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· August, 2005

Stories about Weblog from August, 2005

31 August 2005

Blog Day 2005

Blog Day 2005 is making waves throughout the global blogosphere. The one-day celebration, which encourages bloggers to introduce their readers to five new weblogs from other cultures or perspectives, has...

Inside The Japanese Blogosphere

Blogging in Iraq Japanese photojournalist Hiroshi Okamoto, who travelled to Iraq on assignment in 2004 and spent one month in Samawa, has produced a food blog of his experiences. Although...

30 August 2005

Blogs of the World, Aggregate!

Boris Anthony, our good friend and Global Voices’ beloved graphic designer/toolsmith, recently offered this observation: “….In the last 6 months, I have not worked on a single ‘weblog': it's all...

Iranian bloggers celebrate their fourth Birthday

I would like to share with you some important issues about our blogging history. Of course it is a personal way to look to Iranian blogistory: 1- Genesis: On 7...

28 August 2005

China: Furong Jiejie's false claim of Censorship?

At my personal blog RConversation.com, I link to a Red Herring article in which journalist Kaiser Kuo concludes that claims of censorship by Chinese blogger “Sister Hibiscus” are actually false....

Images From China: Shanghai Subway Scene

“Shanghai MRT” by Vampirex A subway train pulls out of the station in Shanghai.

English, Bilingual, and Political Bloggers in Tanzanian Blogosphere

For reasons that are mainly attributed to Tanzania‘s post independence political ideology of Ujamaa, which emphasized strong national identity through the extensive use of Kiswahili, the dominant language in the...

Arab Blogging Revolution?

Occasionally, I like to take a break from my blog, and sometimes from the internet as a whole. During my latest break from my blog, I found this website. It...

26 August 2005

Freedom of Speech News

According to Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), and Human Rights Watch, here are the latest developments on threats to Freedom of Speech over the past week: Tunisia: Government bans new journalists’...

Maghreb Blog

A group of enthusiastic bloggers from the Maghreb world; that consists of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Mauritania; have launched a new project under the name of Maghreb Blog. This...

Blog Day 2005

Sometime in June of this year Israeli blogger Nir Ofir had a realization: the date 3108 (or August 31st) looks suspiciously like the word “Blog.” He had also become increasingly...

News from Chinese Blogosphere(Aug 21th-27th)

1 Firewall Update: From Aug 20th, internet users in mainland China generally began to experience access failures when they tried to browse websites outside China. Even the searching engine Google...

25 August 2005

The World Reacts to Robertson

In the global chatter about U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson‘s remarks calling for the assasination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (for which he later apologized), there is much reflection on religious...

23 August 2005

My First PC, But For Real

A well organized group of proactive bloggers and computer enthusiasts have taken the Chilean government to task over it's newly announced program, “My First PC,” which was launched by the...

22 August 2005

Iranian bloggers worried about New President's Cabinet

Iranian bloggers worried about New President's Cabinet

Bangladesh: Blogspeak on the Blasts

Bangladesh: Blogspeak on the Blasts

21 August 2005

Images From Nepal: Detergent Ad

Photograph by Indrani Soemardjan A young boy sits next to a wall emblazoned with an advertisement for detergent.

20 August 2005

Khmer Dance

Video of a Cambodian dance troupe performing a blessing dance at the opening of the Lowell Water Festival, one of the largest Southeast Asian festivals in the US, organized jointly...

Profile of Tunisian Blogosphere

The Tunisian blogosphere must be one of the most vibrant and fastest growing blogospheres in the Arab world. At the time being, there are over 70 active blogs, maintained by...

Jordan: Jordanian Bloggers Response to Aqaba Rocket Attacks

Jordanian bloggers said it in one voice. No To Terrorism! madas expressed her feeling in one sentence: We don't want any more death… No for Terrorism in all its different...

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