Ai Weiwei doc offers glimpse into life of activism

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A documentary offering a glimpse into the life of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei conveying a creative, brave yet humble man in the years leading up to his 81-day detention last year is playing at the TIFF Lightbox.

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People using Facebook in extraordinary ways: “Feeding my Family” in Nunavut Facebook group

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A site dedicated to sharing the extraordinary, quirky and thought-provoking stories and ideas from Facebook’s community.

The “Feeding my Family” in Nunavut Facebook group
& founder Leesee Papatsie will be featured on “Facebook Stories” next week.. http://www.facebookstories.com/
“Feeding my Family”
https://www.facebook.com/groups/239422122837039/

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Iqaluit woman recognized by Facebook for activist work
Leesee Papatsie used social media site to organize protests and raise awareness about food prices
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/09/04/north-facebook-iqaluit-profile.html?cmp=rss

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Uvanga Movie | Facebook page

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About

Welcome to the UvangaMovie facebook page. Uvanga is the story of a young man discovering the land and culture of a father he never knew. It is produced by Arnait Video, a women’s film collective based in Igloolik, Nunavut (click “About” for more info)

Description

Welcome to the UvangaMovie facebook page. Uvanga is the story of a young man discovering the land and culture of a father he never knew. It is produced by Arnait Video, a women’s film collective based in Igloolik, Nunavut. Our official website will be online shortly. There you will find detailed information about the cast and crew, pictures and videos from the set, director’s notes, the official Uvanga blog, and our side-project “Portrait of Children.”
Like and follow on us facebook in order to get the most up-to-date news from the set, and notification when our official website is up!

 

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Twitter Is Not Backing Down About Protecting Protester’s Tweets – AllTwitter

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Twitter is still not backing downfrom its fight over releasing an Occupy Wall Street protester’s tweets, filing an appeal with New York Supreme Court requesting a reversal.And, not surprisingly, the ACLU is filing a friend-of-the-court brief in support.

If you’re active online and haven’t been paying attention, this is a case to watch.

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This ruling could have pretty dangerous consequences for some people, making Twitter irrelevant to freedom fighters.

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Cambridge Bay woman wins Council of the Federation Literacy Award for Nunavut

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Cambridge Bay MLA Keith Peterson presents Annie Neglak with the Council of the Federation Literacy Award at the May Hakongak Community Library and Cultural Centre in Cambridge Bay on Aug. 27. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT)

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Each recipient receives a certificate, signed by the premier of his or her province or territory, as well as a Council of the Federation Literacy Award medallion.

“I am very pleased to recognize Annie today as a leader in the field of literacy. Annie has said that it was not until she was in her fifties that she understood the meaning of literacy – to read and write with comprehension – and that it was a moment of understanding that changed her entire world. Her journey is an inspiration to people of all ages,” said Cambridge Bay MLA Keith Peterson.

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US Copyright Office Requests Additional Comments and Announces Public Meetings on Remedies for Small Copyright Claims | Photo Attorney

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The Copyright Office is issuing a second request for public comment pertaining to a study undertaken by the Copyright Office at the request of Congress on the topic of adjudicating small copyright claims. The study will assess whether and, if so, how the current legal system hinders or prevents copyright owners from pursuing claims that have a relatively small economic value. The study will also discuss and make recommendations on potential changes in administrative, regulatory, and statutory authority. The Office is seeking additional comments on how a copyright small claims system might be structured and function, as well as replies to earlier comments.

In addition, the Office announces two public meetings on remedies for small copyright claims: the first to be held in New York City on November 15 and 16, 2012, and the second in Los Angeles on November 26 and 27, 2012. Further information on the meetings will be published on the Copyright Office website by October 15, 2012. For additional information, see http://www.copyright.gov/docs/smallclaims/.

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The flaw affects all versions of Oracle’s Java 7 (version 1.7) on all supported platforms. Java 6 and earlier are unaffected. No patch is available at this time.

Noam Chomsky – “The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding” – YouTube

Professor Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding: Newton’s contributions to the study of mind” at the University of Oslo, September 2011. Q&A at 45:33

via Noam Chomsky – “The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding” – YouTube.

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NDI Boss Challenges Community Radios – AllAfrica.com

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The Liberia Media for Democratic Initiatives (LMDI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) for International Affairs with support from the USAID, have officially launched a six-month radio program named and styled, the “LEGISLATIVE SPOTLIGHT”.

At the lunch recently in Kakata, Margibi County, Maryland County Senator John Ballout said the forum (LEGISLATIVE SPOTLIGHT) is a realization of a part of a long time Legislative Modernization Plan (LMP) deliberately envisioned by the Legislature to raise the august body on pile with other legislative bodies around the World.

Ballout told an audience of 30 rural community radio managers and hundreds of Margibians that the SPOTLIGHT as envisioned, will create a platform for Legislators and their constituents to interact in ways that link both the legislators and the people.

He challenged the implementor of the project, the LMDI and its community radio partners to ensure a scrupulous roll out that will allow for broader participation of lawmakers on the radio shows.

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Community radio speaks out – The Zimbabwean

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Despite being constantly denied broadcasting licences by the government, some community radio stations have found innovative ways to air their programmes. There are 19 community radio initiatives at the moment and most of these currently exist as committees. Four of the initiatives are already equipped, with two of them now ready to broadcast. Radio Dialogue, for example, has been producing programmes that are broadcast on shortwave for an hour.

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