Global Voices Digest

May 2, 2006, 11:36 am
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Global Voices Online – May 2, 2006

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

Nepal’s successful democratic revolution has left Zimbabwean bloggers yearning for their own disposal of the despot. It’s easy to understand why after reading of riot police attacking students and run-away inflation. Also, the unintended consequences of new districting in Uganda and more.

What is the world cooking?

asks Chef Melissa De Leòn Douglass. Apparently, a lot of tasty food including Jordan’s national dish, which is “usually prepared for and served to esteemed guests primarily on special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries.” While your recipe books are out, don’t miss the strawberry jam from Israel and seafood lovers, be sure to check out the spotted crab from the Philippines.

India: Engineer killed in Afghanistan

Indian bloggers have reacted strongly to the killing their fellow countryman by Taliban militia in Afghanistan. Neha Viswanathan has a roundup of reflections including a comment on the work safety situation in Afghanistan by an Indian blogger who works in Kabul.

Afghan Whispers: Lessons to Teach & to Learn

Speaking of Afghanistan, bloggers there are comparing their own realities with decisions made by the governments of Iraq and Iran. Find out what they say about amnesty programs for insurgents and the attendance of football games by women.

Brazil raps about transition to digital TV

In a year that features the World Cup and then a presidential election, TV networks are pressuring the government to immediately adopt a digital TV standard. What started as a technical debate infused with acronyms has spread to the larger Brazilian blogosphere as the future of the country’s electromagnetic spectrum for broadcasting is up for grabs. Lusophone Translator Jose Murilo Junior says that bloggers have “perceived that the rushed decision only benefited the ones in a rush.”

An open letter to the US ambassador to Ethiopia, election coverage (or lack thereof) in Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago’s prison island, Hugo Chavez’s influence in Peru’s presidential election and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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