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· May, 2005

Stories about South Asia 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...

Skypecast: Indian blogger Dina Mehta

  30 May 2005

We're proud to launch the Global Voices Skypecast series with an interview with ethnographer and blogger Dina Mehta, in Mumbai (or is it Bombay?), India. Dina and I talk about the factors that led her to become a blogger, the Indian version of the “bloggers versus journalists debate, and her...

Frederick Noronha on Blogger Certification in India

  24 May 2005

Indian Journalist Frederick Noronha has shared an article with us about speculation that the Indian government might start accrediting bloggers. Thanks, Frederick! BLOGGERS, GET GOING — OR GETTING INCORPORATED — IN INDIA? From Frederick Noronha GOA, India, May 23: Bloggers might wait for official recognition elsewhere in the globe, but...

Monday World Blog Roundup

SOUTH ASIA: Photo: “Cheapest Commuter” by Karachiblog. Kiruba reports on the Nth Chennai bloggers’ meeting. SelectiveAmnesia has pictures. MIDDLE EAST: Iran's Guardian Council has released its approved list of presidential candidates and the reformist blogging candidate Mostafa Moeen is not among them. Some blogger reaction: – Mr. Behi says the...

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...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

  11 May 2005

Africa: Congrats to Jewels in the Jungle on the first anniversary of this excellent African issues blog. Jewels is running a great series of photos of Ugandan schoolchildren by photographer Susanne Behnke taken in 2003. See them here, here and here. Black Looks has started a bimonthly roundup of Nigerian...

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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