5 July 2005

Stories from 5 July 2005

Americas Roundup

  5 July 2005

Jeff Barry offers an in-depth reflection on the death of 194 young Argentinians who were caught inside the concert venue Cromagnon as it caught fire on December 30, 2004. Blog de Viajes links to Argentinian tourism statistics for the year 2004 [es] and then questions if Latin America can quicken...

Sub-Saharan Africa Daily Blog Roundup

  5 July 2005

Timbuktu Chronicles passes on some interesting information about a virtual marketplace, enabled by the use of cellphones. Andrew Heavens of Meskel Square interviews two Addis Ababa university students about Live 8. Africa Vox is a group blog by African journalists who are covering the G8 summit this year. Via Kenya...

Pacific Rim/East Asian Daily Blog Roundup

  5 July 2005

Danwei reports that a state-owned film company's website has been blocked inside China… because they failed to register the site with the Ministry of Information Industries. Fons Tuinstra writes about a Chinese-language group blog that's translating articles from English into Chinese. The Sassy Lawyer announces that she's started writing a...

South Asian Daily Blog Roundup

  5 July 2005

Rohit Gupta, writing in Chien(ne)s Sans Frontieres, is frustrated by writers of Indian decent who've never lived in India calling themselves “Indian writers”; he's delighted to to read an interview with Rana Dasgupta, who refuses to call himself an Indian writer even though he lives there now. Youth Curry on...

Middle East and North Africa Daily Blog Roundup

The Big Pharaoh uncovers the link between Egyptian tomato exports and Secretary of State Rice's calls for reform in Egypt. At Iran Scan, Hoder notes that the election of Ahmedinejad has been a godsend for Iranian cartoonists. Ali of Free Iraqi explains what “independence” means for him. SubZero Blue brings...

Global Voices meets the Mainstream Media

  5 July 2005

Global Voices bloggers are showing up everywhere in the mainstream media these days! American Public Media's syndicated radio show, “Future Tense”, focuses on our project today. You can listen to the show online (in RealAudio) or, if you're in the US or Canada, tune in for the show. (Future Tense...

Threats against Afghan blogger

  5 July 2005

This post has been removed at the request of the Afghan blogger involved, as new information has come to light substantially changing the story. The post concerned the following: “Sohrab Kabuli“, Afghan blogger and winner of the Freedom Blog Award for his Farsi blog, Shared Pains, has been getting death...

Sohrab Kabuli: Afghan blogger

  5 July 2005

Global Voices Online continues to bring you interviews with winners of the Reporters Without Borders Freedom Blog Awards. This week we bring you an interview with Sohrab Kabuli (not his real name), author of two blogs: Shared Pains in Farsi and Afghan Lord in English. Kabuli answered questions via e-mail...

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