Wednesday World Blog Roundup

Congrats to Jewels in the Jungle on the first anniversary of this excellent African issues blog. Jewels is running a great series of photos of Ugandan schoolchildren by photographer Susanne Behnke taken in 2003. See them here, here and here.

Black Looks has started a bimonthly roundup of Nigerian blogs.

Middle East:
Feras, on his new Palestinian blog, complains of the problems faced by Palestinians who marry non-Palestinians. (Thanks to Afghan Warrior for the link.)

Ethnically Incorrect is fighting stereotypes.

From Cairo With Love discusses the status of dogs in Islam.

Iranian Prospect on the latest election developments.

Kurdistan Bloggers Union introduces a French-Kurdish movie.

Blogrel has some interesting links and analysis on why Georgia is interesting to President Bush. points out that the Russia wasn't the only great power to be spooked by Bush's visit to Georgia. So was China.

South Asia:
Rezwan analyzes the state of democracy in Bangladesh.

According to Just A Little Something, there will be a blogger meeting in Bangalore on May 15th.

Dina Metha has made a new convert to blogging.

East Asia:
Isaac Mao asks “can Google Web Accelerator help bypass the Chinese Firewall?”

Danwei found a “Gmail with Chinese characteristics,” and chastises Reuters for sloppy wording in its report about Google's new China rep office.

Southeast Asia:
From the Philippines, Inside PCIJ is concerned about killings of journalists.

Brandmalaysia on the “Islamic Banking Bandwagon


  • I was really moved by the initiative taken by few Sri Lankan bloggers to start blogging in our mother language, which is Sinhala.
    Check this out for more links:


  • Gosh, thanks Rebecca for the compliment. “Excellent” is way overstated though as we are just gettin’ warmed up over here. Learning a lot about Africa and having fun along the way. I think I will upload more of Susanne’s Uganda photos to Flickr soon so that more people can enjoy them. Thanks again.

    I’m having trouble with the Global Voices Comments text fields by the way. Text runs
    out of view on the right-hand side of your blog forcing me to use ‘s to keep entered text in view. It’s been a problem for awhile in my browser and perhaps other readers as well.

  • Thanks for linking my blog, but I’m a Vietnamese adoptee in the U.S. not the middle east. :D

  • Sume,
    Sorry about that..not sure how that mixup happened!!

    Black River Eagle,
    Sorry about your problems with the text fields. This is the first time I’ve heard of that problem so I’ll try to look into it.

    Thanks for the links!

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