video recording in quicktime (with description of contributions)

video recording: part 1 [96mb] part 2 [234mb] ogg theora, play with VLC player

archive of the source materials used during the webcast

San Francisco: 6 am
Chicago: 8 am
New York: 9 am
Sao Paolo: 10 am
London: 2 pm
Amsterdam: 3pm
Beirut: 4 pm

Moscow: 5 pm
Delhi: 6.30 pm
Bejing: 9 pm
Tokyo: 10 pm
Sydney: 11 pm
Wellington: 1 pm

Global Webcast, Saturday, August 12 2006

the live webcast has ended. it was a chaotic but extremely interesting project. we want to thank all those who made this possible especially those who contributed from beirut and elsewhere:

Tarek Atoui (Beirut), Charbel Haber (Beirut), Raed Yassin (Beirut), Mazen Kerbaj (Beirut), Ghassan Salhab (Beirut), Ghassan Halwani (Beirut), Eliane Raheb (Beirut), Beirut DC, Jim Quilty (Beirut), Peter Speetjens (Beirut), Sonya Knox (Beirut), Rasha Salti (Beirut), Raed from de Prague (Beirut), Sharif Sehnaoui (Beirut), Nathalie Fallaha (Beirut/Amsterdam), Joseph el-Ara (Beirut), Randa Mirza (Helsinki/Beirut), Anna Trechsel (Damascus), Wlaad el 7ara (Nazareth), Arjan Al Fassed (Amsterdam), Karim Knio (Den Haag), Nomad (Istanbul), Walid el-Solh + Aino Setala (Rotterdam),Chalaan Charif (Amsterdam), KonfusedIrakiKid (Amman), Ali Hazza (Baghdad), Joe Hiscott (US), Melinda Rackham (AUS), ...

some of them can bee seen in this drawing by Mazen Kerbaj

we are currently working on making the archived materials available: you can download the entire, unedited, 4-hour-long, webcast in ogg theora format (you need VLC player to watch it) in 2 parts here and here. we will als upload an edited quicktime version in the next days. we have also added a page containing most of the source materials that we used during the webcast. it currently contains a number of video clips, pre-recorded interviews and songs.

press release from friday, august 11:

Saturday, August 12 2006, 15:00 - 19:00 PM CEST [16:00 - 20:00 EEST]

Live audio/video streaming transmission from Waag Society in Amsterdam, in direct connection with Beirut and surrounding localities. The event was initiated by Streamtime, a web support campaign for Iraqi bloggers.

After one month of violence and carnage, this Global Web Jam brings together live interviews and conversations, video clips, cartoons and blog blurbs, soundscapes, DJs and VJs, a lively mix of information, art, protest, party and reflection. We feature the voices, images stories, reports and initiatives from Lebanon and beyond, with participation of activists, artists, bloggers, journalists, musicians and many others.

This is a call for an immediate end to the violence and destruction, in defiance of war, and in search for solidarity.

With contributions and participation of: Wahid el-Solh, Mounira el-Solh, Sonya Knox, Naeem Mohaiemen, Kanj Hamadi, Jim Quilty, Randa Mirza, Mazen Kerbaj, Raed Yassin, Charbel Haber, Nathalie Fallaha, Henri Gemayel, Fadi Tufayli, Tariq Shadid, Peter Speetjens, Chalaan Charif, Martin Siepermann, Arjan El Fassed, Ruud Huurman, Kadir van Lohuizen, Thomas Burkhalter and Anna Trechsel, Beirut DC, Tarek Atoui and many others.

This Global Web Jam is an initiative of Jo van der Spek, Geert Lovink and Cecile Landman (from Streamtime), Nat Muller, Paul Keller and Denis Jaromil Rojo in Amsterdam; and Tarek Atoui and Rawya el-Chab in Beirut.

This project is supported by Waag Society, Novib (Dutch Oxfam) and X-Y Solidarity Fund.