Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Around The Blogosphere 27 August 08

A profile of Tsering Woeser, written by Washington Post’s Beijing correspondent Jill Drew is here.
Famed she is, though definitely not for her blogging, which is too bad, because there's no doubt that a lot of people would be interested to see the control-room photos and series of Chinese-language sources that Tibetan writer Woeser has just posted which show just how close of an electronic eye Chinese authorities now have over Tibet in “Project Skynet” (not to be confused with that Skynet.

This isn't the first time Woeser has ruffled a few feathers.

ESWN translates a citizen report from inmediahk.net on a civic action mobilized by netizens against a theatre group.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty has resumed blogging from Georgian towns under Russian military occupation. The station's Tea Absaridze is providing daily updates on the situation in the strategic Black Sea port of Poti, currently controlled by the Russian military despite a ceasefire agreement requiring Moscow to withdraw its troops.

Mari posts an article about peeing in the streets of Japan.

Laptop sales have doubled in the Middle East, says Jordanian blog Jazarah.

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