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· April, 2010

Stories about Humanitarian Response from April, 2010

China: The 42th anniversary of Lin Zhao's death

Lin Zhao (林昭), a Peking University student, was arrested in 1960 during the Anti-Rightist Campaign launched by Mao Zedong in 1957 and sentenced to death on 29 of April (today)...

Japan: Remove the U.S. Marine Base From Ginowan

Martin from Kurashi blogs about the recent protest in Tokyo calling for the Japanese Parliament to remove the U.S. marine air base from Futenma, Okinawa in the city of Ginowan.

Haiti: Visiting the Capital

Adventures in Life visits downtown Port-au-Prince, while Chronicles of an Unplanned Return blogs about Haiti's school system.

Guyana: More than bravado

Signifyin’ Guyana thinks the actions of the country's President have something endearing about them, adding: “I hope it turns out to be a lasting positive part of his legacy…”

French West Indies, Haiti: Immigration then & now

Indiscrétions tells the story [Fr] of a Haitian girl deported from Guadeloupe by the French customs authority, for allegedly presenting fake identity documents at the airport, while Gwakafwika announces [Fr...

Afghanistan: Taliban reintegration plans

Nick Fielding reflects on the plans to reintegrate Taliban fighters back into society of Aghanistan, reviewing a new report by the Afghan Analysts Network.

Turkmenistan: Same neighborhood, worlds apart

Although they are neighbors, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are worlds apart economically and politically. Annasoltan examines some of the big differences with some potentially controversial arguments.

Haiti: Food Aid

A mainstream media news story which highlights “the problems posed by continued food aid to Haiti”, grabs the attention of Ellen in Haiti, who says: “The problem with the article...

Malawi: Madonna and the Girls Academy

Pop star Madonna shares her motivation to help Malawian girls: Having lost my mother at such a young age, I felt a close connection to these children. Their stories had...

Kazakhstan: Birds, Polish tragedy and Governance

Discussions of the Kazakhstani bloggers this week were centered around three topics, all related to the deep-rooted problems of governance in the country.

Haiti: Goal of NGOs

The Haitian Blogger agrees that the goals of non-governmental organisations in Haiti should be “to put themselves out of business.”

China: Web mobilizes to help Yushu earthquake victims

Between local government attempts to keep news of the Yushu earthquake contained and China's top leaders calling for "all-out" assistance from the public, desire from offline and virtual civil society...

Haiti: Red Cross Presence

The Haitian Blogger questions the presence of the American Red Cross in Haiti.

Lebanon: A Bold Move

Lebanese blogger Mireille shares her friend Rita‘s plan of shaving her head to “break the chemo-therapy taboo and the conventional beauty standards” and to “raise awareness and funds for cancer”...

China: Anhui Elder Dies from Starvation

PH from veggie discourse translated a story about a 85-year old Anhui elder died from starvation. To this, village cadre Cheng Xiangan replied: “Who told him not to have a...

Taiwan: Debate over kitten-slayer case

A National Taiwan University graduate student, Lee Nien Lung, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in the end of March 2010 under the charge of animal cruelty. The sentence...

Haiti: “The Quake”

The Haitian Blogger calls PBS’ recent documentary on the Haitian earthquake “distorted”, saying: “It would have been great if the writers and producers of ‘The Quake’ had offered a documentary...

Malawi: Raising Malawi Academy to empower young girls

Madonna blogs from Malawi about Raising Malawi Academy: “Our academy will educate, protect, and empower 450 young girls who are Malawi’s hope for the future. We will stop the brain...

The Big Issue Hits Taiwan

Taiwan is the 9th country that publishes The Big Issue. Li Chi Zhong, the founder of Roodo Blog, introduces this model to Taiwan with a hope to develop a new...

Myanmar: April Fool Blood Donation

July Dream wrote about a blood donation drive organized on April Fool's Day in Myanmar.

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