Stories about Blogger Profiles from October, 2009
In what many consider to be a politically motivated trial to stifle dissent in Azerbaijan, video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli once again appeared in court in Baku today.
Veronica Khokhlova has been Global Voices' Central and Eastern Europe Editor since January 2006 when she first published an "Introduction to the Ukrainian Blogosphere". She splits her time between Kyiv, Moscow, and Istanbul.
Sylwia Presley is a name which pops up regularly on Global Voices Online. Her interactions spark discussions and ignite new ideas which helps our community develop. Juan Arellano catches up with our Translation Manager for Global Voices Polska and learns more about her fascinating work on and offline.
Following the recent New Media Forum, an event staged in Tbilisi, Georgia, comes coverage in the local press. Although lagging behind its neighbors in the South Caucasus, interest in the online world is increasing and there are signs that new media will develop considerably in 2010.
There are predators and there are art predators and Gwendolyn Alley is one such predator. It is not often that you hear that one is an art predator, an enthusiast or aficionado maybe but not predator and this is what made me become very curious about Alley’s blog where she confesses her love for art.
Wednesday saw the 30th birthday of detained youth activist and video blogger Emin Milli. Friends and other bloggers marked the event worldwide.
Marietta joined Global Voices after coming to the 2008 Global Voices Summit in Budapest to cover the event as a journalist for a local paper. A self-described technophile, Marietta likes how Global Voices uses technology to encourage dialog between distinct communities that often don't interact.
Following last year's Caucasus Bar Camp in Tbilisi, Georgia, came this week's New Media Forum. It also gave Global Voices Online's Caucasus Editor the opportunity to interview three of the country's most prominent and prolific new media advocates.
Arab bloggers from 19 countries will meet in Beirut from December 7 to 12. Check out the event's website for updates on the Social Arab Web: 2nd Arab Bloggers Meeting.
Lebanese-American blogger Leila Abu-Saba has died after a long battle with cancer. Bloggers who have interacted with her over the years recall her merits and endless quest for peace.
The first Asia Blogger festival will take place in Hong Kong from 6-8 of November. Details of the program can be found here.
In the first of a regular series of postings, veteran Georgian blogger Dv0rsky introduces Global Voices Online readers to the local blogosphere and, with many workshops and forums planned or already held, prospects for its future development.
Arabic blogging contest Arabisk drew to a close with the announcement of the top three winners. The first place went to Tech World, the second to group blog Nibras Chabab, and the third to UAE blogger Osama Al Zubaidi.
The last day of voting for Arab blogging contest Arabisk has been moved to 16:00 GMT, October 5, announced organisers (Ar).