15 December 2005

Stories from 15 December 2005

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session1

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to GV05 Session 1: The state of Global Voices. (23MB – 49mins): Overview...

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session2

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to GV05 Session 2: Best of both worlds (27MB, 57 mins): Much is...

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session 3 Part 1

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to Part 1 of Session 3: What makes a successful blogosphere? (25MB, 52...

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session 3 Part 2

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to Part 2 of Session 3: What makes a successful blogosphere? (19MB, 40...

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session 4 Part 1

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to Part 1 of Session 4: The future of the Global Conversation (21...

China, Hong Kong: Bridge and Ladder Blogs

  15 December 2005

EastSouthWestNorth talks about how a “ladder blog” had just helped a post climb over the Great Firewall of China: by translating into English a post in Chinese at a blocked Hong Kong blog, which was then retranslated into Chinese on a mainland China blog.

Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session 4 Part 2

  15 December 2005

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software. Click here to listen to Part 2 of Session 4: The future of the Global Conversation (24...

Philippines: Done with the Bishops

  15 December 2005

Edwin Lacierda of San Juan Gossip Mills Outlet discusses his disgust with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, which had in the past distinguished itself by criticizing the state when no one else would. “Were it once was the harbinger of decisive action, it is now the voice of...

South Korea: U.S. Envoy Snubbed?

  15 December 2005

Flying Yangban gives us a blow-by-blow roundup of blog posts discussing the South Korean unification minister's supposed snubbing of the U.S. special envoy for North Korea human rights.

Mexico: Videoblog Contest

  15 December 2005

Eduardo Arcos writes that yesterday morning there was a press conference (ES) held by Intel and RocketBoom to announce a competition for best Spanish-language video blog related in some way to Mexico. Arcos himself will be a judge and entries will be accepted between January 15th and February 28th.

Venezuela: Discount Food Stores

  15 December 2005

Oil Wars has more excellent photojournalistic coverage or Caracas, this time focusing on a government social program which creates discount stores in the area known as El Valle. Commenters note that the foodstuffs hardly look nutritious. Venepoetics has translated two opinion pieces critical of the current government; the first by...

Morocco: Blasphemous Cartoon

  15 December 2005

Foulla says that Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, vowed to raise the issue of the provocative caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten last September, with the UN and international human rights organizations.

Morocco: Open Skies

  15 December 2005

Zany says that the “open skies” deal, which ends restrictions and limits on flights and national airlines operating between the EU and Morocco, will help Rabat bring the additional travelers it needs to boost its tourism industry.

Algeria: President Health

  15 December 2005

According to Hale and quoting IslamOnLine (12/13), Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's condition is ‘critical’, and that was supposedly confirmed by his brother Mostafa, a physician who accompanied him to Paris. The news, as reported, did not sound favorable for a good outcome of his hospitalization, saying that if he fully...

Bahrain: Fanatic Muttawa

  15 December 2005

Mahmood is very upset after the Bahrain Ministry of Information, encouraged by the parliament, decided to ban any live musical shows at the only good, family oriented, non-alcoholic, non-shisha-smoking entertainment restaurant in Bahrain. The newly opened restaurant coasted the foreign investor more than $ 4 million, as he claims and...

Bahrain: HRW Appeal to UN

  15 December 2005

Zainab Alkhawaja reports that a group of Human Rights activists went to The United Nations building in Bahrain to protect themselves from what they claim as continuous harassments of the government but the Head of the United Nations office in Bahrain, Mr. Alloush, considered this an invasion of a governmental...

Peruvian Blogs Recently

  15 December 2005

La versión original de este artículo está disponible en español. These days have been active, politically speaking, as various bloggers have posted frequently about recent happenings and among them all, the one that called my attention the most was written by “La Morena” about the candidate of the ruling political...

AFrican culture and development

  15 December 2005

African Unchained agrees that “African culture should be factored in the continent's development process in order to make the continent's development holistic and closer to Africans because of the long-running damages and distortions done by colonialism”

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