Global Voices Digest


February 24, 2006, 12:21 am
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Global Voices Online – Feb. 24, 2006

Iraqi Voices on Samarra’s Catastrophe

Iraqi bloggers have plenty to say about Wednesday’s bombing of Al Askari Mosque, a revered Shi’ite shrine in Samarra; a Sunni majority town. Salam Adil’s captivating report quotes bloggers’ descriptions of their country’s tense atmosphere on the eve of what some (but certainly not all) are calling an impending civil war as well as guesses of who was behind the bombing and who is to benefit.

Argentina’s Legislator Blogs

Mariano Amartino explains a new project underway in Argentina which offers a free and secure weblog to national and local legislators. So far, 12 legislators have begun communicating directly with their constituents in the first 10 weeks of the project. A portal page aggregates the posts of all the politicians involved.

An engineer’s analysis of a deadly Moscow market collapse, blogging against street harassment in India, a new cartoon controversy in Malaysia, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

Get the blog buzz from East Asia, South Asia, the Americas, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia & the Caucasus.

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