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1 October 2009

Stories from 1 October 2009

Bhutan: Premier Women's Magazine

Nepal: Indian Currency Is Accepted

Bangladesh: The Need For A Spiritual Guide

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

Jamaica: Racist Cartoons?

Trinidad & Tobago: The Energy of Money

Trinidad & Tobago: Law or Ethics?

Jamaica: Hard Times

Dominican Republic: Constitution Bans Abortion in All Cases

Conversations for a Better World

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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