Last week, protests broke out in Basra and quickly spread across southern Iraq. On Saturday, the Iraqi government began intermittently shutting down the internet and reduced the connection speed across the country. #End_internet_shutdowns because they violate Iraqis’ rights to freedom of expression and puts them in great danger. للقراءة والمشاهدة باللغة العربية.
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Last week, the Syrian American Council (@sa_council | FB Page) hosted a Google Hangout with Syrian activists—inside and outside the country—who have been using the Internet for the revolution. A full description of the event is listed on the Social Media Week website, which provided the occasion for the event. During the hangout, most questions were […]
Egyptian-American VJ Um Amel (VJ Mother of Hope), one of the participants in last year’s Arab Techies Women meeting in Lebanon, made this video remix in support of a free Egypt to help spread the word. Please watch and repost or circulate! #JAN25 #video remix by @vj_um_amel (MUST WATCH 4 #EGYPT) from VJ Um Amel […]
For Lebanon’s parliamentary elections in June 2009, citizen media hadn’t quite achieved the critical mass it needed to mobilize. True, the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADE) mobilized more than 2,000 SMS-enabled monitors and Sharek961 implemented the first instance of the crowdsourced crisis-mapping application Ushahidi, but beyond these interventions and a handful of existing bloggers, […]