BoingBoing: Tunisian vloggers pwn us at the art of political remixes

Xeni Jardin from Boing Boing, has this video interview with Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices, about videoblogging culture in Tunisia.

Despite intense restrictions on freedom of speech there, and extreme risks for critics of the political status quo, bloggers there are finding innovative uses for video online, as a method of cultural commentary and activism. Using tools like Tor and SipPhone to ensure anonymity, they have proven themselves to be several steps ahead of their US counterparts — as evidenced by a story Zuckerman shares about an Apple ad remix.

Of course I didn’t know what “pwn‘ meant, so I checked the wikipedia article: “Pwn is a leetspeak slang term that implies domination or humiliation of a rival, used primarily in the Internet gaming culture to taunt an opponent who has just been soundly defeated.”

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