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[:en]Free Blogger Ali Abdulemam[:]

[:en]Free Blogger Ali Abdulemam[:]

[:en] (Original article From Global Voices Advocacy) Ali Abdulemam, a leading Bahraini blogger and Global Voices Advocacy author, was arrested earlier today by the Bahraini authorities for allegedly spreading “false news” on BahrainOnline.org portal, one of the most popular pro-democracy outlets in Bahrain, amidst the worst sectarian crackdown by the government in years, and accusations of a supposed “terror network” involving several political and human rights activists. The BahrainOnline portal is censored in Bahrain. He sent an email earlier today…

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[:en]Mentoring for Global Change: new tools for education[:]

[:en]Mentoring for Global Change: new tools for education[:]

[:en]On last July, I got an email from Solana Larsen of GlobalVoicesOnline announcing a collaboration with a Danish Aid Organization: she was asking for someone interested to mentor a Danish or African blogging student participating on a course about using socialmedia for activism. The course is started on 7th, September and the mentor team is composed by 30 bloggers from all around the world from the GlobalVoice Community: now we are trying to get in touch and starting a conversation…

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[:en]Global Voices Book Challenge[:]

[:en]Global Voices Book Challenge[:]

[:en] April 23 is UNESCO World Book Day – and just because the Global Voices team loves blogs, doesn’t mean we have forgotten other forms of the written word! In fact, because we think reading literature is such an enjoyable way to learn about another culture, we have a fun challenge for all Global Voices contributors and readers, and bloggers everywhere. The Global Voices Book Challenge is as follows: Read a book during the next month from a country whose…

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[:en]Let’s support Global Voices Advocacy! [:]

[:en]Let’s support Global Voices Advocacy! [:]

[:en] Do you know Global Voices Online Advocacy? It’s one of the non profit projects affiliated to GlobalVoices Online, devote to sustain freedom of speech against censorship around the world. You can also follow them through Twitter – Advox. Global Voices Advocacy keeps track of online censorship worldwide in daily posts, and maintains a map of web 2.0 censorship. There are also guides like Anoymous Blogging with WordPress & Tor or Blogging for a Cause that many bloggers appreciate. As…

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[:en]GlobalVoicesOnline – Italy: In Defense of the “Right to die”[:]

[:en]GlobalVoicesOnline – Italy: In Defense of the “Right to die”[:]

[:en] This post was written by Bernardo Parrella and co-authored by me. UPDATE: Eluana Englaro died few hours after this post was written. A legal battle over a young woman’s ‘right to die’ after 17 years in a coma has spurred both vast online commentary and activism in Italy. Mostly in defense of “Eluana Englaro’s choice”, Italian netizens have signed petitions, organized protests, and made YouTube videos of their own ‘living will’ testimonies, in defiance of both prime minister Silvio…

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[:en]Al Jazeera Creative Commons Repository[:]

[:en]Al Jazeera Creative Commons Repository[:]

[:en] From the press release: Al Jazeera will release its exclusive Arabic and English coverage produced by the Network’s correspondents and crews in the Gaza Strip online at http://cc.aljazeera.net . The ongoing war and crisis in Gaza, together with the scarcity of news footage available, make the repository a key resource for anyone producing content on the current situation. This the first time that video footage produced by a news broadcaster is released under the ‘Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution’ license…

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[:en]From Italy to Palestine: Vittorio Arrigoni writes from Gaza[:]

[:en]From Italy to Palestine: Vittorio Arrigoni writes from Gaza[:]

[:en] Just published on GlobalVoicesOnline an interview to Vittorio Arrigoni. Please have a look at the article. Vittorio Arrigoni is an Italian human rights activist who is currently in Gaza, one of a number of activists who arrived with the Free Gaza movement. Vittorio (Vik) blogs at Guerrilla Radio [it], and also writes for the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto. His posts vividly describe what the people of Gaza are experiencing right now. In one, a doctor describes the effects of…

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