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· October, 2009

Stories about Indonesia from October, 2009

Indonesia: Youth Pledge Day 2009

Breaking Tweets gathers twitter posts on the commemoration of Indonesia's Youth Pledge Day. The historic day, October 28, 1928, is recognized as an important date for Indonesia's aspiration to become...

Disaster Management and the role of ICTs

In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath...

At the Indonesian Blogger Festival

We visited the Indonesian blogger festival or PestaBlogger 2009. This is the third time the annual event is being held. The event saw bloggers from all over the vast island...

Timor Sea Oil Spill Disaster

More than two months since the environmental catastrophe happened in the Timor Sea still no successful solution was found in order to plug the hole and stop the huge oil...

Indonesia: The President's second term

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia took his oath marking his second term as head of state of the world's most populous Muslim country. Bloggers, twitterers, and plurkers share their...

Australia: Suffer the children

Prime Minster John Howard used border security as one of his catch cries in the 2001 Australian election with telling results. This week his successor Kevin Rudd became embroiled in...

Indonesia: Batik Day

October 2 was designated as Batik Day in Indonesia. The UNESCO has also declared the batik as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.

Indonesia, East Timor: Border Dispute Heats Up

On 4 October 2009 the Timorese online media TimorOhin [Tet.] [TimorToday], reported that an old border dispute between Indonesia and East Timor has flared up once again in the Oecusse...

Indonesia: Thousands still trapped under rubble

More than 3,000 people are still trapped under rubble days after a 7.6-magnitude quake struck Indonesia. Indonesian bloggers are reacting to the latest earthquake disaster which killed at least 1,000...

Asia and Oceania: Videos of Natural Disaster Aftermath

Citizen uploaded videos of the flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis that in less than a week, have struck several different countries in Oceania, East and Southeast Asia.

Indonesia: Post quake death toll worsens

The earthquake death toll in Indonesia surged past 1,000 while thousands more are feared dead or missing. Indonesian microbloggers are using the internet to help in the relief and rescue...

Cova Lima, East Timor: Political conflict can lead to consitutional crisis

The isolated district of Cova Lima, Timor-Leste has produced two major stories last month. While one is headline news in the English and Tetun speaking press, the other has received...

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