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1 October 2009

Stories from 1 October 2009

Bhutan: Premier Women's Magazine

Bhutanese journalist and blogger Dipika celebrates the launch of Bhutan's first women's magazine.

Nepal: Indian Currency Is Accepted

Paritosh Chakma informs that: “In Nepal, Indian Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes are not accepted. So, Indians have to carry Rs 100-notes which make your purse looks thicker. Everywhere...

Bangladesh: The Need For A Spiritual Guide

“We accept teachers and masters in our life – at school, college, karate classes, even for driving lessons. But for the most important thing – the spiritual journey of our...

Colombia: “Ojo al Sancocho” Community Film Festival

The International Film and Alternative and Community Video Festival called “Ojo al Sancocho” took place September 18-25, 2009 in Ciudad Bolívar in Southern Bogotá. During the week, Colombian audiovisual projects...

Haiti: Thoughts on Dessalines

Repeating Islands republishes blogger Ezili Danto's perspective on “that most maligned of Haitian Revolution leaders, Jean Jacques Dessalines.”

Jamaica: Racist Cartoons?

Letter From Jamaica takes a visit to Kingston's National Gallery and posts photos of cartoons drawn in the early 1800s that “look kind of racist”.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Energy of Money

From Trinidad and Tobago, Now is Wow Too shares her perspective on money.

Trinidad & Tobago: Law or Ethics?

“I tend to come at things from an ethical standpoint whereas most seem to come from a legal standpoint”: Trinidad-based KnowProSE.com examines the law as opposed to ethics and politics...

Jamaica: Hard Times

Stunner's Afflictions says that economic times are hard in Jamaica, while Iriegal remembers “the late 70's and 80's, when Jamaica was borrowing every 5 minutes from the IMF and the...

Dominican Republic: Constitution Bans Abortion in All Cases

After an intense debate, legislators from the Dominican Republic ratified an article within the Constitutional Reform that makes it illegal for a woman to terminate her pregnancy in all cases.

Cova Lima, East Timor: Political conflict can lead to consitutional crisis

The isolated district of Cova Lima, Timor-Leste has produced two major stories last month. While one is headline news in the English and Tetun speaking press, the other has received...

USA: Mapping DREAM Act Online Youth Movements

Immigrant high school and university students in the United States have used the internet effectively in building activist networks to support the passing of a law called the DREAM act.

‘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.

Philippines: 2.5 million persons affected by flooding

The number of flood casualties continues to rise in the Philippines: Almost 300 dead bodies. More than half a million individuals living in evacuation centers. And at least 2.5 million...

Global Health: HIV Vaccine Breakthrough?

For the first time, an experimental HIV vaccine has been shown to protect against the deadly virus, creating media buzz and giving the public health and HIV/AIDS communities hope.

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