anastasia: "Tonia sent me a link about Meghan McCain's blog (daughter of Republican candidate John McCain) and to a commentary piece on how this blog adds authenticity to his campaign. The piece also asks why Chelsea Clinton appears to be muzzled from public comment on her mom's campaign." [read Where's Chelsea's Blog?]. Good question! Matthew Mosk blogs that Chelsea's parents have long guarded her from the public spotlight, but after Iowa she started to emerge. So let's the gal blogging, already!
Citizens of many Nations take blogging for granted, but it's not always "all that"---
Hamid Tehrani: The Afghan Association Blog Writers (Afghan Penlog), a community established by a group of Afghan activist bloggers, has expressed deep concern for a young journalist Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh who was condemned to death by a local court. He has been a reporter for Jahan-e Naw (New World) weekly and a student [...more...]
Shisaku despairs at the arrest of Nakatsuji Masato, allegedly for programming a virus when in fact there are no laws against virus creation in Japan. The arrest is connected to a new campaign by the Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry, who has placed ads in trains and on TV featuring Ueto Aya in a Sherlock Holmes outfit encouraging better computer security to combat copyright infringement.
Rebecca Wanjiku: After the unfortunate crisis following the presidential election in Kenya, Kenyan bloggers are back to normal business writing about a variety of non-political subjects
Jillian York: 2006 was a rough year for Moroccan internet freedoms, with several sites being blocked; 2007 wasn't much better with sites that were previously open becoming only sporadically accessible. Moi, dans tous mes états (fr) summarized freedom of internet (as well as other forms of media) in a recent post.
Juliana Rotich: Environmental blogs around the world are addressing a myriad issues specific to their region, but of global concern. In DRC the Gorilla Protection blog is pondering what a peace deal would mean for Gorillas. From China Dialogue, a look at what is next after the Bali climate change conference, and from South Africa, we have reactions to the recent power shortages and an eco-car competition. [...details...]
Tags: Chelsea Clinton, politics, Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh