Reporting is a crime

The Cairo-based Arabic Network for Human Rights Information reports on yet another example of apartheid Israel: The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information “ANHRI.Net”condemns the detention of Palestinian Journalist Mohammad Omer Mughir by Israeli Occupation Forces. Muhammad was detained, assaulted and interrogated on June 27th upon his return to Gaza after receiving the 2008 Martha…

The American way of life

I’ve met countless bloggers and writers from around the world at the Global Voices Citizen Summit 2008 in Budapest. One, Kristen Taylor, works at the Miami-based Knight Foundation, a sponsor of the event. Her blog post, Rock and Roll Dreams Come True, features a beautiful photo essay about a particular American phenomenon.

Fighting the bastards

A blog post and news article from The Economist about the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008 in Budapest. Around 200 people from every corner of the globe have gathered here in Hungary. I’ll be writing much more over the coming days and weeks about the event, but it’s been fascinating to discuss online censorship…

Israel’s Orwellian love of peace

Since it went into effect last week, at least eight violations of the new ceasefire agreement with Hamas and the Palestinian factions have been recorded, a UN source told Ynet on Thursday. According to the source, seven violations were committed by the IDF, while the Palestinians are responsible for just one.

Towards a total human rights outlook

I gave the following speech at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008 in Budapest today: NGO’s and on-the ground activists: Defending the Voices How can NGOs seeking to advance freedom of expression most effectively work with on-the-ground free speech activists to combat censorship? As a journalist, author and blogger living in Sydney, Australia, the…