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· August, 2010

Stories about Breaking News from August, 2010

10 August 2010, First Ushahidi Experience

RuNet Echo

Wildfires in central Russia have shown that the Russian blogosphere is capable of fast mobilization, cooperation and solidarity when it comes to natural disasters. The RuNet Echo team not only...

Russia: Do Authorities Conceal Rate of Death Caused by Smog?

9 August 2010

South Korea: Iran Envoy Said South Korea To Avoid Sanctions on North

North Korea: North reopened A hotel at Mt. Kumgang Resort Without Approval

China: Zhouqu landslide, a man made disaster

On August 8, a landslide happened in Zhouqu in Gansu province. According to official Xinhua news, the disaster has so far taken away 127 people's lives and 1,294 people reported...

5 August 2010

Russia: Pro-Kremlin Youth Movements Allegedly Forge Photos

Puerto Rico: Independence Activist Lolita Lebrón Dies

The Puerto Rican independence activist Lolita Lebrón died on Sunday August 1, 2010. She was 90 years old. Lebrón commanded a group of Puerto Rican independence advocates who attacked the...

3 August 2010

Russia: Crowdsourcing assistance for victims of wildfires

RuNet Echo

Severe wildfires in Russia have continued to spread since last week, displacing thousands of citizens. A new website using Ushahidi software, Russian-fires.Ru, is mapping not the fires themselves, but citizens...

1 August 2010

China: Sex workers demand legalization, organizer detained

If prostitution doesn't violate contemporary cultural norms, sex activists argue, then why doesn't the law reflect as much? Just a few days after a group in central China took to...

Russia: Towns and Villages on Fire

RuNet Echo

Hundreds of forest and peat fires are raging across central Russia. The organization of the firefighting effort has been inadequate in many cases, and local residents often choose to self-mobilize...