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· December, 2008

Stories about Protest from December, 2008

Russia: The Crisis and The Potential For Unrest

In mid-October, Global Voices published a roundup of Anglophone bloggers' views on the financial crisis in Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia and Ukraine. Below is another installment on the effects...

Egypt: Gamal Eid detained and deported from Jordan

Haiti: Media Intimindation

China: Nationwide Teachers’ Strike

Since this October, teachers in Sichuan, Chongqing, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong went on strike, demanding a salary raise. According to local media report, the strike started from Sichuan...

Malaysia: Cycling for change

Cameroon: Concern for freedom

Though Cameroon is not the focus of world attention, some recent blog posts question the reality of freedom in this African country. On his blog [fr], Édouard Tamba worries about...

Eman Hashim blogs against Berlitz Egypt

Has corruption tarnished Berlitz Egypt's reputation? Egyptian blogger Eman Hashim wrote on facebook and on her blog wondering how come her students received their grades and certificates when she never...

Jordanian Bloggers React To Bush's Shoegate

While a week has yet to pass since US President Bush faced a shoe flying in his direction from an Iraqi journalist during a press conference, the Jordanian blogosphere is...

China: Mapping the hurt feelings of the Chinese people

Haiti: UN Occupation

Kenya: Media protests communication bill

During Kenya’s 45th independence celebrations on December 12th, the media protested against the government's proposted Communication Amendment bill, a law that if passed will give them rights to regulate the...

Southeast Asia: The shoe, the shoe

Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi will be known for a long time as the shoe thrower. He who succeeded in throwing a pair of shoes at U.S. President George Bush last...

Serbia: “Mother Courage”

Sinisa Boljanovic translates a selection of heartbreakingly shocking stories of giving birth in Serbia, shared by anonymous Serbian women on the Majka Hrabrost ("Mother Courage") web site.

China: Journalist Throws Shoe At Bush, Chinese Reactions

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Ducking the Issue

Bahamas: Debate Over Death Penalty

Greece: Notes on the Riots

Palestine: Broken Ribs for Iraqi Shoe Thrower

Jamaica, Cuba, U.S.A.: A Shoe in Hand…

Activist turned informant creates uproar in New Zealand

New Zealand’s blogosphere is a flutter with the possibility that a left-wing activist has been outed as a police informer. The informer was paid $600 a week (plus expenses) for...

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