Global Voices Digest

June 8, 2006, 12:28 am
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Global Voices Online – June 9, 2006

The Kannada Context: Hear the nature of voices

The emergence of a successful community online always requires the right tools and the right leadership. Sanket Patil reveals that South Asia’s Kannada-speaking blog community has both and the result has been the mushrooming of something fantastic. English readers fear not, a bilingual post about India’s engineer of the White Revolution, Dr. Verghese Kurien had me glued to my screen.

Interview with Allamezadeh & Ezati, Iranian Famous Movie Directors & Bloggers

Farid Pouya mixes media delightfully this week by interviewing two Iranian blogger/filmmakers. If you’re interested in Persian cinema or if the intersection of blog, film, and print fascinates you, don’t miss this post.

Exploding at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Salam Adil begins, “finally a piece of news that mainstream media and blogs generally agree with.” You probably guessed it already: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed on Wednesday in an American airstrike. But will his death usher in peace to the volatile region and new political capital to the government? Iraqi bloggers sound off.

China: New news anchors for a new decade

National news anchors: they are the faces and voices that package the news for us night after night. And, after time, they can become representative of entire generations. It’s no wonder that bloggers reacted excitedly to the changing of guard for the prime time newscast at “the surreally socialist China Central Television (CCTV).” But will these fresh faces stave off a fleeing audience attracted by stations willing to take more risks? John Kennedy translates the perspectives of Chinese bloggers.

Playboy Indonesia and Two Contradictory Opinions

Playboy Magazine made waves back in April when the first ever Indonesia edition hit magazine stands of the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Issue two was just released, writes A. Fatih Syuhud, inspiring commentary from the country’s bloggers.

Storms and rain in Chile

The season’s first rains have hit the Chilean capital of Santiago, but bloggers don’t seem to mind the poor drainage so long as the valley’s smog is cleared. Rosario Lizana links to the water-logged posts.

Nepal’s Maoist leader speaks out, blogs from Myanmar, World Cup versus work in Ukraine, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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