Stories from 29 May 2009
Video Interview With Gaurav Mishra About Digital Activism and Social Media in India
In this video I interviewed, Gaurav Mishra, our colleague at Global Voices and the 2008-09 Yahoo! Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology, and Global Internet at Georgetown University, about the role of social media and digital activism in India. From the right-wing Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena's Orkut Campaign to the more liberal Pink Chaddi Facebook Campaign, Gaurav explores in this interview how problems of religious conflicts are being reflected online, in a country where caste, class and religious divides remain very strong despite the secular nature of the state.
Iran: Fararu site and Twitter are accessible again
Iranian news sites reported that Twitter and Iranian Fararu news site are accessible again.