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· June, 2006

Stories about Breaking News from June, 2006

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Its been a fascinating week – with so much to read I don't know where to begin. So here is my best effort. Read how the a mainstream media company...

China: Free media takeover

A Communist Party of China's subtler strategy in silencing unsympathetic newspapers? Ex-Massage Milk blogger Wang Xiaofeng, in a rare one-liner post [zh] , says he's heard two major Beijing newspapers...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

We have had enough. The fearsome nights are stifling us and we now have come to hate the Fall [of Baghdad]; we hate Liberation; we hate Sunnis; we hate Shiites;...

Egypt: Alaa Released, Finally

Good News! Alaa's wife, Manal, reports that her husband was finally released. He will be back home tomorrow morning or maximum by Thursday. Congratulations Alaa!

China: student riot

ESWN translates a post about Zhengzhou University riot. At its worst, almost 10,000 people were rioting. The cause of the riot was that the school lowered the status of the...

Arabisc: The Arabic Bloggers Ken, Media, Anti-Blogging and the World Cup

Blogging nightmare… Starting with hot news this week, it looks that the Egyptian blogsphere is going to have more hard time in the near future. Following Aljazeera's one hour TV...

DRC: Opposition Protest in Kinshasa Today

UDPS Liege reposts a MISNA article stating(Fr): “A ‘motorized procession’ (…) is currently heading towards the area of Royal, in the center of Kinshasa. The demonstration headed by Etienne Tshisekedi's...

Taiwan: ipod sweatshop

The breaking news of ipod sweatshop in China has been picked up by Taiwan Citizen journalism (zh) website Coolloud as the contracting company Foxconn (registered in Hong Kong) is owned...

China: Terror alert issued

The American consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou issued a warning last year of potential terrorist attacks against its citizens there. As seen on Guangzhou-based Lonnie Hodge's blog...

Zarqawi: More Blogger Reactions

The blogs keep analysing… Baghdad Treasure was at a press conference near the Iraqi parliament when the news broke. And he was happy. “We held our breath for a second...

China: Google not blocked

Reporters Without Borders declared Google and Gmail blocked in China earlier this week. AsiaPundit‘s myrick suggests that might not be entirely the case: “There are problems with Google's service,” myrick...

China: Journalist sues Shanghai

A Shanghai journalist sues the municipal government for denying him an interview, a move which stands to set a foundation for freedom of information law in China. “It is the...

Exploding at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Finally a piece of news that mainstream media and blogs generally agree with. This morning the Iraqi Prime Minister announce that “We have eliminated Zarqawi”. And the news hit like...

Hong Kong: Bus Uncle attacked

Bus Uncle, whose rise to infamy was aided largely by the translations of EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong is, as seen in Soong's most recent post on the subject, starting to...

China: Chinese MySpace rumored

Tangos at China Web2.0 Review validates fears of web users in mainland China that Google and its e-mail service Gmail are next up on the Great Firewall of China block,...

China: Microsoft attacks piracy

Has Microsoft started playing hardball in the fight against software piracy in China? China Herald correspondent-blogger Fons Tuinstra's post ‘Microsoft might kill millions of PCs‘ blogs some serious new developments:...

Egypt: Alaa got a 3rd 15 days

Egyptian State Security renewed Alaa’s detention for another 15 days today (he already spent 30 days in prison) . His wife Manal visited him today and reports that he took...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

With temperatures soaring above 45 degrees Celcius, summer is hot in Bahrain. And it is getting hotter, thanks to the escalating war being waged against local telecommunications company Batelco, which...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

When it comes to food, I know where I would rather live. And, those of you who have never eaten ‘Masgoof’ before or tried Iraqi fruit and vegetables, will not...

Egypt: LA Times Journalist Arrested in Egypt

Issandr El Amrani report that Hossam el-Hamalawy, a locally hired journalist for the LA Times who has recently been posting on Arabist blog, has been arrested at a protest today...

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