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Affichage des articles du septembre, 2010

Are bloggers a Threat to Governments ?

In recent years citizen journalism has flourished around the world.  Citizen  Journalism, which is sometimes labeled as  participatory, 'Guerilla', or 'Street' journalism  is springing up all over our TV's , newspapers, and especially the INTERNET. Indeed, the internet has been the biggest source of citizen journalism and has contributed to its huge rise in recent years. On the internet, citizen journalism is mainly  reflected by the huge number of blogs which were created during the past several years. Citizen journalism was started by people who have blogs  recording what they see daily, including news events. On their blogs, people are sharing videos, photographs, and are accompanying them with write-ups. 
  Later on,  traditional media started to rely and utilize bloggers and internauts ' informative pieces. In the beginning they were just sharing this information on their websites. Nevertheless, with the spread of this new trend, they have started to in…

Personal Note

I am here in front of my computer . I can neither continue my work nor sleep. I am just thinking of you , thinking of me , thinking of us. I am remembering every single moment we have spent together. I am remembering  every single moment we were forced to be separated  from each other . Well , I just remembered Mariah Carry 's song 'My All' lyrics :
I 'm thinking of you in my sleepless solitude tonight . If it's wrong to love you . Then my heart just won't    let me be right . Cause I 'm drowned in you. And I won't pull through . Without you by my side .
Well,  you are so far right now. Four hundred kilometers separate us. And ' I'd give my All to have just one more night with you ' . May be in three days , we will be forced to be separated for 22 months , for about 2 years. 
These thoughts are just torturing me ,  killing me ...

Douleur !!!

Cette semaine , j 'ai eu la chance, et je dis bien j 'ai eu la chance  de rencontrer l 'un des étudiants libérés , suite à une longue détention dans l 'affaire des étudiants de la Manouba . Cette rencontre m 'a permis d 'apprendre beaucoup de choses . On a beaucoup discuter. On a parlé de philosophie, de linguistique, de poésie, de littérature, de cinéma, de musique etc... On a  aussi parlé de la vie incarcérale . J 'ai découvert quelqu'un de très cultivé et intelligent. Je ne vous raconterai pas ma grande surprise en découvrant sa bibliothèque personnelle: Chomsky côtoie Marx, les poèmes de Mahmoud Darwish racontent les douleurs d 'un peuple, Hobbes explique sa théorie du contrat social et...  Mon hôte m 'a expliquée que ses livres étaient sa vie et qu'il tombait malade chaque fois qu'il perdait un livre.  
J'ai pris le livre Les Mots et les Choses de Foucault, et en le feuilletant je suis tombée sur le nom de son propriétaire et la …

كلّ عيد و نحن في غيبوبة

ستتصدّر بطاقات التهنئة بالعيد الصفحات الأولى للجرائد , ستتعدّد  عبارات الشكر و التمجيد و الاطراء و المناشدة و الترجي و المديح
سنفرح و نسعد و نحتفل سنأكل الحلويات و نشرب الأنخاب
ناسين أنّنا نرقص على جثثنا 
ناسين أنّنا نحتفل بنهايتنا
لقد نسينا أنّ السلاسل تكبّلنا نسينا و أنّ الظلم يحيط بنا و أنّ الألم صار خبزنا اليومي
نسينا أنّ الزنازين ملأى  بمن قمعوا و من ظلموا و مناتهموا زورا بما لم يقترفوه من جرم
نسينا أنّ شبابنا في السجون نسينا أنّ ضمير و انيس و عبد الوهاب و نبيل و غيرهم قابعين في الزنازين لو ما الجرم ال\ي اقترفوه الا| المطالبة بحق غيرهم في المأوى
نسينا أنّ شبابنا يلقي بنفسه في أعماق البحار بحفا عن لقمة يسدّ بها رمقه نسينا أنّ الفاهم بوكدّوس و حسن بن عبد الله  يحرمان من أحضان عائلتيهما و كل| ما فعلاه هو الكشف عن الحقيقة  نسينا أنّنا من أبسط حقوفنا محرومين
فكلّ عيد و نحن ناسون كلّ عيد و نحن في غيبوبة عن الحقيقة ساهون

Blogger = Criminal

In the developing countries , being a blogger has become synonymous of being a criminal.  Hardly does the sun rises without learning about the arrest of a blogger or online journalist . Examples are abundant Fatma Arabicca , Zouhair Makhlouf , Abdulsalam El Baroudi , etc 
The last in date case is that of Ali Abdulimam , A Bahraini blogger and a contributor for Global Voices Online. Indeed, Ali was arrested today by the Bahraini authorities. He was accused of spreading "false news" on BahrainOnline. portal. A website that is, "of course"  censored in Bahrain. 
I hope that Ali will be released soon . I also hope that he will be in a good health . To read more click here