· July, 2007

Stories about Digital Activism from July, 2007

Malaysia: Candlelight Vigil

  16 July 2007

Oon Yeoh has pictures from the candle light vigil that was organized in support of blogger Nathaniel Tan. Nathaniel was detained by police last Friday.

Iran:Three Iranian Scholars will “confess”

Kamangir reports that The Islamic Republic television has just aired short pieces of a program titled “In the name of democracy”. The program features “confessions” made by three Iranian academics and scholars about their anti Islamic Republic activities: Haleh Esfandiari, Kian Tajbakhsh and Ramin Jahanbegloo.Esfandiari and Tajbakhsh are still in...

Hong Kong: Signature Campaign Against Flickr Filtering

  16 July 2007

HKxforce launched a signature campaign against flickr filtering policy in Hong Kong. The petition demands Yahoo! to adjust the filtering policy in Hong Kong so that adult users are free to choose and view “unsafe” content. It also demands more transparency in categorizing the content, let the users know the...

A glimpse into the heart of Iranian society

Christian Alexander is an American blogger who has written his BA thesis on Iranian blogs. Here, he shares with us his his opinion on Iranian blogs. He is also a contributor to Sounds Iranian blog where people who do research on Iranian blogs and exchange their ideas. Q: Can you...

Serbia's One and Only Science Blog: Help Save It!

Blogs would have been a great medium for interaction, publishing, communication and collaboration in science, a good place for showcasing Serbian scientific achievement, which has been in the shade lately, after years of sanctions, war and political disturbances. There is only one institutional science blog in Serbia, however - and it looks like it may soon disappear altogether. Please get involved and help save it!

Haiti: Unmasked

  13 July 2007

gmtPlus9 (-15) links to a project called Kids With Cameras, which has given Haitian children in indentured servitude the power to tell their own stories.

Iran:A survey done by Terror Free Tomorrow

Kamangir reports according to the recent survey done by Terror Free Tomorrow , developing nuclear weapons was seen as a very important priority for the Iranian government by only 29% of Iranians. By contrast, 88% of Iranians considered improving the Iranian economy as a very important priority for their government.

Cuba: Blogging for Cuban Liberty

  12 July 2007

Uncommon Sense is proud to be part of Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty and hopes that the campaign will influence The Police to speak out for the cause of political prisoners in Cuba: “But I am not sure whether it really matters if we do. Already, success is ours —...

Japan: Internet regulation up for debate, but nobody is debating

  12 July 2007

While nobody was watching, an interim report drafted by a study group under the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has set down guidelines for regulation of the Internet in Japan which, according to one blogger, would extend as far as personal blogs and homepages. In the report, this...

Barbados: Victims’ Rights

  11 July 2007

On hearing news that the sentences for certain criminals that have been deemed “unconstitutional”, What crazy looks like wonders who is campaigning for victims’ rights?

Hong Kong: Interview with Zoula

  10 July 2007

The English version of the interview with Zoula (the so-called first blogger journalist in China) concerning his idea about citizen reporting, his observation of the 10th anniversary of reunification in Hong Kong has been posted at interlocals.net.

Kurdistance: The State of Kurdish Activism

Some may be surprised to hear that coverage of the Kurdish blogosphere has been appearing on Global Voices for longer than coverage of the Turkish blogospheres. Whereas the Turkish blogosphere has been expanding, the Kurdish blogosphere (at least the English language end) is slowly disappearing. Today's article will focus on the current state of Kurdish activism (as blogging can be considered as a primary element of that) and a new initiative that is designed to help extend the Kurdish voice.

Russia: Photos of Beslan Terrorists

A Step At A Time links to a Russian newspaper article with photos of those who, according to the official inquiry, carried out the school siege in Beslan in 2004: “The paper wonders why the official inquiry made no use of these photos, basing its evidence instead on pictures of...

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