· June, 2005

Stories about East Asia from June, 2005

China Update: more on blog registration and censorship

  12 June 2005

Microsoft has launched a Chinese-language version of it's Spaces blog hosting service, and guess what? Users are banned from using the word “democracy” and other politically sensitive words to label their blogs – although it does appear possible to use those words within blog posts, for now. (As noted in...

Friday Global Blog Roundup

We're always looking for new ideas and good stories to write about. If you have a story or a blog post that you think would be a good fit for our daily roundups, email us with the link and a short blurb about what it's about! Europe Loic Le Meur...

Skypecast: Isaac Mao on China's crackdown

  10 June 2005

I spoke to Isaac Mao in Shanghai via Skype to get some clarification and detail about how the latest regulations requiring bloggers to register in China are actually being implemented – and interpreted. The conversation was exremely interesting. As usual, the situation on the ground is complicated and full of...

Isaac Mao on China's blog crackdown

  10 June 2005

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Thursday Global Blog Update

  9 June 2005

We're always looking for new ideas and good stories to write about. If you have a story or a blog post that you think would be a good fit for our daily roundups, email us with the link and a short blurb about what it's about! Africa The Ethiopian capital...

Wednesday Global Blog Roundup

We're always looking for new ideas and good stories to write about. If you have a story or a blog post that you think would be a good fit for our daily roundups, email us with the link and a short blurb about what it's about! Europe Mike Tyukanov, from...

Tsunami 6 months on: Blog it!!

  8 June 2005

It has come to Global Voices’ attention that a number of mainstream media outlets are going to be doing some special reporting looking at the Tsunami and its legacy 6 months on. Given what a big role the blogosphere played in the tsunami coverage, it would be great to see...

Tuesday Global Blog Roundup

We're always looking for new ideas and good stories to write about. If you have a story or a blog post that you think would be a good fit for our daily roundups, email us with the link and a short blurb about what it's about! Central Asia Hans from...

Skypecast: Singapore's mr. brown

  7 June 2005

I had a giggle-filled conversation today with Singapore's “enfant terrible,” Lee Kin Mun, aka mr. brown. Topics included: How he instigated the Great Singaporean Conspiracy, the upcoming bloggers’ conference, “Singlish,” (English is one of Singapore's 4 official languages along with Mandarin Chinese, Tamil and Malay, but the locals like to...

Monday Global Blog Roundup

The Middle East The famous “should women drive in Saudi Arabia” debate gets a hearing at Crossroads Arabia. Verdict? Well, since women can drive everywhere else, what’s the big deal? The Syrian News Wire on the Hezbollah victory in the Lebanese elections: “This is proving to be an even more...

Tiananmen Square Blog Roundup

  6 June 2005

A quick roundup of posts and rememberances of June 4, 1989—the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The Global Blog Roundup will be posted later tonight. Andrea from T-Salon posts a lengthy collection of links discussing what June 4 means sixteen years on. Aahsun looks back at June 4, 1989 and reflects on...

Threat to Chinese blogs

  6 June 2005

Reporters Without Borders has issued a press release today voicing alarm at “the Chinese government's announced intention to close down all China-based websites and blogs that are not officially registered.” The following paragraph is cause for concern: A China-based blogger told Reporters Without Borders on condition of anonymity that the...

Friday Global Blog Roundup

  3 June 2005

East Asia Over at Big White Guy, Randall van der Woning writes about an expat Tiananmen protestor who climbed atop a giant TV screen in downtown Hong Kong and stripped off to reveal a Spider-Man costume. As Mr. van der Woning notes, activists are starting their June 4 protestors early...

Thursday Global Blog Roundup

Central Asia The Kyrgyzstan Kid attends the wake of a stranger in a small town in northern Kyrgyzstan. Registan.net comes in with two interesting stories: first, the US State Department has ordered Embassy families to evacuate Tashkent, and it looks like the Peace Corps may be evacuating soon, as well;...

Wednesday Global Blog Roundup

Central Asia and the Caucuses Nathan at Registan has photos from the Supreme Court building in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where hundreds of people have stormed the structure to oust protesters who've occupied the building since April. (The protesters were demanding the ouster of all officials appointed by former president Akayev.) Afghan...

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