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· June, 2007

Stories about Humanitarian Response from June, 2007

Palestine: Daily Misery

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah posts videos produced and published by B’tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) showing the misery Palestinians undergo.

China: Luxurious Buildings and Shanxi Bricks

CCTV News investigation team asked the Tianya community to submit information concerning extravagant and luxurious building in China (zh). There were many submission. Cha Jing highlighted one of the comments:...

China: Victims of slave labour

Tan Weishan posted some photos of the victims of slave labour in Shanxi brick kiln, one of them lost his legs because of the supervisor abuse. He was dumped in...

Egypt: Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt is launching a national campaign against female circumcision (Genital Mutilation) writes Ibn Al Dunya.

Serbia, Russia: “What About the Russians?”

Jasmina Tešanović guest-blogs at Boing Boing about what may appear as Serbia's misguided trust in Russia: “Back in 1999, Russians didn’t veto the bombing of Serbia. The Russians are using...

Lebanon: Palestinians Want ‘Normal’ Life

Sietske in Beirut writes about how Palestinians now just want to live in peace and have normal lives in this post.

Russia: Beslan Evidence

A Step At A Time reports on the copies of faxes published by PravdaBeslana.ru, which “show that the local [North Ossetian] authorities were aware of preparations for a major terrorist...

Palestine: Kidnapers Afraid to Release Johnston

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to an article which explains why the captors of kidnapped British journalist Alan Johnston are afraid to release him.

Arabeyes: How the Palestinians Defeated Themselves!

What is happening in Palestine? Why have the Palestinians turned against each other? What is fueling the conflict? Who is the victor and who is really being defeated? And what...

Lebanon: Almost Non-Political Questions

What are we eating? Why are our banks flourishing? Who are those clearing cluster bombs? How will Brazil help in recycling Lebanese wastes? Where are some of the children who...

Cambodia: Blogs sharply criticize donor meetings

Hun Sen promised to purge his government of corrupt officials, pleaded for more aid, and was granted his wish, without question, by the international donor community. The decision comes directly...

Palestine: A Classic Case of Divide and Rule?

With so much happening on the ground, this week many of the blogs by Palestinians, and those focused on Palestinian issues, have kept their attention on the ongoing events in...

Iran: Gonu's victims, Palestine's crisis, and a stoning suspended

About two weeks ago, Gonu, a tropical storm, hit Oman and the Sistan and Balouchestan province in Iran. Iranian bloggers report that victims in this impoverished province have not received...

D.R. Congo: Who profits from underdevelopment?

“A half-century of mistakes and political instability has pulled the rug out from under one of the potentially richest countries on the planet,” Du Cabiau à Kinshasa writes of D.R....

Cannibalism in Qatar

After a week of rumours about a case of cannibalism amongst a group of foreign workers in Doha, the story has finally been confirmed. Qatari points to an article in...

Tamil Blogosphere: Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India

Back in Nov 2006, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie was in India and had showered praises on India for giving shelter to displaced people from a number of countries. She also...

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on the Tripoli Six case: “This morning, Libya’s Supreme Court heard the appeal of the six. There will be no further hearings, and it will...

Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on the Tripoli Six case: “This morning, Libya’s Supreme Court heard the appeal of the six. There will be no further hearings, and it will...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

“To light a candle is much better than cursing the darkness.”So signed off Ausama on his last video for Hometown Baghdad.Today I will concentrate my post on reactions to the...

Myanmar: Leadership Skill Training Workshop

Non-profit organization, The Searchers, has successfully attained the certificates for the first ever Basic Leadership Skill Training program given to them. Melody Maung posted some of the photos of the...

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