Stories about Citizen Media from May, 2006
Pakistan: Dipalpur and history
Shirazi on a town that has held the fort and been a passage of sorts. “Dipalpur is famous in the history as an outpost that has played a significant part in the defence of Delhi kingdom against Mongol invasions in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.”
Russia: Bibliography on Russian-Germans
J. Otto Pohl posts a list of English-language publications on Russian-Germans, one of the many nations deported by Stalin during WWII.
Demystifying Tamil as a language and a person
What is Tamil? For some it's a language, for some it's a religion, for the uninitiated, wikipedia to the rescue. There is of course also the the Wikipedia in Tamil. For those who don't like reading pages and pages, google current has it all. From “what is Tamil” to “the...
How to Help Indonesia Earthquake Victims
Members of International community who are very concerned with the Indonesia earthquake where the death toll exceeds 5,000 and many more thousands injured now can visit Merlyna Lim's blog where she is vigorously compiling various international and Indonesia aid relief agencies addresses. While Indonesia Help blog, a newly setup blog...
Indonesia: Earthquake Relief
The World Wide Help team has set up Java Quake Help Wiki. The team is looking for online volunteers to help them with content and translation on the wiki as well as helping spread the word about the wiki. If you are interested you can email javaquake (at) worldwidehelp.info.
Indonesia: Earthquake Relief
Merlyna (via Enda Quicklinks) has compiled a list of charities that are accepting donations. “I have done a small research and found out that these charities are established and trusted organizations. Those located in the US are registered as public charity with 501 (c) (3) status. All of them have...
Nepal Moving Towards Peace Talks
After the victory of the April Revolution, and a major House Proclamation that has seriously curbed the powers of the king and renamed the army from Royal Nepal Army to Nepal Army, and a phase one talk with the Maoists, the seven party alliance government still has a lot of unresolved issues. The pace is felt to have been too slow.
Japan: Love, death and money
Japundit‘s JP summarizes the details in one of the hottest news stories in Japan right now, one “that involves deception, betrayal, greed, murder and many of the other trappings of a soap opera” and revolves around 45 million yen, a dead Japanese man and his Filipina beneficiary. “I saw her...
Special Indonesia Earthquake Blog
The helps and donations which come from around the globe on the 6.2 richter scale earthquake in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia have been heartening. Indonesians outside Yogyakarta also watch the post-earthquake news very closely some of them a bit confused as to how to make donation and to which institution...
Global Food Blog Report
#1: Viaggi & Sapori, an Italian living in Sweden, goes home in Venice for the weekend. She was invited to a wedding of a friend: Matrimonio al profumo di muggheto. You Will LOVE every photo and description of the menu, everything looks and sounds incredibly delicious! #2: Peru Food reviews...
Malaysia: Corruption in High Places
Bridget in Malaysia talks about Malaysian politicians and their confidence in running scams. She gives a recent example of a member of parliament who asked the Malaysian Customs to “close one eye” and let in an illegal consignment of logs from Indonesia to Malaysia
The garments industry riots in Bangladesh
Whether we accept it or not, we all are chained humans, there is a master above us and we are a master of someone. And the exploitation continues. The truth is no hero or revolution is going to break the chain saving us anytime soon.
As the readers of some of my posts are well aware, I have complained often about the tedious process of sourcing interesting blog posts to highlight here on GV. One has to spend days, weeks and even months (slight exaggeration) to search for new bloggers to bring into the mix...
Mongolia: California Trade
Luke Distelhorst notes that Mongolia is set to boost trade with California.
Edible Blog Report
#1: A food blogger's reunion in Pistoia, Italy: Kishko and Lucullian Delights tell the story in their blogs. The photos are stunning. It makes me want to go there! Then we bought some chocolate and loitered around, looking at the main sights but as I am a lousy guide and...
Images from South Asia
For my first post on Global Voices I decided to look beyond words and instead look at the subcontinent through the lens of another. Photoblogs in South Asia are abuzz with the chatter of cameras and flickering of the flash; the result is an amazing array of images from Kerala...
Brunei: Blog report from the Abode of Peace: Bloggers vs Borneo Bulletin
Aside from accounts of the impending exams, lunch and the random softball-related post? Nothing much really. For the past few years, the blogging scene in this oil-rich country has not really delved into current affairs beyond their personal sphere. This may be caused by a lot of factors, perhaps it...
The Kannada Context: Exclusive Identity and Other Stories
A round up of the Kannada blog world.
The Movie “Da Vinci Code” in South East Asia
As the movie “Da Vinci Code” starts its run across South East Asia, there have been protests and calls by Christian groups asking the governments to ban the movie. In Philippines, the capital City of Manila went ahead with the ban. Yvette on her MySpace blog is disappointed with the...
Bloggers Opinions About a Proposed Euthanasia Law
A new law proposed to legislate euthanasia in Chile has been very controversial. Two main reasons: 1.) it was proposed by two deputes from the government coalition (left wing) without overall support of it, and 2.) the debate concerning “the right to live.” About the political scenario Victor Hugo (ES)...