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· January, 2006

Stories about Citizen Media from January, 2006

The Year of the Dog Comes to the Rest of East Asia

“Da Hong Deng Long” (Big Red Lantern) by Yining Zhang Blogs all around East and Southeast Asia have gone grey this past weekend as many, particularly those in the overseas...

Pakistan: Blog-o-mobile

I apologize for not having posted for nearly a fortnight, but I have a pretty good reason for being MIA. The traffic on the internet highway has become so excruciatingly...

Youth WSF collective blog

Attention-grabbing first person testimonials on what is going at the World Social Forum in this collective blog. Posts about life in the youth camp, the Forum’s (dis)organization, the Bolivarian proceso,...

Introduction to Ukrainian Blogosphere

Only a few Ukraine-based English-language blogs were around when the 2004 mass protests began, and, just like Ukraine in those exciting days, they received lots of unexpected attention. Some of...

Southeast Asia: ASEAN Irritants

Go Figure discusses some continuing obstacles on the road to Southeast Asian economic integration, including both political and economic nationalism.

Around Cambodia with Digital Citizens

A blackout in the United States in 2003 made history and news headline, but not at all in Cambodia. In Stung Treng, while composing an email in a community Internet...

Turkey is Typing….

Two weeks and no “talking Turkey”, I apologise dear readers. Let's just jump in shall we? The best thing to come out of the Turkish blogs in the last two...

The Netherlands: Different Set of 30 H5N1 Strains Generated in Tree Format

The Netherlands: Different Set of 30 H5N1 Strains Generated in Tree Format

Biking to WSF

Colombian ecologists are riding their bikes from Pamplona (Colombia) to Caracas (Venezuela) to attend the WSF. The 8-days tour aims to promote environmentally friendly transportation.

Pakistan: Blog-o-reason

Since the dawn of civilization … no, that's not quite accurate. Since the dawn of web logs, millions of net surfers have suffered from an existential angst relating to the...

First Woman elected President to Chile

Michelle Bachelet, central left coalition, won today the presidential elections in Chile, with a 53.49 % over her contender, entrepreneur Sebastian Piñera with a 46.50 % from the Central right...

11 key moments in [Anglo-]Caribbean blog history

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE IS preserving copies of many early blog pages, but most bloggers are too busy posting to think about otherwise documenting what they're doing. The history of the...

Japan, Southeast Asia: Old Notes

Mutant Frog Travelogue directs us to images of banknotes used during the World War II Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia.

Demand Freedom of Expression in Cambodia Campaign

The Cambodian Government's actions to silence critics of the ruling party rang in the New Year with the arrests Human Rights activists Kem Sokha, Yeng Virak and Pa Nguon Teang....

Singapore: Debater Talks Debate

Singaporean student debater Shaun Lee posts some observations on his blog Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc on how the dissolution of Asian confidence after the economic and political crises of...

From the Bangladesh blogosphere

Shuvo Noboborsho (Happy New Year) everyone. Let us take a look into what the Bangladeshi blogs are discussing lately.

Best Literary Weblogs 2005

The Best Literary Weblogs 2005 written in Spanish were selected by the members of Blogueratura, the most important directory of literary blogs in Spanish. The directory registers 769 blogs from...

Thailand, Southeast Asia: Angklung Video

Thai-blogs.com points to a video clip of a performance in Thailand using the angklung, a musical instrument found throughout Southeast Asia made of bamboo tubes that create sounds like bubbling...

Reactions to Arrest of Cambodian Human Rights Activist Kem Sokha

Photo of Kem Sokha via VOA Via Jinja who points to this AP wire story about the arrest of the Kem Sokha, Cambodian Center for Human Rights.   It confirms that...

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