Global Information Society Watch 2011

Global Information Society Watch 2011

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In the year of the arab uprisings Global Information Society Watch 2011 investigates how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are trying to restrict freedom online – and how citizens are responding to this using the very same technologies.In the year of the arab uprisings Global Information Society Watch 2011 investigates how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are trying to restrict freedom online – and how citizens are responding to this using the very same technologies.Everyone is familiar with the stories of Egypt and Tunisia. GISWatch authors tell these and other lesser-known stories from more than 60 countries. stories about:Prison conditions in Argentina: Prisoners are using the internet to protest living conditions and demand respect for their rights.Torture in Indonesia: The torture of two West Papuan farmers was recorded on a mobile phone and leaked to the internet. the video spread to well-known human rights sites sparking public outrage and a formal investigation by the authorities.The tsunami in Japan: Citizens used social media to share actionable information during the devastating tsunami, and in the aftermath online discussions contradicted misleading reports coming from state authorities.GISWatch also includes thematic reports and an introduction from Frank La Rue, UN special rapporteur.GISWatch 2011 is the fifth in a series of yearly reports that critically cover the state of the information society from the perspectives of civil society organisations across the world.GISWatch is a joint initiative of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos).
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Codename Vengeance

Codename Vengeance

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German operative Henrik Kessler returns from America with a secret that could win the war for Germany, only to discover that his former fiancé has been evacuated to a Jewish concentration camp deep in the Harz Mountains. Now Henrik must decide whether to build Hitler’s dreaded Vengeance weapons for an evil regime or embark on a doomed mission to save his lost love before it’s too late.Codename Vengeance is a WWII historical thriller filled with top-secret Nazi weaponry, breath-taking aerial duels, and gut-wrenching moral dilemmas. It’s the first in a series of adventure/espionage novels spanning the career of the German double agent, Henrik Kessler, and the demise of the Nazi empire from 1942 to 1945. When an American pilot on loan to the RAF shoots down three British spitfires in his own squadron, and then crash-lands at a German airbase in Holland, the Nazi SS have more than a few questions about his identity. Who is this American? A deserter? A traitor? A maniac? Or truly a German spy as he claims to be? Before they can interrogate him to find the answers, Henrik escapes the airbase and travels on foot to Amsterdam for mysterious reasons of his own. Apparently he has returned from America, not to deliver top secret plans of the atomic bomb, but to smuggle his former fiancé, Esther Jacobs, out of German occupied Holland in a hidden submarine. There is only one problem with his plan. What if she doesn’t want to go? Before he can convince her to come with him, Esther and her family are evacuated to a Jewish concentration camp in the Harz Mountains. Now Henrik must choose between his tainted loyalty to an evil regime or his forbidden love for a Jewish woman. Will he continue to work on Hitler’s dreaded Vengeance weapons with the secrets he has brought with him from America, or will he set out on a doomed mission deep into the heart of the Third Reich to save Esther and her family? Whatever his decision, only the fate of the civilized world hangs in the balance.
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