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1 December 2008

Stories from 1 December 2008

Israel: Mourning Mumbai

Israel continues to stand by the victims and survivors of the terror in Mumbai. Awash with deep sympathies, the blogosphere's sentiments speak for themselves in mourning the loss of Rabbi...

Central America: Women, Technology and Education

Central American women are "taking back the tech" by blogging about software developement, new ICT technologies, and how to integrate ICTs with their daily life. They are also making a...

Pakistan: Bloggers Meetup in Lahore

On November 23, 2008 more than 100 Pakistani bloggers gathered in Lahore in a meetup, the first of its kind in the city. The event was organized by LUMS IEEE...

Environment: Dirty Dealings and Water Masses

African bloggers are highlighting water related issues, from the politics in South Africa that led to suspension of a water quality expert, new devices for collecting and cleaning water, to...

Jamaica: World AIDS Day

Today is World Aids Day, and as a region with a relatively high number of people living with HIV/AIDS, you would think that bloggers Caribbean-wide would be very outspoken about...

East Timor: New Airlines

Diligence informs readers of a new airline that connects Australia and East Timor.

Madagascar: Fighting complacency on World AIDS Day

On world AIDS day, Malagasy bloggers reminded their readers that despite the progress made in the field of AIDS therapy and HIV prevention, one cannot afford to be complacent about...

“Why I blog about Africa”

Abidjan-based blogger Théophile Kouamou asks fellow bloggers why they write about Africa: "Do we blog for the diaspora and for the world at large, cut off from our contemporary on...

Trinidad & Tobago: 500 & Counting

“Heartiest congratulations to national security minister Martin Joseph on achieving this historic milestone: 500 murders in Trinidad and Tobago this year, as of yesterday”: Nicholas Laughlin thinks that Minister Joseph...

Cuba: Eye on the Prize

Generation Y is thrilled about her win in the Best of Blogs contest, but says: “We still lack that which is the most coveted prize: the right to dialogue, dissent...

Taiwan: HIV+ Bloggers’ Love for Life

For most of the bloggers in Taiwan and around the globe, Dec 1st is World AIDS Day, but for HIV+ bloggers everywhere, everyday is AIDS day. Two days ago I...

Barbados: Happy Independence

Barbadian bloggers (Cheese-on-bread!, Barbados Photo Blog and The Bajan Reporter) give shout-outs to the land of their birth on the occasion of the island's 42nd anniversary of Independence.

Jamaica, Bermuda: Quotes on Mumbai

“There is a lot to be said about the shocking series of events in Mumbai that finally–too late–drew to a bloody and violent close”: Jamaican blogger Annie Paul may eventually...

Guyana: Gang Members Killed

Living Guyana blogs about the latest developments in the “Fineman Gang” crime story, here and here.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Refugees United”

Amila Bosnae writes about Refugees United, an international NGO which, she hopes, will help her and other refugees from all over the world get back in touch with lost family...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Ethnicity and Statehood

On Bosnia and Herzegovina's Republic Day, Nov. 25, Amila Bosnae hosted a discussion on ethnicity and statehood.

India: Poets on Mumbai Terror

Nothing articulates your heart like a poem. Sometimes the complex composition of a poem simplifies complex issues of life, sometimes it helps you come in terms with your surroundings. Poets...

Kazakhstan: History, Culture and Internet

While Ukraine is taking a principle stand towards its history and calling Holodomor (famine of the 1930s) genocide of the nation, undertaken by the communist regime, Kazakhstani authorities are very...

Bangladesh: Risk of HIV/AIDS

An Ordinary Citizen describes the scenario of HIV/AIDS awareness in his country: “Bangladesh is vulnerable to HIV/AIDS for its poor regulation, poverty, lack of adequate health support, illiteracy, lack of...

Thailand: How will the airport chaos end?

The airport chaos and political crisis in Thailand are still not over. Dozens of empty planes were allowed to leave Bangkok, but protesters still control the two major airports in...

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