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6 August 2009

Stories from 6 August 2009

Russia, Georgia: “A Year After”

Dominican Republic: Doctors on Strike

Doctors from the Dominican public health system have been on strike calling for a salary increase. However, the protest leave many wondering whether this is adversely affecting low-income families.

Maldives: Against ‘Condomization’

East Timor: A Film about Peace 10 years after the Referendum

Sri Lanka: Ravana Waterfall

Bhutan: Burglary on the Rise In Thimphu

India: Manipur Erupts Over A Murder

The Indian state of Manipur is reeling after pictures of Chingkham Sanjit, an unarmed 27-year old, being shot and killed by the police surfaced earlier this week. Indian Twitter users...

China: Made up data on the wealth of senior cadres’ children

Cuba: The “Maleconazo”

United Kingdom: Asylum seekers telling their stories

More and more refugee organizations are using online social media and asylum seekers' own words in their advocacy work and outreach to donors.

Haiti: Honduras Parallels

Suriname: On Art

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Rights

Jamaica: Falmouth Pier

Kazakhstan: Economics and blogs

Megakhuimyak talks about the models of social behavior of the Kazakhstani citizens… [ru]: People of the Third World countries specifically like to spend their money to show off, especially, when...

East Timor: Ricegate scandal

Responding to a looming food and rice shortage last year, East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao awarded 17 companies with contracts to import rice. These contracts are now being questioned...

Iran: Momeni, leading political activist, under Torture

Palestine: Hebron Full Of Tension

China: Han's prejudices and discriminations towards Uyghur

The July 5 Xinjiang riot has passed over a month and the majority of Chinese netizens are still blaming the West and Rebiya Kadeer for promoting Xinjiang separatist movements. Nevertheless,...

Singapore Minister's “incorrect” remarks on Myanmar