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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

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Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

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Chinese Blogger Murdered

A Chinese blogger was beaten to death by over 15 Chinese officials. His murders are members of the Chengguan, who as the link article will show have a dubious mission in China.

What was Wei Wenhua (pic) beaten to death? Because he tried to film excessive violence on the part of Police ad members of the Chenguan against members of a Chinese village that had become fed up with waste dumping near thier homes. Despite the fact that Wei offered his cellphone to the Chengguan members, he was attack and killed on site.

Unfortunately this is part of deliberate nation policy and the detention of dissent bloggers and journalist continue despite assurences from the Chinese government in light of the 2008 games. Anger and outrage have followed in Chinese and I suspect that China has not been experiencing the domestic tranquility that I had once assumed.

Aparently Blogger Paul Walsh of the blog group for Segala got Segala banned from China for reporting on the story. I am not sure why China is so concerned with stopping people form filming or photographing damaging things as the Chinese government is about to regulate all videos posted on the internet. Supposedly the government will only allow videos that follow a "Socialist Moral Code" to be posted on government controlled websites as NPR reports.

I know that it may not seem like it from this post, but so far the net and the media at large seems to be relatively sillent about it. Oh and it pains me to admit it, but this story did reach our desks here at EPIK Justino HQ until we saw this video.

These stories always catch my interest. Maybe its because I believe in the power of the internet and citizen journalism to bring down those who abuse power. Or maybe its because in many place in the world I could be fined, imprisoned,or killed for doing a blog like this. Nevermind that I say the wrong thing about the wrong person here in Korea, that I could be liable for punitive damages, or that if I said something that really made the Korean goverment angry, I could easily be deported. I am sure that attacks against these uses of the internet will eventually crop up in my own country under the guise of stopping child porn or making the internet prohibitably expensive.

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Comment by shanie on January 16, 2008 at 4:39am
I don't know what to say, Justinoxxii, you are saying my country, but that's ture, press freedom in China still far away, citizen journalists do have small sound...but on the other hand we should admite that every country has its developing process, we have many more barrier than you can see if you don't really know China. the situation of her isn't as yours.she doesn't have consummate law, doesn't have full human rights, no fine social security, no perfect welfare.. it is really a long way to go...but can you please wish her good luck, okay, I love her anyway..

Comment by Justinoxxii on January 16, 2008 at 5:44am
Supporting human rights is never about hate. Hating a country or a group. It is about love. The Chinese struggle for human rights is my struggle for human rights. Any battle for human rights is all of our battle for human rights.

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