The Blog — Protest
Ignored by local media, arrested and beaten by police, hundreds of protestors in Bahrain stood their ground Friday in support of imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab.
As Egyptian opposition protestors marched in unprecedented numbers to the Presidential Palace, social media streams tracked the day's events.
Protest4 is an application that helps you connect with other protesters around the world and in the next street. It empowers anyone to create a protest and then invite others to join using social media. After joining you can communicate exclusively with other people who are following that protest, sharing text and publishing images on the same protest wall in real time.
We want to create a comprehensive library of all video documenting protests and violence agaisnt civilians in Syria. Check out what we already have, and send us what we are missing.
The Chavez government has fined the Venezuelan television station Globovison (the country's last remaining critical network) $2million for coverage of deadly prison riots in June and July. Venezuleans have turned to Twitter to support the station and the freedom of expression.
After months of peaceful protests against the Mauritanian government, violent scenes erupted into clashes with police, with at least one dead and several injuries reported, some of them critical. The dead and injured had to be transported to hospital over 100 kilometers away in Kaédi; the long journey increasing risk of death or medical emergencies. An escalation of events occurred after police opened fire on a protest by residents of Maghama, in the far south of the country, on Tuesday, 27 September. The people were protesting against the national identity procedures, until police aggression sparked the protest into a riot, with heavy damage to buildings reported.
Brazilian NGO uses creative protest tactics to symbolize the need to "Sweep Out" corruption in Brazil.
This morning we are following the livestream of Sifting Fact from Fiction: The Role of Social Media in Conflict featuring speakers such as Jillian C. York, Andy Carvin, Clay Shirky, Marc Lynch, and Alec Ross. Follow the conversation via the livestream or on Twitter: #USIPblogs. This event accompanies the release of a paper, "Blogs and Bullets: Social Media in Contentious Politics" which examines the role of social media in political movements.
In her article, "Auc Strike: And the flag Mania reaches to the New AUC Campus" @zeinobia provides excellent insight and overview to the events at the American University in Cairo this week where students and workers were on strike.
Students and staff at the American University in Cairo striked today and used FB, Twitter, and YouTube to report and debate on the days events.