Global Voices Digest

April 6, 2006, 1:35 am
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Global Voices Online – Apr. 6, 2006

Historical Revisionism Does Not Go Unnoticed in China

Chinese bloggers are charging a new television drama about 17th-century Chinese general Shi Lang as stretching the historical truth. John Kennedy translates their points and counterpoints including one commmenter who argues: “If us common folk have fun and take it easy while watching, but at the same time learn a little bit about historical accounts, it is not exactly treason and heresy. With the way you want to politicize all of this, you come off appearing to me less democratic even than the communist party!”

Awards, death and birthdays in the Moroccan blogosphere

Not only can you get your daily dose of Fez by reading the group blog, The View From Fez, you can also now listen to it thanks to a new technology which converts posts to audible mp3 files. Find out more new developments among Moroccan bloggers in Farah Kinani’s latest rundown.

This week in Israel: after the elections, putting together a coalition

The votes have been counted, but the political maneuvering continues says Lisa Goldman in her description of what Israeli bloggers had to say after digesting the results. What do the numbers say about “the ideas that won and lost?” What is the future of disengagement from Palestine? How will Prime Minister Ehud Olmert form a coalition? All these questions and more are tackled by Israel’s insightful bloggers.

Point-Counterpoint: Kurdistance vs. Turkey is Typing…

Deborah Ann Dilley, one of Global Voices’ most prolific contributors, usually keeps her columns on Kurdish and Turkish bloggers separate each week, but when a funeral procession for 14 Kurdish Workers Party insurgents turned into protests throughout Turkey, she decided to meld her two columns into one. The result is a brilliant comparison of Turkish and Kurdish perspective regarding the “Kurdish question in Turkey,” “justifications for violence among the protests,” and “the role that media are playing.” I can’t recommend this post enough.

This week in Nigeria

The Nigerian blogosphere is full of diverse discourse this week to inform and entertain. From the necessity of a new political language that creates jobs, not tribalism to a recent production of the Vagina Monologues in Lagos last month, here is something for everyone.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Things are not looking good for Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, the world’s second longest running airline. Eduardo Ávila, with the help of Bolivia’s astute bloggers, explains what caused last week’s protests, which effectively shut down Cochabamba’s Jorge Wilstermann International Airport until protesters were tear-gassed by police.

Racism in post apartheid South Africa , a journey by boat to Uganda’s Kalangala district, Singapore’s prohibited podcasts, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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