Global Voices Digest

March 14, 2006, 1:12 am
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Global Voices Online – Mar. 14, 2006

KenyanSphere this Week

As I type this, I’m listening to the soothing voice of “Mental Acrobatics,” a Kenyan blogger who has recently posted his first podcast. Not everything in Kenya can be described as soothing, however, as protests continue following a government-sanctioned raid of a newspaper’s offices. Juliana R links to one blogger’s first-hand account of a public rally in Nairobi and another’s detailed look at the government’s main apologist.

Polish Blogosphere Update

It’s the Polish president versus Swedish 70’s pop quartet, Abba say Jordan & Maria Seidel in their latest dispatch. Polish President Lech Kaczynski was met by protesters in Berlin where he explained in a speech that excessive social tolerance towards homosexuals could lead to “the dying out of mankind.” Meanwhile, autographed Abba memorabilia is being auctioned off on eBay to support Warsaw Pride, a gay pride festival that was banned the year before by none other than Kaczynski himself.

Afghan Whispers: Justice, Discrimination & Poor Animals

Ex-criminals now hold high government posts where Afghanis are intimidated to prosecute them says “Afghan Warrior;” one of two weblogs linked to this week by contributor Farid Pouya. Also, find out why a nomadic tribe is convinced that American soldiers kidnapped a young and beautiful camel to have sex with it.

Best Latin American Weblog: The Cooking Diva

The winners of the sixth annual Weblog Awards were announced yesterday and the personal blog of Global Voices contributor, Melissa De Leòn Douglass was selected as “Best Latin American Weblog.” Here’s your chance to find out more about the talented “Cooking Diva” and her flower-eating ways.

A close mayoral race in San Salvador, the modern difficulties faced by the Roma people, the anatomy of a protest in Pakistan, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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