Thursday World Blog Roundup

Blog activism:

In the wake of recent earthquakes and tsunamis, Brandmalaysia's Mack Zufikli has launched a blog-driven campaign to get the Malaysian government to include the needs of the disabled in their evacuation plans.

Mahmood at Mahmood's Den is defying the new Bahraini government regulations requiring that all websites must be registered with the government, on the grounds that these regulations conflict with the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. To the Ministry of Information he says: “I hearby un-libellously brand you morons of the month! “

Palestine Blog has a poem about walls.

Iraq's Raed in the Middle calls Jafari's government a house of cards. Omar at Iraq the Model has a less critical analysis.

East Asia:

ESWN has a very thoughtful post reflecting on the latest anti-Japanese protests in China. He observes: “What is surprising is why anyone would continue to think of the Chinese government as that one undifferentiated block of black steel.”

At T-Salon, Andrea Leung excerpts Xiao Qiang's April 27 Wall Street Journal article on the internet's role in those protests for those who don't have paid access to the WSJ.

Southeast Asia:

Jeff Ooi warns of a possible weeklong strike in Malaysia to start May 1st.

South Asia:

Indian blogger Vantage Point accuses the Mumbai government of acting like the Taliban in the way it handled a recent rape case.

Central Asia:

Afghan Warrior has some thoughts about Afghan refugees and their problems.

Life in Armenia blogs the massive demonstrations marking the 90th anniversary of a major slaughter of Armenians by Turkish troops. Mahdi Ayat has some great photos about this demo on Flickr.

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