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· December, 2009

Stories about Disaster from December, 2009

29 December 2009

Nicaragua: The Aftermath of the 1972 Earthquake

On December 23, 1972, a 6.2-scale earthquake struck Managua, Nicaragua killing 5,000 and leaving 250,000 homeless. Nicaraguan blogger Homero was a young child at the time, but he holds memories...

Malawi: Bloggers discuss 30 earthquakes in 3 weeks

In what some geologists have described as rare occurrences, Malawi's northern district of Karonga has in the past three weeks experienced a total of 30 earthquakes resulting in at least...

Pakistan: Pictures Of Bomb Blast in Karachi

27 December 2009

Palestine: Gaza's Bloggers Remember The War

It is one year since Israel launched its attack on the Gaza Strip. In this post, Gaza's bloggers remember the war.

20 December 2009

Lebanon: Fun(d)raising

A group of Lebanese bloggers decided to draw smiles on the faces of underprivileged kids by getting them toys for Christmas. Fun(d)raising is the name of their project and they're...

17 December 2009

Barbados: British Airways Strike

Saudi Arabia: The Jeddah Floodings on Video

People are still talking about the Jeddah floods and their aftermath, almost three weeks after torrential rain and flooding brought life to a standstill in the western Saudi Arabian city....

Egypt: The Capital of Hell on Earth

Many Egyptian bloggers and activists have been detained by State Security on various occasions and for various reasons - real or fake - Wa7da Masreya interviewed several bloggers and posted...

9 December 2009

Armenia: 21st Anniversary of the 1988 Earthquake

Monday marked the 21st anniversary of the 1988 earthquake which devastated many areas in northern Armenia leaving around 25,000 dead and many more homeless. Bloggers examine conditions in the region...

6 December 2009

Russia: A Blogger's Account of the Rescue Effort in Perm

RuNet Echo

At least 109 people died and more than 130 were injured Friday night in a fire and the resulting stampede at a nightclub in the city of Perm. A blogger...

5 December 2009

Russia: Online Forum Beats Media in Covering Night Club Fire

RuNet Echo

Fire at the night club "Lame Horse" in a central Russian city Perm killed more than 100 people. Local online forum Teron.ru quickly became the main source of information about...

4 December 2009

Pakistan: Bomb Attack In Rawalpindi

India: 25 Years Of Bhopal Tragedy

Russia: Blogger Arrested For Pneumonic Plague Rumors

RuNet Echo

Ivan Peregorodiev, a 22-year-old medical student and blogger, has been arrested on December 3 for spreading rumors about pneumonic plague in the city of Saratov. Authorities accused him of disseminating...

3 December 2009

Bangladesh: The Rising Voices of Women in a Drowning Country

Conversations for a Better World

Even in the most extreme circumstances when survival is at stake, Bangladeshi women stand out for their capacity to unite and together overcome climate change’s effects on their lives.

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