· June, 2005

Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2005

Global Voices, Global Dinners

  27 June 2005

While it's been great fun to virtually meet people around the world through their blogs, it's always more fun to meet people in person. Especially when food is involved. So we're starting a series of “Global Voices Blogger Dinners”, to be held whenever those of us working on Global Voices...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

  23 June 2005

Africa: As Zimbabwe's government crackdown called “Operation Restore Order” evokes an international outcry, Sokwanele describes what it's like to “have stared into the face of evil.” The Zimbabwean Pundit calls for a boycott of South African goods to protest the fact that South African President Thabo Mbeki could be doing...

Declaration for a Free Internet

20 June 2005

Reporters Without Borders and the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) have just released a set of six recommendations which governments and corporations should follow in order to ensure a free internet. Full text of the Declaration : 1. Any law about the flow of information online must...

How To Hack Chinese MSN Spaces to Use Banned Words

  15 June 2005

Thanks to Bennett Haselton of Peacefire.org for the following public service instructions for Chinese users wanting to circumvent the word filters on MSN Spaces China to put e.g. “democracy” in the title of their blogs. If somebody would like to translate these instructions into Chinese, please feel free to do...

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...

Bloggers of the world: help us find you

  12 June 2005

We've been hearing from some bloggers who feel that our Daily Global Blog Roundups have been missing things. There's an easy way to help us improve: Please help us write the daily roundups. When you come across blog posts you think we ought to include in the daily roundup, please...

China Update: more on blog registration and censorship

  12 June 2005

Microsoft has launched a Chinese-language version of it's Spaces blog hosting service, and guess what? Users are banned from using the word “democracy” and other politically sensitive words to label their blogs – although it does appear possible to use those words within blog posts, for now. (As noted in...

Calling all Bloggers: Get Skyped!!

  8 June 2005

Get your actual voice heard by a global audience. Introduce your blog and tell the world what it's like to be a blogger in your country. If you don't already have Skype, please get it. If you're interested in being interviewed for a Global Voices Skypecast, please let us know...

Thursday Global Blog Roundup

  2 June 2005

Central Asia The Kyrgyzstan Kid attends the wake of a stranger in a small town in northern Kyrgyzstan. Registan.net comes in with two interesting stories: first, the US State Department has ordered Embassy families to evacuate Tashkent, and it looks like the Peace Corps may be evacuating soon, as well;...

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