Monday, July 07, 2008

Western Sahara earns its own Global Voices spot

Global Voices, a site that plucks interesting stories from blogs across the world, has usually lumped Western Sahara stories in with Moroccan news. That changed that last week as Global Voices launched its first glimpse from the Sahrawi blogosphere, a post from Sahrawi TV station RASD-TV.

I'm a little disappointed that the first blog Global Voices chose to profile was a SADR-government one, ignoring in their inaugural post the rich Sahrawi blogosphere unaffiliated with Moroccan or Sahrawi government.

Still, it's a start, and I'm looking forward to learning more about Western Sahara from Global Voices. The writers will look at Sahrawi blogs in all languages, so those of us who can't read Arabic, French, Spanish, and English will get to look at more.

Global Voices is looking for more Sahrawi blogs (including non-political foreign ones--good luck with that!) to write about. If you have any suggestions, comment on the first article.


  1. Saharawi student11:45 PM

    The Moroccan regime is in a panic mood because a Saharawi TV would allow not only Saharawis in the occupied areas but also Moroccan citizens to know the other side of the story.

    As you know dictatorships would rather keep the truth hidden.

    But let's all celebrate the fact that the revolution will finally be televised!

  2. It's good news. I've heard about Sahrawis working all day to tune their satellite dishes to the station.

  3. Anonymous5:38 AM

    link to Globalvoices is wrong. plz check it again

  4. i think that have shown to DST another place for work i think they have came the first to global voices with a new bad playing card which is the distinction between unionists and separatists and commenters with sahrawi names good job DST.