Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NetActive 24 May 2011

Twitter has been awash with tweets about Manal Al-Sharif, whom some have described as another Rosa Parks (the famous activist of the African American civil rights movement).

Rita Chemaly congratulates Lebanese women on recent progress toward gender equality in Lebanese law. Several laws have been modified to grant women more rights in the areas of income tax, inheritance, and social security. To read her post, Mabrouk! [congratulations], click here.

The Arab revolution has impacted the cinematic world. Filmmakers from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have just launched on their blog Maghreb du cinéma [fr], a suggestion box to reinvigorate the creation, production and distribution of their work. Their manifesto can be signed here [fr].

Every online search engine has to face the inevitable question: Can it top Google? But Mahesh Kukreja reveals a few sites which will help you unearth data from the past.

CAIR: Realistic homeland security drills are raaaaaacist - CAIR is beside itself over homeland security drills in Minneapolis that used actors playing jihadists who — Allah forbid! — looked like actual jihadists.

A travers le monde, des militants de l’ombre s’organisent pour diffuser les images clandestines des manifestations et de la répression en Syrie.

De Beyrouth à Stockholm, Vincent Jauvert, journaliste au « Nouvel Observateur » a rencontré ces activistes qui utilisent les technologies les plus modernes pour briser le silence.

Azerbaijan: Jon Snow and Amnesty International in Twitter Action

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Ahead of tonight's Amnesty International Media Awards 2011, the organisation has launched a Twitter photo campaign to call for the release of an imprisoned journalist and newspaper editor in Azerbaijan. With major British media names such as Jon Snow on board, pro-government supporters in Azerbaijan reacted negatively.

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  1. CAIR complaining about "anti-Muslim" racism has absolutely no credibility. I don't have a link to it handy but I read a news article not long ago that stated that CAIR's main financial backer is a known terrorist group! Said terrorist group is reportedly based in Pakistan, if I remember right.

    It was their complaints that got the invasive airport screening applied to everyone rather than just the people who actually looked suspicious. It's like we're letting the terrorists run our security programs. And now they want Muslim women to be allowed to go through screening only being patted down on the head and neck? If that's allowed guess where the next bomb is going to be?

    As I understand it the underwear bomber was either walked through security without being screened or put through a backscatter scanner that didn't detect the explosives he had on him. Either way it's completely insane. I don't get why domestic flights are being screened anyway, if I remember right all the terrorists that have been caught have been on incoming international flights.

    I saw Freedom Riders on PBS (I think you mentioned it above), personally I think the American flying public needs to do something like that for air travel. Our rights are being trampled and the TSA just doesn't seem to care.


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