Global Voices Digest


March 27, 2006, 12:32 am
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Global Voices Online – Mar. 27, 2006

African women blogging this week

Sokari Ekine’s weekly roundup of female African bloggers features one blogger’s impassioned plea for more self-respect by her fellow women after reading comments related to the ongoing rape trial of South Africa’s former Deputy President, Jacob Zuma. Find out why the comments sparked her anger.

The Magic of Food: A Global Edible Review

Only our in-house chef, Melissa De Leòn Douglass is able to make pickled pig’s feet sound delectable, braised daikon seem very doable, and Central American sushi completely worthwhile. And then, there’s the roasted alligator. It’s time to pick your global recipe of the week.

The Lebanese Bloggers This Week: Less Politics, More Diversity

The recent rise in political commentary by Lebanese bloggers has receded says Mustapha, but “if you want to know more about the Lebanese Jews and Homosexuals in the Middle East, conspiracy theory taxi drivers, transliterating Arabic into English for SMS, and why the Lebanese in Brazil might be driving down the reading rate, read on.”

Quo vadis, Philippines?

Connie Veneracion writes her inaugural contribution from the Philippines, where political unrest and plenty of punditry run unabated. Accept her excellent navigation around the current power grab and the longstanding social problems that are once again stirring up dissent.

Thailand: The Question of Democracy

When Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra sold the telecommunications company he founded to the Singaporean government using a tax loophole, middle class Thais in Bangkok took to the streets in protest. With the House now dissolved and the opposition threatening to boycott elections, the state of Thailand’s democracy is not looking rosy says Enda Nasution in his summary of what local bloggers have to say regarding the good and bad of Shinawatra, the possibility of a temporary return to monarchy, and the general state of affairs in Thailand.

Secularism in Tajikstan, you know you’re Hatian when …, a potentially damaging picture of Congolese presidential candidate, Joseph Kabila, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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