Global Voices Digest


February 10, 2006, 4:38 pm
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Global Voices Online – Feb. 10, 2006

Busy Week for Iraq’s Bloggers

Salam Adil clearly summarizes what has been a busy week in the Iraqi blogosphere: Lots of commentary on the cartoons, a blogger/doctor who was shot at by American soldiers, and an explanation as to why some Baghdad gas stations have mile-long lines while others are completely empty are just some of the leading stories.

Low Turnout in Nepalese Elections

Following months of escalating political violence, few Nepalis headed to the polls on Wednesday to vote in the municipal elections. Kamla Bhatt surveys the Nepalese blogosphere for reflections on the low voter turnout and its implications on the political process.

Football and Bird Flu in Nigeria

Nigerian bloggers remain captivated by the African Cup of Nations, in which only two of the five World Cup qualifying teams advanced to the quarterfinals, says David Ajao. One blogger went so far as to write a poetic satire about Nigeria’s defeat in the football tournament. As if the football defeat was not dismal enough news for Nigeria’s bloggers, the detection of bird flu on a poultry farm also inspired some discussion.

Digital cameras in the hands of Russian children with cancer, Haiti’s election rumour mill, the imprisonment of a pregnant reporter in Ethiopia, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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