2 December 2009

Stories from 2 December 2009

Ukraine: Charity

  2 December 2009

Stories of some Ukrainian street children who have received assistance at ChildRescue's rehabilitation center – at Scenes from the Sidewalk. Stories of some adults who have received humanitarian aid from Hope Center – at Matty's Place.

Hungary: A News Roundup

  2 December 2009

Some of the posts that have appeared on Hungarian Spectrum in the past ten days: “corruption and the unfriendly attitude toward foreign investors“; the Hungarian opposition leader's meeting with the Russian PM and the future of the Russian-Hungarian relations – here and here; murder at the University of Pécs –...

Bhutan: Grades vs Education

  2 December 2009

Tomlax says: “those people who score more in exams are not really more educated.” Read the post at Kuzu-Bhutan Weblog to learn why.

Morocco: Jail for Chakib Khayari

  2 December 2009

Maghreb Blog reports that the sentence of Chakib Khayari, a human rights activist and whistleblower, has been upheld in a Casablanca court. Khayari is set to serve three years in prison for accusing high-level civil servants of aiding in drug trafficking.

Bangladesh: Indigenous People

  2 December 2009

Photoblogger Monirul Alam comments on the indigenous people (adivasi) of Bangladesh: “Adivasis are among the poorest of the country. Participation of Adivasis in education is very low, and almost zero at the higher levels of education.”

Gross National Happiness: Bring It Home To Roost

  2 December 2009

Upon the conclusion of the 5th conference on Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Brazil, Bhutanese bloggers share their views on how the concept seems to be taken more seriously in places other than Bhutan, where the concept was originally coined.

Bahamas: Sick & Tired

  2 December 2009

Sidney Sweeting at Weblog Bahamas says that Bahamians “are sick and tired – sick of the rampant crime and tired of the press conferences promising to do something.”

Trinidad & Tobago: If Only…

  2 December 2009

In the third installment of her video series If I were Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Gab Hosein “takes on both the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and the Copenhagen talks on Climate Change.”

Jamaica: Dry as a Bone

  2 December 2009

“I'm glad we didn't get a hurricane, but also we didn't get not even one good tropical wave to replenish the reservoirs and quench the thirst of the parched land!”: Stunner reports on Jamaica's drought.

Guyana: Christmas Reading

  2 December 2009

Signifyin’ Guyana thinks that books make great Christmas gifts, “and the sweetest part is that you don't have to go further than the internet to buy and send them.” Check out a few of her faves, here.

World AIDS Day: Fighting Discrimination Around the World

  2 December 2009

Millions around the world came together on Tuesday to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS. Online, in blogs and in forums, many assessed the progress made and the distance left to travel in the fight against discrimination and the spread of the disease. Here's a collection of text, images and video from those writing and speaking in French.

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