Beirut Streamtime: Global Webcast


WHEN: Saturday, August 12, 2006

TIME: 15-1900 PM CEST [-> 16.00-20.00 EEST] |

Outraged at Israel’s ongoing aggression on Lebanon - which since July 12 2006 has killed over 900 people (mostly civilians), displaced nearly one million people (1/4 of Lebanon’s entire population), and wrecked Lebanon’s infrastructure and economy - we say: khalas! enough!

We call for an immediate end to the violence and destruction. We call on the international community to open its eyes - and on you to make your voice heard.

With our fellow activists, artists and other bloggers in Lebanon - and input from Iraq - we will produce a collaborative global webcast on Saturday August 12, from 9 to 11 p.m. Central European Time/10-12 p.m. Lebanon time

This unique free style web jam around ‘frequently raised despair’ will be produced at Waag Society in Amsterdam by Streamtime’s Cecile Landman, Jo van der Spek, Geert Lovink and Jaromil in collaboration with Tarek Atoui, Nat Muller, Paul Keller and many others.

The Global Webjam will consist of an audio and video stream, and feature live interviews and conversations, video clips, cartoons and blog blurbs, soundscapes, DJs and VJs, a lively mix of information, art, protest, party and reflection.

Wahid el-Solh, a Lebanese DJ based in the Netherlands, will provide us with the unrivalled nightlife ambiance of Beirut.

We see this as a precedent for future collaborations - to create a platform fitting the spirit of Beirut, in defiance of war, and in search for solidarity.

We shout out for our friends in Lebanon and elsewhere to contact us if they want to join, share, participate in and contribute with their recent experiences and productions.

Contact the team in Amsterdam with all your questions, suggestions, contributions at:

If you are in Lebanon and you want to contribute you can also contact Tarek in Beirut: atouitarek AT yahoo DOT fr mobile: +961-3-190985

If you have material to contribute please upload it to our ftp server: (username: upload password: streamtime)

Skype: streamtime-khalas | cileland | jo-streamtime Chat: freenode #nida Telephone: +31206279661 (Solidarity Fund X-Y)

This event is funded and facilitated by Solidarity Fund X-Y and initiated by Streamtime.

Founded in 2004, Streamtime is an international support campaign for Iraqi bloggers and engages with tactical media initiatives of artists and activists throughout the Middle East.

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