· November, 2005

Stories about Weblog from November, 2005

From the Jordanian Blogosphere

  26 November 2005

Jordan: A New Government in the Making The newly appointed Prime Minster has been announced, being Marouf Bakhit. Naseem Tarawneh thinks that this might help the path to reform. Khalaf says about the newly appointed PM, “Being self made, one would hope that he would respect merit over pedigree.” At...

Haiti on the Internet – a chat with Alice Eddie Backer

  26 November 2005

Haitian American blogger Alice Eddie Backer My conversation with Nicholas Laughlin about the Caribbean blogosphere has elicited some strong reactions from Caribbean bloggers. Haitian-American blogger Alice Eddie Backer, a lawyer based in New York, first came to my attention when she answered my appeal for more Haitian bloggers. Alice then...

Thuggery is the solution

  25 November 2005

The second stage of Egpytian elections were marked by violence and wide spread irregularities. Officially one died during the first run of the elections and several wounded. But opposition newspapers claimed four died on that day. Few days later another man was killed and 21 were injured in election related...

Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

  25 November 2005

The 8th Tunisian blogger meetup was held last Friday with international guests Rebecca MacKinnon, Jeff Ooi, Mite Nishio and Isam Bayazidi. A lot of blogs followed here, here, here, here and here. Adib, Chouchitou and Metal Mad write (in French) about the death of famous and passionate Tunisian photographer Bechir...

Blogging the latest news South African style

  25 November 2005

As we approach World Aids Day on the 1st of December, South Africa's controversial and unpopular Minister of Health, Manto Tshabalala- Msimang, has caused yet another stir. Known as “Dr.Garlic” for her advocacy of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil as a solution for Aids sufferers instead of supplying much...

Kiswahili Blogosphere This Week

  24 November 2005

Cows, human beings and camels – Indian Ocean, Tanzania by Michuzi Official records in Tanzania and elsewhere state that in 1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar united to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Did it really happen? Where is the original document of the Articles of the Union? Mwandani asks. Recently,...

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

  24 November 2005

This week was even quieter than last week in the Saudi blogosphere. However, we can still find some interesting posts from here and there. Unfortunately, most of our featured posts for this week are in Arabic. I know that most of you can't read Arabic, so I tried my best...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  23 November 2005

Foreigners residing in Bolivia make up a good chunk of those blogging about the country. Some have lived in various cities in Bolivia for quite some time and others are merely passing through. Nevertheless, their observations and discoveries about life in Bolivia provide a unique perspective on a drastically different...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  23 November 2005

Iraqi Election Madness! As Iraq prepares for the December 15th parlimentary elections, the Kurdish bloggers are preparing as well. Vahal Abdulrahman from Dear Baghdad announced the formation of a new blog devoted strictly to the new elections, it is aptly named The Iraqi Vote. Vahal gives us details on the...

Cambodia: Euthanasia Websites, Water Festival, and More

  22 November 2005

Euthanasia Websites An American citizen who owned websites advocating ‘euthanasia tourism’ in Kampot, a French-era beach town, has been sued by Kampot Province's governor for false information and defamation. “You are going to die anyway, so why not in Cambodia?” said one of the sites, which also offered a rationale...

Open letter to all Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans

  22 November 2005

Dear brethren: During these ominous days for the relations between our peoples, I would like to issue a call to prudence on both sides of our common border. A stupid border dispute promoted by two of the worst Administrations our peoples have seen in a long time, has grown out...

Iranian Blogs: WSIS & Human Rights

  22 November 2005

Shirin Ebadi, Noble Laureate, was one of speakers in World Summit for Information & Society in Tunisia. According to Ravi(Link in Persian), Mrs. Ebadi spoke about censorship, jailed bloggers and filtering. She mentioned that Governmental NGOs are send to conferences to present false reports. She added unfortunately in some countries...

Voices from Zimbabwe Plus

  22 November 2005

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe took center stage a couple of times at WSIS in Tunis last week. First up was Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's president calling for an end to the use of the internet against the freedom of lesser developed countries by developed nations. “These last two years have shown us how...

Global Voices wins a Best of the Blogs

  22 November 2005

Global Voices has won a Best of the Blogs award from Deutsche Welle. We're thrilled to be honored as the jury's choice for the Best Journalistic Blog in English. Other Global Voices friends were honored by DW as well, including our friends Manal and Alaa, whose blog from Cairo, “Manal...

New Specialist Blogs: A Growing Chilean Opportunity

  21 November 2005

Inside the Chilean Blogs world, we have a specialist blog community. This community is characterized by people that have worked for the government, or are in the academic field, participate in social movement and also have leadership in their area. It is not only a thematic blog community, these are...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: More than Checkpoints

  21 November 2005

Yesterday the 20th of November was the Universal Children's Day. Happy anniversary children of the World, may you celebrate this year and every year with joy, health and peace… Palestine Blogs took the opportunity to remember Palestine's dear children who has been suffering under the Israeli occupation since as early...

Afghanistan Blogs: Dead Poetess, Violence & Liberation

  21 November 2005

Guftugo ( it means dialogue), an Afghan blogger, writes about Nadia Anjoman, poetess who was murdered by her husband in Herat. Many say jealousy motivated husband to kill this young poetess. Guftugo say in dark Afghanistan's dark society men like women are oppressed. Guftugo asks himself how Nadia's husband could...

Kenya and the Constitutional Referendum

  21 November 2005

Kenyans vote today, November 21, on a referendum to a draft constitution that has acrimoniously divided the country. President Mwai Kibaki leads the ‘Yes’ campaign, symbolised by a banana, and the ‘No’ campaign, symbolised by an orange, is made up of several cabinet members including Raila Odinga, the Minister for...

The Caribbean Blogosphere: Football fever and more

  20 November 2005

If only in terms of sheer volume, the leading story in the Caribbean blogosphere this week was the Trinidad & Tobago football team's qualification for the 2006 World Cup on November 16. The team Trinidad & Tobago beat in order to qualify was Bahrain (hence the oft-repeated line that whichever...

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