Global Voices Digest


May 21, 2006, 11:21 am
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Global Voices Online – May 20 – 21, 2006

Around West Africa

David Ajao takes us on a fascinating tour of West Africa this past week. What happens when your view of God is transformed by a Western aesthetic? What does the Gambia’s opposition have in store for October’s presidential elections? And who wouldn’t want an Akuafo Bar right now?

Arabisk – The Arabic Bloggers Ken

Controversial and sensational diva Haifa Wahbi continues to make waves in the Arab blogosphere with her new hit “the Wawa.” Haitham Sabbah, translating from Arabic, also brings us news of a new recruitment effort by Iraq’s Ba’ath party, the stirrings of Kuwait’s own “Orange Revolution,” and worsening discord in Egypt.

Blogging, The New Journalism Frontier

Unraveling a theme that has become nearly universal among blogging communities around the world, Iria Puyosa takes a look at the divide between professional journalists and bloggers in Venezuela and what could be done to bridge it.

Grenada’s Chinese Village

The arrival of more than 500 Chinese construction workers who are building Grenada’s new National Stadium have transformed the site into a small Chinese village says Georgia Popplewell.

Russia: Blogger Dies on Mount Elbrus

Blogs have not only changed how we live, but as Veronica Khokhlova documents, how we are honored when our time comes to an end. In the case of 26-year-old Russian blogger Aleksandr Antonov, his time came far too early on Russia’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus. Khokhlova translates the climber’s last post and some of the nearly 300 comments that have followed it after Antonov’s death was reported.

An engineer’s accolades in Nigeria, Polish cheat sheets, Bangladesh’s loss of secularism, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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