Stories from 30 August 2005
Boris Anthony, our good friend and Global Voices’ beloved graphic designer/toolsmith, recently offered this observation: “….In the last 6 months, I have not worked on a single ‘weblog': it's all been various types of aggregators.” As blogging becomes mainstream around the world and journalists, corporations, politicians and non-governmental organizations join...
PolNews has a feature article on the women (“Where are they now?”) at the heart of the Solidarity trade union movement of 1980 in Poland, which eventually toppled the Soviet-backed communist regime.
The Russian Dilettante blogs about Vera Lynn, Pink Floyd and taking popular song lyrics seriously in time of war.
Marmot Power blogs from the disputed–between Armenia and Azerbaijan–territory of Nagorno Karabakh , and anticipates the merger of the quasi-independent republic into Armenia.
Marianna examines the phenomenon of ‘cloning’ candidates as nominations get under way for Azerbaijan's forthcoming general election in November.
More and more women, even in the war-torn southern provinces, are registering to vote in September's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, reports Afghan Warrior.
Sudan: The Passion of the Present posts an open letter to the United Nations from Eve Ensler, asking why the UN has kept so quiet about the systematic use of rape in the troubled region of Darfur.
Afrotecnik reports on a hacker attack on a Nigerian Web site by suspected Turkish hackers.
African Bullets and Honey‘s MMK reflects sadly on the implications of Plumpy'nut, a famine relief product specifically designed to be shipped in to African countries to avert starvation.
Benn loxo has a guest blog about a guitarist from the Cote d'Ivoire who brought a traditional musical form called ziglibithy into a musical world dominated by post-independence francophone pop stars.
All African (Self Help) Bazaar reports on the work of the NGO Rainbo, especially in working against female circumcision/female genital mutilation in African countries.
I would like to share with you some important issues about our blogging history. Of course it is a personal way to look to Iranian blogistory: 1- Genesis: On 7 September 2001 Salman become first blogger in Farsi. A few days later Derakhshan wrote simple instructions on “How to make...
Nepal: Royal Excerpts
Pakistan, India: Cross-Border Prisons
Pakistan: What it means to be in the US
India: Rural India and the Divide
Sri Lanka: LTTE and a Lonely Planet
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information reports that a regional civil society forum in Iran, grouping 40 Iranian and international delegates to talk about the Internet and information society was banned a few hours before the start of the event.
Mustapha says that you could almost smell the tension in Lebanon. Everyone is afraid, afraid from the unknown, from the harm yet to be caused.
As the Israeli unilateral disengagement from Gaza draws to a close Laila from Gaza lists her top ten most memorable moments moments of the past two years.
WickeD of ‘Paradise in Me’ blog from Oman, writes a review on the annual Salalah Festival. She says that it needs more than the annually repeated concerts, poetry readings, painting and crafts exhibitions.