· May, 2005

Stories from Quick Reads from May, 2005

Tuesday Global Blog Roundup

  31 May 2005

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 Daily uncovers the ironic news that anti-poverty wristbands were probably made in Chinese sweatshops. I suppose it could have been...

Monday World Blog Roundup

30 May 2005

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 Belgium. With that in mind, we begin the day's roundup with a selection of posts from Milbloggers – bloggers who...

Friday World Blog Roundup

27 May 2005

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 in the riots. Nearby in Tunisia, Zizou from Djerba and Subzero blog about Tunisian emigration. The numbers they have are:...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

27 May 2005

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. Click on all these links and support their campaign. Inside PCIJ blogs a recent report about the state of women...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

25 May 2005

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 on the internet. Linda asks why offices depicted in Arabic soap operas rarely seem to have computers in them. Mohammed...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

24 May 2005

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, banking services delivered through cellphones. Ethiopundit feels “a profound degree of distrust and disgust with the ruling party” and wonders...

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 candidates and the reformist blogging candidate Mostafa Moeen is not among them. Some blogger reaction: – Mr. Behi says the...

Friday World Blog Roundup

  20 May 2005

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 laborers in Pakistan. Eurasia: Blogrel summarizes Armenian media reports about the U.S. billionaire Kirk Kirkorian, who is of Armenian descent,...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

  20 May 2005

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. ) How come nobody ever made these for the BloggerCons??? Mack at Brandmalaysia discusses Malaysia's “worst managed company.” Sarasonteh points...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

  19 May 2005

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 the Taliban tried but failed to take advantage of the situation. Nathan of Registan.net was interviewed by the BBC about...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

  18 May 2005

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. But do they want it? [Update Note: link to Dina's blog now fixed. Was wrong before.] United We Blog marks...

Monday World Blog Roundup

16 May 2005

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 the hard time the country is having in getting aid to war ravaged areas. Chippla thinks it's absurd that an...

Friday World Blog Roundup

  13 May 2005

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 Uzbekistan uprising. Baltics: This picture appeared around Latvia during President Bush's visit. All About Latvia explains what “Peace Duke” means....

Thursday World Blog Roundup

  12 May 2005

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. Afromusing thinks Kenya needs a “hygrid.” Special Blog Coverage: Iranian Presidential elections: Mr. Behi thinks U.S. pressure on Iran over...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

  11 May 2005

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 Susanne Behnke taken in 2003. See them here, here and here. Black Looks has started a bimonthly roundup of Nigerian...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

  11 May 2005

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! – of the meeting. If you click through nothing else on this post today, click through to that. Omid of...

Monday World Blog Roundup

  9 May 2005

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 this story in the mainstream Western media that I have found.) He says the protest had a “Woodstock feel” to...

Friday World Blog Roundup

  6 May 2005

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 Firewall. Isaac Mao points to signs that Chinese bloggers are being blocked for not registering after recent rules changes. Blogdai...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

  5 May 2005

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, Bethlehem, courtesy Bethlehem Bloggers.) Rafahpundits is all over the latest news from local elections in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip....

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

  4 May 2005

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 to oppose the ministry's decision to press charges against three moderators of the online forum BahrainOnline.org, one of whom is...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

  3 May 2005

Middle East: Firas Georges of Iraq&Iraqis reflects on Iraq's future from Dubai while on his first-ever vacation outside of Iraq. (Photo of Emirates Towers, Dubai, by Saudi) Iraq the Model gives an English summary of a firsthand blog account in Arabic about a freshly discovered mass grave. Riverbend of Baghdad...

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