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· August, 2008

Stories about Humanitarian Response from August, 2008

Russia, Georgia: The Balkan Context

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about the Russian-Georgian conflict in the context of the earlier events in the Balkans.

Afghanistan: More on Civilian Deaths in Shindand

Joshua Foust reports on the UN investigation that has released its findings about the bombing incident in Shindand, Afghanistan.

South Ossetia, Russia: Photos From Tskhinvali and Vladikavkaz

Photo reports (RUS) by LJ user photomans: from Tskhinvali – here; from a refugee camp in Vladikavkaz – here.

South Ossetia: Photos From Tskhinvali

Photos from Tskhinvali – by LJ user grend (RUS).

Venezuela: Yukpa Indians, Chávez and land disputes

Citizen media videos have been uploaded informing of the situation arising in Venezuela between the Yukpa Indians of the Perijá Mountains, landowners and President Chávez. This dispute over land limits...

Brazil: The rice war on indigenous land

Brazil's Supreme Court decides today about the future of Raposa Serra do Sol's Indigenous land. Observatório da Imprensa [Press Observatory, pt] have published two texts about the media coverage of...

Taiwan: Where do eggs come from?

Mong compared ordinary chicken farm with special chicken farm with a humane environment. The blogger urged consumers to buy eggs with humane label.

Bulgaria: Institutionalized Children With Disabilities

Maya of Maya's Corner follows up on her earlier posts on Bulgaria's institutionalized disabled children and posts an account by a woman who adopted two Bulgarian Roma children ten years...

East Timor: Wikileaks on Ramos-Horta attempted assasination

Timor Online [pt] posts a link to documents related to the attempted assassination of East Timor President Ramos-Horta, in 2008, from Wikileaks. They are in English and the bloggers are...

Japan and Thailand: Children of the Dark

Roy Berman from Multant frog elaborated his comments on a newly released film “Children of the Dark” which is about how children in Thailand are exploited by developed countries.

Georgia: Pepsikolka's Dispatches From Poti

OpenDemocracy.net posts translations of posts by LJ user pepsikolka (Samira Kuznetsova), a blogger living in Poti, Georgia: here, here, and here. (Earlier GV translations of pepsikolka‘s posts are here and...

Palestine: Boats break siege of Gaza

The latest news on the two boats attempting to sail to the Gaza Strip as an act of solidarity is that they have reached Gaza, despite earlier warnings that they...

South Ossetia: Tskhinvali Photos and Reports

On Aug. 21, Columbia Journalism Review published Julia Ioffe's overview of several Russian journalists' blogging from the war in South Ossetia. Featured in her piece are reports by LJ user...

Pakistan: In tears again

All Things Pakistan is in pain after yet another suicide bomb blast in Pakistan that killed more than 70 people: “In what continues to be war on and in Pakistan,...

China: Victims of Sport

Xueyong traced the fate of two sportswomen, Guo ping and Zhou Chun-Lai, both were medal carriers and suffered from hardship after their retirement in early age. According to statistic, 40%...

China: He Kexin and “babygate”

Imagethief picks up the debate on the age issue of He Kexin, the golden girl of Chinese gymnastics, and notices a cold-war double standard in some of the mainstream media...

Mexico: Videos raise awareness of kidnapping crisis

Mexico has seen a steep rise in kidnapping for ransom cases this year, and a group of videobloggers have decided to take a stand and make videos proposing solutions for...

Georgia: A War Diary

Natalia Antonova links to a war diary by George Lashkhi, commentator on Georgia’s Channel 1, published at GlobalComment.com.

China: Earthquake 100 days

Aug 19 is the 100 days of Sichuan earthquake, Wang Ning posted photos of Beichuan earthquake zone for memorizing the deaths.

Georgia, Russia: Feeding Looters and Refugees

A number of Tbilisi residents gathered in front of the Russian embassy Saturday for a protest prank against looting. LJ user oleg-panfilov posted photos of the items left by the...

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