Monday, February 27, 2012

Don't Take Communication, Freedom of Speech (or the Internet) For Granted!

via the Watershed Post ::: If you, or someone you know, will be in Delaware County tomorrow and need internet access for any reason, the Four County Library System is sending its CyberMobile your way, complete with internet access and a mobile library. CyberMobile will be making stops in Grand Gorge, Hobart, South Kortright, Davenport, East Meredith, Meridale and Treadwell tomorrow starting at 10 am.

The Peruvian Press Council reportedon a “Public Hearing: Access to Information and Transparency Forest,” accompanied by a training workshop on related issues in the town of Nueva Cajamarca, San Martin. Journalist and blogger Juan Carlos Lujan, who was one of the trainers, recounts [es] the problems faced due to slow internet signal in this area of ​​the Peruvian jungle. (And you curse your dial-up!)

Currently being debated in the Portuguese Parliament is a new bill (PL118) which proposes a tax on any equipment or software capable of recording, copying or storing analogue or digital content, in the name of author's rights. The online community has wasted no time in wading in on the debate, with the hashtag #PL118 duly trending on Twitter.

Bahraini netizens, backed by the international community, helped raise the voices of detained political activists on hunger strike, by making their plight a trending topic (#Hungry4BH) on Twitter. Mona Kareem reports on the efforts of activists online and on the ground in Bahrain.

Jin Ge from China Bubble Watch reports on how star micro-bloggers capitalize their social network by merging their influence with e-commerce.

Parastou Dokouhaki, an Iranian female jailed blogger was released on bail on Sunday. She was accused of collaboration with foreign based media.

Jamaica Woman Tongue feels the backlash “for daring to suggest that [the late radio talk show host Wilmot Perkins] had feet of clay.
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