Global Voices Digest


June 16, 2006, 12:33 am
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Global Voices Online – June 16, 2006

Interview with Leo Prieto

If you haven’t yet heard of Chilean blogger Leo Prieto then it’s about time you did. The internet superstar is responsible for a small army of some of Latin America’s most popular weblogs including FayerWayer and his own personal site. In this interview with Rosario Lizana, Prieto meditates on the growth and talent of Chile’s blogging community as well as the obstacles confronting Chile’s place as the regional leader in communications technology.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

The surprise visit by US President George Bush and the death of Al-Qaeda leader Zarqawi continue to elicit an assortment of reactions by Iraqi bloggers. Salam Adil presents them all clearly in this week’s review of political probing and pessimistic realism.

Tamil: Blog aggregators, education, middle east and manslaughter

Tamil blogs have matured considerably from a handful of early adopters to a lively community of aggregators, podcasts, and a directory. And the use of Tamil language on the internet is only likely to increase as Bharat writes of the decision by Tamil Nadu’s new government to make Tamil compulsory in public schools.

Kurdish oral history in Armenia, national identity in a global era, the EU’s response to Polish homophobia, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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