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· September, 2007

Stories about Development from September, 2007

Arabeyes: Meet Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

Egypt-based blogger Maryanne Stroud Gabbani started blogging in 2003 at the age of 54, after becoming frustrated with trying to answer people individually regarding how it was that she was...

Jordan: Help the Needy

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.

Bahrain: Corruption Index

Bahrain's ranking in the Corruption Index slips again, writes blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. Countries with a significant worsening in perceived levels of corruption in 2007 include Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan,...

Moldova: Transnistria 2

Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros posts the second installment on Transnistria.

Moldova: Transnistria Photos

Scraps of Moscow links to a photo project devoted to Transnistria and writes about the problem of “passportization” of the Transnistrian population.

Environment: Final thoughts on “Live from the UN”

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Hail to the $100 Laptop

Seldo.Weblog reviews the $100 laptop: “This feels like the real deal.”

India: Adam's Bridge, Infrastructure, Government and Religion

The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project proposes cutting through a formation known as Adam's Bridge or Rama Setu. Even as the environmental implications of such a project are being discussed, along...

Japan: District For Grannies

Pingmag has an article about the design of a district (Sugamo) in Tokyo for grannies.

Environment: The UN Conference on Climate Change Part II

– Thematic Plenary- Adaptation. Facilitator is Dr. Asha-Rose migiro Deputy Secretary General Co chaired by HE Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands and H.E Mr. Fakhruddin Ahmed the...

Africa: Citizen Journalism for rural communities

Listen to SANGOnet ICT Services Manager, Matthew de Gale talking about their Citizen Journalism project, which aims at promoting the use of Web 2.0 by rural communities in Africa.

China: Forced Land Expropriation

1 bao has a detailed report on forced land expropriation case in Zhejian, Lunchuan. In order to protect their land, local villagers sued the local government for illegal expropriation of...

Barbados: Regional Connectivity

Living in Barbados asks: “Why is it that with a solid Caribbean regional network C&W cannot provide a simple, seamless, means of accessing services like voice mail within the region?”

Environment: The UN Conference on Climate Change Part I

- 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...

Environment: UN Conference on Climate Change

I am blogging live from the United Nations building in NY. I will tweet part of the conference and blog it as it progresses. A Short Intro and the sessions...

World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the...

Russia: Conference on Renewable Energy Sources

Web 2.0. is finally coming to the Balkans: SeminarskiRad.com, a portal based on the share principle and offering free resources to Serbian students, has become really popular very quickly. A...

Environment: The UN Conference on Climate Change

Global Voices is one of the blogs invited to attend the United Nations High Level Event on Climate Change in New York, Monday September 24th. I am honored to be...

Japan: Nuclear Power and Discrimination

An English translation of an interview with Koide Hiroaki, a researcher and long-time anti-nuclear power activist, has been posted at gyaku. Mr. Koide talks about how he joined the movement...

China: Open Coal Mine

Tiger temple writes a report on the condition of an open coal mine in Shanbei (zh). The whole landscape has turned upside down because of the mining. The report is...

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