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· November, 2008

Stories about Oceania 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...

Rollback in New Zealand's emissions trading scheme?

A little more than a week after New Zealand’s National Party swept away nine years of Labour Party rule, new Prime Minister John Key stitched together a coalition government. At...

Egypt Ranks High in Corruption

Egypt ranks 115 in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index, which tracks 180 countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys. The rankings are...

Fiji: “Draconian Prosecution” of press

For the second time this month, Fiji’s military government has threatened to send a newspaper editor and its publisher to prison for publishing a letter to the editor alleged to...

Thailand: Australian in detention for lese majeste

New Mandala writes of the case of an Australian writer in detention for lese majeste. The case was also reported by ABC TV's 7:30 Report.

New Zealand: Time for Change As Well?

On November 8, New Zealand held a general election with opposition coalition winning a majority in Parliament. Is this a time for change? Bloggers have different opinions.

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...

Australia: Positive About the new President

Rubenerd writes “It is just such a great feeling to finally have someone in charge of the Western world who is intelligent and who I can talk about in positive...

Morocco: Disappointed in Australia

Vagabondeuse writes of a German family denied entry into Australia because their son has Down's Syndrome.

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Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor (his region overlaps with this one). Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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