15 July 2005

Stories from 15 July 2005

Voices from the Wiki

  15 July 2005

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 websites we should be paying attention to, and where we're able to jointly edit documents like the Guide to Anonymous...

Bolivia: COHA out of touch

  15 July 2005

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 of touch with reality for their insistence that he does because of his anti-US perspective.

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 was relieved to hear on Thursday morning that Khalid is still alive after going missing for two days. On Sunday,...

Miss Tourism Pageant 2005 Kuching Show

  15 July 2005

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 event was not without some controversy; Miss Ethiopia was quarantined at the airport because she failed to produce a medical...


  15 July 2005

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

  15 July 2005

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 at the offices of African Security Dialogue and Research. Their office is located on Kofi Annan Avenue, just off Atomic Agency Road, North Legon. If you're in Accra and would like to attend, please RSVP to Amos Anyimadu at accraboy @ fastmail.fm, in case the time or location changes. I hope to see some of you there! -andy

Simon World :: Boring Disneyland

  15 July 2005

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 be stripped of furniture and refurnished.


  15 July 2005

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, and taverns across Germany.

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