4 October 2005

Stories from 4 October 2005

China: Deleted essay

  4 October 2005

ESWN translates an essay by Zhongshan University professor Ai Xiaoming on the Taishi village standoff, which was originally posted on the Yannan forum, now closed down for “rectification” (the announcement can be seen here in Chinese).

Zimbabwe: Lunatic Asylum

  4 October 2005

Zimbabwe is just weeks away from the planting season, but no preparations seem to be being made for this year's food production. Meanwhile, the government sends out mixed signals about the country's ability to feed itself, writes opposition political adviser Eddie Cross at Zimbabwean Pundit. “We live in a lunatic...

Tunisia: WiFi Internet

  4 October 2005

MMM writes a post, which is more about some of his ideas and thoughts on how WiFi internet can get off the ground and become a reality in Tunisia.

Indonesia: Month of fasting

  4 October 2005

A. Fatih Syuhud wishes Muslims a happy Ramadan, as fasting begins around the world with the sighting of the moon. He provides some background and links to further essays on the practice.

Bahrain: Ramadan Start

  4 October 2005

Ramadan start and end was always a huge dispute between Muslim countries. Even worse between Muslims in the same country. As Mahmood says, it is always depending on where you come from, your ethnicity and your political affiliation. Read the example of Bahrain.

Elections in Somaliland

  4 October 2005

While most of Somalia has been a dangerous, unstable place since the fall of Siad Barre in 1991, Somaliland, the northernmost part of the former Somalia, has fared surprisingly well. It has a functioning government, a police force, currency, and strong aspirations towards sovreignty. The unrecognized country has just held...

Saudi Arabia Blocks Blogger and Flickr, Again

Two days ago, the Internet Services Unit (ISU) at King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the governing body of the internet in Saudi Arabia, have blocked Blogger, denying users inside the country accessing their blogs. They have also blocked photos from the popular photo hosting service Flickr. Users...

Tunisian online protest blocked

  4 October 2005

As Tunisia prepares to host the controversial World Summit on the Information Society in November, Tunisian opposition activist Neila Charchour Hachicha informs Global Voices that the online freedom of speech protest site launched by Tunisians on Monday, www.yezzi.org has already been blocked by the Tunisian authorities. The online protest, called...

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