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· September, 2006

Stories about Humanitarian Response from September, 2006

Serbia: Torture Story Retraction

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic has found out that a heartbreaking story about “the Sri Lankan-American Buddhist who was tortured by her Serb captors while on an aid mission during...

Video: Vietnamese bloggers get “kinky” for charity

Vietnamese blogger Elmooh has uploaded a series of four videos shot at an “Offline Party” – a blogger-organized charity fundraiser in Hanoi. The party included a game involving young men,...

Ukraine: Traveling the Villages

MoldovAnn writes about and posts pictures and videos of her work-related travel in Ukraine.

Sudan: divestment campaign

AfricaBeat on a divestment campaign in Sudan: I love how the entire Bush administration is mobilizing to “Save Darfur” even as it has worked to bury proposed legislation that is...

Bulgaria: More on “Tripoli Six” Blog Campaign

Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, reports that the blog campaign to help free the “Tripoli Six” seems to be gaining momentum. Also, he writes that “Mickey Grant, a...

Kazakhstan: Helping Orphans

KZblog writes about ways to help Kazakhstani orphans.

Sudan: no solution for Darfur

EthnicLoft is pessimistic about the situation in Darfur, “There is profound displeasure over the crisis; claims by some that the West hasn’t done enough; some have labeled the crisis an...

Bulgaria, Libya: Save the Tripoli Six

Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, draws attention to the plight of the “Tripoli Six” – five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor on trial in Libya: “Can the...

Ted Turner on the U.N.: Spoke but didn't listen

On Tuesday afternoon in New York, Georgia Popplewell, Alice Backer, Kamla Bhatt and I did our best to ask questions on behalf of the world's blogosphere at the Reuters “Newsmaker”...

Sudan: death and funeral announcement

Death and funeral announcement is a poem written in support of the Global Day for Darfur: Here lies eighty thousand souls names and identities- unknown passions and pains- unknown feelings...

U.N. reform: when you talk, will they listen?

When you talk, will this man listen? Let's find out on Tuesday. What is your opinion of the United Nations? What kind of impact has it had on your country...

Poland's Pulse in the Blogosphere

The 16th century town of Kazimierz Dolny in Poland – by Gustav (Warsaw Station) The Polish Farmer and the Dell? From bovinechips to microchips, Polish Matters reports on the largest...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

I [give] up sometimes… when I wake up in the morning [to] the sound of bomb. I feel like… someone took my heart and returned it back to my body…....

A poem for Global Day for Darfur

Mshairi (a poet in Kiswahili) takes part in the Global Day for Darfur with a poem, Suffer the Little Children.

Poland: 1,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

The beatroot writes about homosexuality in Afghanistan and the possible alternatives to sending more Polish troops there.

China: “strike-hard” policy

On September 11, The China Youth Daily published a breaking story about 4 students being tortured by police for 100 days because of suspected minor crime. Ai chung gives more...

Russia: Madonna Visits Orphanage

English Russia re-posts pictures of Madonna visiting an orphanage in Moscow.

Russia: Murder Over Foreign-Made Car

Russia Blog writes about the tragic death of an Omsk journalist and his family: “Ruslan noticed a nice Mitsubishi car parked by a tent, with no potential witnesses around. Driving...

The Kannada Context: Post-modernist. Post-9/11. Concerns.

Firstly, let us remember the victims of 9/11. Let us wish that the world leaders gather enough sense and courage to fight the root cause of terrorism, and not just...

Lebanon: Field Trips, Wardrobe Personification and Poetry

Have you wondered why most women like shoes? Or can blogging be life threatening? Then read on and see what answers the Lebanese Blogosphere has. This week’s blogs have topics...

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