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· December, 2011

Stories about Politics from December, 2011

28 December 2011

Cuba: Waiting for Change

Mozambique: On the City of Quelimane, New Epicenter of Politics

Mayoral by-elections in the city of Quelimane, which opposition candidate Manuel de Araújo won, were enthusiastically debated in social networks. Interest in the electoral process went far beyond the provincial...

Pakistan: Some Observations On the Recent Political Rally in Karachi

Sri Lanka: Learning Lessons By Counting Costs

Russia: Moscow Election Committee Calls to Prosecute Popular Blogger

India:The Need to Look Beyond the Middle Class

Russia: Social Network In-Between Security Services and Free Market

RuNet Echo

As social networks in Russia like Vkontakte play an ever increasing role in communication between post-election protesters, so too grows the interest of the security services to limit them. This...

Egypt: FAQ about the political situation in Egypt

Algeria: What Independence means

Syria: What it deserves

Philippines: Blog of Detained Cultural Worker

27 December 2011

North Korean State Websites Started Praising the Heir after Kim's Death

Morocco: The Tale of the February 20 Movement in 20 Videos

A look back at how the Moroccan pro-democracy movement "February 20" has used videos, as very powerful and viral social media tool to get its message across. Hisham Almiraat shares...

Egypt: Reaping Legal Victories as the Revolution Continues

Egyptians are reaping victories in the halls of courtrooms. First, blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah has been released by a judge pending investigations, after spending 56 days behind bars yesterday. Then,...

Russia: The Opposition in St. Petersburg Fails to Reach Understanding

RuNet Echo

December 2011 post-election protest events consist of two elements: 'professional oppositioners' and concerned citizens. In Moscow those two elements managed to get together. In St. Petersburg, however, the meeting was...

Pakistan: The Night Benazir Bhutto was Killed

India:Call for ‘Back to Basics’ in Kashmir

26 December 2011

Costa Rica: Numerous Sectors Oppose Government Tax Plan

At the moment, the biggest priority for the Costa Rican government is to approve the "Tax Solidarity" (Solidaridad Tributaria) tax plan. However, various sectors of society, political parties and businessmen...

Colombia: Vigil for the Release of Hostages

Liberia: Who Was at Fault for Monrovia Riots?

The Christmas vacation job scheme designed by Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to benefit 3,000 students turned Liberia's capital, Monrovia, into a scene of violence and destruction. Who was at fault?,...

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