Posts tagged “Civil Society”
What began as protests over rising fuel prices has become an international effort by citizen journalists to disseminate information about the protests in Burma. While the internet blackout in Burma has caused delays in the dissemination of information, it has not prevented activists from communicating the events unfolding in the region.
Anonymous online postings are to be banned by a city in China, after residents mounted a successful internet campaign against proposals for a huge chemicals factory. Internet users will have to provide their real names, backed up by data from their identity cards, when posting messages on more than 100,000 websites registered in Xiamen. Authorities… Read more »
In the strictly controlled media world of communist China, “citizen journalism” is beating a way through censorship, breaking taboos and offering a pressure valve for social tensions. In one striking example this month, the Internet was largely responsible for breaking open a slave scandal in two Chinese provinces that some local authorities had been complicit… Read more »
Job Description Summary The Action Alert Network Coordinator works with other Coordinators to: Edit, prepare and file action alerts, advisories, press releases, etc. from IFEX member material for timely distribution via e-mail and for posting on the IFEX website Regularly translate documents from French into English Attend to ongoing IFEX member correspondence in English and… Read more »