Friday, May 20, 2005


Excerpt from a post at Committee to Protect Bloggers Thursday, May 19, 2005:
The CPB is asking bloggers and other concerned people to observe next Thursday, May 26 as a Media Fast for Mojtaba.

Mojtaba Saminejad, a blogger from Iran, has declared a hunger strike. He is being held at Tehran’s Gohar Dashat prison, which has a reputation for mistreatment of detainees. He is being held in the general population, the overwhelming majority of which are common criminals.

Mojtaba was arrested for reporting the earlier arrest of three of his fellow Iranian bloggers. (Iran has arrested over 20 bloggers over the last year.) Iranian bloggers who have been released have reported being the victims of torture.

Read full story at Committee to Protect Bloggers: MEDIA FAST FOR MOJTABA.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC RADIO IN THE AGE OF PODCASTING: Anybody can create their own public radio online

Note Rebecca MacKinnon's post linking to a live webcast from Harvard's Berkman Center today, May 17, 2005.

Jake Shapiro of the Public Radio Exchange will talk about the future of public radio in the age of podcasting, which enables anybody to create their own public radio online.

This is history in the making. Keep it for your archives.


Monday, May 16, 2005

Open Source. It'll be a radio show. May 30, 2005

Here is a don't miss, must-do: listen to Open Source's pilot on podcasting and bloggers without borders. Hear phone interviews and discussions with Rebecca and Ethan of Global Voices, and several other bloggers, hosted by smooth (and thankfully not-so-fast) talking American Christopher Lydon at Harvad's Berkman.

Historic stuff. Keep it for your archives.

See Ethan's follow-up post "On hold with Chris Lydon".

Note also Geo-Community. Click on the map to zoom in. You can add your own comments, stories, or photos at any location.


Thursday, May 12, 2005

Europeans warn Iran not to resume nuclear work

My post at Sudan Watch May 2, 2005 titled EU's Solana to start dialogue with US on China - CIA supports genocide in Sudan? was linked to today within the comments at a post by Little Green Footballs, and caused a spike in the traffic at Sudan Watch.

Here is a copy of LGF post Thursday, May 12, 2005:

European Union Springs into Action

The European Union has broken out their most feared weapon to threaten Iran - the dreaded toughly worded letter: Europeans warn Iran not to resume nuclear work (Hat tip: Ethel.)

VIENNA (Reuters) - France, Britain and Germany have warned Iran they will break off talks and join Washington in seeking U.N. Security Council action if Tehran makes good on its threats to resume atomic work, EU officials said on Thursday.

The foreign ministers of the European Union’s three biggest powers sent a toughly worded letter to Hassan Rohani, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, warning that resuming potentially arms-related nuclear work “would bring the negotiating process to an end,” an EU diplomat quoted the letter as saying.

“The consequences could only be negative for Iran,” it said.

That’s telling ’em.