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My master thesis is about the Iranian Internet. After months of research I designed this Infographic which contains six content panels. It starts with general informations about the Internet usage (1), goes on with the idea of a “Halal” or “national” Internet (2), shows two ways of how the Iranian user escapes the “Halal” Internet (3), a little part of the iranian Blogosphere showing what kind of blogs get filtered (4), going on with the sophisticated cyber repression (5) which is initiated by the paradox system of government (6).

Maral Pourkazemi | The Iranian Internet – really interesting infographic of the so-called “Halal internet”.
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My master thesis is about the Iranian Internet. After months of research I designed this Infographic which contains six content panels. It starts with general informations about the Internet usage (1), goes on with the idea of a “Halal” or “national” Internet (2), shows two ways of how the Iranian user escapes the “Halal” Internet (3), a little part of the iranian Blogosphere showing what kind of blogs get filtered (4), going on with the sophisticated cyber repression (5) which is initiated by the paradox system of government (6).

Maral Pourkazemi | The Iranian Internet – really interesting infographic of the so-called “Halal internet”.

[Originally published here on the WITNESS Hub Blog.]

The Al Jazeera English show The Listening Post has just rolled a brilliant animation over its closing credits.  Put together by 4 students at the Vancouver Film School, it’s called “Iran: A Nation of Bloggers”, and it’s got pace, energy and style (not unlike Avaaz’s “Clash of Civilisations” piece from last year), as well as weaving in a range of topics quite neatly, in 100 seconds (not including the credits…):

Any other great examples of human rights-focused animations out there? Post them in the comments!

 

[Originally published here as part of WITNESS’s collaboration with Global Voices Online]

It has been a bumper few weeks on GV for human rights video, so let’s get straight into it…

Bandh of brothers… [via Neha]

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvRLmupsVts]

This footage, filmed by Dinesh Wagle, of United We Blog!, shows motorcycle riders being turned backed by members of the National Federation of Nepal Transport Entrepreneurs in Kathmandu. The NFNTE had called a bandh (strike) prohibiting vehicles from running on the streets, after public buses were torched in an earlier protest during the instability in Terai.

I’d love to know what’s actually said in the exchange between the two sides – any offers to post a transcript or to subtitle via dotsub or elsewhere?

Wagle offers a worrying perspective on the unpredictability of life in Nepal at the moment:

“[…] it’s indeed hard to predict the political and other developments in today’s Nepal. The trend of creating anarchy and take advantage of such situation has increased over the past several months. There is a kind of planned competition to exploit the situation. You never know what’s going to happen when. Anyone can call a Nepal banda any time. General public has to face the difficulties caused by such prompt and unnecessary decisions. Public have always become the victim of such bandas in the past. What can they do other than quietly suffer?”

FarsiTube, Alexander Litvinenko, strikes in Lebanon, maids protesting at the beach in Peru, vlogging from UAE, and clashes in Bolivia after the jump…

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