30 August 2005

Stories from 30 August 2005

Egypt: Egypt bloggers and Mubarak

“In a country where most major newspapers are state-owned or affiliated to a party, the Internet is offering an unprecedented freedom and platform for an increasingly bold opposition to the regime.” This is how Agence France-Presse (AFP) described the present status of Egyptian bloggers, who are setting new standards in...

Malaysia: Political blog

  30 August 2005

Group blog, Politics 101 Malaysia, has been created as a social-political awareness exercise to reach out to young Malaysians who have little or no political knowledge. It's been rated by Yahoo.

Malaysia: Opposition Leader starts a blog

  30 August 2005

Even Lim Kit Siang, the Malaysian Parliamentary Opposition Leader, has started blogging. In his sixth entry, he talks about the 1957 Proclamation of Independence, and the gulf between promises and realities.

Malaysia: National Day + Blog Day

  30 August 2005

Malaysia's National day falls on the same day we observe Blog Day, August 31. Blogger Minishorts feels the 48-year independence has been taken for granted, TV Smith's heart sank seeing the faded and forlorn fluttering with a few remaining shreds of dignity. Some English bloggers chose to write in the...

Singapore: Migration blues

  30 August 2005

Singaporeans thinking about migrating are being reminded that migration is not a bed of roses. “Just get your feet in the door. Other doors will open….” might not be a mantra that works wonders.

Singapore: Blogs in public exam papers

  30 August 2005

Blogs and podcasting are becoming accepted phenomena as bothappeared as the essay question for the General Paper in the 2005 preliminary examination in the junior college.

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