In order to fight against unlawful detention, it's important to make sure that the key data/resource (files, pictures, videos, contact lists, etc.) is owned and shared by the end-users. We need to decentralize the current network hierarchy.
(CHRD, March 31, 2011) – The Chinese government has detained a total of 26 individuals, disappeared more than 30, and put more than 200 under soft detention since mid-Feb after anonymous calls for “Jasmine Revolution" protests first appeared online.
I would love to discuss this in details with Ashwin to understand more about how he see it concept in a big picture, then I definitely want to contribute my help to make it happen. Actually, we might have a good opportunity in Shanghai to practice this concept. I'm working with another two young social entrepreneurs to create college program to empower the students creativity and tech skills (we are aiming to have a pilot this coming Fall semester). So good timing to bring this concept to action.
Hey Ashwin and Anne-Laure, so glad to see the YouthCafe concept being pushing forward. So my understanding of this idea that we want to create a 13 weeks workshop structure here, I'm a little bit lost when I was reading the 12 steps you put there. Will each step be the topic or theme for each workshop? Maybe I'm a little bit to rush on this, thinking about execution already ;)
Looking forward to more updates and collaboration. Cheers!
Hey Melchior, I think create this kind of platforms to start conversation is a very good idea. And I would love to help you to spread the word in Shanghai, China. Hope young students here will join you to move this initiative forward.
I was trying to access the blog you created, however I found it won't work without a VPN connection (maybe you know about China's internet censorship situation). Which means most of the Chinese students who don't know how to setup VPN won't be able to access your blog. Do you think it's possible for you to host the blog on another site which is not blocked in China? Looking forward to have further discussion with you. Cheers!