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· September, 2005

Stories about Weblog from September, 2005

The State of Bolivian Blogs

  30 September 2005

Este artículo también está disponible en español Over the past year, the number of blogs about Bolivia, by Bolivians and by those living in Bolivia has multiplied. Projects like Blogs de Bolivia and articles in the mainstream Bolivian press will draw more attention to this trend. As more people blog...

Chinese Bloggers on the New Internet Regulation

  30 September 2005

Ministry of Information Industry of China issued a new regulation called “Rules on the Administration of Internet News Information Services” (For Chinese Original and unofficial English Translation of the document), which aims to put more monitoring and control over Chinese internet, including News Portal Websites, Bulletin Board System and Blog....

Indonesian Blogs: Oil, protests, and bird flu

  29 September 2005

Fuel hike, demonstrations and heavy traffic jams: The government is planning to raise fuel prices on this Saturday, 1st October to address the budget deficit, and already Indonesia has seen demonstrations against the hike in the streets of Jakarta. Sporadic protests against a price increase have been launched across Indonesia...

The Kurdish Blogosphere-Identities of Silence

  29 September 2005

Recently on the Iraqi Bloggers Central an epic seven part update on the Kurdish/Iraqi blogs was written. While the summary was excellent (and a highly recommended read!) it also begs the question why were the Kurdish blogs and the Iraqi blogs linked together? It all comes down to the issue...

Blogging in the Cambodian Language

  28 September 2005

NIDA, National Information Communications Technology Development Authority, is the government agency that oversees the country's telecommunication policy.  The Cambodian Government's ICT Policy encourages the development and deployment of Open Source software. The implementation partner is Khmer Open Source Project, an Open Source Software Localization project to customize Khmer-Language versions of...

Join Our Live Chat! Handbook for Bloggers & Cyber-Dissidents

  27 September 2005

Update: The IRC chat was a great success, with three dozen participants from around the world (China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Bahrain, Japan, Germany, France and Canada, just to name a few…) The transcript is available here if you'd like to see what transpired. Coming out of the conversation are a new...

Pakistan: Blog-o-rama

  27 September 2005

Without a helmet, riding a Vespa scooter at 45km an hour, I headed out on the internet highway last night, swerving my way through heavy traffic (risking life and limb) to bring you this neat little collection of posts from some very interesting Pakistani bloggers. Meanderings had a rather eloquent...

Iranian Journalists & Blogging in Iran: An Open Window to Communicate

  27 September 2005

Iranian journalists in their blogs,time to time, provide us first hand information. A couple of months ago Webnameh published Ganji's supporters’ photos in front of hospital before any other site or journal. A few weeks ago Hanif Mazroi, who was jailed last year , wrote about his prison days, his...

Comments problems

  26 September 2005

Sincerest apologies to anybody who tried to post comments over the past two days. This was caused by an unfortunate technical mess-up on my part while attempting to block a bad spammer. The bad news: If you tried to post something and it didn't appear, unfortunately it has been lost....

Kuwait Blogosphere Roundup

  25 September 2005

Parenting in Kuwait is so mixed. Q discusses how parents can easily leave their children with maids when they are young, and is concerned on how this influences the young child's development. Then Sheba remarks on how mom's are all over their children when they are in school and watching...

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

  25 September 2005

Neila talks about the International Buttefly Rally (in French) that is taking place in Tunisia from the 23rd to 27th of September. This rally is exclusively for women. The women drivers will drive around the country starting from Habib Bourguiba street on the 23rd in the direction of Kairouan, then...

Kenyan Blogosphere Roundup

  24 September 2005

- First things first. The Kenyan Blogs WebRing recently celebrated it's first birthday and crossed the 100 member threshold. Congratulations are in order. Here are some snippets of the amazing community that is Kenya Unlimited. - Bankelele offers up helpful information regarding buying shares on the Kenyan stock exchange from...

Globalization & Democracy: The Helsinki Conference 2005

  23 September 2005

The Helsinki Conference 2005: From Words to Action I recently attended the Helsinki Conference 2005 in Helsinki, Finland (Sept. 7-9). The conference was a follow-up to the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy initiated by the governments of Tanzania and Finland in 2002 to create a multi-stakeholder approach to solving...

Venezuela: The Censored Dossier

  22 September 2005

In Friday, Dossier was suspended. A full coverage can be found at El espacio de Lubrio. An ambiguous official statement from the Ministry of Communication and Information and VTV board of directors asks Martínez to appear before the National Attorney Office to present any charge against public administrators that he may have. The statement also warns about the obligation to obey dispositions on responsible journalism included in the Radio and Television Social Accountability Law.

Spotlight Caribbean

  22 September 2005

Anguilla Eric Olsen has a post on Blogcritics.org about Anguilla's upcoming Tranquility Jazz Festival from November 9th to the 13th. Bob Green's Anguilla News covers American Eagles’ recent announcement of more frequent flights from San Juan to the small island as well as the 2006 dates for Anguilla's annual Regatta....

It's Out! Handbook for Bloggers & Cyber-Dissidents

  21 September 2005

Reporters Without Borders has given Global Voices a sneak peak at the Handbook For Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents before its official Thursday release. Click here to download the full booklet. Thanks to Julien Pain for his hard work on this project. It is a valuable gift to the world's bloggers. Lately...

Welcome to the Kurdish Blogosphere-Revisited

  21 September 2005

Welcome to our second installment of the introduction to the Kurdish Blogosphere; where we will discuss the various types of blogs. Cultural Kurdish culture isn't easy to define as it varies from region to region, but it can be said that the heart of Kurdish Culture lies within the land...

Best of Blogs: Nominate your favorites!

  21 September 2005

Grateful thanks to the esteemed Dr. David Weinberger for nominating Global Voices for the Best of Blogs Awards. The contest is sponsored jointly by Deutsche Welle and Reporters Without Borders. There are 13 categories to nominate and vote. Here is how BoB team describes the award: “Best Journalistic Weblog honors...

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