Global Voices Digest


February 27, 2006, 1:42 am
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Global Voices Online – Feb. 27, 2006

Syria This Week

Yazan Badran takes a look at the Syrian blogosphere and finds a relatively calm week after a month of calls against violence incited by the Danish cartoons. This week, hear what Syrian bloggers have to say about America’s interest in their country as well as an optimistic look towards the future of Syria’s children.

Haiti’s Lone Blogger on Elections

Haiti’s lone blogger doesn’t even have his own home internet connection says Alice Backer. But thanks to Yon Ayisyen’s (a nom de plume) persistence and Backer’s translation, we get to see at least one Haitian’s thoughtful analysis of his country’s recent controversial election and his distaste for the declared victor, Rene Preval.

Tunisian Blogging Workshop

Tunisian bloggers have long wanted to evangelize the medium, especially to their fellow countrymen outside of the populous capital, Tunis. A first step to that goal was realized last week when four bloggers traveled 55 kilometers to Zaghouan and gave a presentation to fifty students, mostly girls, about blogging. Find out what themes were covered and how the students reaction in Mohamed Marwen Meddah’s excellent description.

Campaigning in Israel

Lisa Goldman is back with her detailed coverage of the Israeli blogosphere just as campaigning starts to heat up with six weeks left until general elections. Here’s your chance to gauge the online political punditry. And if you’ve had enough of politics, don’t miss the tragic story of a Parisian Jew who was tortured to death by kidnappers and an “Israeli anti-Semitic Cartoon Contest” with the tagline, “no Iranian will beat us on our home turf!”

Voices of African Women Bloggers

Sokari Ekine rounds up various blogs of African women with an important call to refrain from hateful, misogynistic, and homophobic language that has lately been seen around the region’s weblogs. Also featured: African soccer, fun questions answered by Kenyan bloggers, and reflections on James Frey and Lynden David Hall.

Odes to African-American science fiction writer, Octavia Butler, Western donors and Uganda’s new president, Mashramani in Guyana, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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