14 July 2005

Stories from 14 July 2005


  14 July 2005

El Machete, written by a Mexican studying in Australia, weighs the pros and cons of the future continent-wide television network, teleSUR, in Latin America.

My son the fanatic

  14 July 2005

Group blog Sepia Munity points out that all the suspects in the London bombings were second-generation: they were born and raised in the country they attacked. In addition Rezwan of 3rd World View has a lengthy post pondering the motiviations of the bombers.

Black Looks: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  14 July 2005

Black Looks, in the first of a series spotlighting important African women, profiles Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who is also a Dutch MP and the writer of the controversial film Submission.

Blogging in a time of crisis

  14 July 2005

Metacoverage of the President Gloria Arroyo scandal: Inside PCIJ does a roundup of many of the Filipino/a blogs that have been closely tracking the Arroyo scandal, as well as several new blogs that have recently sprung up.

Fortunately, It's a Nice Governmental Gang!

Raed of Raed in the Middle is relieved to find out that his brother Khalid, who had been missing for several days, is alive; he called from the secret police's jail. Raed explains why getting arrested by the secret police was the best of many possible scenarios.


  14 July 2005

Indian blogger Dina Mehta will be on a panel about globalization, blogging, and women at the Blogher conference at the end of the month.

North Korean Internet Cafe!

  14 July 2005

From The Marmot's Hole comes this Daily NK story–with pictures!–about a North Korean internet cafe. The pictures–judging from the quality, or lack thereof–appear to have been taken by a hidden camera, possibily a cameraphone.

The Big Pharaoh

The Big Pharaoh says that “it seems that our ‘intellectuals’ and ‘religious’ leaders are so busy laughing their heads off at America's PR while they're doing nothing to proclaim their religion that was hijacked by a group of mass murderers.”

China Herald

  14 July 2005

Fons Tuinstra points out that the South China Morning Post seems to be vastly overestimating the number of bloggers in China.