Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Nigeria attack: Bomb blast in college in Kano

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'It's No Go' as Scotland rejects independence

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Scotland's relationship status: 'It's complicated'

Read more

DEBATE

Scotland Referendum: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

Read more

DEBATE

Hollande Press Conference: French President Tackles Record Unpopularity

Read more

FOCUS

Cleaning up Thailand's shady surrogacy industry

Read more

ENCORE!

The Biennale des Antiquaires: Where Miro meets million-dollar jewellery and antiques

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Attacks on migrants in Tangiers and unwelcome stares from men in Cairo

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola virus: US to send 3,000 troops to West Africa

Read more

News seen on the web and about the web. From Monday to Friday at 8.20 am Paris time.

WEB NEWS

WEB NEWS

Latest update : 2010-12-30

A famous Chinese blogger is forced to shut down his magazine

A famous Chinese blogger is forced to shut down his magazine. Web users are mobilizing support for alleged Wikileaks source, soldier Bradley Manning. And a video offering advice on Photoshop software, in music.

CHINA: "PARTY" MAGAZINE CENSORED 

The first issue of « Party » was published in July and sold 1.5 million copies in China. But despite this success there will be no further issues available in shops for perhaps several years.

This literary magazine was created by Han Han, a successful author, professional race car driver and spokesperson for an entire generation in China, born just after the open economy and the adoption of the one child policy. Despite the censorship in China, he comments on current affairs with a certain provocative tone. 

His blog is one of the most popular in the world and in his latest post he announced his magazine would no longer be published. “I do not know who I could have offended” he explains, and mentions that his editors had been placed under pressure.

On his micro blog, the magazine’s editor in chief Ma Yimu declares « But we will be back » . Alongside the message is a photo of the bottle of wine that would have been opened to celebrate the publication’s second issue.

This web page is devoted to the magazine, the name signifies “chorus of solos” in Chinese, and web users can use it to unload their bitterness and share their hope that the magazine will soon be back in action.

Musician Zhang Zuofu thinks this episode reflects an impatient tendency among young people to want to shake up people’s mindsets. But he is asking his fans to seek inspiration from Han Han’s enthusiasm as he believes that one day his hard work will pay off.

CALLS TO SUPPORT BRADLEY MANNING

« Free Bradley Manning » this is the appeal launched by hacker group Anonymous in support of the American soldier. This army intelligence specialist has been detained since July in Quantico prison in the state of Virginia, and is accused of leaking sensitive military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks.

The US regards this as an act of treason and Bradley Manning spent his 23rd birthday on the 17th of December in prison. For the occasion, his lawyer David Combs published the prisoner’s timetable on his blog. We learn that he is confined to his cell for 23 hours per day and has the right to watch television at certain periods during the day. 

Glenn Greenwald has condemned these conditions. The lawyer feels the imprisonment is inhumane and is likely to cause the prisoner long term psychological damage.

Others mention torture when describing the treatment of Manning. The site warisacrime.org is encouraging citizens to fill out a formal complaint for the United Nations. The UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak, did recently announce he would open up an enquiry into these allegations. 

The site bradleymanning.org meanwhile is asking web users to show the soldier their support by sending him a greeting card. Standwithbrad.org is collecting signatures for a petition demanding his freedom, and the site couragetoresist is organizing an online fundraising campaign to help pay for Bradley Manning’s legal fees.

WIKIRIVER.ORG  

The Wikileaks’ revelations generate a huge amount of publications on the Internet. To stay up to date with the latest news, the site wikiriver.org is grouping together  all the online articles and videos that mention the diplomatic cables divulged by the organization. This is a practical way to be updated on a daily basis on the latest Wikileaks revelations in the press. 

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL RAP

This video is for anyone who wants to find out more about the Photoshop software. Web users can learn the basics on retouching images in a rather fun way. From this rap you can learn how to make a text stand out from a photo, and also how to correct red eyes. You can see this clip for yourself on the site CollegeHumor.com 

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Professional golfers from “Team Every Shot” came up with the astonishing idea of clay pigeon shooting with a golf club instead of a gun. These “impossible shots “enthusiasts tried to shoot the clay pigeons with their golf balls. A seemingly impossible challenge, and yet...

By Electron Libre

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2014-09-18 Internet

Young Iranians use illegal technology to bypass internet censorship

In this edition: young Iranians using illegal technology to bypass internet censorship; a Facebook page naming and shaming bad parents in Kenya; and a butterfly fails to faze a...

Read more

2014-09-17 Social Media

Wikileaks releases 'weaponized malware' customer list

In this edition: WikiLeaks releases a list of governments using"weaponized malware"; outrage over a "Human Zoo" installation in the UK; and a man high-fiving passers-by in New...

Read more

2014-09-16 Social Media

News media urged not to show Islamic State group videos

In this edition: news media urged not to show ISIS videos; the "Book Bucket challenge" sweeping the web; and a golfing duo in a pretty impressive display.

Read more

2014-09-12 Social Media

Web users react to Obama's speech on IS organisation

In this edition: reactions to Barack Obama's speech on the Islamic state organisation, a campaign to stop violence against aboriginal women in Canada, and an original cover...

Read more

2014-09-15 Social Media

Online reactions to the death of David Haines

In this edition: online reactions to the death of David Haines; politicians in the Philippines challenged to ride public transport; and a billiards champ in a stunning display.

Read more