Monday, January 30, 2012

Around The Blogosphere 30 Jan 2012

South Africa: Students Organisation Anti-Racism Poster Causes a Stir

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The Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (DASO) recently released a controversial poster as part of their anti-racism campaign. The "In OUR future, you wouldn't look twice" poster shows a naked mixed-race couple embracing. The poster has caused a huge stir on Facebook, Twitter and blogs and even generated viral spoof posters.

via ::: State of New York Subpoenas Twitter Over Occupy Wall Street Account

Adrianne Jeffries writes ::: The state of New York has ordered Twitter to come to court and bring the login information for the account of an Occupy Wall Street activist, Malcolm Harris, as well as tweets from September 15 to the end of the year. Mr. Harris, @destructuremal on Twitter, was tweeting from the front lines of the now infamous Brooklyn Bridge mass arrests, which is now the subject of a class action lawsuit brought by the Partnership for Civil Justice. [via PrivacySOS]

‘This! May Not Be! A Peaceful Protest!’: How to Occupy Nonviolently

Nathan Schneider, Op-Ed: “Occupy Oakland got rough on Saturday night, when an attempt to occupy a vacant convention center resulted in police using tear gas and other weapons, as well as, reportedly, protesters throwing rocks back at them. Some of the most widely-circulated photos depicted the burning of an American flag that had been removed from Oakland’s City Hall. On Sunday, other Occupy groups around the country took to the streets in solidarity marches. In New York, there were reports of potentially dangerous actions, including a bottle being thrown.”

Peru: Terrorism, Youth and Social Networks

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One of the strongest repercussions of the MOVADEF's decision to apply to register as a political party is the amount of young activists and supporters the group has attracted and how they are using social networks to spread their message.

A Facebook group called “Daaf and Paaf” (means hot persons) fell under control of Iran's cyber police. Iran's cyber policeannounced [fa] on the group's Facebook's wall that “the administrators of this group have confessed to promoting banality”. This group had an online competition for choosing hot Iranian men and women.

Pakistan: Moral Policing On A TV Show And The Consequence

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In a recent live show on a Pakistani news network its anchor and a group of middle aged women were seen scouring the parks of Karachi to hold accountable the couples dating without their guardians knowledge. Protests mounted on social media which led to the firing of the anchor and removal of the show from the network.

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