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· April, 2005

Stories about Weblog from April, 2005

29 April 2005

Children's Voices from Darfur

In February 2005, Human Rights Watch sent researchers Dr. Annie Sparrow and Olivier Bercault to Chad to talk with refugees who'd fled from the bombings and Janjawid militia attacks in...

28 April 2005

Blogging from Togo – Views of the Post-Election Protests

The post-election situation in Togo is getting increasingly complicated. Faure Gnassingbé, the son of deceased Togolese leader Gnassingbé Eyadema, has claimed victory with 60% of the votes counted in Sunday's...

Interview with Riverbend about her book

Alternet has an interview with Riverbend, the “Girl Blogger from Iraq.” An excerpt: Lakshmi Chaudhry: Let's start with the obvious: why did you start writing a blog? The first person...

27 April 2005

“Theory of Everything” focuses on Global Voices

Ben Walker's “Theory of Everthing” radio show is getting love from all over the blogosphere – Mark Frauenfelder at Boing Boing has favorably compared it to Ira Glass's excellent This...

Isaac Mao's take on the China protests

Isaac Mao believes theres not more to the anti-Japan protests than just government manipulation: Just in these two days, China gov tighten the control of internet to prevent from any...

26 April 2005

Bahrain Imposes Web Site Registration Requirement; Bloggers Worried

Bahrain's Ministry of Information is requiring all Bahraini Web sites – hosted inside or outside the country – to register with the Ministry. Webmasters will be legally responsible for content...

20 April 2005

Introducing bridge blogger Ndesanjo Macha

Sometimes the Internet helps you find interesting people halfway across the globe. And sometimes it helps you find out that interesting people from halfway across the globe are living in...

Tagging for Chinese-Japanese dialogue.

USE THIS TAG: cn_jp_dialog We've had some Sino-Japanese-U.S. email exchanges going on to discuss the best way to foster a rational discussion on the latest Chinese-Japanese tensions. Eventually a group...

19 April 2005

How can we promote Chinese-Japanese dialogue online?

Joi Ito has a thoughtful post responding to the anti-Japanese demonstrations in China. An excerpt: As a Japanese who has a great deal of sympathy and empathy for China, what...

18 April 2005

Chinese Bloggers’ Reactions on Recent Anti-Japan Protest

Despite government restrictions, hundreds of blog posts were able to make their way through to the internet, providing a wide range of information and opinions on the Anti-Japanese protests that...

15 April 2005

New faces in the bridgeblog index

I was recently introduced to the concept of “wiki gardeners”, people who tend wikis, cutting away spam, fixing formatting and grammar, and generally tidying up the place. I just spent...

13 April 2005

A technical guide to anonymous blogging – a very early draft

The Electronic Frontier Foundation posted an excellent guide to safe blogging a few days back. While the guide is quite rich in tips to ensure you don't reveal too much...

What's going on in the Kenyan blogosphere.

Mental Acrobat on why politics rocks and why Africa needs millions of students of politics. Mama Junkyard is “confuddled” (please give her props for coining this term) about her blog...

11 April 2005

Banned Iranian Reporter Turns to Weblogs

Iranian regime is the best promoter of weblogs. The latest example is Massih (Masoumeh) Alinejad, the parliament correspondent for reformist newspapers who was banned from the parliament building last week...

9 April 2005

Blogging Safely

Thanks to Curt Hopkins of the Committee to Protect Bloggers for pointing out that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has released a guide: How to Blog Safely. While many of the...

8 April 2005

Neila Charchour Hachicha: Blogging for Tunisian freedoms

As the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) prepares to hold its second summit in Tunis this coming November, some Tunisian bloggers are doing what they can to call...

7 April 2005

Community Fabric

I've just set up a wiki for a new open-source project called Community Fabric with some friends (from the joiito freenode IRC channel). The idea is to allow people to...

Isaacmao.com blocked

Isaac at the Harvard Global Voices gathering, photo by Jeff Ooi. As some of our readers have pointed out, Isaac Mao's site – isaacmao.com – is being blocked. Isaac gives...

Reporters Sans Frontieres

Our friends at Reporters Sans Frontieres are running a contest to honor blogs defending freedom of expression. Contest finalists were posted yesterday, and the Global Voices community is well represented....

6 April 2005

Kenyan Blogosphere round-up

I've been thinking about doing a weekly or bi-monthly highlight of what's going on in Kenyan blogs for a while now, especially since the number of Kenyan blogs has been...

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