7 July 2005

Stories from 7 July 2005

Muslim Blogosphere Reacts to London Blast

We hope that multi-lingual bridge-bloggers can help translate more of what bloggers are saying in Arabic, Farsi and other languages. (If you have done so please let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this post.) Meanwhile, here is what has come through our aggregator in English...

Americas Thursday Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

Altered Argentina has begun a three part series on Debt for Education swaps in Latin America. Planetablog asks if Haiti and the Dominican Republic could ever form one single nation [es]. Argenuatas links to the Argentinian version of Post Secret. Bolivian bloggers MABB, Blog from Bolivia, and Ciao! all write...

South Asia Thursday Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

The Nepalese blog United We Blog! covers, with photographs, an anti-monarchy student protest in the city of New Baneshwor that was marked by violent confrontations with the police. The protest was in response to official celebrations marking the King's birthday. Bangladeshi blogger Rezwan is delighted to find that his blog...

Pacific Rim and East Asia Thursday Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

Bloggers.sg, Singapore's upcoming blog conference, gets a short write-up in the Straits Times, reports Mr.Brown. Japanpundit reports that, for the first time, an iced green tea beverage will probably beat out Coca-Cola for the number two spot in Japan's soft-drink wars. The number one spot is held by a brand...

Eastern Europe, Russian, NIS & Central Asia Thursday Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

Blog de Connard reports that the Ukrainian parliament has, after some arm-twisting, passed legislation designed to ease Ukraine's entry into the WTO. Three malls in Budapest were evacuated after copycat bomb threats were called in, reports Pesticide. The Daily Czech notes that Mikulas Dzurinda, the Slovak Prime Minister barely survived...

London blast blogging

  7 July 2005

(Image by “alfie” posted at moblog.co.uk) Thanks to Erica George for pointing us to this Livejournal Community devoted to information sharing in the aftermath of today's bomb blasts in London. DoWire.org has put together a “London Responds” wiki. Metroblogging London has been going all day, as have thousands of other...

Sub-Saharan Africa Thursday Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

Thinker's Room posts a gedankenexperiment to explain why he feels the way he does about Live 8. A new website dedicated to preventing the return of former military dictator Ibrahim Babangida to Nigeria has been launched, according to Black Looks. Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah, who writes Koranteng's Toli, was interviewed on the...

Seeking “Bridge Bloggers”

  7 July 2005

Global Voices Online is looking for “bridge-bloggers.” What is a bridge-blogger? Somebody who acts as a “bridge” between their blogging community and the rest of the world. Lots of blogospheres are springing up around the world, in lots of languages, but many of them don't communicate with each other. That's...

Americas Daily Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

Jeff Barry spreads the word about early 20th century Argentine artist, Xul Solar. Barrio Flores has an excellent post about Bolivian cinema. Blog de Bolivia seeks to explain Carlos Mesa's increasing popularity [es] as the December general elections approach. MABB covers former Bolivian president, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada's thoughts on...

International Human Rights Funding

  7 July 2005

Global Voices has agreed to pass on the following announcement from the International Human Rights Funders Group. This specific grant opportunity may be of special interest to human rights activists and bloggers in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco. Fund for Global Human Rights Michael Chertok – 01:00pm Jun...

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