17 October 2005

Stories from 17 October 2005

Images from Japan: Oko

  17 October 2005

“Oko” by MC MasterChef A small grill/noodle shop in Oko, a small town near Hiroshima. Note that most of the counter space is actually a cooking surface.

Guatemala: Survivor Guatemala after Stan

  17 October 2005

Rob Mercatante and company get CBS to shape up their “Guatemala Relief” web page. Chapinadas weighs the pros and cons of Survivor's impact on Guatemala and all about E explains why she's no longer watching the show.

ArabiskBlog: Blogging Beyond Borders

  17 October 2005

Just came across a new Arabic ‘Blog-to-Media’ project, which is still on beta. It's called ArabiskBlog. What they do is quite interesting. On weekly bases they publish a PDF Magazine called ‘Blogging Beyond Borders‘ (already three issues), of selected Arabic language Blog posts. Although it looks so far to concentrate...

Yezzi on Al Jazeera TV

  17 October 2005

Here is the link to the transcript (Arabic) of Arab TV Al Jazeera program about www.yezzi.org. The title of the program was “What's behind this news: Tunisians are protesting on the Net” and the subject was: “Can a virtual action on the Net have an impact on the real political...

China: Fons on Guardian Beating

  17 October 2005

On his blog China Herald, Fons Tuinstra explains his fence-sitting position in the increasingly acrimonious debate over the beating of Lu Banglie for bringing Guardian correspondent Benjamin Joffe-Walt to Taishi.

Philippines: Finding One's Niche

  17 October 2005

Noting Retzwerx‘s high traffic on the back of his coverage of Pinoy Big Brother, technology news blog Ambot ah! muses on “focus blogs” and asks his readers to share how they found their niche.

Singapore: Podcast Directory

  17 October 2005

Beng of Born on Ninth of August has started a Singapore podcasting directory: Podcasting Under the Stars and Moon. He also prods a friend to make one. The result: A meditation, in Cantonese, on life, ambition and the heroine of Korean drama serial Dae Jang Geum.

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