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· November, 2008

Stories about Indonesia from November, 2008

World AIDS Day: Blogging Positively

This year marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, which takes place every year on December 1. Though the impact of HIV and AIDS is felt by millions of...

Indonesia: “Security camera” show in a hotel TV

Isman from Indonesia is shocked to discover a different kind of amenity offered by a hotel in Manado: A TV program airing a direct feed from the hotel's security camera.

Indonesia: Elections and used car markets

Youthful Insight from Indonesia compares next year's elections to used car markets: “Both of them offer nothing but high risk, low return for voters and buyers.”

Indonesia: Pesta Blogger 2008

Five bloggers from different countries have joined Indonesia's Pesta Blogger 2008, a blogging trip and festival.

Indonesia: Earthquake displaces thousands

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit north Sulawesi in Indonesia last Monday displacing thousands of residents. A tsunami warning was also issued by the authorities.

Indonesia: Reflections on poverty

Thomas Belfield writes about the subject of poverty in Indonesia. He points out that “It is time for a new paradigm. It is time for impatient action.”

Bali after the bombings

El Marco returns to Bali and posts pictures of the monument at the site of the 2002 Bali bombings. He also observes: “I found a land and a people painfully...

Obama's Indonesian connection

Indonesia Matters uploads an article which tackles the Indonesian connection of US President-elect Barack Obama. A young Obama lived and studied in Jakarta for five years. A former teacher recalls...

Indonesia: Bali bombers executed

The three Bali bombers were executed in Indonesia. Invig advises Australians: “It is not only hypocritical and racist to support the death penalty for the citizens of another culture, but...

Southeast Asia celebrates Obama’s victory

Southeast Asian bloggers are celebrating the victory of President-elect Barack Obama. In fact, Obama's election success has led many bloggers in the region to reflect about the need for change...

Indonesia: Execution of Bali bombers

Indonesia is waiting for two events this month of November: the victory of Barack Obama (who lived in Jakarta for five years); and the execution of the three Bali bombers.

Americans Vote. The World Speaks.

Political news junkies, listen up! Global Voices U.S. election weblog, Voices without Votes is working round the clock to provide you with constant fix of world opinion.

Southeast Asia: The Power of the Pontianak

One of the most enduring legends of South East Asia is the Pontianak, said to be a bone-white lady, with ruby-red eyes, who is borne from her death in birth-giving....

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