Vlog (Xeni): Tunisian vloggers pwn us at the art of political remixes / Ethan Zuckerman

Today on Boing Boing tv, a conversation with Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices, about videoblogging culture in the North African nation of Tunisia.

Despite intense restrictions on freedom of speech there, and extreme risks for critics of the political status quo, bloggers there are finding innovative uses for video online, as a method of cultural commentary and activism. Using tools like Tor and SipPhone to ensure anonymity, they have proven themselves to be several steps ahead of their US counterparts -- as evidenced by a story Zuckerman shares about an Apple ad remix.

Sites and organizations referenced in or related to this BBtv episode include:

* advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org
* Reporters Without Borders
* Committee for the Protection of Journalists

* Amnesty International.

Related previous Boing Boing posts:

  • Tunisia jails, reportedly tortures popular blogger and online journo
  • Liveblogging WSIS in Tunisia, continued.
  • Liveblogging WSIS in Tunisia, continued.
  • Report: Journalists, others at WSIS attacked by authorities
  • BoB award noms for world "freedom of expression" blogs
  • About Xeni Jardin

    Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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    2 Responses to Vlog (Xeni): Tunisian vloggers pwn us at the art of political remixes / Ethan Zuckerman

    1. Joel Johnson says:

      Ethan is a nice chap. He happens to be one of the best livebloggers I know. I thought I was good, but he put me to shame at PopTech.

    2. djam says:

      I never knew Tunisia’s government was a dictatorship, its never in the news!

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