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Global Voices: Daily Digest--August 1, 2011

Global Voices: Daily Digest--August 1, 2011

Global Voices in Aymara: Preserving Indigenous Language Online
One of the newest Global Voices Lingua sites is also its first in an indigenous language, Aymara. This native language is spoken by more than 2 million people across the Andes, especially in Bolivia and Peru, where it is among the official languages. There are also people who speak Aymara in parts of Chile and Argentina, as well as in the Aymara diaspora. read>>

Global Voices Podcast 2: Speaking our Language
In this edition of the Global Voices podcast we talk all about language. You can find many articles on this theme on our Languages and Internet special coverage page. The way we speak, write, gesture, code and communicate is such a rich topic for discussion that it was hard to pick what to go for in the podcast. Hopefully you'll find food for thought in our conversations here.

Mexico: Portrayals of a Culture... of Violence?
Even though other parts of the world are experiencing high levels of violence, Mexico's case attracts our attention with the apparent inability of the government and its institutions to face the epidemic. Do the media: mass and independent, have a part to play in this struggle? read>>

Ramadan Recipes: Feasting after Fasting
The month of Ramadan marks a time of spiritual reflection and worship. Participating Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours, but when the sun sets, the fast turns into a feast, the Iftar. During Iftar, people gather to break their fast together, traditionally starting with a date (the dried fruit). In addition to the date, a range of wonderful dishes are served. Here's a list of some of the Global Voices' bloggers' favorites.

United Kingdom: #BlameTheMuslims Twitter Hashtag Spins Out of Context
Sanum Ghafoor is a 19-year old Muslim student in the UK. Aggravated at how Muslims were immediately accused for any act of violence, especially following last week's Oslo attacks, Sanum let out steam by tweeting with the hashtag #blamethemuslims. The hashtag was wholly taken out of context, leading to a plethora of frustrated users. read>>

More posts on Global Voices today...
Peru: Reactions After Ollanta Humala's Inauguration
South Korea: Web App Controversy Reignites Net Neutrality Debate
Puerto Rico: 'The Point Is' to Cross Borders and Facilitate Dialogue
Caribbean: Online Reactions to Guyana Plane Crash
Bangladesh: 40th Anniversary of The Concert For Bangladesh


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