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· March, 2005

Stories about Citizen Media from March, 2005

30 March 2005

Sokwanele Blog in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is preparing for parliamentary elections tomorrow. The outcome is hardly in doubt. Most observers expect Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party to win in a landslide, garnering at least 75%...

Freedom to Connect

I'm currently in Washington D.C. at the Freedom to Connect conference. There is a live audio stream and live chat, linked from the top of the conference website. The conference...

27 March 2005

Iranian weblogs growing up

Amazing things are happening in Iranian blogs these days. Now I'm seeing what I was expecting in terms of my third metaphor, blogs as cafes, where a unique, interactive space...

26 March 2005

Flashblogs: Occasionally making a point more impactful. Part One.

The Colours of a Little Part of Asia – A South East Asian blogging story by Mack Zulkifli The Tsunami Crisis in this region brought bloggers to the forefront of...

24 March 2005

Malaysian Blogs: Live IRC intervew & chat, Friday 15:00GMT (10:00am EST)

Malaysian bloggers Jeff Ooi and Mack Zulkifli will help me kick off our first LIVE Globalvoices online IRC interview and chat. Join us Friday (tomorrow) at 15:00GMT (10:00am Friday EST,...

Local Voices, Global Visions

I'm riding on an Amtrak Acela train through snowbound Connecticut right now on my way to the National Model United Nations conference, where I'll be addressing a group of 500...

16 March 2005

Blog libel suit in India

Mediaah! is no more. The controversial media criticism weblog, run by Pradyuman Maheshwari, editor of the Maharashtra Herald in Pune, promoted itself as a “brutally unbiased” critic of Indian media,...

Madrid audio posted

Thanks to Gohsuke Tanaka for posting the audio from our Internet track at the International Summit on Democracy, Security and Terrorism. The audio for the Day 1 workshop leading to...

15 March 2005

NewsILike and Aggregator Artistry

I'm experimenting with NewsILike.com, a new aggregator site put together by a team that includes Jim Moore, Berkman colleague, Darfur activist, and Global Voies ally. Jim introduces the concept of...

14 March 2005

Video Blog: Baramati Bus Stop

This weekend I completed a short Web documentary on my visit to a mobile computing lab in Baramati, India last week. The video, called Baramati Bus Stop, is about six...

13 March 2005

Newsweek piece on blogosphere diversity and the Halley/Levy challenge

Steven Levy's column in the upcoming issue of Newsweek starts with a quote from Keith Jenkins, commenting on Rebecca's blog, which expressed his concern that people of color are less...

3 March 2005

Plagarism is the sincerest form of flattery – Controversy in the Kenyan blogosphere

Ory Okolloh, the Kenyan Pundit and Global Voices ally, is keeping her eyes on an interesting situation in the Kenyan blogosphere – the plagarism of a prominent Kenyan blogger by...

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