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· May, 2005

Stories about Bahrain from May, 2005

Tuesday Global Blog Roundup

  31 May 2005

East Asia China Daily runs a USA Today article about a Chinese knock-off of American Idol, but, as Asiapundit points out, forgets to remove an embarrassing bit of copy. CSR Daily uncovers the ironic news that anti-poverty wristbands were probably made in Chinese sweatshops. I suppose it could have been...

OJR article about Bahraini Blogs

  18 May 2005

Bahrain's bloggers are helping to bring international media attention to their country. Last week there was a long Wall Street Journal article. Now Mark Glaser of the Online Journalism Review has a long article all about the Bahraini blogosphere: Online forums, bloggers become vital media outlets in Bahrain The small...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

  12 May 2005

Africa: Picture via Sotho, drawn by 13-year old McGlen of Johannesburg, South Africa. He wants to be a veterinarian. Courtesy Creative Connections. Thinkers Room says it shouldn't be this hard. Afromusing thinks Kenya needs a “hygrid.” Special Blog Coverage: Iranian Presidential elections: Mr. Behi thinks U.S. pressure on Iran over...

Monday World Blog Roundup

  9 May 2005

Middle East: Woodstock in the sand dunes? Chan'ad Bahraini has a long report and many photos on a large and peaceful protest in Bahrain demanding constitutional reform. (No sign of this story in the mainstream Western media that I have found.) He says the protest had a “Woodstock feel” to...

Friday World Blog Roundup

  6 May 2005

Asia AngryChineseBlogger discusses the continuing issue of seven Christian priests detained last month in northern China. SimonWorld discusses and links to several articles about how Google deals with the Great Firewall. Isaac Mao points to signs that Chinese bloggers are being blocked for not registering after recent rules changes. Blogdai...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

  4 May 2005

Middle East: Chan'ad Bahraini has a series of good photos and a long blog post about Tuesday's demonstration in front of Bahrain's Ministry of Information. He says 40-50 people gathered to oppose the ministry's decision to press charges against three moderators of the online forum BahrainOnline.org, one of whom is...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

  3 May 2005

Middle East: Firas Georges of Iraq&Iraqis reflects on Iraq's future from Dubai while on his first-ever vacation outside of Iraq. (Photo of Emirates Towers, Dubai, by Saudi) Iraq the Model gives an English summary of a firsthand blog account in Arabic about a freshly discovered mass grave. Riverbend of Baghdad...

Monday: What the world's bloggers care about today

  2 May 2005

Inspiration of the Day from Africa: Comic Seriosity Balance tells us about a new comic strip launched by Schoolnet Namibia. Called Ha Ti! or “Listen Up!”, the comic strip “spreads the word about the ways that computers and the internet can transform learners’ and teachers’ lives.” The strip is produced...

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