The Blog — Citizen Media
Last week, Google launched its month-long "Arabic Web Days" campaign to enhance Arabic language content on the Internet and engage new Arabic-speaking audiences.
An Iranian blogger known by the pseudonym, Vakil al-Raoaya, has a new post titled, “The First Post After Filtering.” Al-Raoaya’s blog had previously been targeted by filters, which the Iranian government frequently uses to block public access to websites that express criticism toward the regime.
Breaking news story? Why not put a call in for a robotic helicopter to be the public’s eye in the sky? For that reason there’s a lot to love about these images filmed by an amateur aerial drone hovering over a riot in the Polish capital Warsaw.
Wael Abbas used his blog and online video to build public awareness aourd the repressive climate in Egypt under Hosni Mubarak's rule.
First there was the train crash, then a clumsy attempt at a cover-up, followed by an outpouring of grief and outrage on the internet. Now there’s an investigation and the search is on to find a scapegoat. The Wenzhou bullet train crash has shocked the Chinese public and rocked the Chinese government.
Like thousands of other youth in Egypt, Sarrah Abdel Rahman (@Sarrahsworld) attended her first political protest on January 25th. Now, she refuses to resume her normal life until greater reforms are made.
Sarrah is an example of a new crop of youth activists, trained by one another during the 18 days that led to the fall of Mubarak, that will continue to shape Egyptian politics. Whatever happens, the networks that developed during those 18 days will likely be one of the strongest legacies of the revolution.
Capturing scenes from the street, especially when there is an absence of journalists such as in Syria and Libya, is important for activists trying to get their stories out. But after you've shot your video on your cellphone or handheld camera- where do you put it?Robin Miller explains how to choose the right platform to host your online video for ReadWriteWeb
Image for the Sami Matar-produced song "#Jan25" feat. Omar Offendum, The Narcicyst, Ayah, Amir Sulaiman and Freeway Hip Hop’s Responses to the Arab Awakening
While social media has gotten much of the credit for galvanizing the uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a new radio documentary is paying respect to another influential medium in the region, one that has articulated the frustrations of the marginalized and incited the young to action - namely hip-hop music.
Brenda Zulu - Zambian journalist and blogger. Photo source: Brenda's blog. Zambia: Brenda Zulu Discusses the State of Zambian Blogosphere
The spotlight is on Brenda Zulu, a Zambian journalist and blogger. Brenda’s blog provides her reflections on information, communication and technology issues in Africa. Based in Lusaka, Zambia, Brenda has been blogging since 2004 and is one of Zambia’s seasoned blogger’s. Soneka Kamuhuza talked with Brenda about her life, her blogging origins and the state of Zambian blogosphere.