Comments on poem “Anti State” and website block of william gomes

* NL-Aid author William Gomes blocked by Bangladesh government because of a poem A poem is a means for creative expression, a common freedom of mankind. Blocking a site is a means of domination. Hans Sluijter, NL-Aid Very sorry to hear about the blocking of your site, surely an intolerable act. Very powerful words. Noam [...]

NL-Aid author William Gomes blocked by Bangladesh government because of a poem

William Gomes is one of NL-Aid’s authors (see Our Network), contributing to our content by writing articles about current human right issues. Like Amnesty International, he refers in his articles to authorities/governments about a certain issue and asks questions to them. The government of Bangladesh were campaigning for blocking his site and filed sedition [...]

The Chen Guangcheng Case: Hollywood’s Batman, China’s Legal Daredevil and the Rest

(John Givens, who joins the Center for Asian Democracy in August, guests for The Durian again, this time blogging on the Chen Guangcheng affair)In mid-December of 2011, Christian Bale, Hollywood’s Batman, made headlines when he accompanied by a CNN camera crew was rebuffed and chased by plain-clothes guards for attempting to visit the unlicensed lawyer, [...]

China’s Twitter Users Focused on Sustainability

As published in Collective Responsibility, here is a partial list of some of the Chinese people and organizations who use Twitter and are focused on sustainability and the environment.  Sustainability & Environmentally Focused People @Alex Wang – China’s environment/energy @Alice Wong – China, Sustainability, and Innovative Technology @Alison L – A 15 year old teen [...]

Free SMS online can be a threat in terms of security

Advancement of technology has made internet the most powerful medium of communication. One can communicate as well as straightly access the electronic network by the help of different applications and software. Our laptops which were big and bulky are now readily available in the form of tablets and smart phones where everything is possible from [...]

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