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· December, 2011

Stories about Breaking News from December, 2011

17 December 2011

Brazil-Bahrain: Tear Gas for Repression “Made in Brazil”

Egypt: Tahrir Square Burning

Egypt's Military Police have set Tahrir Square ablaze and forcefully pushed away protesters demonstrating outside the Cabinet on the first anniversary of the Arab revolution, sparked by the self-immolation of...

13 December 2011

Arab World: Congratulations Tunisia!

Human rights activist Moncef Marzouki, 66, has been elected as Tunisia's new interim president today. His appointment, which was followed by a moving acceptance speech, was noted by netizens from...

Brazil: Journalist Threatened at Belo Monte Dam Construction Site

12 December 2011

Peru: Congress Approves Law Criminalizing Femicide

The Peruvian Congress has approved the text of a law that recognizes femicide as a crime punishable by up to 25 years of incarceration. Under the existing law, the murder...

China: A Guangdong Village on the Verge of a Brutal Crackdown

Illegal land acquisition has once again led to large-scale protests in Guangdong province, followed by a suspicious death and police crackdowns. One news commentator writes, "This is the first mass...

10 December 2011

Philippines: “Occupy” Protests Overcome Police Brutality

Police violently dispersed the 'Occupy-like' protest of youth groups in the Philippines but the 'Campout' continued for several days near the presidential palace and managed to draw thousands of young...

Russia: English-Language Tweets From the Moscow Rally

8 December 2011

Mozambique: Jubilation with Mayoral Opposition Win

Supporters of opposition mayoral candidate Manuel de Araújo celebrated his victory in by-elections before the official results on Wednesday evening, both on the streets of the central city of Quelimane...

7 December 2011

Libya: #OccupyTripoli Protests Against Carrying Weapons

Libyans took to the streets of the capital Tripoli today, to demonstrate against carrying weapons. They gathered at the famous Martyr's Square, formerly known as Green Square. Many Twitter users...

Russia: Second Day of Post-Election Protests

RuNet Echo

The intrigue of the second day of post-election protests has centered around several major events: court appearances by bloggers Ilya Yashin and Alexey Navalny, a protest demonstration at Triumfalnaya Square,...

Russia: Kremlin Removes Re-Tweet From Presidential Account

Mozambique: Realtime by-elections coverage from three cities

5 December 2011

Russia: The Revolt of “Net Hamsters”

RuNet Echo

The day after the elections, Russians got together to rally against election fraud. Even though the United Russia party, according to preliminary results, is to lose some 77 seats compared...

Russia: No Violation of Election Violations

RuNet Echo

Despite the many independent websites down due to DDoS-alypse, bloggers were able to share information on elections violations. The overall feeling online was expressed [ru] by @yar0slav: Falsification of elections...

Russia: Election Day DDoS-alypse

RuNet Echo

The Russian parliamentary election day has come. And with it, DDoS attacks and falsifications. Alexey Sidorenko reports.