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· September, 2007

Stories about Weblog from September, 2007

Philippines: Corruption scandal reaches the presidential palace

A $330 million national broadband network deal between the Philippine government and ZTE firm from China. Critics describe the contract as overpriced, unnecessary and disadvantageous to the Philippines. Tales of...

Bolivia: Evo Morales on the Daily Show

President Evo Morales of Bolivia became only the 2nd sitting president to appear on the Daily Show, a popular comedy show that focuses on current events. During his visit to...

Chak De India – Go For It India

Chak De India (Go For it India) is a Bollywood film that was released last month, and what an impact the film has on the pysche of Indians. In India...

Korea: Stiffer for Sex Offenders?

In a major portal site in Korea, there is a section for ‘Today’s Debate.” One of the topics on the 25th of September was Korea’s launching of a new policy...

Myanmar: Updates From 26 September

A Burmese living abroad, An expatriate blogger in Thailand, a Malaysian politician and an Indian blogger share their views on the happenings in Myanmar. Monks and civilians are continuing the...

Thought Leader: An Editorial Blog

The South Africa's Mail & Guardian online has been experimenting with new media through their 3-step blogging strategy. The first part of the strategy was the launching of the South...

Culture and Art with an Iranian Accent

Sepideh Saremi is editor of Pars Arts, a collaborative citizen media project covering culture and art related topics in Iran. Saremi talks with Global Voices about the project, its goals...

Arabeyes: Ramadan Scenes

With the month of Ramadan halfway through, bloggers in the Middle East are still tapping away at their keyboards, reflecting on different aspects of the Islamic month of fasting. This...

Environment: Final thoughts on “Live from the UN”

The invitation to blog about a live event at the UN was unprecedented. This was the first time that bloggers were given a reserved area in the press room, with...

Myanmar: Voices from the Region

Myanmar's government is warning the protesters to stay off the streets following a large demonstration in Yangon yesterday. The protesters are being led by monks and they are demanding more...

Corporate blogging the Kenyan elections

Kenya’s largest newspaper, Daily Nation, has launched a new online platform that focuses coverage of the 2007 general elections. The interactive platform is a work in process that will include...

India: Adam's Bridge, Infrastructure, Government and Religion

The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project proposes cutting through a formation known as Adam's Bridge or Rama Setu. Even as the environmental implications of such a project are being discussed, along...

Japan: Fukuda Slated to Be Next PM

In the Liberal Democratic Party election held on Sunday the 24th, Fukuda Yasuo defeated opponent Aso Taro, and is slated to become the next Prime Minister. He will follow Abe...

China: Traffic cops get machine guns

Traffic police in a major Chinese city have begun carrying pistols and machine guns while on the job, and netizens can't seem to think of any good reason why.

Environment: The UN Conference on Climate Change Part II

– Thematic Plenary- Adaptation. Facilitator is Dr. Asha-Rose migiro Deputy Secretary General Co chaired by HE Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands and H.E Mr. Fakhruddin Ahmed the...

Ramadaning in Kuwait

Ramadan, food and shopping were top priorities among Kuwaiti bloggers last week. Abdullatif AlOmar takes us on a tour of Kuwaiti blogs which include a shopping trip at a hypermarket...

Environment: The UN Conference on Climate Change Part I

- Thematic Plenary I – Adaptation – From Vulnerability to Resilience. Facilitator is Dr. Asha-Rose migiro Deputy Secretary General Co chaired by H.E Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of...

Myanmar: Tens of Thousands Join Protest led by Monks

Myanmar bloggers are posting videos and pictures of the large protest that took place earlier today in Yangon, the former capital and the largest city in Myanmar. The protest was...

Environment: UN Conference on Climate Change

I am blogging live from the United Nations building in NY. I will tweet part of the conference and blog it as it progresses. A Short Intro and the sessions...

One Million Voices for Peace

What is the One Million Voices campaign all about and could peace in the Middle East be a reality? Also, what role is the internet and blogging playing in this...

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