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  • annak 6:57 pm on June 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bloggers, elections, local elections, online activism, social media,   

    Elections and social media 

    Although all my updates recently lead to my blog-posts on Global Voices, still better than nothing, right?

    So here comes another one, about how social media actually did amazing job covering local elections day on May 30.  Here’s the link http://bit.ly/dgBaS8

     
  • annak 4:15 am on March 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arveladze, bloggers, Code of Conduct for Broadcasters, , human rights, Imedi,   

    Imedi’s Requiem of Georgian Dream 

    Debates continue about what Imedi TV did on March 13th, and the Director of the channel doesn’t intend to resign or punish anyone as yet. We’ll still need to investigate who needed this experiment and what was the purpose. One is clear, the most trusted TV Channel logically arrived to the end of what it’s been doing for many months – but made it big this time.

    Thank you bloggers, who really care for media’s integrity and the public, you helped me write a post for Global Voices about Imedi’s violation of not only the Code of Conduct for Broadcasters, or professional ethics, but most importantly – violation of its people’s human rights.

     
    • ZAREMA 11:45 am on March 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks the author for article. The main thing do not forget about users, and continue in the same spirit.

    • Terrell Starr 10:37 am on April 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Indeed, journalism integrity is essential to the world. Without it, the world will be nothing more than the wild, wild west.

  • annak 11:08 pm on February 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bloggers, Chatroulette, fun, Rocko   

    Rocko’s experiment with Chatroulette 

    Chatroulette experiment by RockoI didn’t  dare, but Rocko did – experimented with Chatroulette and wrote a hilarious blog-post, giving statistics of one-hour experiment, where out of his 200 chat-partners 100 were looking for tits, 50 were masturbating, 48 were hi and swearing and 2 were expressing condolences “for that Olympics guy”.

    Here’s just one screen-shot, if you read Georgian, the blogpost is worth reading, if you don’t read Georgian, you definitely want to scroll down to find “Update” and check out more screenshots.

    And if you have no idea what Chatroulette is, read about it’s founder, 17-year-old Russian high-school student in NYT story.

     
  • annak 1:35 am on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: activists, , bloggers, , Freelandia, , , pressure, , ,   

    We Support Batumelebi 

    Parallel to opening of International movie Festival in Amirani cinema today, Batumelebi supporters gathered at the entrance were expressing support to Batumelebi newspaper. Media center, independent journalists, bloggers, journalism students, those who just knew them gathered to resist the Special Operations Department’s pressure over the newspaper. Freelandia gives report and photos from the protest, they will help you get the feeling of the protest.

     
  • annak 3:31 pm on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bloggers, coders, developers, GCJ, , nika jimsheleishvili   

    Nika on Google Code Jam 2009 

    Nika Jimsheleishvili was among the 25 finalists from all over the world to compete for Google Code Jam 2009’s Champion’s status on November 13th in Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Code.ge posted about it also saying that Nika won the 6th place. As another blogger, author of Developer’s Diaries notes, Nika also made it to semi-finals last year. Check out the scoreboards of coders who lost to last year’s Champion ACRush.

     
  • annak 6:09 pm on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: #eminadnan, Adnan Hajizade, Azeri, bloggers, Caucasus, Emin Milli, , Kosmoshow, , parvana Persiani, wbf2009   

    #EminAdnan 

    Baku’s one of the regional courts sentenced the bloggers Emin Milli to 2.5 years and Adnan Hajizade to 2 years of imprisonment on charge of hooliganism on November 11.
    If for many different reasons you haven’t heard of the whole story that was extensively covered by Global Voices, or if you wish to support, you could do it on the support blog.
    The court case#EminAdnan coincided with World blogging Forum, which made a statement of support for #EminAdnan.
    You could probably also support by spreading a word/tweets with #EminAdnan hashtag, re-posting, trascribing or translating in any known to you languages, appearances of Parvana Persiani, youth movement activist and campaigner for Azeri bloggers, who spoke at the WBF panel. She was on Kosmoshow day before the trial, was also interviewed by Global Voices’ Onnik Krikorian on the first and second day I believe.
    Although the trial was not the hottest topic for absolute majority of the Georgian social media contributors, still having couple bloggers (Dodka and Cyxymi) representing Georgia at the WBF2009, helped to interest few others in here.
    All day Dodka was tweeting from WBF about the case. Later Giga Paichadze aka Dv0rsky retweeted and posted about it also blaming Georgian media “that is fighting for freedom of expression and does not notice” such a big event next door, however some links in comments indicated that media has covered the trial and arrest of Azeri bloggers. One of the links came from Tazo, Freelandia author, who did one of the longest posts explaining background, current situation and also mentioning of some activist talking about protesting in front of Azerbaijan Embassy in Tbilisi. He published this story in Rezonance daily as well.

     
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