· November, 2005

Stories about Citizen Media from November, 2005

Bangladesh bombs: Blog buzz

  30 November 2005

Yesterday 9 people were killed in Bangladesh in suicide bombings in two court premises. Read what the bloggers around the world are saying about this.

China, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Taiwan: Giant Partner

  21 November 2005

KTemoc Konsiders says that ex-PM Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia would be happy to know that China is now ASEAN's biggest export market and the putative leader of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. At least the prospect of making money through trade with the U.S., he says, should prevent China...

WSIS: Circumventing Censorship and Staying Safe

18 November 2005

Here is a picture from the workshop on secure communications and anonymous blogging conducted by Ethan Zuckerman, Dmitri Vitaliev of Frontline Defenders, Wojtek Bogusz of the Tactical Technology Collaborative, and Nart Villeneuve of the Open Net Initiative. These guys are basically the dream geek team for free speech online. They...

On the Menu: Food Blogs from Southeast Asia!

  15 November 2005

Take one former graphic designer, a retired corporate banking and management consultant, a civil servant, a teacher, an amateur photographer, an academic and a freelance journalist. Add generous dollops of blogging software, several digital cameras, enthusiastic assistants/partners and web-hosting accounts (there are no substitutes for these ingredients). Stir them together and you get some of the best writing about Southeast Asian food this side of printed page.


  12 November 2005

The 13th summit of the seven-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has begun in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh today. Being active since 1985 the forum steps into the third decade amidst great expectations. Representing a combined population of over 1.4 billion, these seven nations (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives,...

Cambodian Kids with Swords, Guns, and Poems

  9 November 2005

Last month Jinja captured this photo of these two Cambodian boys playing with toy guns in the streets of Phnom Penh. Even though Jinja played with guns as child, he thought these scenes were a little disturbing because the guns looked so real! A few days ago, Chlim01 is Bored...

Best Blog of Costa Rica

  7 November 2005

Este artículo también está disponible en español The Bloggos group has chosen five of the best Costa Rican weblogs and the voting has already begun. The five finalists are: Caos entre ángeles y demonios fusildechispas betobeto.com korova-milk-bar Medea Material Best of luck to all the finalists. You can vote here.

The Poetic Side of the Cambodian Blogosphere

  4 November 2005

Poem in Cambodian language by Seserak Several Cambodian bloggers have been sharing their poetry online. The poem above, entitled Autumn in English, is by Seserak, a Cambodian college student studying in Japan and probably experiencing quite a different fall than in his homeland. The poem is translated into English in...

3 November 2005

Southeast Asia: Threat Poll

  2 November 2005

Macam-macam's Fabian Foo discusses the results of his very unscientific blog poll asking readers what they thought were the “greatest threats to Southeast Asia.” Bird flu came in first, while “Chinese dominance” came in second.