· August, 2006

Stories about Digital Activism from August, 2006

China: Who could that be knocking on my door?

  13 August 2006

Links and headlines from two BBC Chinese stories found at the end of a post [zh] today from Blogbus blogger Boy70: The first mentions a China Eastern pilot who after flying from Shanghai to Los Angeles applied for asylum as a Falun Gong practitoner, and the second tells the story...

Lebanon: Call for Action!

A new blog called, Civilian Resistance in Lebanon – www.lebanonsolidarity.org has started a campaign for Lebanon; ‘An Open Country for Civil Resistance.’ The campaign is calling upon the local and international community to join a campaign of civil resistance to Israel's war against Lebanon and its people and declare Lebanon...

Hunger strike, a filtered journal & a banned NGO

Many Iranian bloggers are worried about Ahmad Batebi, activist student who is on hunger strike in prison for about ten days. Many compared his case to Akbar Mohammadi’s, another student activist who died in prison while he was on hunger strike. Several bloggers have written that Mohammadi is gone we...

Cambodia: Defining Modesty

  7 August 2006

After its absence for a decade, in this new millennium Cambodia sets to organize its first Miss Beauty competition. The nominated contestant will participate in next year’s Miss Universe contest. However, in an effort to preserve Cambodian culture, as suggested by the Ministry of Culture, swimsuit is not allowed, at...

Iran: Remember Mohammadi

FM Sokhan, writer & blogger has published Akbar Mohammadi's, activist student who died in prison recently, parents’ letter about the multiple signs of torture on their son's body. The blogger has changed his/her blog name into “we don't forget Akbar Mohammadi” for one week [Fa].

Working for the First Wi-Fi City in Chile

  7 August 2006

Salamanca (ES) is a city with a population of around 25,000. It is located in the fourth region, Coquimbo. The project is called “Salamanca: The first municipal XXI Century town”. As Atina Chile (ES) explains, this is a project that involves the municipality of Salmanca (ES) , the Pelambres Copper...

The week that was in Bahrain

After almost a month of continuous bombing, most of Bahrain's bloggers have strayed away from covering Lebanon and Palestine and turned their attention to home affairs – except for Sabbah, who continues to provide blanket coverage of the atrocities being committed against Arabs in the occupied territories. He even posts...

Middle-East War and Indonesian Blogger Divided Responses

  4 August 2006

Echoing the international media headlines on current conflicts in the Middle East between Israel-Lebanon and Israel-Palestine, Indonesian bloggers post similar topics with various comments and responses; pros and cons, supports and condemnation to either sides. Among Indonesian Muslims bloggers, condemnation towards Israeli atrocities against civilians people in Lebanon almost pouring...

Chile: No Cell Phone Day

  3 August 2006

FayerWayer is asking all readers to turn off their cell phones on September 27th (ES) to protest the poor quality of service providers.

Information Access in Russia; Hospice Work in Ukraine

  2 August 2006

Marina Litvinovich – LJ user abstract2001 and founder of PravdaBeslana.ru (Truth Of Beslan, a site that contains transcripts of Beslan-related trials as well as other information on the tragedy) – notes that it's significantly harder to ensure free access to information in Russia than it is in the United States...

Myanmar: Why I blog?

  1 August 2006

Dathana in Myanmar gives a background of the political situation in the country and tells us why he blogs. “So, who am I? I'm just a blogger. I write what I believe. I write what I should highlight to create awareness. I cannot stay without speaking out when I see...

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