blogs

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah believes that the US is spying on Arab blogs. “We are now officially tracked, monitored and harassed by a special team from the U.S. State Department...

Palestine: Blog Aggregator Back

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah announces the return of the Palestinian blog aggregator to life – after the performance of a major life-saving procedure!

China: Nation's first citizen reporter?

Meet Zola Zhou, independent citizen reporter, blogging live from the nailhouse. But is Zola really China's first citizen reporter? Big-name bloggers like Herock, Doubleleaf and Zhan Bin say he is....

Russia: Nashi Site Blocked

Strangely, no one from outside Russia can access the site of the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi, reports Sean's Russia Blog.

China: blogger's report on nail house

A young blogger Zola travelled to Chongqing to report on the “Nail House” issue (zh) and came up with a series of report (already 4 posts). His trip was sponsored...

Arabisc: In Keeping with Fashion, Algerian Blogger Sued

An Algerian official has today filed a case against blogger Abdulsalam Baroudi, accusing him of libel for an article he posted on his blog. This will be the first time...

Global Voices in Moscow

On March 21, Moscow hosted its First International Conference on Blogs, Media and Citizen Journalism. I was happy to represent both Global Voices and neweurasia at the meeting. The conference...

Kuwait: Paper Accused of Plagiarism

Kuwait-based blogger Cyber Rowdy accuses a Kuwaiti newspaper of plagiarism. He says the local daily published a photograph from another blogger's flickr account without permission.

Egypt: Blogger Assaulted

Egyptian blogger Hossam El Hamalawy reports a bizarre incident during the hearing of a case lodged by a judge to block 21 blogs and websites that “harm Egypt’s national interests...

Egypt: Citizen Journalism Talk

Egyptian blogger Hossam Al Hamalawy will give two talks – one on citizen journalism – at the 5th Cairo Anti War Conference and 3rd Cairo Social Forum being held later...

The Israeli Blogs-Looking for an Advocate

Hello Everyone! Today I am guest authoring for the Israeli blogs…a section of the Middle East that doesn't get covered very much here at Global Voices. It isn't because we...

Egypt Hacked on Wikipedia

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia draws attention to some foul play on Egypt's entry on Wikipedia. “I don't know who did (it) but this is rudeness,” she writes.

Egypt: Arrested Activists and Bloggers Released in the Desert

Bloggers Roam the Desert Egypt today released bloggers and other activists arrested in an anti-Mubarak rally in Cairo held the previous day in the desert, according to bloggers. Blogger and...

Egypt: Free Kareem Rallies and What Kareem Wrote

A call has gone out for a second round of worldwide rallies to pressure the Egyptian government to free detained blogger Abdulkareem Nabeel Sulaiman, a 22-year-old former Al Azhar University...

Egypt: Bloggers Among Egyptian Demo Detainees

It is happening all over again..and may recur in a bigger way tomorrow (Monday March 26) as more Egyptians are threatening to take to the streets in protest against proposed...

Syrian Blogsphere on Culture: Old Damascus Campaign, Norouz Day and “Tleebeh”

In this past week, most of the Syrian blogsphere was busy sponsoring yet another campaign in favor of saving what's left of the world's oldest continuously inhabited city, Damascus. The...

Kuwait: Are Bloggers Such a Threat?

This was the question posed by a Kuwaiti blogger following the sudden axing of a popular television programme The Diwaniya, which was aired on government-run Kuwait Television Channel One (Arabic)....

Egypt: Anti-Mubarak Rally in Cairo

Egyptian blogger Hossam el-Hamalawy says an anti-Mubarak rally will be staged in Cairo Egypt on Sunday (March 26). This follows announcements of protests in Washington DC, US, and London, UK,...

Egypt: Pressure on to Release Sulaiman

Pressure is mounting on Egypt to release jailed blogger Abdulkareem Nabeel Sulaiman. The latest pressure tactics are an op-ed article in the New York Post and a call to US...

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