Stories about Humanitarian Response from September, 2007
Myanmar: Prayer Meets and Support in Neighbouring Countries
Protest vigils and prayer meets in support of the protesting monks in Myanmar are being held in neighboring countries. This post has some images and videos from South East Asian countries.
Cambodia: Cambodians Hold a Vigil for Myanamar
Cambodian blogger Mean Lux has posted images from a vigil they held in front of Myanmar embassy this morning.
Korea: Myanmar and Korea
How do Koreans think about the Myanmar situation? Interestingly, many bloggers strongly feel an attachment to this situation and link it to Korean history. The Myanmar situation reminded some bloggers of their own experiences in the 1980s of Korea. 고등학교 시절 까지 줄곧 미얀마라는 곳을 버마라고 부르기 시작하면서, 버마는 내게...
Myanmar: Soldiers back down in Mandalay
Monks continued their protests on Thursday, 27th September. The following post has links to the happenings on September 27, and eyewitness accounts and translated excerpts from Burmese blogs sent in by a Burmese blogger.
Cambodia: Supporting the Red Shirt Campaign
Ms. K, a Cambodian blogger, remember a Burmese friends and asks readers to support the red shirt campaign.
Myanmar: Tens of Thousands Join Protest led by Monks
Myanmar bloggers are posting videos and pictures of the large protest that took place earlier today in Yangon, the former capital and the largest city in Myanmar. The protest was led by Buddhist monks. It is the latest in a series of month long demonstrations against the military government and...
Thailand: North Korean Refugees in Thailand
Bangkok Pundit responds to the criticism that Thailand is singling out North Korean detainees for harsh treatment. North Koreans fleeing the desperate conditions in their country are increasingly using Thailand as a transit point to South Korea.
Yemen: Refuge for Iraqis and Somalis
Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad gives us a chilling insight to how Somalis risk all to escape to Yemen in this post, which also touches on the plight of escaping Iraqis. “For both Somalis and Iraqis: is there a solution in sight? Will Somalia and Iraq settle down and allow its...
Bahrain: Human Trafficking in the Gulf
“Human trafficking remains to be one of our biggest crimes in the Gulf, with little to no awareness campaigns or activism revolving around it,” writes Bahraini blogger Esra'a , who links to an alarming video and chilling stories in this post.
Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome
With a major report to congress by America's top general in Iraq and the British withdrawal from Basra, politics is my main course for today. But there is much more - and if you read to the end - I present Aboosi the Iraqi Human Beatbox.
China: A Censored Lung Cancer Story
Minjian released an exclusive investigative story (as it has been censored by the Propaganda Department) about 4 mysterious deaths from lung cancer (zh). The 4 victims were workers in a pharmacy factory in Chongqin. One of the victims, Zheng, suspected that the cancer was related to chemical leaking as all...
Bahrain: An Encounter with an Iraqi Girl in Syria
Bahraini blogger One in a Million (Ar) was in Syria recently, where she met an Iraqi girl, which gave her a lot of food for thought on the conditions of Iraqi refugees and the heartbreak the war on Iraq has brought them. Amira Al Hussaini translates her post from Arabic.
Myanmar: Remembering 9/11
Dawn in Myanmar remembers September 11, 2001.
China: Senior sues would-be Samaritan
An older woman is knocked down as she tries to board a bus and breaks her collarbone. A young man, the first to have just exited the bus, helps her up and takes her to the hospital. After she accuses and successfully sues him, a moral debate sweeps across the blogsphere: are we to still lend a helping hand?
Russia: Down's Syndrome Association, Part 2
Maaskva: Nashimi Glazami posts part 2 of an interview with Marina Tsarkova, co-founder of the Down's Syndrome Association.
China: The Most Awesome Security Guard
ESWN and Zhaomu posted a series of photos to show how a security guard in Chongqin beat up a rural migrant worker who was taking a rest outside the shopping mall.
Russia: Beslan Anniversary
Moscow City Day celebrations this year coincided with the third anniversary of the Beslan school siege. Some Russian bloggers discussed the regime's attempts to make people forget the unforgettable tragic event of September 1-3, 2004.
China: Destroying Home Sweet Home
Zenjinyan writes in her blog that everyone has a home, it shouldn't be a far fetched dream, but a basic human right. According to the report of the Centre on housing rights and evictions, in Beijing, because of the Olympics, more than 1,250,000 people have their homes destroyed; in Shanghai,...
Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome
It has been a while since I last wrote my roundup but today I will only write about three blogs. There is so much to report and, yet, at the same time I feel there is so little. You hear a lot about Iraq in the news, about military surges and oil laws, benchmarks and statistics, political disagreements and security. There is a whole maze of paths and blind alleys that one can travel down considering the situation in Iraq. But all this boils down to one thing and that is the everyday life and hopes of the people living in Iraq.
D. R. of Congo: Trouble in the Kivus
This month’s round-up from the Democratic Republic of Congo will focus on bloggers in North and South Kivu. Bordering Rwanda and Burundi, these two provinces represent the troubled epicenter of Central Africa’s picturesque Great Lakes region.
Cambodia: Garbage Pickers of West Bank and Phnom Penh
Global Voices author Geoffery Cain compares a New York Times report on garbage pickers of West Bank with his research in a garbage dump in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Geoffery finds government apathy in both the places.