Stories about Blogger Profiles from June, 2007
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.
Progress is well underway on Oman's Blogger Community website, says Sleepless in Muscat.
Mideast Youth announced today that it has won an award for Best New Intellectual Entrepreneurship Project for promoting liberty.
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 Morocco in the run-up to the 2007 legislative elections, also focused on building the capacity of young opinion leaders in citizen journalism skills, with an online emphasis in order to increase dialogue about issues of concern to youth.
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 taken on top movies, and finally a court case in motion to block and shut down 50 blogs and websites....
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 got to meet each other, talk, and share drinks. A guest visitor from Bogota, Victor Solano took pictures and posted...
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 gap for those whose first language is not English.
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. While the government has attempted to deflect attacks by issuing flyers pinning the blame on a former member of the opposition, many Japanese bloggers are not buying it.
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 a video of Sami's address and for further links to print and multimedia reports on the event.
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. The three blogs may be a catalyst for other newspapers to begin blogging and interacting with its readers.
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 by Tlemcen’s Director of Religious Affairs, who has accused him of posting defamatory material on his personal blog on February...
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 the students for contributing content to blogs.
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 published on the Brothers English website accompanied with recent photos of Monem smiling between his father and friends. “I just...