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May, 2005

Stories 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...

Kenyan Blogs Roundup

  30 May 2005

This is long overdue. - Scentiments on something that many Kenyan bloggers based in the diaspora can relate to – missing Kenya. - Kenyan politicians inspire a WTF moment. - This is probably not what the proponents of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act envisioned. Also via Bankelele, book lovers...

Monday World Blog Roundup

30 May 2005

It's Memorial Day in the US today, a day dedicated to remembrance of those killed and injured in military conflicts – similar to Remembrance Day in Commonweath Countries, France and Belgium. With that in mind, we begin the day's roundup with a selection of posts from Milbloggers – bloggers who...

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...

Glutter: Awaiting A Democratic Hong Kong

  27 May 2005

For the next few weeks, we’ll be offering profiles of bloggers nominated for the Reporters Sans Frontières weblog awards. This profile is part of the series. Please visit the RSF voting page and vote for your favorite blogs. – Your friendly editors. Glutter is arguably the most vocal voice from...

Friday World Blog Roundup

27 May 2005

Middle East More pictures from the demonstrations in Egypt, from the Arabist Network. From Cairo with Love shares a wrenching anonymous email from a woman who says she was assaulted in the riots. Nearby in Tunisia, Zizou from Djerba and Subzero blog about Tunisian emigration. The numbers they have are:...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

27 May 2005

Rich pickings today from Southeast Asia: The Filipino Librarian has launched a campaign with the Filipino blogging community to correct the online image of Filipinas – women of the Philippines. Click on all these links and support their campaign. Inside PCIJ blogs a recent report about the state of women...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

25 May 2005

Middle East: Chan'ad Bahraini is sad about Bahrain's wilting environment. Photo: dead date palms. Mahmood wonders if recent international media attention will shame the Bahraini government from stifling free speech on the internet. Linda asks why offices depicted in Arabic soap operas rarely seem to have computers in them. Mohammed...

Juan Varela: Covering Journalism 3.0 in Spain

  25 May 2005

For the next few weeks, we’ll be offering profiles of bloggers nominated for the Reporters Sans Frontières weblog awards. This profile is part of the series. Please visit the RSF voting page and vote for your favorite blogs. – Your friendly editors Spanish journalist and media consultant, Juan Varela, is...

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...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

24 May 2005

Africa Brian at Black Star Journal worries that UN relief efforts are “damned if they do, damned if they don't”. Emeka of Timbuktu Chronicles points us to companies exploring m-banking, banking services delivered through cellphones. Ethiopundit feels “a profound degree of distrust and disgust with the ruling party” and wonders...

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...

The World Reacts to Star Wars

  22 May 2005

I'm tracking posts about Star Wars written by bloggers around the world at the starwars+globalvoices del.icio.us tag.  If you find more Star Wars related posts from international blogs, please contribute to the list by tagging them with BOTH "starwars" and "globalvoices". Mr. Brown wins the prize for the most original...

Friday World Blog Roundup

  20 May 2005

South Asia: Dina Metha has a photo essay of village women in India. (photo: Dina Metha) The Corporate Social Responsibility weblog points to a report that there are 315,000 child laborers in Pakistan. Eurasia: Blogrel summarizes Armenian media reports about the U.S. billionaire Kirk Kirkorian, who is of Armenian descent,...

Blogger Profile – Jeff Ooi

  20 May 2005

Thinking Allowed, Thinking Aloud. Meeting Jeff Ooi is very much different than reading his blog. You would not expect this quiet, dimunitive person to blog with such ferocity, that he has become the undisputed icon of Malaysian blogosphere. Yet, underneath the seemingly harmless and friendly persona, lies a seasoned cyber-activist...

Thursday World Blog Roundup

  20 May 2005

Southeast Asia: Kennysia in Malaysia speculates on an upcoming Singapore bloggers’ meeting this summer, with some great programming suggestions and hilarious graphics! (Featured on mock poster: Mr. Brown and Xiaxue. ) How come nobody ever made these for the BloggerCons??? Mack at Brandmalaysia discusses Malaysia's “worst managed company.” Sarasonteh points...

Second draft of Anonymous Blogging Guide

  19 May 2005

I posted, some weeks back, the first draft of a technical guide to anonymous blogging. I've gotten great feedback from folks all over the world and have just posted a second draft of the guide on the Global Voices wiki, inviting collaborators to help me improve it. If you're interested...

Help us decide who to interview!

  19 May 2005

We've recently solved a couple of long-standing technical problems and we should be able to start doing “Skypecasts” – podcasts of interviews conducted over Skype – in the next couple of weeks. As we get ready to start broadcasting, we're wondering who to talk to first. What do you –...

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

  19 May 2005

Central Asia: Picture: “By The Kabul River” By Afghan Lord. Waheed at Afghan Warrior weighs in on the recent anti-U.S. protests, in the wake of Newsweek's now-retracted story. He believes the Taliban tried but failed to take advantage of the situation. Nathan of Registan.net was interviewed by the BBC about...

OJR article about Bahraini Blogs

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...

Tuesday World Blog Roundup

  18 May 2005

South Asia: Just a Little Something reports on the Bangalore Bloggers Meetup. Muthu has video and more pix. Dina Metha reports that the Indian government has offered accreditation to bloggers. But do they want it? [Update Note: link to Dina's blog now fixed. Was wrong before.] United We Blog marks...

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