· October, 2007

Stories about Blogger Profiles from October, 2007

Burkina Faso: Blogs Help Burkinabe Skirt Censorship

  30 October 2007

In Burkina Faso, blogging is more than a pastime. It is the eyes and ears of thousands of net users. That's why from October 11th to the 17th, during the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso's internet connection was cut in order to prevent those commemorating...

China: Chinese Nominees for the BoBs

  28 October 2007

This year the Best of Blogs voting has started in Oct 22, 2007. You can cast your vote online for the best weblogs, videoblogs and podcasts. According to Deutsche Welle, there were 7,000 nominations around the world this year. 15 Chinese weblogs are in the nominee list. Among which three...

Syrian blogger Roukana Hamour has been Kidnapped

  26 October 2007

Update: Last night (October 26), we've received a call from Rokana Hamour. She is fine. She has been interrogated by the Syrian Security Services about a comment left on her blog. Rokana was released three hours later. We've received an email that appeared to come from someone who witnessed the...

Argentina: Córdoba Blogs

  15 October 2007

Córdoba Weblogs [ES] is a project aimed at collecting different blogs from the Argentine city. In less than 48 hours, the site has listed 29 blogs.

Uganda: Of Cons, Cars And Losing a Job Because Of a Blog

  11 October 2007

This week, Ugandan Insomniac poses an always pressing question that sets the tone for much discourse, "Why are millions of Ugandans still living in abject poverty when an increasing number of people in the country can afford a brand new set of wheels and personalized number plates every year?"

China: Chinese Blogger Conference 2007

  8 October 2007

The Chinese Blogger Conference 2007 is opened for registration now. This year, it will take place in Beijing, Nov 3-4. There are already 163 people registered for the conference (zh).

Panama: Noriegaville News Closed

  3 October 2007

“Sorry, but The Noriegaville News is closed and is not coming back,” reads text on the Panamanian blog. It continues to explain why the blog had closed due not only to people's “hate campaigns online but also moved them into the real world”

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