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· August, 2008

Stories about Migration & Immigration from August, 2008

15 August 2008

Cuba, U.S.A.: Trading Partners

Jamaica: Racism in Sport

Fiji bloggers debate role of police and churches

Fiji bloggers highlight the role of police forces and churches as the country starts discussing the government-initiated plan to revise the Constitution.

12 August 2008

Ethiopia: Haile Gerima's film in Venice

Saudi Arabia: Slavery in the Gulf

Two weeks ago there were strikes and violent demonstrations by Bangladeshi workers in Kuwait, protesting low pay and poor working conditions. Following the demonstrations, more than two hundred workers were...

Malawi: Discussing development and the Olympics

"Development" has been exercising the minds of Malawian bloggers lately. The approach has taken the form of highlighting efforts of Malawians abroad, Malawi's much touted fertilizer subsidy program, Malawi's presence...

11 August 2008

Jordanian Bloggers Mourn Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish

The Jordanian blogosphere has been mourning the great Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, who passed away from complications due to open-heart surgery at the age of 67 this week. For Jordanians,...

Anguilla: Carnival Stabbing

Guyana: Remembering Burnham

Georgia: Armenia Über Alles

Bloggers react strongly to ‘Building a Better Fiji’

A government-appointed committee in Fiji introduced an 11-point framework to augment the Pacific island nation’s constitution and “rebuild Fiji into a non­racial, culturally vibrant and united, well­-governed, truly democratic nation.”

10 August 2008

Georgia, Russia: Blogger From Poti Recounts the Bombing

Here is LJ user pepsikolka's account of what it felt like when the Russian planes were bombing Poti, her native city: "[...] Around midnight I heard some roaring, ran up...

9 August 2008

Arabeyes: Mourning for Mahmoud Darwish

Bloggers around the Arab world mourned the death of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish yesterday. Scores of posts appeared online in Arabic and English even before news of his death was...

Afghanistan: Diaspora in Iran