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June 13, 2007

Global Voices goes Farsi: ‘South-to-South’ bridge building (?)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jordan @ 6:02 am

The other day, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Global Voices has launched a Farsi-language version of their blog.

So far, the content is humble, but poignant – Farsi translations of some prominent Egyptian bloggers’ posts on imprisonment, torture, religious discrimination and strikes in their country.

Reading over these first few translations got me thinking once again about blogging as bridge building. Even this very basic instance of Arabic-Farsi crossover is an example of how it can work between developing nations, crossing linguistic and sectarian barriers, just as much as it can serve to link the disconnect between north and south.

Thoughts?

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