2 December 2005

Stories from 2 December 2005

China: Red Ink

  2 December 2005

danwei discusses the trouble that has hit Beijing Media Corporation, a popular Chinese IPO that was once seen as a way for foreigners to take a stake in China's media industry.

China: Swallow Love Story

  2 December 2005

redredpei posts on Flickr a “swallow love story” — a series of photographs of a swallow mourning over its mate, crushed by a car in a street in China.

Indonesia: Unsafe in Jakarta

  2 December 2005

Indonesia Anonymus responds to a British reader, who feels fairly secure in the Indonesian capital, to explain why they don't feel safe in Jakarta.

Philippines: Presidents

  2 December 2005

Ricky Carandang analyzes why a recent survey has President Fidel V. Ramos, considered the country's most effective post-war President, slipping in the scales of popularity. Is it because he supports the current troubled President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo?

Singapore, Malaysia: Assessing Explusion

  2 December 2005

Rajan Rishyakaran reflects on Singapore's expulsion from Malaysia, which resulted in the city-state's independence. He concludes it was a loss to Malaysia: “Should Malaysia kept Singapore, Singapore probably wouldn’t be as developed, however Malaysia with Singapore probably would be democratic.”

Global Voices Seeks Managing Editor

  2 December 2005

Global Voices is growing fast! We are now looking to hire a full-time Managing Editor. THE JOB: This person will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day content flow on the Global Voices blog, run regular online editorial meetings, manage the work of our rapidly expanding international team of Regional Editors and...

Saudi Arabia: Sami Al-Arian Case

  2 December 2005

Sami Al-Arian has been in jail for 1016 days now, waiting for a verdict from the jury. June say, “it would absolutely horrible if your father was in the same city and every night you go to bed knowing that your dad is in a jail sell all alone.“