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· May, 2005

Stories from Quick Reads from May, 2005

Tuesday Global Blog Roundup

East Asia China Daily runs a USA Today article about a Chinese knock-off of American Idol, but, as Asiapundit points out, forgets to remove an embarrassing bit of copy. CSR...

Friday World Blog Roundup

Middle East More pictures from the demonstrations in Egypt, from the Arabist Network. From Cairo with Love shares a wrenching anonymous email from a woman who says she was assaulted...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

Middle East: Chan'ad Bahraini is sad about Bahrain's wilting environment. Photo: dead date palms. Mahmood wonders if recent international media attention will shame the Bahraini government from stifling free speech...

Monday World Blog Roundup

SOUTH ASIA: Photo: “Cheapest Commuter” by Karachiblog. Kiruba reports on the Nth Chennai bloggers’ meeting. SelectiveAmnesia has pictures. MIDDLE EAST: Iran's Guardian Council has released its approved list of presidential...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

Southeast Asia: Kennysia in Malaysia speculates on an upcoming Singapore bloggers’ meeting this summer, with some great programming suggestions and hilarious graphics! (Featured on mock poster: Mr. Brown and Xiaxue....

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

South Asia: Just a Little Something reports on the Bangalore Bloggers Meetup. Muthu has video and more pix. Dina Metha reports that the Indian government has offered accreditation to bloggers....

Friday World Blog Roundup

Central Asia: Kudos to Lyndon at Scraps of Moscow and Nathan at Registan.net for their excellent collection of posts and links, aggregating and translation (by Lyndon) of information about the...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

Africa: Congrats to Jewels in the Jungle on the first anniversary of this excellent African issues blog. Jewels is running a great series of photos of Ugandan schoolchildren by photographer...

Monday World Blog Roundup

Middle East: Woodstock in the sand dunes? Chan'ad Bahraini has a long report and many photos on a large and peaceful protest in Bahrain demanding constitutional reform. (No sign of...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

Middle East: The UK isn't the only place where elections were held today… Bethlehem bloggers are closely following “the first local elections in 30 years.” (Photo: Beit Sahour polling station,...

Monday World Blog Roundup

It's Memorial Day in the US today, a day dedicated to remembrance of those killed and injured in military conflicts – similar to Remembrance Day in Commonweath Countries, France and...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

Rich pickings today from Southeast Asia: The Filipino Librarian has launched a campaign with the Filipino blogging community to correct the online image of Filipinas – women of the Philippines....

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

Africa Brian at Black Star Journal worries that UN relief efforts are “damned if they do, damned if they don't”. Emeka of Timbuktu Chronicles points us to companies exploring m-banking,...

Friday World Blog Roundup

South Asia: Dina Metha has a photo essay of village women in India. (photo: Dina Metha) The Corporate Social Responsibility weblog points to a report that there are 315,000 child...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

Central Asia: Picture: “By The Kabul River” By Afghan Lord. Waheed at Afghan Warrior weighs in on the recent anti-U.S. protests, in the wake of Newsweek's now-retracted story. He believes...

Monday World Blog Roundup

Africa: Timbuktu Chronicles has a review of George Ayittey's Africa Unchained Brian of Black Star Journal has a history lesson on the role of Liberia in Guinea's civil strife, and...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

Africa: Picture via Sotho, drawn by 13-year old McGlen of Johannesburg, South Africa. He wants to be a veterinarian. Courtesy Creative Connections. Thinkers Room says it shouldn't be this hard....

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

Iran: Iranian presidential candidate Dr. Mostafa Moeen recently met with bloggers. (Moeen also has his own blog in Persian.) Adventures of Mr. Behi has a detailed account – in English!...

Friday World Blog Roundup

Asia AngryChineseBlogger discusses the continuing issue of seven Christian priests detained last month in northern China. SimonWorld discusses and links to several articles about how Google deals with the Great...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

Middle East: Chan'ad Bahraini has a series of good photos and a long blog post about Tuesday's demonstration in front of Bahrain's Ministry of Information. He says 40-50 people gathered...

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