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Wednesday World Blog Roundup

Categories: Citizen Media

Kamelrobotjockey3 [1] Photo of the day. Sabbah reports [2]that Qatar will replace child camel-jockeys with robots.

We are hoping to make the world blog roundups a regular (and eventually daily) feature of Global Voices. This is still in the experimental stages. We're playing around with format and approach. It will improve as our aggregator [3] and index [4] get better. Interested in helping? Feel free to add blogs you want us to know about in the index Wiki. Are we missing important stuff from the world of blogs today? Please hit the “comments” section and tell us about the links we're missing.


Much discussion [5] at the Lebanese Blogger forum about Syria's withdrawal.

Meanwhile Ya Libnan points out [6] that Lebanese-Syrian cooperation is still going on with a natural gas pipeline from Syria into North Lebanon.

“Forgive me God, for I have blogged!” Facing the latest Bahraini government crackdown [7], Silly Bahraini Girl can't control herself [8]and hopes God will forgive her even if the authorities won't.

Hammorabi laments [9] Iraq's “vicious cycle.”

Omar points us [10] to a new Iraqi English blog.

Last weekend: Subzero Blue and others report on the first Tunisian Bloggers’ Meetup [11].

Sokwanele in Zimbabwe is fed up with lies [12].

South Asia:
United We Blog has the latest [13] on arrests in Nepal.

Diary of Peace in South Asia points out [14] that history textbook problems aren't the monopoly of China, Japan, and Korea.

East Asia:
Joi Ito has some videoblogger video [15] of a recent anti-Japan protest in China.

ESWN has some crazy pix [16]of Taiwanese protests against the Nationalist politicians [17]‘ visit to mainland China.

Technical ideas: Isaac Mao has some ideas [18] about bit-torrent for video blogs.

Wikinews [19]:
Argentinian workers who've been autonomously runninng a ceramic factory in Neuquén [20] since the government meltdown in 2001, are preparing to defend their autonomous management as the courts start to consider appointing an owner. According to the wikinews article [21], about 200 factories in Argentina have been autonomously run by workers since 2001.

Rezwan [22] points us to the only existing Bangladeshi Music Portal [23].