Stories about Humanitarian Response from November, 2007
Nari Jibon bloggers posted their reactions on the recent killer cyclone, Sidr, which devastated Bangladesh’s southern coastal regions. Read their first-hand accounts about the disaster, their resillience and relief efforts. Also read about their recent training on Video and digital camera and the participants' reactions.
Borin does not wish to welcome the Burmese leader to Cambodia.
The Hong Kong government recently introduced a new regulation which requires animal breeders to have proper license. Some breeders protested that animal should have reproduction right and the license is against such right. Cheung yun-ling argued at inmediahk.net that the regulation is targeting at human who has already intervened into...
Run by an immigrant from Armenia now living in the United States, Blogian urges its readers to make a donation to the annual Thanksgiving Day Telethon held in the Diaspora. A day after the fund raising, The Armenian Observer reports that the telethon raised over $15 million.
A pregnant woman was sent to the Beijing hospital. Even though she didn't have any money, the hospital was willing to give a free operation as she and her unborn baby were in a critical condition. However, her husband refused to sign the operation paper, eventually the woman and the...
Oneworld Multimedia reports that although the mainstream media in Armenia are covering allegations of corruption in World Bank projects in the country, it was blogs that broke the news months before any newspaper or online publication.
Yao ronggui urges for more attention to the news about a Dongbei Tiger being killed and eaten by other four tigers in the Zoo (zh). Obviously the tigers were very hungry. The blogger also posts the news report video.
A peasant worker was arrested and beaten by local police in Guangzhou because he was dressed poorly. The story was first posted at hqj's blog and Liu Xiao yuan pointed out that similar cases happen all over China. The poor are not protected in the present system.
Michelle Knisley of Scenes from the Sidewalk writes on what the recent charity tennis tournament meant to her personally and to the homeless kids in Kyiv.
Colombian bloggers react to pictures posted by a press agency featuring a beret-wearing Senator Piedad Cordoba smiling and holding a bouquet of flowers while embracing FARC leaders during a recent meeting in Venezuela where the humanitarian exchange was to be discussed. Some wonder whether this sends an inappropriate message, while others try to see the photo with optimism.
Five days after cyclone Sidr ravaged Bangladesh, news regarding devastation continues to pour in. Despite steps taken by the administration to evacuate a large number of people and put them out of harm's way, the official death toll has now crossed 3000. According to the updated statistics provided by the...
La Russophobe re-posts a TOL story on Russia's prescription medicine and “the nightmarish ordeal of millions of cancer, diabetes, and heart patients.”
Can it really be true? Dare I say it? Iraq is actually getting safer? What with a new movement called 'Awakening' throwing Al-Qaeda out of Baghdad suburbs; Reports that violence is markedly down; Iraqis returning in droves; could George Bush's surge really be working? Iraqi bloggers investigate and give the real word from the street.
Yegor Timofeyev of Greenpeace Russia is podcasting (RUS) from the scene of the ecological catastrophe in the Kerch Strait over at PODstantsiya, a podcasting project of the Moscow-based Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting.
Sidr is a category 4 Hurricane (deadlier than Katrina) raged its severest onslaughts packing winds of 240 kph (150mph) on the southern coast of Bangladesh from about 5:30pm Thursday to early Friday. Now it has weakened into a tropical storm and is moving across the country to the northeastern part...
Afghanistan Watch reports that country director of the World Food Programme in Afghanistan is lamenting that citizens and the media tend to overlook humanitarian work in Afghanistan, preferring to keep a close eye on the military issues.
Do certain tastes and smells linger in your mind long after products, tastes, feel and smells change? This translation from the Egyptian Arabic blogosphere asks just that.
Ukrainiana writes about the ecological disaster in Kerch Strait.
Leigh's new adventures in Azerbaijan posts links to two articles on pollution and religious freedom in the country. In the first, the blog says that the article explains why infant mortality is twice as high as the national average in Sumgait because of pollution, while the second is to a...
Helen blogs at Mshale about a unique Kenyan gospel group: “Gospel Singing Group Milele does more than sing worship praises. They use their international fame as musicians to work on humanitarian projects.”