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· September, 2005

Stories about Citizen Media from September, 2005

Blogging in the Cambodian Language

  28 September 2005

NIDA, National Information Communications Technology Development Authority, is the government agency that oversees the country's telecommunication policy.  The Cambodian Government's ICT Policy encourages the development and deployment of Open Source software. The implementation partner is Khmer Open Source Project, an Open Source Software Localization project to customize Khmer-Language versions of...

Pakistan: Blog-o-rama

  27 September 2005

Without a helmet, riding a Vespa scooter at 45km an hour, I headed out on the internet highway last night, swerving my way through heavy traffic (risking life and limb) to bring you this neat little collection of posts from some very interesting Pakistani bloggers. Meanderings had a rather eloquent...

Kenyan Blogosphere Roundup

  24 September 2005

- First things first. The Kenyan Blogs WebRing recently celebrated it's first birthday and crossed the 100 member threshold. Congratulations are in order. Here are some snippets of the amazing community that is Kenya Unlimited. - Bankelele offers up helpful information regarding buying shares on the Kenyan stock exchange from...

Globalization & Democracy: The Helsinki Conference 2005

  23 September 2005

The Helsinki Conference 2005: From Words to Action I recently attended the Helsinki Conference 2005 in Helsinki, Finland (Sept. 7-9). The conference was a follow-up to the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy initiated by the governments of Tanzania and Finland in 2002 to create a multi-stakeholder approach to solving...

Nigerian Suya!

  20 September 2005

A mala is seen here seated in front of his Suya Stand Suya (pronounced Su-hu-ya) That's the name of a piece of meat roasted on an open heat basin, with Oil, onions and salt. Suya is a popular food among the rich and the Nigerian middle class. Suya is usually...

Indian bloggers on film, books, blogging, and real life.

  19 September 2005

Apu of A Wind-up Bird Chronicle reflects on early feminist writing from the subcontinent. In the fiftieth year of Nabokov's Lolita, here's Hurree Babu of Kitabkhana imagining an aging Humbert and an aging Lolita. Mumbai's J.Alfred Prufrock (yes, we have not one but TWO Prufrocks in India) of Prufrock's Page...

Guide for bloggers and cyberdissidents

  19 September 2005

Reporters Without Borders will release a “Guide for bloggers and cyberdissidents” on the 22nd of September. It will be available on the RWB's website in five languages (English, French, Persian, Chinese and Arabic) and includes an article on “anonymous blogging” by Ethan Zuckerman which was developed on the Global Voices...

Indonesia: Tsunami slideshow

  15 September 2005

Tony Demark has built a del.icio.us-tagged slideshow which allows you to toggle between Before and After shots of the tsunami as it hit Banda Aceh and Sri Lanka's Kalutara Beach. The Digital Globe images aren't new, but this shocking presentation makes sure we don't forget, and links to donation sites...

Inside The Japanese Blogosphere

  14 September 2005

David Jacobson at Japan Media Review has prepared an excellent summary about how Japanese bloggers covered the country's recent parliamentary elections on September 11. As part of the post, Jacobson documents the emergence of “housewife-turned-journalist” Ai Izumi, who, at 38 and despite having no training as a professional journalist, was...

Ghana Anti-Poverty Event: “Africa Stands Tall”

  8 September 2005

Over 300,000 people packed into Ghana’s Independence Square in Accra on Saturday 3 September 2005 for the marathon 15 hour Africa Standing Tall Against Poverty Concert featuring Africa’s leading musicians, leading civil society personalities and anti poverty campaigners. More photos over at Black Looks.

Southeast Asia: Conversion to Islam

  6 September 2005

Professional Australian model Michelle Leslie embraces Islam but continues to model swimwear or underwear. “When should a person be considered to be part of a religion?” Brunei-born, Australia-based blogger raised a question that aroused many feedback.

Malaysia: Katrina Help

  6 September 2005

Wither universalism? An AFP story recounts pledges of aid and help to Katrina Hurricane victims coming from the rich and poor of Asian countries except Malaysia. Tech blogger LiewCF is calling all bloggers to help run a Red Cross donation ad on their blogs.

South Asian blog roundup

  4 September 2005

The main buzz of many South Asian blogs were about the Hurricane Katrina that caused extensive and severe damage in much of the southeastern United States. Bangladesh: - British journalist Daniel Brett writes two interesting articles in his blog on Bangladesh. One is “what America can learn from Bangladesh” to...

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  2 September 2005

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