Monthly Archives: March 2006

links for 2006-04-01

MCA Monitor Blog: If I Were a Congresswoman, Here’s What I’d Ask Tomorrow Good questions to ask about the Millenium Challenge account (tags: aid usaid ict4d developingworld) Google’s hidden payroll | Google adwords are making money for some people, … Continue reading

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Some interesting critiques of Global Voices… and one flat-out offensive one

A video produced by the Center for Social Media – which I just blogged about on Global Voices – about efforts to involve blogging and citizens’ media in mainstream media has provoked some interesting comments from Colin Brayton. Brayton describes … Continue reading

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links for 2006-03-31

想念皓子 We’re trying to confirm if this blog is by Hao Wu’s sister… but the photos suggest that it is, in fact, by Wu Na (tags: haowu) Beijing or Bust: The Good Shots Hao’s spooky post about filming Chinese authorities … Continue reading

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Dictators detained and darkness at noon

It’s rare that a global event happens linking West Africa and Mongolia, two of my favorite places in the world. We got two this week: After being captured at the Nigeria/Cameroon border, Charles Taylor was delivered to Freetown, Sierra Leone … Continue reading

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Wu Na writes about her brother, Hao Wu

Hao Wu’s sister, Wu Na, has begun blogging about her brother’s detention. It’s clear how difficult this is for her, reading a translation of her first post – she’s a quiet, private person who’s been forced to become an advocate … Continue reading

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Taylor slips away. Again.

Update: They got him. And now he’s in Sierra Leone being guarded by UN-helmeted Mongolians. And we all know, you don’t want to mess with the Mongolians… Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf knew she was taking a risk when she called … Continue reading

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links for 2006-03-28

International News Article | Wu Na doesn’t think Hao’s detention is connected to Christian churches, but is connected to his blog… (tags: freehaowu haowu blogs globalvoices) The big world of the small screen – Los Angeles Times “The virtual … Continue reading

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Bombs and Blogs in Addis Ababa

A year ago, Meles Zenawi was being celebrated as part of a generation of “new African leaders”, cracking down on corruption, expanding democracy and leading Africa into a bright future. Zenawi was named to Tony Blair’s Commission for Africa, a … Continue reading

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links for 2006-03-25 Financing Water for All Sampsa’s analysis of recent multilateral reports on water access and privatization (tags: developingworld water) Black Looks: Freedom to abuse Sokari notes that the freedom to speak anonymously online can turn into the freedom to harrass … Continue reading

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Censorship is the sincerest form of flattery

I guess they noticed. A good friend in China – who signs his emails “my mouth is blocked in China” – tells me that the Great Firewall has started blocking,, and They’ve not yet blocked … Continue reading

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