Sunday, January 25, 2009

Virtual Gaza

Excellent, creative and ingenious: Virtual Gaza breaks the information blockade. (Thanks Marcy)

"For years, Israel has been gradually tightening its strangehold on the 1.5 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, sealing its borders and cutting off adequate food, fuel, and medical supplies, bringing the economy and infrastructure to the point of collapse.

Israel has also sought to control how Gaza's story is told to the outside -- from its sophisticated 'public relations' campaigns to blocking the entry of foreign journalists.

Virtual Gaza is a space where ordinary Palestinians under siege can describe their experiences in their own words, and where the destruction of the Gaza strip can be documented by those experiencing it directly. The diary entries, photographs, and video material gathered here have been contributed by residents of Gaza. For safety reasons, authors are located in neighborhoods, but their precise location has been randomized.

Virtual Gaza invites you to help break the information blockade.

A collaboration between the Alliance for Justice in the Middle East at Harvard University and the MIT Center for Future Civic Media"

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