Global Voices Digest


June 6, 2006, 1:46 am
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Global Voices Online – June 6, 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Behind The Walls

Just as President Mahmoud Abbas announces a referendum on the recognition of Israel, Naseem Tarawnah describes the recent content of Palestine’s blogs better than I ever could: “From barber shops and strawberry fields to politics and the lives of students behind walls, the Palestinian blogosphere this week has many stories to tell.”

Czech Republic: Election Ends in Stalemate

The Czech Republic braces for uncertainty as last weekend’s elections failed to produce anything but political deadlock. Veronica Khokhlova has the reaction from Eastern Europe.

African Vibrations

I am making the bold prediction that over the next few weeks World Cup mania will infiltrate and then dominate Global Voices. Obi Orjiekwe starts us off with the intersection of football and music in his tenth African music roundup.

World Cup Fever

Mounting evidence of football frenzy comes from the country favored to win the entire tournament, Brazil, where Jose Murilo Junior reminds our global community that “we have never before had so prepared an environment for the expanded internationally networked exchange about the games as we have today.” In other words, get ready to defend your team. And if you have yet to prepare yourself for the biggest tournament of the world’s most popular sport, then this is the post for you.

Global Voices, Caribbean Accents: report on Caribbean blogging roundtable

What does the Caribbean mean? That’s the question that Nicholas Laughlin and Georgia Popplewell put to delegates at the annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association held last week in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The delegates’ answers are as varied and captivating as their many accents. Laughlin posts the audio of their responses and describes the special panel, “Global Voices, Caribbean Accents: A Roundtable on Blogging in the Caribbean.”

Egyptian blogger Alaa to be detained 15 more days, Peru’s no-longer-ex-president, silence in numbers in Nepal, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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