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· December, 2009

Stories about Protest from December, 2009

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009

The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some...

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a...

Indonesia: Email mom ‘not guilty’ says the High Court

Prita Mulyasari, a housewife who was charged with defamation by a hospital for an email complaint against a bad health service, was found not guilty by the Indonesian High Court....

The Year that Was in Madagascar: Part I

In part one of a three-part summary of the year in citizen media in Madagascar, Lova Rakotomalala recalls the turmoil that seized the country in the first four months of...

Cuba: Show of Support

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports on “the arrests over the past several days of numerous activists attempting…to show their support for political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who has been...

China: Tweeting in support of Iran

Twenty-four hours later and #CN4Iran remains in heavy constant use by Chinese Twitter users speaking out in support of protests now underway across Iran. The #CN4Iran hashtag has since been...

China and Iran: #CN4Iran

Yesterday, thousands of Iranians took to the street to protest against dictatorship. The protest reminded Chinese people of the Tiananmen democracy movement back in 1989 and Chinese twitterers are using...

Iran: When Rage Overcomes Fear

Iranian protesters poured into Tehran and several major cities in defiance of the Iranian government on Sunday, as large crowds gathered for Ashura, a major religious observance.

Iran: Demonstration in Tehran

Here is a video showing protesters in Manzarieh and Nyavaran in Tehran chanting slogans against Islamic Regime on Saturday.

Malaysia: Press Freedom Advocate Sues Blogger

A veteran journalist-blogger is being sued for libel by a politician who is known for espousing press freedom in Malaysia. Check out the reactions of Malaysian bloggers.

Iran: Demonstration in Tehran

Here is a video film showing Iranian protesters demonstrated agianst Islamic regime in “Toopkhane” square in Tehran on 24th December.

Belarus: Santa & Snow Maidens Protest in Minsk

Belarus Digest reports on a protest rally against “restrictions on the public activities of unregistered organizations” that was held in Minsk on Dec. 22 by “one Santa, 14 Snow Maidens,...

Iran:Hope in the Mourning Month

Ankaboute Gouya, an Iranian blogger, writes [fa] that Iranian people have high hopes to change regime and it is first time in Muharram, the mourning month, that people make Islamic...

Uzbekistan: Bloggers stand for Umida Akhmedova

GV has already covered a story of the Uzbek documentary photographer Umida Akhmedova, accused of insult and slander against Uzbek people and traditions. This fact caused indignation among local and...

Hungary: Dunakeszi Marsh Rally; Slam Poetry

Belatedly, links to Marietta Le's posts on a recent environmental rally against construction that would destroy the Dunakeszi marsh, and on the Hungarian slam poetry.

Lebanon: Don't Break the Egg!

The Beirut City Centre Dome, better known as "The Egg" has been threatened with demolition since 2006. Bloggers have been launching emotional appeals to save it from being destroyed. Katharine...

Peru: Deaths in Huancabamba Protests

Two residents of the Peruvian province of Huancabamba were killed during a recent protest against mining activity, and Caviar de Cianuro [es] writes about the recent investigation findings that they...

Iran: Death of Top Dissident Cleric, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri

Iranian citizens posted photos and videos of clashes with pro-government militamen during the funeral of the country's top dissident cleric, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri.

China: White-listing the Internet

DANWEI has translated the Beijing News’ report on the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)'s plan to white list websites on the Internet. More background can be found...

Sudan: Is Unity Still a Strategic Choice?

Writing in Arabic, Sudanese blogger Ayman Hajj discusses his country's politics and why many Sudanese people are losing faith in unity.

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