VOAvideo on Mar 24, 2011 - Fashion design is very competitive, especially if you are a young designer. But passion and a relentless drive can overcome a lot of obstacles. Those qualities have made Iranian bikini designer Tala Raassi a success -- two pieces of cloth at a time. Tala Hadavi reports.
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Yesterday, 12 March was the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. Launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2008, the initiative is intended to promote the idea of Internet without restrictions and accessible to everyone.
Recently Reporters Without Borders have published a list of countries, that are considered to be The Enemies of the Internet. The list includes 10 countries: Burma, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. The Internet censorship and persecution of bloggers is usual in these countries. There is also alist of Countries (16 including Malaysia) Under Surveillance where freedom of expression online is under risk and there are some attempts of the governments to control the Internet.
Thus, the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship initiative is an attempt to attract attention of civil society to limitation of the freedom of speech in online media.
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VOAvideo on Mar 8, 2011 - Popular social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, were instrumental in organizing the non-violent protests that led to the resignation last month of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Some people in Egypt and other parts of the world have also been using other media for ideas on how to remove a dictator. A Washington D.C. company produces documentaries, video games on civil disobedience, non-violent tactics for political change.