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· December, 2005

Stories about East Asia from December, 2005

Cambodian Human Rights Leader Kem Sokha Arrested On New Year's Eve

It looks like 2006 will be an even more difficult year for those fighting for freedom of expression in Cambodia according to this post by Jinja about the New Year's...

Malaysia: Islamic burial of ethnic Indian

The recent controversy over “forced” burial of a Malaysia Everest mountain climber M. Moorthy in accordance to Islamic rites, in which the decision was disputed by Moorthy's family, has stir...

Chinese Blogosphere:Year in Review

The development of blog in 2005 is fast and influential. Compared with early years when blog was first introduced, 2005 is the booming year of Chinese Blogosphere in terms of...

Tsunami: Malaysian blogs reflect a year after

In remembrance of the Tsunami which took place at Asia Pacific in 2004, bloggers around the world were putting up posts to commemorate the event. MackZul dedicated a blog entry...

China: Jailed Journalists

the leaky pen writes about three journalists now languishing in Chinese jails: Singapore's Ching Cheong, researcher Zhao Yan of the New York Times and local reporter Shi Tao.

Indonesia: Economists’ Blog

Cafe Salemba is a group blog written by Indonesian economists, one in Jakarta and three studying in the U.S. Recently, they've been writing about subsidies: for education and for art.

Philippines: Jose Rizal Links

On the 109th anniversary of Jose Rizal's execution, Filipino Librarian collects some links to introduce readers to the Philippines’ national hero.

Thailand: Bilingual Posting

Fringer has announced he will be no longer writing as often in English as in Thai: “it is almost impossible to write in different languages without switching between two different...

Thailand: New Year's Party

At, photographs of a company New Year party at a country fair.

Blogging To Improve Cambodia’s Environment

Meet Zarah Jane Almeida who works as a producer for Mlup Baitong's Environmental Advocacy Radio Program. She has been blogging about her work and life at Sreisaat Adventures in Cambodia...

Remembrance Week – Tsunami and After

Remembrance Week - Tsunami and After

China: Bloggers Beware of WordPress China

China bloggers have been sounding the alarm about, a free WordPress blog hosting service in China. The service, which has no relationship to WordPress, deletes accounts without warning a...

Cambodia: Visit to Movie Star's Wildlife Refuge

On the forum, keeping_it_riel posts photographs and an account of a visit to Hollywood movie star's Angelina Jolie's $5 million wildlife refuge in Cambodia.

China: The Mystery of the Missing Chinese Blogs

GVO co-founder Ethan Zuckerman discusses on his blog why search engines often miss Chinese blogs in their search results.

Indonesia: One Year After the Tsunami

Indonesia Today by Yosef Ardi updates the progress in the two Indonesian regions most affected by 2005's tsunami: the province of Aceh and the islands of Nias. “One year later,...

Philippines: Gas Project Runs Out

In the 1990s, the Malampaya underwater gas field was touted as a major move for the Philippines into cleaner energy. Divergent Poles talks about what has happened to the project...

Indonesia: Blogger questioned by the police, Tsunami one year after and a Peaceful Christmas Eve

Last week, Herman Saksono, a blogger from Jogjakarta was questioned by the police because he posted (now removed) a modified picture of Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono with Bambang Trihatmodjo,...

Philippines: Filipino Intimacies in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has long been a major destination for Filipinos seeking work. The PCIJ blog hosts a podcast from a journalist who lived there for three years, on how they...

Japan: Gaudy Game Paddles

Japanduit has colorful photographs of hagoita, wooden paddles used in a traditional Japanese game much like badminton that is played around New Year's. The paddles are adorned with Kabuki images,...

China: Scrubbed News Digest

danwei prints a post by a publishing consultant in Shenzhen on Cankao Xiaoxi, a Chinese-language digest of articles from world press formerly restricted to the Communist party elite but now...

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