· August, 2007

Stories about Blogger Profiles from August, 2007

Ugandans and Expats Face Off in the Blogosphere

  30 August 2007

"I can also tell an American blogger when I read one—they are different in a way that neither makes me laugh or angered. See this entry, for example. Well, maybe some aren’t that American, but the Americans—most expats, anyway—tend to lean towards that. To them, Uganda is little more than an experiment in hard living." This quote comes from 27 Comrade’s blog....Read on.

Madagascar: Malagasy travellers encouraged to blog their stories.

  27 August 2007

Tattum explains that madonline started a new project that strives to promote blogging activities in Madagascar. The project will initially focus on asking bloggers to tell stories of their travels across Madagascar in order to help people learn more about unfamiliar places. A familiar obstacle for blogging in Madagascar is...

Malawi: Moving on Despite the Politics of Section 65

  23 August 2007

The phenomenal story of 19 year-old Malawian blogger William Kamkwamba continues to attract attention from around the globe. William began making headlines after his appearance at the TEDGlobal 2007 conference in Tanzania, in June, where he talked about how he built a windmill using locally available resources in a remote part of Malawi where the easiest means of energy is fuel, wood, kerosene and candlelight.

Let Hoder Speak!

Following the suspension of Hossein Derakhshan’s blog (aka Hoder) by the U.S. based hosting company, Hosting Matters, an online petition has been launched by The Eyeranian in support of Hoder’s right to freedom of speech: “Hoder, like all of us, has a right to express his opinion. Opinions expressed in...

Hossein Derakhshan’s blog is suspended

The blog of the Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (aka Hoder) has been suspended by the U.S. based hosting company, Hosting Matters, after a complaint filed by lawyers representing Mehdi Khalaji, Next Generation fellow at The Washington Institute. The complaint -not filed to the court- centered on allegedly defamatory content published...

Bahrain: Meet the Bloggers!

Thursday 2 August saw the 31st gathering of Bahrain's bloggers, and instead of giving you a summary of blog posts this week, Ayesha Saldanha is going to introduce you to the bloggers who attended the gathering this month.

Israel: Blog Day on August 31

Ouriel Ohayon, from Israel, reminds us that Blog Day is on August 31. “On this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, all blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.”

Malaysia: Welcoming Blogger's Political Move

  1 August 2007

Unspun welcome blogger Jeff Ooi taking an active role in politics by joining an opposition party in Malaysia. “It will be instructive to see, however, whether he can translate his skills as an outspoken blogger into those of a politician’s. The two skill sets are worlds apart and on can...

Tanzania: Lessons on building a virtual blogging community

  1 August 2007

How do you build a democratic blogging community made up of members living in different parts of the world? The Tanzanian experience in building its formal organization, Jumuwata, offers important practical and theoretical lessons to bloggers and citizen media activitsts on how to build a collaborative and democratic blogging community online.

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