Tagged: World

Brazilian student fined for online abuse on Orkut 1

Brazilian student fined for online abuse on Orkut

This is a guest post by Gitta Wilén, Scriptwriter for interactive Media at Houdini web agency. A college student in Brazil has been condemned to pay 3 500 reails (about 1 700 US dollars)...

Verdens Gang: Online edition larger than the paper 1

Verdens Gang: Online edition larger than the paper

More people now read the Norwegian daily Verdens Gang on the net than read the paper edition, according to TNS Gallup. – It’s a milestone, says VG Nett editor Torry Pedersen to in an...

OhMyNews goes 2.0 1

OhMyNews goes 2.0

Next month the ground-breaking South Korean citizen media site OhMyNews will relaunch as “OhMyNews 2.0”. The new site’s aspiration is to attract 100 000 volunteering contributors (today: 43 000) within the next three years,...

Twittervision – see the world twitter 2

Twittervision – see the world twitter

A lot of Twitter mashups have popped up lately. The latest that I’ve tried out is Twittervision, a live world view where twits show in real time. It’s rather addictive watching people’s actions described...

Citizen journalists banned from video reporting of violence in France 2

Citizen journalists banned from video reporting of violence in France

In France, neither filming nor broadcasting violent content is allowed for anyone else than professional journalists. This is the result of a law that’s recently been approved by the French Constitutional Council, writes InfoWorld....

Brazil's no. 1 online newspaper – and its bloggers | Guest post by Birgitta Wilén 3

Brazil's no. 1 online newspaper – and its bloggers | Guest post by Birgitta Wilén

Birgitta Wilén visits Folha Online in São Paulo, finds out about how they work with blogs, and ends up eating and talking about great food. I enjoyed reading Birgitta’s story and invited her to...

Baiduer launches English language version of blog 1

Baiduer launches English language version of blog

Baiduer, a blog focused on immensely popular Chinese search engine Baidu, is now available in English. Since December, Baidu also has a blog search engine, so Baiduer could potentially become a good source for...

"20 million editors" became 400 1

"20 million editors" became 400

Netzeitung, an online newspaper in Germany, started its citizen journalsim project “The Readers Edition” in June 2006. When announcing the project, they called out for “20 million editors”. What they got was around 400...

"Gatekeeping is over" – new wiki enables anonymous leaks 2

"Gatekeeping is over" – new wiki enables anonymous leaks

A new wiki is being set up by Chinese dissidents in collaboration with mathematicians and startup company technologists, from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa. WikiLeaks will become “an uncensorable version of...

Mashups as a journalistic – and political – tool: Tunisia example 0

Mashups as a journalistic – and political – tool: Tunisia example

The Tunisian Prison map is a great example of how you can use mashups as a base for journalism or political lobbying. Based on a google map, Sami Ben Gharbia has pinpointed Tunisian prisons...

The Lebanese ambulance attack and trust in citizen – and established – media 5

The Lebanese ambulance attack and trust in citizen – and established – media

In August, a friend pointed me to the Red Cross Ambulance Incident fraud report at Zombietime. Today I read Ethan Zuckerman‘s recent post about the story. In short, two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances were...

20 million bloggers in China 0

20 million bloggers in China

The Chinese blogosphere is growing. A recent report states that there were 19.87 bloggers in China on Nov. 6, an increase by 24 percent in a year. Every blogger has 2,6 blogs on average,...