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· July, 2005

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2005

29 July 2005

BBC statement on Afghan blogger threats

The Committee to Protect Bloggers recently received the following statement from the BBC in response to complaints by Afghan Blogger Sohrab Kabuli that somebody has been using a BBC computer...

27 July 2005

Iran: Supporters of Akbar Ganji arrested including bloggers

From the Committee to Protect Bloggers: Some of the young people who had gone to Milad Hospital (on 25 July) following a call by bloggers to show support for Akbar...

24 July 2005

Egyptian Bloggers Against Terrorism

(Photo from OneArabWorld.) Karim Eslahy has posted a link to photos of Sunday's demonstration against terrorism organized by Egyptian bloggers. We're still trying to confirm how many people attended, but...

23 July 2005

Iraqi blogger Khalid Jarrar is freed

Iraqi blogger Khalid Jarrar, whose detention by the Iraqi secret police we reported last week, has now been released according to his brother Raed and his mother Faiza. The Jarrar...

21 July 2005

Bombings, what bombings?

London gasped in horrified anticipation, then shrugged collectively as four more bombing attempts fizzled out harmlessly today.

19 July 2005

Smartphone+Bluetooth: Ghanaian Video Blogging Paradise

A few moments after I posted my blog entry about the potential use of smart phones and Bluetooth wireless as a workaround for Ghanaian video bloggers, lo and behold I...

15 July 2005

Khalid Jarrar: Iraqi blogger detained

Blogger Khalid Jarrar, author of Secrets in Baghdad, remains in custody of the Iraqi intelligence service, known as the Mukhabarat. As we reported yesterday, Khalid's brother Raed says their family...

10 July 2005

Is it a Muslim Problem?

After the London blasts, Jeff Jarvis said he is not sure if the Western world is dealing with the problem of terrorism directly. However, he thinks that Tom Friedman has...

8 July 2005

Comments from the Arabic-language Blogosphere on London Blasts

Searching the Arabic-language blogosphere for commentary on the London bombings, I found several brief comments from some bloggers in Egypt and Syria. Mohammed from Egypt has decided to translate the...

Zaid Hassan's response to the London bombings

Our friend Zaid Hassan – one of the folks behind the Pioneers of Change social entrepreneurship project – posts his reflections as a Londoner and a Muslim on the July...

7 July 2005

Muslim Blogosphere Reacts to London Blast

We hope that multi-lingual bridge-bloggers can help translate more of what bloggers are saying in Arabic, Farsi and other languages. (If you have done so please let us know in...

London blast blogging

(Image by “alfie” posted at moblog.co.uk) Thanks to Erica George for pointing us to this Livejournal Community devoted to information sharing in the aftermath of today's bomb blasts in London....

6 July 2005

More on the BBC investigation of Afghan blogger threats

The BBC continues to investigate claims by Afghan blogger Sohrab Kabuli that somebody has been threatening him from within the BBC computer system. Here is the latest statement from the...

5 July 2005

Global Voices meets the Mainstream Media

Global Voices bloggers are showing up everywhere in the mainstream media these days! American Public Media's syndicated radio show, “Future Tense”, focuses on our project today. You can listen to...

Threats against Afghan blogger

This post has been removed at the request of the Afghan blogger involved, as new information has come to light substantially changing the story. The post concerned the following: “Sohrab...

2 July 2005

Chinese bloggers react to registration deadline

Laohumiao (老虎庙) at 24HoursOnline describes his frustrating efforts to figure out whether and how he should register, given that his blog is hosted on Blogbus, which is registered as his...

1 July 2005

More Africans – and Afrophiles – on Live8

Imnakoya, a Nigerian living in Minnesota and blogging at Grandiose Parlor wishes fellow African bloggers would seize the opporunities presented by Live8: “…many Africans are not in unison on this...