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Rachel Rawlins · April, 2006

I started blogging in 2003 and it is as a blogger that I joined Global Voices Online as managing editor in 2006. I was seduced by the individual social side of blogging, I'm now wedded to its potential to empower individuals around the world to tell their own stories and shape the future of what we call “news”. I worked for more than 15 years as a radio journalist for the BBC World Service, mostly specialising in news about Africa. I've also worked for various human rights and media freedom organisations. I have a really bad gadget addiction and I love to knit, if I ever get the time.

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Latest posts by Rachel Rawlins from April, 2006

Unbuilding bridges

There's no bridge, and a lot of troubled water in Malaysia. It's all about the cancellation of Malaysia's plan to build a bridge to Singapore. Jeff Ooi has been following...

Jedi elections. In Singapore?

mrbrown emphasises that his most recent podcast does not contain “explicit political content” because that is prohibited during the election period under the Singapore's Election Advertising Regulations. Instead it is...

Don't pay for that orange juice!

Le Bao Tuan at Sticky Rice tells us about his English class, and going for a drink, Vietnamese style.

Thailand's Senate criticised

Does Thailand need a Senate? a particularly well-timed question, given that it's being chosen right now, aired on the Senate Elections post at Bangkok Pundit. One of the country's political...

Manila – blogging conference capital

In the Philippines many bloggers are, understandably, excited by not one but two conferences on blogging and the internet taking place in the capital Manila. In one part of town...

Singapore politician blog

As election fever heightens in Singapore – speculation is becoming intense that an election date will be announced very soon – opposition political activist and blogger Goh Meng Seng gives...

There's a new video blog site in Thailand

There's a new video blog site in Thailand. In fact it's apparently not just new, it's the first! Called, descriptively, Thailand Video Blogs it is part of the Thai-Blogs.Com group....

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