Stories from 26 July 2009
They call it an alternative to online video channels so that their videos don't have to compete for attention with short home-videos of birthdays, cats and lip synching to music. Two young Uruguayans decided to change the situation and created Cip, a website dedicated to showcasing the works of independent film-makers, so they can take their films out of their desk drawers and share them with a wider community.
On Saturday 25 July, 2009, Iranians and non-Iranians alike responded to the initiative United4Iran by taking part in an event to support the Iranian struggle for freedom and human rights. Coverage of these events included numerous citizen videos and photos. Hamburg/Germany: Washington/U.S. London/UK A protest outside the Islamic Republic's embassy in...
Auberginefleur at Japan Now & Then has compiled a handy list of Tokyo's firework events for 2009. suzurzan.ranran, cadm2, chris.jan have uploaded their photos of yesterday's Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival, one of Tokyo's biggest summer events.
Malaysia's Prime Minister celebrated his 100th day in office two weeks ago. But many of his constituents chose to mark the event by launching the “Where is democracy?” campaign. The 711whereisdemocracy blog was set-up encouraging Malaysian bloggers to support the internet protest.
Barn owls could be used in north Laos to reduce the number of rodents which are damaging the crops planted by farmers.
New Mandala observes that football teams in Myanmar have been recruiting players from other countries.
Gavin G from Brunei posted pictures of the 2009 Britain Brunei Running Festival.
Anakbrunei posted pictures of the Worldwide Photowalk event in Brunei.
Mahaguru58 from Malaysia shares his life experience after being legally separated from his wife and kids.
Shehzaad Shams at Bangladesh Corporate Blog comments that: “from my work experience I have realized that we like exchanging business cards in pretty much every business situations in Bangladesh.”
At least three journalists in the Maldives have been subjected to either physical or verbal abuse and psychological intimidation within a span of the last 10 days. The recent cases of intimidation and abuse against journalists by various groups in the society indicate that journalists are still at risk in Maldives.
Several Iranians took part in a demonstration in Dubai on Saturday July 25, to support Iranians in their struggle for democracy. According to Saharlar, the police dispersed the rally after 30 minutes and confiscated even green ballons. Watch the photos here.
The Chinese Ministry of Health recently announced that electroshock treatment for "internet addiction" should be suspended. The controversial electroshock therapies have recently been used by some Chinese clinics to cure symptoms of "addiction" to the internet in young people.
This past week I was able to catch up with Global Voices author Sara Moreira at the International School for Digital Transformation in Porto, Portugal. Sara arrived to the program after spending several weeks in Dili, East Timor, the country whose blogosphere she dutifully covers on Global Voices.