Global Voices Digest

February 9, 2006, 2:26 am
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Global Voices Online – Feb. 9, 2006

Danish Cartoons and Nuclear Energy in Iran

Global Voices remains the definitive source to monitor the global conversation which has emerged from the controversial cartoons ridiculing Islam’s prophet and the protests they have sparked. Farid Pouya checks in with a report from Iran’s blogosphere, which seems to be just as divided as most. For those sick of the cartoon controversy, there are also some excellent excerpts about the future of nuclear power in the country.

The Cartoons in Morocco

Following Farid’s lead, Moroccan contributor, Farah Kinani sums up the emotional responses which have emerged in reaction to the cartoons and protests. Leading them off is an eloquent appeal for calm heads and dialogue rather than provocation.

Ethiopian Music Scene

Andrew Heavens notes the irony that most bloggers based Addis Ababa, Ethiopia are foreign expats living there, while most Ethiopia-born bloggers write from outside the country. Heavens’ summary this week highlights a multi-author music blog with a good summary of the recent Ethiopian Music Festival.

Bolivia’s Bilingual Conversation

Eduardo Avila’s weekly recapitulations of the Bolivian blogosphere have been translated into Spanish for some time now thanks to the dedicated efforts of Miguel Esquirol of Blogs de Bolivia. This week’s post shows that the hard work is paying off as Bolivian bloggers are commenting on the translations with concerns such as, “aren’t there other topics [besides] the socio-economic areas?” Avila responds with a fun summary of Bolivia’s creative, apolitical bloggers.

A cross-cultural conversation between Indians and Filipinos, sky juice versus water, a penal code, which prohibits ‘offending religious sentiment’ … in Poland, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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