Global Voices Digest

March 30, 2006, 11:29 pm
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Global Voices Online – Mar. 31, 2006

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Salam Adil’s latest report on the Iraqi blogosphere emphasizes the obvious: daily life in Iraq is far from becoming more secure. It especially hits home when reading the doleful reflections of a blogger whose older brother was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. This, less than a year after his younger brother was also killed by kidnappers. In a sliver of silver lining, find out which Iraqi blogger was long listed for BBC Four’s prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

Empathy seems to be an overarching theme in Ahmed Al-Omran’s synopsis of Saudi bloggers. Hear what they have to say about the release of detained author Mohsen Al-Awaji, Al Jazeera’s loss of viewers, knee-jerk anti-Americanism, and the moral of Steven Spielberg’s movie, Munich. Also, a new Arabic social bookmarking tool.

Nigerian blogs this Week

Power outages remain a source of constant aggravation in Nigeria and at least one blogger wants to know why solar energy isn’t yet an affordable alternative to the costly generators that more and more homes and businesses rely on. Also, don’t miss a post on multiculturalism in Nigerian society and another on intolerance in Africa’s burgeoning blogosphere.

A showdown at a Bolivian airport, the English translation of a a Belarusian protestor’s jail journal, post-election political talk at an Israeli dentist’s office, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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