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March, 2005

Stories from March, 2005

31 March 2005

Malaysian Minister VOWS faster and cheaper broadband

The Colours of a Little Part of Asia – A South East Asian blogging story by Mack Zulkifli It appeared shortly after Rebecca MacKinnon interviewed Jeff Ooi and this blogger...

30 March 2005

Sokwanele Blog in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is preparing for parliamentary elections tomorrow. The outcome is hardly in doubt. Most observers expect Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party to win in a landslide, garnering at least 75%...

Elina Karakulova in Bishkek

The recent events in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, have been somewhat difficult for outside observers to understand. Unlike the Orange revolution in Ukraine, where sustained, widespread opposition protests led to the overturning...

Freedom to Connect

I'm currently in Washington D.C. at the Freedom to Connect conference. There is a live audio stream and live chat, linked from the top of the conference website. The conference...

29 March 2005

Blogger Profile: “Owukori”, aka Sokari Ekine

It's easy to get the impression, reading most popular weblogs, that all bloggers are white American males obsessed with technology. If that's your impression of the blogosphere, you're reading the...

28 March 2005

Global Voices Brainstorm: live webcast & IRC

UPDATE: THE WEBCAST WILL BE AT: rtsp://h2odev.law.harvard.edu:554/global.sdp The IRC channel is #globalvoices on irc://irc.freenode.net Ethan Zuckerman and I will hold a brainstorming session about Global Voices here at the Berkman...

Bloggers in Malaysia Warn of Earthquake

A violent tremor was felt in parts of Malaysia, and bloggers, experienced in early detection of crisis when blogging about the Asian Tsunami disaster, came out with warnings. Those who...

27 March 2005

Iranian weblogs growing up

Amazing things are happening in Iranian blogs these days. Now I'm seeing what I was expecting in terms of my third metaphor, blogs as cafes, where a unique, interactive space...

26 March 2005

Flashblogs: Occasionally making a point more impactful. Part One.

The Colours of a Little Part of Asia – A South East Asian blogging story by Mack Zulkifli The Tsunami Crisis in this region brought bloggers to the forefront of...

How to set up a free videoblog

(Corrected with more info.) It looks pretty easy, for anybody from anywhere. Thanks to these simple instructions created by Michael Verdi and emailed to GV by Peter Van Dijck. Peter...

Hoder drives huge traffic to Iranian presidential candidate's blog

Hossein Derakhshan (Hoder) says “Mostafa Moeen, the reformist candidate for the next president, has written his second post on his blog, which means he is taking it seriously.” Unfortunately when...

The Malaysian Blogosphere: chat with Mack Zulkifli and Jeff Ooi

(photo courtesy Jeff Ooi) Malaysian bloggers Jeff Ooi and Mack Zulkifli have been blogging up a storm lately about attempts by vested political and business interests in Subang Jaya, who...

25 March 2005

Revolution, Riots and Digital Photos in Kyrgyzstan

Introducing Peter Tan

In the intro to his blog, The Digital Awakening, Peter Tan writes: I am a Roman Catholic Malaysian Chinese, born and bred in Penang, late-thirties, suffered spinal cord injury at...

24 March 2005

New “About” page

I've written a new About Global Voices page. If anything is not clear or if you have further questions, please post a comment there.

Malaysian Blogs: Live IRC intervew & chat, Friday 15:00GMT (10:00am EST)

Malaysian bloggers Jeff Ooi and Mack Zulkifli will help me kick off our first LIVE Globalvoices online IRC interview and chat. Join us Friday (tomorrow) at 15:00GMT (10:00am Friday EST,...

Local Voices, Global Visions

I'm riding on an Amtrak Acela train through snowbound Connecticut right now on my way to the National Model United Nations conference, where I'll be addressing a group of 500...

21 March 2005

The China situation: Q&A with Isaac Mao

Chinese blogger Isaac Mao has been watching the latest crackdown on internet bulletin boards and website registration with great concern. I e-mailed him some questions which he was kind enough...

20 March 2005

Chinese protest BBS crackdown

Photos: 2005.3.18 Fete-Day for SMTH BBS on Community.webshots.com Xiao Qiang reports at China Digital Times that Chinese students have been protesting vigorously online – and more cautiously offline – after...

16 March 2005

Blog libel suit in India

Mediaah! is no more. The controversial media criticism weblog, run by Pradyuman Maheshwari, editor of the Maharashtra Herald in Pune, promoted itself as a “brutally unbiased” critic of Indian media,...

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