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15 July 2005

Stories from 15 July 2005

Voices from the Wiki

Part of the human and technical magic that allows Global Voices to function is a lively wiki, where users around the world are able to tell us about blogs and...

Ecuador: ¿Avión de transporte de tropas en Manta?

Eduardo Ochoa points to [es] Édgar Ríos’ new watchdog blog, Manta y las bases de EE.UU [es], which asks why troop transport planes are flying out of a U.S. military...

Nicaragua: Exotic Living in the Tropics

Picasso Dreams writes of doing laundry, finding internet, reality television, cheap eats, and generally settling in to Nicaraguan life.

Uruguay: Actualidad del Software Libre en el Uruguay

Rodolfo Pilas gives a summary of open source software projects based in Uruguay. [es]

Bolivia: COHA out of touch

Boz agrees with Blog from Bolivia that Evo Morales doesn't have a chance of winning the Bolivian special elections in December. He calls the Council on Hemispheric Affairs far out...

Venezuela: Mision Cultura, the bolivarian cultural revolution

Daniel of Venezuela News and Views calls Chavez's new initiative, Mision Cultura, a Venezuelan attempt of a Cultural Revolution or Kulturkampf.

Khalid Jarrar: Iraqi blogger detained

Blogger Khalid Jarrar, author of Secrets in Baghdad, remains in custody of the Iraqi intelligence service, known as the Mukhabarat. As we reported yesterday, Khalid's brother Raed says their family...

My Reelity points to the blog of a local Singaporean actor.

Ambot ah! » The Pinoy Top Blogs Project

The Filipino blog Ambot Ah! has launched a new blog service called Pinoy Top Blogs. It's an attempt to try to quantify what the Filipino/a blogger A-List really is…

Miss Tourism Pageant 2005 Kuching Show

Popular Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia, armed with “a (borrowed) huge ass digital SLR camera,” crashes the Miss Tourism Pageant 2005 Kuching Preview Show and returns with lots of pictures. The...


In the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings, the blog Lenin's Tomb looks at rising Islamophobia in Great Britain.

Podcasting/Video Blogging Workshop in Accra Next Thursday

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'll be conducting a podcasting and videoblogging workshop in Accra next week. It's currently scheduled for Thursday, July 21 at 14:00 GMT...

Flickr Pick from Indonesia

Photograph by Kenny Stoltz

A Free Writer: Some thing to say about Iraqi bloggers

The Iraqi blog A Free Writer looks about the commonalities of all Iraqi bloggers.

Iran Scan – The democratic future of Iran

Iran Scan has the text of the latest letter that imprisioned journalist Akbar Ganji has managed to smuggle out of jail. Ganji is, at this point, well into the second...

Simon World :: Boring Disneyland

SimonWorld reports that the oft-beset Hong Kong Disneyland has now been afflicted with a plague of wood-boring beetles; apparently more than 100 rooms in the as-yet-unopened Disneyland Hotel had to...

For our readers aus Deutschland, Heiko Hebig points out that AOL is sponsoring free WiFi every weekend from now until the end of August at more than 300 cafes, bars,...

The Arabist Network » Kifaya’s Abdeen Protest Pictures

The Arabist Network has an album of photograhs from Thursday's 500-strong Kifaya protest.

EastSouthWestNorth: The Evil Dragon Is Abandoned by Heaven

EastSouthWestNorth looks at differences in news coverage between the Western press and the Chinese-language press in the case of a gangster brought low by his love of on-line games.

King Leopold's Ghost, Hypocrisy of Mugabe's critics and Live8

The South African blog Neverness has been reading the book King Leopold's Ghosts, about the Belgian Congo; it's made him wonder about the state of today's Africa.

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