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· February, 2008

Stories about Refugees from February, 2008

Afghanistan: Refugees Urge BBC to Take Action

  25 February 2008

Mohammad posts an open letter of independent writers, journalists, student associations, human rights activists and Afghanistani Diaspora living in the UK to the head of BBC, raising concerns about the recent restrictions introduced by the Afghani Minister of Culture on the use of Farsi language terminology by media in Afghanistan.

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Caribbean: Castro – End of an Era?

  20 February 2008

The buzz in the regional blogosphere for the last 24 hours has undoubtedly been the retirement of Cuban leader Fidel Castro after nearly 50 years at the helm of the socialist republic. The announcement hardly came as a surprise, what with the last couple of years of anti-Castro bloggers closely following reports of the leader's deteriorating health and speculating as to whether or not he was even alive.

China: Spielberg, the Olympics, and oil

  18 February 2008

Chinese bloggers shocked world media and those calling for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics this week with blog posts revealing a wide variety of Chinese opinions both independent from and more nuanced than that of the Chinese government on its relationship with Sudanese counterparts. Further surprise came when those...

Iraq: Jordan Pardons Overstaying Iraqis

  16 February 2008

“The Jordanian street is today boiling after the lifting the subsidiaries off the economy, which sent prices to the roof ; meanwhile, after ranting about the cost of Iraqi refugees here, the Jordanian government has supposedly forgiven the cumbersome 1.5 JD a day fines from 360 thousand “illegally staying” Iraqis,...

China: Darfur, a reason to say No?

  16 February 2008

Is the Darfur issue a reason to say No to the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Spielberg nodded recently, while Mr. Bush shrugged, and Beijing frowned. But how about the common people in China?

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Colombia: United in a March Against the FARC

  5 February 2008

For the first time in Colombia´s history, an initiative which began on the internet managed to become a massive, worldwide event in just one month. The February 4th demonstration against the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) , began as an idea on a FaceBook group "A Million Voices Against the FARC" and then it snowballed into a worldwide event with marches in 133 different cities around the world.

China: Storm in the way home

  5 February 2008

China is wading on its icy way home. I hope to record how common people face the most serious snowstorm and sleet disaster China met in as long as 50 years. Their stories tell how the whole country shares one dream of going home, a dream that ties us together.

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