As of April 16, Carleton University professor Dwayne Winseck will be writing a regular column on the media, telecom and Internet industries in Canada for the online edition of the Globe and Mail. The column will appear in the GlobeTech section every second Tuesday.
According to David Brewer, "It probably goes against the nature of news gatherers looking for a scoop, or investigative journalists working on an exclusive, but more and more journalists are sharing resources via the many free social media curation tools that exist." For more information, visit Media Helping Media (free resources and support): http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org/
"Among the most prevalent Western stereotypes about Muslim countries are those concerning Muslim women: doe-eyed, veiled and submissive, exotically silent, gauzy inhabitants of imagined harems, closeted behind rigid gender roles. So where were these women in Tunisia and Egypt?
In both countries, women protesters were nothing like the Western stereotype: They were front and centre, in news clips and on Facebook forums, and even in the leadership. In Cairo's Tahrir Square, women volunteers, some accompanied by children, worked steadily to support the protests - helping with security, communications and shelter. Many commentators credited the great numbers of women and children with the remarkable overall peacefulness of the protesters in the face of grave provocations."
Born in Cairo, Nawara Ahmed Fouad Negm is a journalist, activist and an Egyptian blogger. Her blog, Gabhet El-Tahyees El-Chaabeyya (the ‘popular front') links irony and bitterness. The goal of her blogs is to externalize the anger of the younger generation towards the oppressive conditions they live daily.
Follow her in arabic, on her blogs about the social movements in the Middle East.
All across Europe, from Brussels to the Balkans, a new generation of WikiLeaks-style websites is sprouting.Read more about them on the Reuters website.