Saturday, August 09, 2008

8808: More China Than You Ever Imagined

Watching the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics Friday Morning on CBC from Montreal was nice, but the event was truly spectacular Friday night on my HiDefTV. We turned down all the lights, cranked up the Dolby 5.1 system, and watched... you could feel the excitement cutting thru the air. 5,000 years of culture and history. The displays, performances and the march of the nations all truly spectacular! The Chinese have much to be proud of!
With support from Reuters, Global Voices is covering citizen media reactions to the Olympics from citizens in China and around the world on a special coverage page and in an Olympics Twitter feed.

RSS feed:
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Twitter tweets:
gvoolympics: in French at Global Voices in French and on the French website, Rue89.

Other resources:
OpenNet Initative has the latest on internet censorship and freedom of speech in China
Play the Game for Open Journalism: assistance and information for journalists covering the Beijing Olympics.

I also have a few
additional Olympic links within an earlier post.
On a whim (wishing I was there in Beijing) I took a few TV screen snapshots with my Kyocera Lingo mobile phone. They came out what I guess you could call "digitally surreal" and I've posted two of them here for you.

The wonderful thing about watching the march: the announcers would give a short history of the country and it's location while population data and the number of athletes it sent to the games was displayed onscreen. I marvelled at the diversity. What a world! Too bad we cannot find peace.

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  1. Merci pour le lien vers Global Voices en français et le Twitter Olympics traduit en français! Claire U

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