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[liberationtech] Telecomix Broadcast System

Katherine Maher katherine.maher at
Wed Mar 7 12:03:14 PST 2012


For the orthograph question--are you familiar with They've
invested significant resources in solving that challenge for DB management
of transliterated lists. I believe its their B2B product but might be worth


On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Griffin Boyce <griffinboyce at>wrote:

> Hey Okhin,
>   There are definitely challenges here, but kudos on putting this out
> there. I've got several hundred (~600) videos that were submitted to me, in
> .webm.  Because of their size, they were probably originally sourced from
> video-sharing sites, but am happy to cross-post these.  (They're divided up
> by location, with titles as descriptions).
>   As you mentioned on the site, the design is pretty stock, but easy to
> switch out stylesheets.
> Best,
> Griffin
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Brian Conley <brianc at>wrote:
>> Hi Okhin,
>> Great effort. There is an attempt to do this by one of the Syrian
>> opposition groups, am traveling today but will try to link you when I get
>> back to a computer. it is quite extensive, but poorly organized.
>> Brian
>> On Mar 7, 2012 9:59 AM, "Okhin" <okhin at> wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> On Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:56:22 -0500
>>> Griffin Boyce <griffinboyce at> wrote:
>>> > Great job Okhin!
>>> >
>>> >   There is a real wealth of videos from Syria and the Arab Spring,
>>> > and I'm happy that you've put this together to showcase so many of
>>> > them. It's also really well organized.
>>> Well, not that well, it's mainly a scripted exploitation of the index
>>> we've built for a year (yeah, ikiwiki rox) and we have still some
>>> issues with the tagging system due to translation into english (Baba
>>> Amr, for instance, can be written with a dozen different ortograph it
>>> seems), so we need to find a way to fix that, and it would not be easy.
>>> And it would worth nothing without the people who actually took the
>>> footages and posted them to different upload website (mainly youtube
>>> and bambuser) at great risks.
>>> Okhin - also: we have a tor hidden service http://7rv7cfdyyg3kmmnx.onion
>>> and SSL will come soon
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