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1 November 2009

Stories from 1 November 2009

Ukraine: Updates on Flu

Brazil: A view from slum dwellers on Rio's drugs war

In this post, we hear the views of citizen journalists from the Viva Favela project on the drug-fueled violence sweeping Rio de Janeiro's slums that they watch unfold from their...

Syria: Tahini Pumpkin

Syria: Economic Woes

Syria: Sea Side Story

An English literature professor from the little Mediterranean city of Tartous and a Syrian-Canadian writer on a trip to her mother country exchange glances at a cafe called Sea Breeze....

Bangladesh: Chinese Pressure Censors Tibet Exhibition In Dhaka

Students for a Free Tibet, Bangladesh (SFTBD), in partnership with Drik Bangladesh, a photo agency, has organized a photography exhibition on Tibet in Dhaka. A request from the Chinese embassy...

Taiwan: LGBT Pride on parade

Thailand: Media and internet

Leptospirosis outbreak in the Philippines

Leptospirosis outbreak was declared in several flood-affected areas of the Philippines. Health authorities claim it is one of the biggest Leptospirosis outbreaks in the world. Filipino bloggers react.

Egypt: Two Trains, a Buffalo, and a Minister

Two trains collided with each other in south Cairo, Egypt, killing at least 18 people. What followed was a cry for the Minister of Transportation to resign. Bloggers reaction to...

TV documentary stirs debate on Thailand tourism

A TV documentary aired on British TV last September about some of the issues hounding Thailand tourism generated an intense debate in the cyberspace. Here is a sample of reactions...

Indonesia: Obama “snub” no reason to be disappointed

Indonesia: Politicians caught sleeping on the job

Malaysia: Use of national language