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· October, 2006

Stories about Humanitarian Response from October, 2006

Poland: News and Opinion

The beatroot writes about media freedom in the EU, the fear of the Polish plumber (again; 70 comments so far), a Sudanese woman giving birth on a bus in Warsaw,...

Dispatch from Uganda

The tenuous peace talks in Juba, Sudan, between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) continue for a third month, with each side accusing the other of...

Ukraine: Helping the Ailing Teen

Petro Rondiak of Petro's Jotter posts an update on the ongoing effort to save a Ukrainian teenager diagnosed with leukemia.

Malawi: Madonna and child

Madonna and little David: the debate continues, “Then again, my concern remains with this little boy who has been thrown in a mix of affairs between a poor father with...

Video exposes child-soldier's identity

If you've seen the guidelines for this site, you'll know that there are types of footage that we wouldn't post, and circumstances surrounding the shooting of particular videos that mean...

Croatia: Online Discussions Overview

Some Croats feel nostalgic when they think about Tito's Yugoslavia, which broke into pieces in 1992. Turbo Kvrcko posts a funny “Wanted” image that depicts why he misses the good...

Bulgaria: Tripoli 6 Letter to Gaddafi

Declan Butler posts a letter on the plight of the Tripoli Six that the New York Academy of Sciences has sent to Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi.

Russia: Grozny War Diaries, 1994-95

“Every wall, every gate, every street has their signs of war in Grozny.” Like hundreds of other members of the Virtual Grozny Russian-language forum, Natasha Raslambekova lived in Chechnya's capital...

Bangla Blog World discusses Dr. Yunus, Grameen Bank and Microcredit

Ever since the Nobel Peace Prize 2006 has been announced this month, with Md. Yunus and Grameen Bank from Bangladesh being declared joint winners, the Bangla blog world is abuzz...

D.R of Congo: challenges of building a hospital

The Congolese-born basketball star, Dikembe Mutombo, talking about his experience building a hospital in his home country: “The big question was: Why do you want to be the first one...

China: shooting in Tibet

The opposite end of China puts together some Youtube videos on the recent shooting of Tibetian refugees at the Nepal border by the China PLA.

Africa: Jay-Z social activism in Africa

Ethnicloft writes about Jay-Z's musical tour in Africa, “Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z, on horse back in photo) is making waves in Africa. He has been using his musical tour of...

Philippines: The perfect storm

More than twenty typhoons enter the Philippines every year. But super typhoon Milenyo (international name: Xangsane) which recently hit the northern part of the country shocked everyone with its ferociousness...

Sudan: MySpace rocks for Darfur

Ethnicloft is a bit pessimistic about initiatives such “Rock for Darfur” organized by Myspace:”As they party hard, shamelessly, a multitude of people are being raped, maimed and killed, helplessly, in...

Russia: Anna Politkovskaya's Murder

Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist famous for her critical coverage of Chechnya and Vladimir Putin's policies, was shot to death in Moscow Saturday. Russian-language blogs are awash in speculation on...

Sudan: helping Darfur

What is Africa doing to help Darfur?, asks Grandiose Parlor: It is a shame that the best Africa leaders can muster is some 7,000 ill-equipped troops that are expected to...

Ukraine: Help Sought to Save an Ailing Teen

Petro Rondiak and his wife Ola are looking for ways to save a 14-year-old Ukrainian girl diagnosed with leukemia: “It is clear that Tania will not get the required treatment...

Congolese Blogger on Darfur

At Forum Realisance (Fr), Congolese blogger Musengeshi Katata takes France, Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger, Christianity, radical Islam and the black African elite to task for the conflict in Darfur: “Darfur...

D.R. of Congo: run for Congolese women

Run for Congolese women, via Congo Voices.

Senegal: Illegal Immigration

On illegal African immigration Senegal Diaw (Fr) writes that “the reasons that push young, able men to risk death to come to Europe…are many and complex, and are not necessarily...

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