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· May, 2007

Stories about Blogger Profiles from May, 2007

Egypt: Monem will be freed and Amr Gharbeia interrogated

Blogger Abdel-Monem Mahmoud appeared today before the Public Prosecutor who ordered to release him after 45 days in custody. “Monem and his group are expected to be release on Saturday...

Colombia: Global Voices Author Featured on Blogging TV Show

Juliana Rincon Parra, one of Global Voices authors, was recently featured on a Medellin television program called BloggersTV to talk about her work with that city's blogosphere and her blog...

Nicaragua: English Language Blog Round-up

Our Man in Granada writes a Nicaraguan round-up of English-language blogs. He states that as his Spanish improves, then he will continue to add Spanish language blogs to these roundups.

Peru: The War Between Gisela and Magaly

Peruvian television has a colorful cast of characters. Among them are Gisela Valcárcel, the former "queen of daytime television" and wife of a top executive at one of Peru's main...

Japan: Thoughts on the (English-language) Blog Scene

Ken Worsley at Trans-Pacific Radio has an op-ed piece on discussions in the (English-language) Blog Scene in Japan over the past couple weeks, focusing on foreign media (mis-)coverage of government...

Tunisia: Blogger and journalist Slim Boukhdir repeatedly assaulted

The Tunisian journalist and blogger Slim Boukhdhir was assaulted as he left an Internet café in Tunis after blogging about the responsibility of Houssem Trabelsi, brother of Tunisia’s first lady,...

Malaysia: Bloggers United Meet

Mavericsym posts images from a recent gathering of bloggers in Malaysia.

Syria: An Interview with Abu Fares

Abu Fares is a real Tartoussi (from Tartous) as he likes to describe himself and is one of the most genuinely admired bloggers on the Syrian blogsphere. Yazan Badran interviews...

Monem: first blog-post from prison

The Egyptian blogger Abdel-Monem Mahmoud managed to smuggle his first blog-post from his prison cell in Torah Mahkoum where he is being detained for a renewable term of fifteen days:...

Fiji: Blogs are a threat to national security

On May 14th, Intelligentsiya reported that the army's Land Force Commander has a list of about 20 people who will be arrested in connection with anti-military blogs. It has also...

Sudan: Sudanese blogger in USA Today and LA

Sudanese Thinker is quoted in LA Daily News and USA Today: “Yaaaaaaay! I got quoted in LA Daily News and USA Today.”

Hong Kong: PLA berth at City Center

I have written up a citizen report on the PLA berth plan at the new central harbour front at It is not that we are opposed to the PLA...

Fiji: Blogging Suspect Detained.

Pacific Empire comments on the arrest and detention of a Fijian businessman by the Fijian army. The army suspects that the businessman was writing anti-government posts. Fijian army took over...

Bangladesh: release journalist blogger Tasneem Khalil

Bangladeshi blogger and journalist Tasneem Khalil has been arrested by the joint forces tonight. One of his colleagues (also a renowned blogger) broke the news requesting anonymity. They are afraid...

Egypt: open war on bloggers

“The war on bloggers started in Egypt and every morning brings a new episode” wrote Nora Younis on her blog today. Nora linked to a SMS/Twitter alert sent to her...

China: Zola's blogger path

The Chongqin Nailhouse blogger report has impacted Zola's life completely. Many people find a way to reach he and invite him to do citizen report online. Now he decides to...

Vietnam: Blog Anniversary

Duong Lam Anh, author of one of the few Vietnamese blogs in English, reflects on one year of blog writing. “Where will this blog lead me to? I have no...

Singapore: Singapore's Blogosphere

Elia Diodati says Singapore's blogosphere is loosing its steam. The blogger rounds up the current status of once very active bloggers.

RSF: petition to free Kareem and Monem

Reporters Without Borders has launched today a petition calling the Egyptian regime to free the tow Egyptian bloggers Kareem Amer and Abdel-Monem Mahmoud. RSF is urging Internet-users to sign this...

Hong Kong: Blog Hijacked

A new blog has stolen part of the content (posts and pictures) from a closed blog The author of the original rhetoricalpain, TWS, has filed a complaint to...

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