Global Voices Digest

March 22, 2006, 1:51 am
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Global Voices Online – Mar. 22, 2006

Iranian New Year

On Monday we mentioned Phagwah, the Hindu springtime festival which is also celebrated throughout the Caribbean. Yesterday in Iran was Norouz, a celebration of the coming of spring and the Iranian new year. Farid Pouya finds that many Iranian bloggers are using the first day of 1385 to remember political prisoners.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Unruly traffic police in Armenia, Podcasts from Kazakhstan, law students from Kyrgyzstan, video footage from Tajikstan, federalism in Turkmenistan, internet use in Uzbekistan, and much more all await you in Ben Paarmann’s online journey through Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Images from Venezuela: From Bolívar Avenue

No one has the talent of convincing people to get naked like American photographer Spencer Tunick. On Sunday he was in Caracas, Venezuela where he did just that. Hear (and see) what attendees thought of the experience.

Chilean Art through Blogs

Chilean artists have discovered weblogs as a way to introduce their work to new audiences at home and abroad writes Rosario Lizana. She links to several artists who are using the medium as an outlet for their artwork and social commentary.

Media coverage in Belarus, a Cuban mourns the World Baseball Classic final loss to Japan, India’s new arranged marriage, 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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