Global Voices Digest

March 17, 2006, 1:49 am
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Global Voices Online – Mar. 17, 2006

Baobab Tree

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Editor Sokari Ekine introduces readers to the multipurpose, multifaceted, and medicinal Baobab tree.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

A family of Iraqi bloggers lost an uncle who was mistakenly shot by American soldiers. The victim’s niece makes clear, “I doubt, there is any Iraqi still trust the Americans, even the most peaceful optimistic..” Salam Adil’s thorough rundown of the Iraqi blogosphere pays tribute to the country’s influential female bloggers, rounds up the pundits’ perspectives, and takes a look at how continued violence has an impact on education.

Creative Commons Mexico

Mexico joins Chile, Argentina, and Brazil as Latin American countries that have adopted Creative Commons licences. The official launch coincided with the end of the first day of iLaw, a legal conference in Mexico City related to the internet, which was attended by bloggers Eduardo Arcos, León Felipe Sánchez, and Ariel Vercelli. Hear what they have to say as well as why the Mexican Presidency decided to license all of its content under a Creative Commons license.

Whether or not to celebrate a revolution’s first anniversary in Kyrgyzstan, a Taiwanese choreographer lambastes a newspaper publisher, another horrific account of a Rwandan survivor, 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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