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· September, 2007

Stories about Citizen Media from September, 2007

Uganda: Bloggers respond to massive flooding

  29 September 2007

The top thing on many Ugandan bloggers' minds in the past two weeks has been the massive flooding across sub-Saharan Africa. The floods hit particularly hard in northern and eastern Uganda, where 250 people have died and up to 150,000 have been displaced.

Environment: Final thoughts on “Live from the UN”

  25 September 2007

The invitation to blog about a live event at the UN was unprecedented. This was the first time that bloggers were given a reserved area in the press room, with a clear view of the humongous screen partitioned into 4 parts, one for each channel that you can tune into...

Environment: The UN Conference on Climate Change Part I

  24 September 2007

- Thematic Plenary I – Adaptation – From Vulnerability to Resilience. Facilitator is Dr. Asha-Rose migiro Deputy Secretary General Co chaired by H.E Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, and HE Owen Arthur, Prime minister of Barbados. Tweets here, and this post will be added to as the...

Japan: Impatient patients

  22 September 2007

In recent years, harsh criticisms have been focused at hospitals and healthcare workers about the quality of medical care. An example of the target of criticisms was a doctor conducting transplants using diseased kidneys in Ehime. And most recently, a pregnant woman, who lived just a few minutes away from...

African NGOs Learn Web 2.0

  18 September 2007

The blog of AZUR Developpement, a Congolese NGO, writes about a recent training in “Web 2.0″ (Fr) technologies held with members of le Réseau Sida Afrique from Togo, DR Congo, and Republic of Congo. Participants learned how to organize email lists using Yahoo Groups, talk for free on Skype and...

Video-blogging from battlefield in Afghanistan

  11 September 2007

Vaughan Smith, founder of the Frontline Club for journalists in London, is video-blogging from Afghanistan on Frontline's blog. On September 1, 2007 he reported on a battle between British and Afghan soldiers against the Taliban. Vaughan said: The Green Zone is the area on either side of the Helmand River,...

D.R of Congo: War affecting Gorilla protection efforts

  9 September 2007

There is a very fluid situation unfolding at the Virunga national park in Congo. The Congo war is spreading into the protected Gorilla sector in the Virunga mountains, which is now under the control of the rebels. The blog Gorilla Protection is following the situation and posting regular updates. The...

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Afghanistan: Culture, Clash

  6 September 2007

In this week's Afghanistan blog tour, Joshua Foust reports about culturally insensitive footballs, the beautiful city of Herat, suicide bombs in Kabul and a lack of foreign investment.

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