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· September, 2009

Stories about Breaking News from September, 2009

30 September 2009

Indonesia: Strong earthquake hit West Sumatra

The coastal city of Padang, West Sumatra is once again devastated by an earthquake.

29 September 2009

Madagascar Delegation Barred from UN General Assembly Stage

In an attempt to legitimize the military-backed government, Madagascar's acting leader was scheduled to speak at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, only to be barred. Malagasy bloggers and twitterers...

Guinea-Conakry: 58 Killed By Army

Egypt: Another journalist to be deported

"Your name [is] on the computer." With those words Cairo-based Swedish journalist and blogger Per Bjorklund is being turned away from the Cairo Airport, where he landed a few hours...

Myanmar: New Currency Note Issued

28 September 2009

Philippines: Flooding documented on citizen videos

Citizen videos were able to capture horrible scenes of loss and devastation caused by a tropical storm which struck Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday.

Philippines: Helping flood victims through social media

A tropical storm hit many parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday. Social networking sites were flooded with personal stories, photos and videos of the...

27 September 2009

Philippines: Worst Flooding in 40 Years

Tropical Storm "Ondoy" hit the Philippines last Saturday triggering the worst flooding in 40 years which left 50 people dead and 280,000 residents displaced. Social media sites were maximized to...

26 September 2009

Tunisia: Severe Flooding Kills 15

Flash floods hit Tunisia this week, killing at least 15 people and damaging property in the town of Redeyef in southern Tunisia. Bloggers declare two day of mourning and speak...

Massive Protests in Guinea

24 September 2009

Egypt: Blogging Farouk Hosni's Defeat

Egypt's Culture Minister Farouk Hosni has kept bloggers busy over the previous few days. His failed bid to secure a seat at the helm of UNESCO has polarised the blogosphere,...

Cuba: activist arrested and released

Honduras: Citizen Videos from a Country Under Curfew

A curfew has been imposed by the interim government in Honduras while clashes between protesters and police persist after the return on September 21 of ousted president Mel Zelaya. Citizens...

23 September 2009

The Egyptians Tweet Farouk Hosny's Defeat

Bulgarian candidate, Irina Bokova, 57, was elected the head of the UNESCO, defeating Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosny. Instead of mourning the loss, Egyptians celebrated his defeat on Twitter.

Lebanon: Anger Rebuilding of Palestinian Camp Suspended

Anger and protests erupted in response to the Lebanese Government's decision to suspend the reconstruction of the Nahr el Bared Palestinian refugee camp. Bloggers voice their outrage in this post...

Honduras: Scenes in El Carmen Colonia

22 September 2009

Haiti, USA: MacArthur award for Danticat

Philippines: National Artist Under Surveillance

The Philippine Navy recently confirmed that the man caught stalking the home of Bienvenido Lumbera, a prizewinning poet, dramatist, literary critic, and National Artist on September 17 was one of...

18 September 2009

Indonesia: Most wanted man confirmed dead

Noordin M. Top, Indonesia's most wanted man, was confirmed dead after being involved in a shoot-out with police forces. Indonesian twitterrers were quick to react to this story.

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