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· June, 2005

Stories about Breaking News from June, 2005

Roundup: Africans on Live 8

  29 June 2005

Our friends at Technorati are working with the organizers of the Live 8 concerts to call attention to bloggers writing about the concerts and fundraising efforts. The tagline on their special site for the event reads, “We don't want your money, we want your voice!” Technorati is urging bloggers to...

Congratulations RSF Freedom Blog Winners!!

  15 June 2005

Reporters Sans Frontieres has announced the winners of the 2-month Freedom Blog Contest. Chosen by popular online vote from around 60 nominated blogs who “each in their own way, defend freedom of expression,” the winners are: ASIA: Screenshots by Jeff Ooi of Malaysia. (English) AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST: Shared...

Interview with Patani separatist leader – Dr. Wan Kadir.

  13 June 2005

Dr. Farish Noor, prominent political writer and one of the leading expert in Asian Studies, recently interviewed the leader of BERSATU, a coalition of Muslim separatist organisations based in Southern Thailand that is made up of organisations like the BRN (National Revolutionary Front), PULO (Patani United Liberation Organisation), BIPP (Patani...

Hoder returns to Iran

Toronto-based Iranian blogger, Hossein Derakshan, aka Hoder has announced that he's returning to Iran next week, despite the possible risks. He writes: Despite the risks, I think this is the safest time for me to visit, because the regime is likely to behave more tolerantly right before the elections on...

Andrew Heavens blogs the violence in Ethiopia

  9 June 2005

A few weeks back, the elections in Ethiopia looked like a great victory for supporters of increased openness and democratization. Reporting on the apparent increase of the opposition from 12 seats to 174 in the 547-seat parliament, Abraham McLaughlin wrote in the Christian Science Monitor: The campaign included surprising signs...

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