OneWebDay: A toast to the net

The internet is a wondrous anomaly, a technical and creative achievement grander than the Tower of Babel, an infinite tangle of knowledge, ideals, data, entertainment, beauty, trivia, terror, news, noise, hubris, despair. It’s a cultural blender, a mixmaster archive crammed with visions, twits and everyday things. Andrew NachisonAndrew Nachison is founder of We Media. He […]

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How about world press freedom EVERY day?

There’s a media and technology feeding frenzy in Washington. Failing U.S. newspapers are looking for a bailout from the government; nonprofits, telecoms and policy wonks are scrambling to have their say and get their piece of the economic stimulus action – a few billion dollars – to expand broadband networks AND create more content and […]

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Blogger dies in Iranian prison

A Facebook campaign has been launched to hold Iran responsible for the death of Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, a 29-year old Iranian blogger who died March 18 in an Iranian prison. In December, he was sentenced to two and half years in prison for insulting religious leaders and engaging in propaganda. More from Global Voices […]

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Pepper spray and arrests: Welcome to St. Paul

If you’re bored with the talking heads, check out the action on the streets of St. Paul. Police there conducted “a pre-emptive strike against disruptive protests” ahead of the Republican National Convention, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Liliana Segura writes for AlterNet that the raids targeted video activists. Which leads to at least one […]

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