Global Voices Digest

June 10, 2006, 9:58 pm
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Global Voices Online – June 10, 2006

Zarqawi: More Blogger Reactions

Iraqi bloggers continue to react to the death of Zarqawi. But beyond their personal reactions, we are also afforded a glimpse of the atmosphere at a press conference near the Iraqi parliament as well as the streets of Beirut.

60th Anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Long live the king” seemed to be a nearly unanimous expression of devotion last week in Thailand on Friday where King Bhumibol Adulyadej celebrated the 60th anniversary of his accession to the throne. Don’t miss the English translation of his speech.

DRC Roundup: Elections, Mining Corruption, Peacekeepers & More

Jen Brea sums up her incredible collection of translated excerpts best: “With July 30th elections fast approaching, the blogosphere’s attention remains fixed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s uncertain political future. Congolese opposition bloggers continue their criticism of the elections and a political transition process they see as unfair, while Western bloggers and expatriates in the Congo write about Western media coverage of the DRC and an international peacekeeping force whose mission is to help maintain stability that some say is wholly inadequate to the task.” All this and a horrid picture of a young boy electrocuted while attempting to wire a house.

Russia: G8 Security and Domestic Issues

Further translations, but of a lighter note, come from Russia where Veronica Khokhlova describes the random apartment checks by St. Petersburg police in preparation for July’s G8 summit. As Global Voices readers have come to expect, the Russian bloggers respond not with fear or hysteria, but rather some very funny jokes.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

There is skepticism among several Bolivian bloggers about the involvement, if not interference, by the Cuban and Venezuelan governments in Bolivia’s domestic affairs. Eduardo Avila links to their specific concerns.

Relations between Kazakhstan and Iran, World Cup fever in Trinidad and Tobago, Ethiopian ethnic relations, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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