Global Voices Digest


May 11, 2006, 3:41 am
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Global Voices Online – May 11, 2006

Malaysian Bloggers Protest Banning of Documentary

The documentary film sounded so interesting that one ex-pat Malaysian blogger wanted to return home just to see it. But before that could ever happen, a series of newspaper articles led to a ban on the movie by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Why? Was it the overt political theme or, as the filmmaker writes on his blog, did it have to do with the protagonist’s ethnicity? Preetam Rai has the story.

The week that was, in the Moroccan blogosphere

One young woman inspires an avalanche of comments when soliciting the thoughts of her readers regarding pre-marital sex. Another is horrified to find out that a family guest refuses to eat his meal with women. And Farah Kinani concludes her wrap-up of Moroccan bloggers with a peek at a prominent Australian author, playwright, actor, journalist, broadcaster … and now, blogger who regularly pens his thoughts on one of Morocco’s most popular English-language blogs.

Image from Mauritius: Happy Bride

True to the worldwide melting pot that is Global Voices, Alice Backer posts a wedding day photo of Sebastien from metropolitan France and Annoella of Mauritius..

Nepal: Democrats, Maoists Gearing For Peace Talks

‘Slow but steady’ says Paramendra Bhagat of Nepal’s transition to democracy after the April revolution. With a roundup of post-revolutionary links (including an interview with Maoist leader Prachanda), Bhagat reveals the difficulties of forming pluralism after monarchy rule.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Bolivia’s gas industry has been nationalized, creating headlines around the world by a press eager to show Latin America’s political sway to be this or that. But another economic crisis, also involving nationalization, has been largely forgotten despite unpaid employees, missing flights, and a pension fund at risk. Eduardo Ávila brings us the words of the workers as the future of Bolivia’s largest airline is stuck on shaky ground.

Chinese chopsticks, a Slovenian no-parking haiku, the history of a Bahamian island soon to be forever changed, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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