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· May, 2006

Stories about Blogger Profiles from May, 2006

Ethiopia: More websites barred.

RSF report that three more Ethiopian blogs have been barred Ethiomedia.com, Freeourleaders.org and Nazret.com

Arabisc: Arabic Bloggers Ken

From Egypt… Malek who was scheduled to be free few days ago is now officially free. He just made his first post, titled: Free Morning. Malek writes: الحمدلله تم الافراج...

Ethiopia: Building firewalls

Satisfy My Soul comments on the alleged blocking of blogspot by the Ethiopian government…”In any case, now that it’s official that bloggers (and now chatters) have been added to EPRDF’s...

Botswana: Blogs for Bikes for AIDS

Kona Bike Town Africa is a new blog that blogs about the progress of a new design of Kona bikes especially made for health workers treating HIV/AIDS patients in Botswana.

Arabisc: Update on Detained Egyptian Bloggers

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Egyptian Arabic-language blogsphere. It's been more than two weeks since the detention of Alaa along with many other bloggers and...

Haiti: New Blog CollectifHaitideProvence

CollectifHaitideProvence [Haitian Collective of Provence, France] is the name of a new French and Creole language blog launched by a Haitian organization of the same name made up of nine...

Ethiopia: Disappearing blogs

Ethiopia's blogosphere was awash with speculation and accusations today after all websites hosted by the popular Blogger platform disappeared from the country's computer screens. Twenty-three of the 32 Ethiopian blogs...

Ethiopia: Blogspot blocked

Ethiopian Life reports that the Government has blocked all blogspot blogs….”Over the last two days, all blogspots blogs including http://www.seminawork.blogspot.com/ have been blocked in Ethiopia.”

Kenya: Parliament Watch

Kenyan Pundit and Thinkers Room have put together a new blog, Mzalendo whose mission is to keep an eye on the Kenyan parliament.

Indonesia: Economics Blogger

Indonesian blogger A. Fatih Syuhud profiles another Indonesian blogger Martin Manurung. “We need many more bloggers like him who has concern on Indonesia's development in socio-cultural as well as in...

Egypt: Alaa blogging from his Prison

Alaa wrote the post by hand, and his friends got it out and posted it for him, so yeah. He seems in high spirits, and they seem to have left...

Egypt: Blogging Behind Bars

On May 10, Alaa Ahmed Seif al-Islam, the award-winning blogger detained three days earlier for participating in peaceful protests in Cairo, became one of the first people to blog from...

Image from Mauritius: Happy Bride

Annoella and Sebastien on their wedding day. By Sebastien Merion. Annoella and Sebastien met in New Caledonia. Annoella is from Mauritius and Sebastien is from metropolitan France and has been...

Martinique: Friend of Yesterday, Lesbian of Today

The about section of Le Blog de [Moi] (FR) reads: “Friend of yesterday … Lesbian of today. To live one's homosexuality in Martinique on the day to day is possible....

Kifaya Under Arrest

There's a gentle spring breeze blowing in Brooklyn, and the sounds of kids playing basketball are coming in through the window from the schoolyard next door. It's early evening, at...

Haiti: New Haiti-Based Haitian Blog

Parlons Peu uses the blog medium to publish (FR) his father Marcel Salnave's journalistic works from the 40s and 50s. Recent posts include a raving review of Haitian musical prodigy...

Alaa detained for 15 days “pending investigation”

Today, the Egyptian blogsphere is loaded with anger and appeals for urgent actions. All what you need to know to feel the pulse is watching the Egyptian Blogs Aggregator (maintained...

Singapore: Blogs and Election results

The blogger at e pur si muove posts a marks card of blogs that where trying to predict the election results. Singapore's general election on Saturday brought back the ruling...

Zimbabwe: Blogs

Enough is Enough links to various reports from Zimbabwean blogs over the past week..

Prominent Egyptian blogger arrested and several other activists

Originally by Socrates Alaa Abd El-Fatah, one of the Egyptian political activists, and one of the first bloggers in Egypt was arrested today together with around ten more activists during...

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