Stories about War & Conflict from September, 2007
Myanmar: Japanese Reactions to Journalist's Killing
New Mandala has summary of reactions from Japan on the Japanese Video journalists killing by Myanmar troops.
Iran: Ahmadinejad's Speech at Columbia University
Iranian President,Mahmoud Ahmadineajd’s speech at Columbia University in New York and university president Lee C. Bollinger’s criticism and tough words during his introduction remarks on Monday 24 September have become a hot topic in media throughout the world. Several Iranian and American bloggers have reacted to the incident. NikAhang Kosar,a...
South Africa: Preparing for the worst
Soldier of Africa posts photos under the title, Preparing for the worst.
Myanmar: Prayer Meets and Support in Neighbouring Countries
Protest vigils and prayer meets in support of the protesting monks in Myanmar are being held in neighboring countries. This post has some images and videos from South East Asian countries.
Palestine: Digital Resistance
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah writes about digital resistance in this post.
Myanmar: Internet Blocked
The follwing post is from a Burmese blogger who wishes to remain anonymous. There have been massive support from Myanmar bloggers for the current protest activities, and the whole Myanmar blogosphere is overwhelmed with news and photos. Because of that, Myanmar Junta got chickened out and banned the political blogs,...
Myanmar: Information Blackout
Blog of Nyein Chan Yar writes that internet, landline and mobile connections are going down in Myanmar.
Cambodia: Cambodians Hold a Vigil for Myanamar
Cambodian blogger Mean Lux has posted images from a vigil they held in front of Myanmar embassy this morning.
Myanmar: Soldiers fighting each other
Yangon Thu has linked to reports coming in from Myanmar (via Mizimma, in Burmese) talking about infighting between the factions in the army. “The Battalions from Middle Burma and South East Burma are said to have left for Yangon. Rumors are rampant that there is trouble within the Army itself...
Myanmar: Soldiers back down in Mandalay
Monks continued their protests on Thursday, 27th September. The following post has links to the happenings on September 27, and eyewitness accounts and translated excerpts from Burmese blogs sent in by a Burmese blogger.
Iraq: Life in a Warzone
Faiza Al-Arji from Iraq writes about an Iraq torn by warfare and strife in this post.
Cambodia: Supporting the Red Shirt Campaign
Ms. K, a Cambodian blogger, remember a Burmese friends and asks readers to support the red shirt campaign.
Thailand: Sharing Myanmar's Shame
Fringer says Thailand shares Myanmar's shame as Thai leaders are not making a stand against the ruling regimen in Myanmar and their handling of the protests by monks and civilians.
Myanmar: An Australian View of the Protests
Australian author and journalist Mark Bowling writes “History shows that eventually, regimes like Burma's military junta can't last. People need their dignity and are resilient enough to hold out for basic human rights.”
Myanmar: Wearing Red on Friday
South East Asian bloggers mental jog, unspun, Elizabeth Wong and Kelvin Quee are going to wear red in support of the monks in Myanmar
Myanmar: Updates From 26 September
A Burmese living abroad, An expatriate blogger in Thailand, a Malaysian politician and an Indian blogger share their views on the happenings in Myanmar. Monks and civilians are continuing the protests even after the ruling regime warned the people to stop the protests.
Sri Lanka: UN International Day of Peace
Sarvodaya on a Peace Walk in Trincomallee to mark UN International Day of Peace.
Myanmar: Warning Shots Fired Upon the Protesters
Jotman in Thailand is updating his blog with the latest happenings in Myanmar where the security forces have started breaking up the protests.
Myanmar: Voices from the Region
Myanmar's government is warning the protesters to stay off the streets following a large demonstration in Yangon yesterday. The protesters are being led by monks and they are demanding more freedom and roll-back of price hikes announced earlier this month. Bloggers from the neighboring countries are posting their thoughts and...
Sudan: The future of the “African solution”
The African Dove discusses the “African solution”: Africa, following the times of colonization, has fostered an attitude of “African solutions to solve African problems”. After years of severe oppression and domination by western countries, the last thing newly independent African countries wanted was more westerners meddling in their domestic issues.
One Million Voices for Peace
What is the One Million Voices campaign all about and could peace in the Middle East be a reality? Also, what role is the internet and blogging playing in this mass movement, which over 500,000 Israelis and Palestinians have signed up for so far? Global Voices Online caught up with campaign Communications Coordinator Erin Pineda who discusses with us the ambitious project, which aims to amplify the voices of the 'moderate silent majority' caught up in the conflict.