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· June, 2007

Stories about Blogger Profiles from June, 2007

Libya: Blogger Back in Action

Libyan blogger Highlander announces her come back after being AWOL for a while. She also gives us a few sneak previews of what was happening on her blogosphere.

Oman's Blogging Community

Progress is well underway on Oman's Blogger Community website, says Sleepless in Muscat.

Mideast Youth Wins Award

Mideast Youth announced today that it has won an award for Best New Intellectual Entrepreneurship Project for promoting liberty.

Morocco: GV Author Addresses Youth Conference

Morocco author Jillian York addressed a youth conference, organised by DABA, in conjunction with the National Democratic Institute's Morocco branch. The three-day event, which aimed at reevaluating political involvement in...

Egypt: Blogger is Released, Court Case to Block 50 Blogs, Press Attacked By Bloggers and More

In this week’s round-up from Egypt, Big Pharaoh is back, bloggers are unhappy with the Press, a blogger who was arrested last week is now free, public opinion is not...

Colombia: Pixelazo New Media Urban Lab and Medellín Blogger Meetup

Colombia has been enjoying a flurry of new media-related activities. Last week was the MedalloBloguero (the city of Medellin´s blog community) beers and blogs, where Colombian bloggers in the city...

More on iSummit Dubrovnik 2007

Global Voices author Renata Avila adds another timely update to proceedings at the iCommons Summit in Croatia. There is commentary from non-English speaking sources, which has helped close the information...

Japan: The Disappearing Pension Accounts

For the past few weeks, pressure has been intensifying against the Japanese government over its apparent mismanagement of over 50 million public pension accounts belonging to millions of Japanese citizens....

GV's Advocacy Director at AI-Observer-Irrepressible.info's June 6 meeting

On June 6, 2007, Global Voices' Advocacy Director Sami Ben Gharbia appeared at an event in London marking the one-year anniversary of the Amnesty International-Observer-Irrepressible.info campaign. Read on to view...

Bolivia: Santa Cruz Newspaper Joins the Blogosphere

The Santa Cruz newspaper El Deber recently provided coverage to the Bolivian blogosphere and has even joined in the act with the launch of three new blogs of its own....

Algerian blogger taken to court

Today, June 11th, 2007, will be the first time that an Algerian blogger is being taken to court for articles posted on his personnel blog. Abdulsalam Baroudi is being sued...

Fiji: Academics ask the Military to Stop Bullying the Students

The intelligentsia blog posts a letter written by two lecturers from the University of the South Pacific. The letter, addressed to the military authorities, is asking them to stop intimidating...

Monem is free

Egyptian blogger and Journalist Abdel Monem Mahmoud, is free. Monem “arrived to his home in Alexandria less than two hours ago after being released from police custody,” said a statement...

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