أرشيفات التصنيف: في الإعلام

ملتقى المدونين العرب في الإعلام

Arab Bloggers: A Blessed Generation?

This post was originally published on Global Voices Advox.

“Your generation is blessed. Everybody has a phone now, internet is accessible everywhere, satellite TV is available in almost every home. What more do you need?”

This was thrown at me by a middle-aged Jordanian taxi driver who took me from the Amman airport to the Arab Bloggers Meeting last month. I was trying to share with him my frustration about the situation of freedom of expression in the Arab world.

Three years earlier, I may have agreed with the man’s comment. Today it seems to encapsulate almost all that is wrong with the way some of us still think about how technology can change things.

متابعة قراءة Arab Bloggers: A Blessed Generation?

Citizen Lab: Cyber Stewards at the Fourth Arab Bloggers Meeting in Jordan

This post was originally published by citizenlab.org.

From 20-23 January, activists and bloggers from across the Arab world gathered in Amman, Jordan for the Fourth Arab Bloggers Meeting. Organised by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Global Voices, the three-day private event was followed by a public forum with panel discussions, debates, and interviews on 23 January.
متابعة قراءة Citizen Lab: Cyber Stewards at the Fourth Arab Bloggers Meeting in Jordan

Encuentro de Blogueros Árabes: “Debemos dejar de pensar que la tecnología nos solucionará la vida” -

This post was first published on eldiario.es.

Sillas vacías en honor a los ausentes en el Encuentro de Blogueros Árabes (AB14). Fuente: página oficial de AB14
Sillas vacías en honor a los ausentes en el Encuentro de Blogueros Árabes (AB14). Fuente: página oficial de AB14

“Quienes viven en una sociedad occidental no son conscientes de la importancia de poder quejarse de los problemas que causa su Gobierno. Ese derecho no lo tenemos en nuestros países”. Así comenzaba la exposición de Walid Al-Saqaf, fundador de Yemen Portal, en el panel sobre censura y espionaje digital, dentro del Encuentro de Blogueros Árabes #AB14 celebrado en Ammán del 20 al 24 de enero. متابعة قراءة Encuentro de Blogueros Árabes: “Debemos dejar de pensar que la tecnología nos solucionará la vida” -