A team of four Chadian women living
abroad in Paris have launched a new cultural website, La beauté
. They are not new to the Internet; the site has evolved
from a successful Facebook page
(18,133+ likes!), Blogger blog, and
The authors recognize the power of
technology to bring citizens closer together – something we admire
greatly. In a detailed post on December 17th, the ladies of LBT
explained the mission of the site. We translated the (powerful) goals
to contribute to the reputation of
to promote Chadian culture
to enable democratic debate
to support victims and develop
to create a sense of patriotism
Recent posts highlight various recipes,
beauty contest winners, and other various cultural events. The
emphasis on women is refreshing as well.
LBT is definitely a site to watch as
there really is minimal current web content representing Chad.
Although the site is not based in Chad, it still serves an important
purpose and can serve to encourage further local content creation
from within the country as well as from afar.