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Libya: Gaddafi more and more isolated

In Libya, Colonel Gaddafi is becoming increasingly isolated, web users react. Online reports of the protest movement against the interim Tunisian government. And an animation focuses on the phenomenal success of Facebook.

Libya: Gaddafi more and more isolated

The flag of independence, the pre-Gaddafi flag, is raised in Tobruk. This video was posted online on Wednesday, and shows residents from this city in the east of the country celebrating their freedom. Parts of the country are indeed no longer under Gaddafi’s control.

The uprising has also gained ground in western Libya. These images, said to be filmed in Zliten, appear to show jubilant crowds celebrating winning back their freedom.

The person who posted these images online says they were filmed in the neighboring city of Mistratah: we see demonstrators topple a statue representing Gaddafi’s Green Book. People cheer as a symbol of the regime falls.

In this city, opponents were ready for a counter attack from troops remaining loyal to the head of state. These photos, which were uploaded by a web user called Mohamed Salem; are said to show how protesters formed militia groups after seizing weapons from military barracks.

Many soldiers are defecting from the army. In this video, posted online on Tuesday, the spokesperson for troops in the Al Jabal al Akhdar region in eastern Libya, announces that his unit has joined the protest movement and is appealing to other battalions to do the same.


Tunisia: protests against the interim government

Over one month after the popular uprising toppled the regime of Ben Ali, the protest movement in Tunisia is as strong as ever. And protesters are now targeting the interim government, and rallies continue to draw thousands, in the capital Tunis in particular. They are calling for the resignation of the head of the interim government, Mohammed Ghannouchi. This new wave of protests is being relayed online.

Thousands of demonstrators have been gathering in the Kasbah area in Tunis since Sunday. It has become the epicenter of the protest movement as we can see in these amateur videos currently circulating on sharing sites. During these mass demonstrations, Tunisian citizens and students in particular could be heard chanting slogans attacking the interim government and demanding immediate political reform in the country.

If these shots available to view on the blog Kissa Online are anything to go by, the combat is far from over: we see demonstrators occupying the area around Kasbah Square. Some are sleeping on the ground, others have brought tents to show the authorities they will not go home until their demands have been responded to.

According to a blogger who goes under the pseudonym « Le Tunisien Libre », the movement is already showing signs of success. He explains that it was down to popular pressure that the interim government made a formal request this week for Ben Ali and his wife to be extradited.

Youssef Ben Miled meanwhile shares his hopes regarding the interim government in this article published on the site Nawaat.org. He thinks they need to take urgent action to put the country back on track. Some of the measures he suggests include establishing an independent justice system, actively combatting corruption, and setting up a national reconciliation committee.

 

Virtual visit of Venice

It is now possible to visit Venice without leaving the comfort of your own home, on the site “Venice connected”. Using the Google Street View idea, Venice has captured 360 ° views of its buildings so that web users can take virtual visits through the streets and canals. This site will be useful for preparing a future visit or quite simply to discover Venice without having to face the hordes of tourists.

 

Dress like a star

Do you dream of owing the shoes worn by Dr House in the TV series of the same name or the fleece donned by Jesse Eisenberg in the film “The Social Network”? Well, it’s now possible with “brands on air.com” which gives web users the chance to acquire all the items seen in films, series, tv shows and music video clips. It should be noted that you can conduct searches on the site by genre and also by type of item or brand name.

 

Video of the day

« The world is obsessed by Facebook » is the name of this animation by Alex Trimpe which looks at the staggering statistics of the world’s most popular social network. We learn that one in every 13 people on earth is now signed up to Facebook, that 48 % of young Americans say that they find out about news on the network and also 2 700 000 photos are uploaded onto the site every 20 minutes. These figures are quite simply astounding!
 

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