Five Easy Steps to Becoming a Cyberactivist

Earlier this September, Mohammed Erraji, a Moroccan blogger, was arrested following the publication of an online article criticizing the King. As soon as he was detained, Digiactive started an online “Action Alert” campaign to free Mohammed. Various international organizations such as Reporters without Borders, Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and IFEX also issued […]

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Get Creative: Use Twitter with your Blog!

Dash through the Twitter/blogging experience. Armed with a phrase of 140 characters, you can use Twitter to the benefit of your blog. Because Twitter is a place to share almost anything, striking up a random conversation will help you make connections with your followers and thus, enhance networking.It takes a simple post to engage an […]

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A response from Google

So this weekend I wrote Google to ask why they don’t allow computer users in Syria to download Chrome. Here’s what they said: “In accordance with US export controls and economic sanctions regulations, we are unable to permit the download of Google Chrome in Syria.” This didn’t exactly answer all my questions. So I asked […]

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A to Z of Web 2.0 for Social Change: K

K for Kiva.org: From their Website: Kiva.org (www.kiva.org) is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to an entrepreneur in the developing world. Founded in 2005 by Matt and Jessica Flannery, Kiva.org’s mission is to connect people, through lending, to alleviate poverty. Kiva.org currently connects lenders in more than 70 countries […]

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