Ciolek, T. Matthew. 2005-2010. Political Asian & Middle Eastern Cyberspace and its Watchers: a register. Canberra: WWW.CIOLEK.COM Asia Pacific Research Online. [].

wwwvl.gif The World-Wide Web Virtual Library
[Alphabetical || Category Subtree || WWW VL database]

Political Asian & Middle Eastern Cyberspace
and its Watchers

A Register

Edited by Dr T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek[use"@"]

Est.: 22 Jun 2005. Last updated: 8 Apr 2010. This document is a part of Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library.

|| Search Asian Studies WWW VL||
|| Asian Studies Home Page || Global Resources || Regional Resources || Country Resources || About the AS WWW VL Project || Editors of the AS WWW VL || Associates of the AS WWW VL || Seven Golden Rules || Contents' Rating || Acknowledgements & Awards || Register New Resources || Send Feedback & Corrections ||


This document compiles web links to sites which systematically track and critically comment on politics and rhetorics of Asian and Middle Eastern countries and cyberspaces. Reported links are annotated with excerpts from respective mission statements. This page does not catalogue web sites which track latest information and comments about Asia's business, environment, or internet resources. This task is undertaken, to some extent, elsewhere. Please mail (tmciolek[use"@"] if you know a 'political' or 'polemic' online information system which should be listed here.

  1. Accuracy in Academia (, US)
    ["Accuracy in Academia, a non-profit research group based in Washington, D. C., wants schools to return to their traditional mission-the quest for truth. To promote this goal, AIA documents and publicizes political bias in education."]
  2. American Hindus Against Defamation (, US)
    ["An ever vigilant coalition of the largest Hindu organizations - a Hindu watchdog group, dedicated to preserve the sanctity of Hindu symbols, icons, culture and customs."]
  3. Arab Media Watch (, UK)
    ["Arab Media Watch for objective British coverage of Arab issues, Get involved."]
  4. Asian Media Watch (, US)
    ["an independent non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to promoting a diverse, fair, and balanced portrayal of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the media and entertainment industry."]
  5. AWAAZ - South Asia Watch (, UK)
    ["a UK-based secular network of individuals and organisations committed to monitoring and combating religious hatred in South Asia and in the UK. ."]
  6. Blame India Watch (, US)
    ["Lost your IT job? Blame HR and your management. Don't blame India, or Indians."]
  7. Burma Watch International (, Canada)
    [" BURMA WATCH INTERNATIONAL. A society for human rights."]
  8. Campus Watch (, US)
    ["CAMPUS WATCH, a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students."]
  9. China Labor Watch (, US)
    ["China Labor Watch (CLW) is an independent not-for-profit organization whose mission is the realization and defense of labor rights in China."]
  10. Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) (, US)
    ["Founded in 1982, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East."]
  11. Communalism Watch (, US)
    ["Resources for all concerned by the rise of the far right in India (and with occasional information on other countries of South Asia)."]
  12. CounterPunch (, US)
    ["CounterPunch is the bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. [...] Ours is muckraking with a radical attitude and nothing makes us happier than when CounterPunch readers write in to say how useful they've found our newsletter in their battles against the war machine, big business and the rapers of nature."]
  13. Dalit Human Rights Monitoring (, India)
    ["Dalit Human Rights Monitoring (DHRM) is a new project being carried out by People's Watch - Tamilnadu. Launched in October 2003, the project ultimately aims to empower the Dalit community throughout India , a community that has for thousands of years been ritually oppressed by way of its place at the bottom, or below, the caste system."]
  14. Dhimmi Watch (, US)
    ["The dhimmi attitude of chastened subservience has entered into Western academic study of Islam, and from there into journalism, textbooks, and the popular discourse. [...] Dhimmi Watch seeks to bring public attention to the plight of the dhimmis, and by doing so, to bring them justice."]
  15. (, US)
    ["FrontPage features daily bulletins, columns by David Horowitz and other leading pundits, and constant updates on the ongoing crises of our day, from multiculturalism to the war on terror."]
  16. Human Rights Watch: Asia (, US)
    ["Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. [...] * Regional Pages: Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia * Country Pages: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Burma, Cambodia, China and Tibet, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam."]
  17. Human Rights Watch: Europe / Central Asia (, US)
    ["Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. [...] * Regional Pages: The Balkans, European Union Member States, * Country Pages: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan (Nagorny-Karabakh) , Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic & Former Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Georgia (Abkhazia) , Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia and Chechnya, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Uzbekistan."]
  18. Human Rights Watch: Middle East / North Africa (, US)
    ["Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. [...] * Regional Pages: Maghreb, Persian Gulf, * Country Pages: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq , Israel and the Occupied Territories, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen."]
  19. India Watch (, US)
    ["Welcome to all progressive, freedom loving people who want to see a better tomorrow for the persecuted people of India!"]
  20. Indian Fascism - Indian Heart (, US)
    ["This web is dedicated to the spirit of India, liberty of speech and liberty to live. This web has the information on Fascism, Human Rights, Peace & Nonviolence and Civic Liberties."]
  21. Indonesia Watch (, US)
    ["Indonesia Watch consists of many people in a number of nations who are very concerned about what future we will give to our children and grandchildren. The future is in danger of being hijacked by extremists who desire to destroy freedom and to enslave humanity in a reign of tyranny that allows only one system of religion, one system of politics, one system of economics and one system of social organization." ]
  22. Informed Comment (, US)
    ["Informed Comment. Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion. Juan Cole is Professor of History at the University of Michigan."]
  23. Iraq Occupation Watch (, US)
    ["a news and information resource focusing on the U.S./coalition occupation of Iraq. [...] The people running this site are politically opposed to the occupation. Nevertheless, our aim is to present an accurate and comprehensive picture of the occupation, on a daily basis, including both the good and the bad."]
  24. Islamist Websites Monitor (, US)
    [Launched October 5, 2006, "The Islamist Websites Monitor, which focuses on the major jihadi websites, is a new initiative of MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Studies Project. It will be regularly releasing translated news, analysis, and videos from these websites. The URLs of the sites will be available upon request."]
  25. Islamist Watch (, US)
    ["Launched April 21, 2006, Islamist Watch combats the ideas and institutions of nonviolent, radical Islam in the United States and other Western countries. It exposes the far-reaching goals of Islamists, works to reduce their power, and seeks to strengthen moderate Muslims."]
  26. (, US)
    ["IslamistWatch is a catalog of the writings, beliefs, motives, and methods of the Islamist movement."]
  27. Iraq Revenue Watch (, US)
    ["In an effort to ensure that Iraqi oil revenues are managed in a transparent manner, Open Society Institute Chairman George Soros has launched a new initiative called Iraq Revenue Watch. Iraq Revenue Watch will monitor Iraq's oil industry to ensure that it is managed with the highest standards of transparency and that the benefits of national oil wealth flow to the people of Iraq."]
  28. Israel Lobby Watch (, US)
    ["EI's Israel Lobby Watch section offers news about the tactics of pro-Israel lobby organisations around the world, analysis of attempts to rewrite history with an Israeli narrative, international reactions to pressure, and the effect of the lobby's work on domestic political life."]
  29. Israel Media Watch (/, Israel)
    ["Aims and Goals of Israel's Media Watch. Strengthening and realizing Israel's democracy by informing the Israeli public about Israel's media, the extent to which they abide by the media codes of ethics, decency and objectivity in reporting."]
  30. Israel Watch (, US)
    ["An alternative view to the corporate media about the state of democracy in America, and about the impact of the policies of the United States' government, transnational corporations, international trade and financial institutions, and the corporate media, on war and peace, democracy, free speech, social and economic justice, and human rights, in the Third World, and in the United States."]
  31. Jihad Watch (, US)
    ["Jihad Watch is dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology plays in the modern world, and to correcting popular misconceptions about the role of jihad and religion in modern-day conflicts."]
  32. Kurdish Human Rights Watch (, US)
    ["The Kurdish Human Rights Watch (KHRW) is concerned that the international community may ignore the plight of Iraqis in Northern Iraq."]
  33. Martin Kramer on the Middle East (, US)
    ["Martin Kramer on the Middle East. Alternative readings of Islam and the Arab World."]
  34. The Middle East Media Research Insititute (, US)
    ["MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East."]
  35. Middle East Watch (, US)
    ["An alternative view to the corporate media about the state of democracy in America, and about the impact of the policies of the United States' government, transnational corporations, international trade and financial institutions, and the corporate media, on war and peace, democracy, free speech, social and economic justice, and human rights, in the Third World, and in the United States."]
  36. (, US)
    ["Welcome to Militant Islam Monitor. Our mission is to provide an online resource documenting the activities and identities of Islamist individuals and groups in the United States and abroad. "]
  37. (, US)
    [" is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that collects and disseminates information to promote the importance of multiple and contrasting points of view in higher education. "]
  38. Olympic Watch: Human Rights in China and Beijing 2008 (, US)
    ["Welcome to Olympic Watch (Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games in a Free and Democratic Country). Our mission is to monitor the human rights situation in the People's Republic of China and to campaign for its improvement before Beijing is to host the 2008 Summer Olympics. The key points of our concern are freedom of speech and access to information; persecution of opposition vs. development of democracy; death penalty and torture; campaign for a free Tibet; and relations between Chinese mainland (PRC) and Taiwan (ROC)."]
  39. Pacific Media Watch (, Fiji)
    ["An independent, non-profit, non-government organisation comprising journalists, editors, researchers, lawyers and other media workers, supporting media freedom, and examining issues of ethics, accountability, censorship, media freedom and media ownership in the Pacific region."]
  40. Palestinian Media Watch (, Israel)
    ["PMW was established in 1996 to gain an understanding of Palestinian society through the monitoring of the Palestinian Arabic language media and schoolbooks. PMW analyzes Palestinian Authority [PA] culture and society from numerous perspectives, including studies on summer camps, poetry, schoolbooks, religious ideology, crossword puzzles, and many more."]
  41. PeaceWatch (, ?Jordan)
    ["Notice - PeaceWatch is Not Affiliated with 'Peace Watch' or any other publication of similar name."]
  42. People's Watch - Tamil Nadu (, India)
    ["a human rights organization which has been actively engaging itself in the protection and promotion of human rights within the State of Tamil Nadu since 1995, and has now after 8 years of work expanded its concerns throughout the country."]
  43. - Indonesia Update (, US)
    ["Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country with over 210 million people. Today the country faces massive social, political and economic challenges. [...] This information is compiled by HPCR [Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Conflict Prevention Initiative Harvard University, US] program staff and is continuously updated."]
  44. Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch (, USA)
    ["a non-partisan, non-profit, research, education, and communications project established in January 2005 ... Our mission is to bring new information on terror in Russia and Eurasia."]
  45. SITE - The Search for International Terrorist Entities (, US)
    ["SITE Intelligence Group offers its Monitoring Service, which provides numerous daily translations of terrorist propaganda and multimedia from primary source terrorist websites."]
  46. South Asia Watch (, US)
    ["a provocative discourse on issues of "activism" both in the United States, and in South Asia, particularly in relation to NGO work and development."]
  47. Terrorist Death Watch (, US)
    ["- site details to be provided -"]
  48. (, Israel)
    [" is a forum for understanding and discussing terrorism and how it affects the world around us. This site is sponsored of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa and the University of Haifa Foundation."]
  49. Tibet Press Watch (, US)
    ["The Tibet Press Watch (TPW) is the largest circulated journal of its kind in the Tibet world. Primarily aimed at our members, TPW carries incisive and analytical reports on U.S policies on Tibet and China as well as on developments in Tibet and among Tibetans in exile."]
  50. ZNet Asia Watch (, US)
    ["Z Magazine is an independent monthly print periodical on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S. [...] ZNet's Resource on Asia, maintained by Christina Bowman. This section treats East Asia-- both Southeast and Northeast Asia. It includes ZNet material and links to external sites. [...] ZNet has more Asia coverage than just Asia Watch... see the sites below. * ZNet China Watch New China Watch * ZNet Korea Watch ZNet's coverage of Korea * Japan Focus frequently updated * Japan Watch Also on Japan * South Asia ZNet's South Asia Watch... * ZNet's East Timor Pages Created during the worst part of the crisis... * Australasia Watch * Central Asia Terror/War Materials on Afghanistan... * West Asia Also known as the 'Middle East': ZNet Mideast Watch"]
  51. ZNet Campus Watch Watch (, US)
    ["Z Magazine is an independent monthly print periodical on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S. [...]. CAMPUS WATCH WATCH, a project of ZNet, reviews and critiques Daniel Pipes's outrageous website ( with an aim to ridiculing it for the outrageous outpost of drivel that it is."]

Addenda and updates to this page have been kindly provided by the following persons:

Return to Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library page

Site Meter
visitors to since 08 May 1997.

Maintainer: T. Matthew Ciolek (

Copyright © 2005 - present by T. Matthew Ciolek. This Web page may be linked to any other Web pages. Contents may not be altered. Unauthorised use or electronic dissemination is prohibited by applicable laws. Please contact the appropriate section maintainer for permission to re-use any material.


[See also: Aboriginal Studies || Asia Search Engines || Buddhist Studies || Ciolek - Research Papers || Global Timeline ||
|| Information Quality || Tibetan Studies || Trade Routes || Zen Buddhism