Stories about Oceania from October, 2009
Videos on how Maternal Mortality Affects Communities
When a woman dies during pregnancy, childbirth or due to complications after delivery, it affects not only the family, but also the whole community.
UAE: Hijab as a marketing ploy
Abayachic questions the use of hijab as a marketing ploy.
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 spill. Skytruth has been intensively blogging and proving the extent of the spill with satellite photos and netizens have started...
Adoption: Securing the Rights of Mothers and Children
Women speak out from all sides of the issue: adoptees, natural mothers and adoptive mothers try to make sense of the legal, reproductive and human rights issues behind adoptions.
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 another controversy involving asylum seekers and illegal migrants
Global Health: Can Condoms Combat Climate Change?
As scientists and policymakers search for high-tech ways to fight climate change, a proposed low-tech solution is creating controversy -- contraception. A look at the debate as part of Blog Action Day, which focuses this year on climate change.
ICTs and the spread of indigenous knowledge
Practitioners of indigenous knowledge increasingly use the media to exchange ideas and publicize traditional learning to the larger world. What happens when such local practices go global?
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.
‘Samoa will remember this day in her heart for ever’
Bloggers and citizen journalists are reacting to the massive earthquake and subsequent Tsunami that struck both Samoa and American Samoa, destroying crops, property and killing an estimated 150 people.