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2 January 2009

Stories from 2 January 2009

Palestine: “The earthquake in Gaza is unnatural, it's called Israel”

Gaza's bloggers describe welcoming in 2009 with the sound of F16s and "special fireworks", and a foreign activist explains why she has no intention of leaving.

Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell to Friday

Cuba: The Revolution, 50 Years After

January 1st 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Bloggers from across the region took note of the occasion, with the voices of the Cuban diaspora being some...

Haiti: 205th Anniversary of Haitian Independence

After the disasters they went through in 2008, Haitian people celebrated the start of 2009 more or less happily - in Haiti, January 1st marks not only New Year, but...

Pakistan: State of the Punjabi Language

Bhutan: Thimphu's Shame

Guadeloupe, Martinique, Gaza: Overseas Solidarity

The recent news coming from Gaza and the Middle East has had an impact on one Guadeloupe-based blogger, who recalls the historical and steady immigration of Syrians and Lebanese people...

Nepal: Maoist Attack On Himal

Russia: Bloggers Debate Immunization of Children

One of the most popular health-related topics discussed by Russian bloggers is that of the immunization of children. Current digital media discussions reflect to a great extent debates that are...

India: Terror attack in Assam

Sri Lanka: Mission Accomplished?

The president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakshe officially announced that the government troops have captured LTTE rebel's de facto headquarters Kilinochchi after suffering heavy loss in the battle. The government...

Israel: Hamas is Not Palestine

Israel: Liveblogging the War with Gaza

Israel: Sirens Sounds in Be'er Sheva

Israel: Foreign Journalists in Gaza

Gaza and Sderot: “The day after the war we need a new beginning”

Gaza City and the Israeli city of Sderot are separated by just a few kilometres. A year ago, even while the people of Gaza were living in severe conditions under...

Haiti: The Haitian Revolution

Anguilla: Discussing Dengue

Jamaica: A New Year

Georgia: New Year, Christmas Feasting

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