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· July, 2005

Stories about Citizen Media from July, 2005

29 July 2005

Inside the Japanese Blogosphere – The Anti-Korea Wave

The ever-useful “Ninki Blog Ranking” lists the most-viewed Japanese blogs in a number of different categories. There are blogs for mothers who wish to help their children study more effectively,...

28 July 2005

Report from the Jordan Blogger Gathering

Tonight's Jordan Blogger Gathering You never know who'll show up for a bloggers’ gathering. The Jordan blogger meetup – a joint Jordan Planet/Global Voices effort – turned up not only...

India: Violence in Gurgaon

Bloggers speak up on violence in Gurgaon, brought on by clashes between the Police and workers of an Industrial Unit.

MUMBAI FLOOD

Dhaka experienced heavy rains (156mm within 24 hours) early this month. The excess downpours inundated nearly a quarter of the cosmopolitan disrupting lives of its 10 million citizens. Streets and...

27 July 2005

Meet ThaRum: Cambodia's Second Most Famous Blogger

Tharum started his blog in June 2004 while a student at the National University of Management and working for the Open Forum for Cambodia, a Cambodian NGO devoted to digital...

Balancing Act on African Blogs

The current issue of Balancing Act – the leading online newsletter reporting on African telecommunications – leads off with an article on African blogs and features several bloggers who are...

26 July 2005

Ghana: Discussing Podcasts and Video Blogs on Radio Ghana

A few days ago at the video blogging/podcasting workshop I conducted near the University of Ghana, I was interviewed by a journalist from Radio Ghana. I checked out various news...

25 July 2005

Buzz from South Asian Blogs

South Asia: News, Views and Opinions

Strolling Through Kumasi Central Market

Video montage of a walk through one of the largest open-air markets in Africa. Shot and edited on July 23, 2005. Music by Ghanaian drummer Obo Addy, from his album...

Accra Update #2

My latest podcast from Ghana explaining why I've been offline since Friday afternoon. Music by Ghanaian drummer Obo Addy, from his album Afieye Okropong, used with permission from Alula Records....

23 July 2005

Arranged marriage & the role of parents

A sarcastic post of a vibrant Bangladeshi-Canadian girl: If this daughter is not married to some Muslim guy by next August, ...she will apparently be seeing Mrs Mother's dead face....

22 July 2005

Accra Update

Here's an extended podcast updating my whereabouts in Ghana. Special thanks to Alula Records for allowing me to use music from Ghanaian musician Obo Addy. I'll be featuring Obo's work...

Ghana: Identifying a Murdered Liberian

A photographer circulates photos of a murdered Liberian man found outside the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana. The actual photos are not shown in the video. Video: Identifying a Murdered...

Ghana: Life in a Liberian Refugee Camp

Buduburam Refugee Camp We drove along the main road linking Accra to Takoradi and the Cote D'Ivoire border, heading towards the Liberian refugee camp in the town of Buduburam. Traffic...

Ghana: The Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in ICT

University students taking a course at the Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in ICTThursday morning, I got to start my day by taking a private tour of the Kofi Annan...

20 July 2005

Cambodian Blogosphere: Training + Khmer Language Software = More Dialogue?

"Internet cafés are springing up like mushrooms in rainy season in the heart of Cambodia, Phnom Penh in recent years."  – Tharum Also, a perfect metaphor for the Cambodian blogopshere!...

19 July 2005

The WSIS Youth Caucus in Ghana

I've just completed an interview with Leopold Armah and Regina Banini of Ghana's WSIS Youth Caucus, chatting about the role of African youth in the UN's World Summit on the...

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...

Video Blog Test from Accra

It's my second day at the BusyInternet cyber cafe in Accra, Ghana, and I'm expermenting with video compression to see if I can work out the ideal size for uploading...

18 July 2005

Inside The Japanese Blogosphere

Ra, a third-generation Korean resident in Japan, who “has a Japanese name, has the same color of skin, the same way of speaking, and watches the same television” as the...

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