Global Voices Digest

May 26, 2006, 2:22 am
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Global Voices Online – May 26, 2006

Musings from Nigerian Blogs

Rounding up the week of Nigerian weblog activity, Imnakoya touches on several important topics including: the mysterious genesis of corruption, Chinese-Nigerian relations, developmental economics, the exploration of national identity, and finally, unwanted pregnancy.

Grazing Elephants

If you’re like me, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the Nasalot National Reserve. Sokari Ekine introduces us.

Global Voices podcasting update

Clarifying any potential confusion, Georgia Popplewell writes that yesterday’s audio collage was not the only, nor the first, podcast to be featured on Global Voices. “In acknowledgement of this, we’ve decided to rename the magazine-style podcast ‘The Global Voices Show.'” And don’t if you have a suggestion of a podcast to be included in the show, don’t be shy.

China: Christians and democrats forced to take sides

A seemingly minor tiff among some visiting Chinese activists (and friends) in Washington D.C. has transformed into a significant rift between what John Kennedy describes as “China’s two largest forces for social and political change: Christians and democrats.” Through Kennedy’s comprehensive translations of Chinese bloggers we come to understand the most basic differences between the two leading agents of political reform in the world’s most populous country.

Argentina: Music and Misinformation

Following a strategy which has been tried with mixed success in North America and Europe, Jorge Gobbi explains a move by the Argentine record label representative, CAPIF, to seek compensation by internet users found guilty of downloading illegal music. But do those guilty parties actually exist or do Argentine media outlets have an interest in scaring away users from downloading copyrighted content? Gobbi has the story with plenty of links to other bloggers’ opinions on the matter.

Chile, Argentina, and Latin America’s Two Lefts

The cover stories of the most recent Economist and Foreign Affairs magazines show that more and more commentators are seeing the emergence of two distinct leftist movements throughout Latin America. This hasn’t been lost on the region’s bloggers as an interesting and impassioned conversation instigated by an Argentine native living in Spain reveals.

Textile workers’ strike in Bangladesh, the Pope visits Poland, Beijing’s most beautiful blogger, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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