Tibet, Turkey, Lebanon

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C
hina suppresses dissident Tibetan poet’s weblogs:


The Independent
reports that the Chinese government has closed down the two weblogs of dissident Tibetan poet Woeser (also known as Oser and, in Chinese, Wei Se). They were shut down by the websites that hosted them – Tibetcul.net, a Tibetan cultural portal, and Daqi.com, a local blog platform – presumably on government orders amid a continuing wave of online censorship in China. More info on this can be found here on the Reporters Without Borders website. Two paras from their article:

“We are appalled by the closure of Woeser’s blogs and we call for them to be reopened,” the press freedom organisation said. “As her poetry is banned in China, these blogs were the only way she had left to express herself. Their disappearance shows how the Chinese authorities go out of their way to limit Tibetan culture to folklore for tourists.”

Reporters Without Borders added: “Political control of the Chinese Internet is becoming more and more strict. The Chinese search engines recently updated their word filters while chat forums have been closed on government orders. We again appeal to the Chinese authorities to respect freedom of expression, a right guaranteed under their constitution.”

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Duygu Asena, Turkey’s leading feminist journalist-writer died on Sunday after fighting a brain tumor for two years. More details here.

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INTRODUCTION
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DIARIES: LIVE FROM LEBANON
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SOUTH LEBANON: I STILL HAVE NO WORDS
Muzna Al-Masri writing from south Lebanon (2 August 2006)

THERE WAS A MASSACRE AT QANA
Rasha Salti writing from Beirut (2 August 2006)

I REFUSE TO SAY GOODBYE
Zena el-Khalil writing from Beirut (2 August 2006)

EVERY TIME I THINK THAT THINGS CAN’T GET WORSE, THEY DO
Zena el-Khalil writing from Beirut (1 August 2006)

FOUR-YEAR-OLD QANA SURVIVOR’S NIGHT BETWEEN THE DEAD
Hanady Salman writing from Beirut (31 July 2006)
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ELECTRONIC LEBANON: OPINION/EDITORIAL
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ARAB STATES MUST REPUDIATE TIES WITH ISRAEL NOW
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada (31 July 2006)

THE REASON THEY HATE US LIES BURIED IN QANA
Jonathan Cook, Electronic Lebanon (31 July 2006)

KATYUSHA ROCKETS DON’T DISCRIMINATE, BUT ISRAEL DOES
Vivian Tabar, Electronic Lebanon (31 July 2006)

ISRAEL MUST BE STOPPED

Jeff Handmaker and Avril McDonald
Electronic Lebanon (31 July 2006)
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ELECTRONIC LEBANON: HUMAN RIGHTS/DEVELOPMENT
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AIR STRIKES CAUSE POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS
Report, IRIN, 1 August 2006

CANCELLED CONVOYS HAMPER AID FOR STRANDED IN SOUTHERN LEBANON
Report, World Food Programme, 1 August 2006

“THE WORST THREE NIGHTS OF MY LIFE”
Report, IRIN, 1 August 2006

POVERTY, FEAR AND DEFIANCE KEEP SOUTHERNERS AT HOME
Report, IRIN, 1 August 2006

PHOTOSTORY: DEVASTATION AT QANA
Photostory, The Electronic Intifada, 1 August 2006
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1 Response

  1. François says:

    And from TruthOut:
    Israel military guilty of war crimes, according to Human Rights Watch.

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