Global Voices Digest

April 20, 2006, 2:00 am
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Global Voices Online – Apr. 20, 2006

Manal – The bold and the beautiful Moroccan blogger

Jyllands-Posten, the infamous Danish newspaper that published the controversial cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, refused to meet with BBC, CNN, and local media outlets, but they did talk to Moroccan blogger and medical student, Manal. Such is the respect that her weblog, Manal Carpe Diem, commands. Global Voices Morocco contributor Farah Kinani interviews Manal and finds out why 42 young Muslims from around the world recently gathered in Denmark to meet with their Danish counterparts.

A Brief Review of the Blogs in Córdoba

Throughout Latin America, most bloggers are concentrated in the large, capital cities. This holds true in Argentina, where Buenos Aires and blog go hand in hand. But Franco A. Giménez reports that the blogging community in provincial Córdoba is growing louder and stronger even as some veteran bloggers begin to drop off. He also offers three specific blogs worthy of special mention.

China: Dusty Discussion

A sandstorm has turned Beijing’s blue skies “dirt yellow” giving at least one student “more than enough reason to pull up the blanket and skip class.” John Kennedy offers translations by Chinese bloggers gauging the impact of the sandstorm on the environment, 2008 Olympics, and the next wash of clothes.

Detained human rights activists in the D.R. of Congo, on-campus violence in Sri Lanka, a podcast about a far-distant galaxy, which resembles Singapore, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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