Global Voices Digest

June 22, 2006, 4:12 pm
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Global Voices Online – June 23, 2006

China: Revolution’s victims’ stories blogged, not forgotten (2/4)

“Chinese blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei has spent a large part of his life researching the stories of those painted, purged and persecuted as right wing elements during China’s Cultural Revolution; unable to have the stories published in any official media, he’s turned to his own well-known blog.” In this second installment of Ran Yunfei’s recent talk at a Chengdu teahouse, we become better acquainted with some of the forgotten intellectuals and victims of the 1950’s Cultural Revolution. It’s also worthwhile to read Yunfei’s thoughts on his city of residence, Chongqing.

Alaa Is Free

They are the three words we’ve all been waiting to read for over a month and a half now. Elijah Zarwan spoke with the award-winning Egyptian blogger just after his release from detention and has summarized some of the reactions from around the Egyptian blogosphere. Here is a victory for free speech and online activism worth celebrating.

In defense of “the world’s least polite city”, Ukraine’s Orange Coalition gets organized, female suicide rates in China, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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