In this edition: a widespread online debate about CIA interrogation techniques used in secret prisons. In India, actor 'Chiranjeeevi', candidate for the legislative elections, is looking like a star on the Web. And today’s highlights.
CIA AND TORTURE
Practices that many net users describe as torture, like in this photomontage that shows the most controversial techniques.
This video-blogger looks into possible legal proceedings. He criticises the possibility evoked by US President Barack Obama to only prosecute the memos’ authors and not the torturers.
Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy has launched an online petition signed by 100,000 net users, demanding an investigation committee for former US President George W. Bush administration abuses.
Each memo can be viewed online, as on this
A CANDIDATE FROM BOLLYWOOD
Here is Chiranjeevi - the adored star of Bollywood. But also a candidate for the Indian legislative elections in Andhra Pradesh - a state with 80 million inhabitants, in the south of the country. The profile of this actor-cum-politician is examined on the Web.
His brand image is a white outfit and a thumbs-up, as a sign of victory as shown on the site of the People’s Party, that he created eight months ago. His political programme involves spreading social justice. In this video, Chiranjeevi appears as a saviour for deprived people.
But Chiranjeevi is also poked fun at, as in this online video where a famous Indian imitator ridicules Chiranjeevi's style and body language.
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Date created : 2009-04-23