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Online reactions to violence in Southern Sudan

In this edition : Turkish Kurds express anger online, the web reacts to the violence in Southern Sudan,where 2,000 were killed and 250,000 fled their homes in 2009.

TURKEY’S KURDS 
 
Tension has peaked in Turkey since Friday’s ban on the Kurdish DTP party. The group is accused of having links to the armed PKK organisation, considered terrorists by Ankara.
 
This decision by the legal system sparked off protests which have been going on for several days in the country. They have given rise to violent clashes between young Kurds and police. Amateur images of these riots are beginning to emerge online.
 
This tense environment could ruin the Government’s efforts to open up to the minority. This organisation, which campaigns for Kurdish rights, fears Kurds will now favour violence to make their demands heard.
 
Demands which, as recalled by this Dutch academic in this video, are both political and cultural.
 
And whether it is used to show music or films, the web represents a refuge for Kurdish culture. This video by singer, Sivan Perwer, viewed almost one million times on Youtube, demonstrates this fact.
 
 
VIOLENCE IN SOUTHERN SUDAN
 
Over 2,000 were killed and 250,000 fled their homes in 2009 due to fighting in southern Sudan, according to a Doctors without Borders report. The region’s worst violence since a truce was signed in 2005, ending two decades of civil war between north and south. The web reacts.
 
This report posted by the NGO hears from victims of violence. Here, a woman who fled her village recounts the problems she encounters daily raising the two children of her daughter in law, killed by militia men in the north.
 
Others focus on the problems many southern Sudanese people have to face. On its Youtube channel, the ‘With Open Eyes’ foundation broadcasts several reports emphasising the urgent need to rebuild schools and offer access to quality medical care for local populations.
 
This American NGO attempts to demonstrate that the situation in southern Sudan is not so desolate. In this video, available online, we learn how life in the small village of Gulu has changed radically since the construction of a well, offering access to clean water.
 
Calls for donations are multiplying online to aid local populations. This site urges net users to be generous, recalling that thirty dollars buys enough school equipment for a child for one year, or that 100 dollars offers a year’s access to drinking water for 100 students.
 
 
VISIT THE CATACOMBS OF PARIS
 
Discover the depths of Paris- its quarries and catacombs, with the site, catacombes.info. A universe carefully mapped out by the authorities but which retains nonetheless a touch of mystery. Learn about history and legends on this well stocked site, which also features many photos.
 
CRAZY PICTURES
 
Here is the web’s latest craze. Take photos of yourself while jumping on a bed. This blog stocks a wealth of snaps, each more impressive than the last. And as a sign that net users are never short on inspiration, this second site shows photos of bloggers kissing the ceiling.
 
VIDEO OF THE DAY
 
Fishing is not a hobby for the faint-hearted- as proven by this hilarious video showing out-takes from a US TV show dedicated to the sport. Broken fishing rods, runaway boat engines and camera men falling in the water, one thing is sure, to make a catch, you sometimes need to get wet!
 

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