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· December, 2011

Stories about Technology from December, 2011

21 December 2011

Pakistan: Politics 2.0

20 December 2011

Russia: Alexey Navalny Released From Jail

Arab World: Global Voices Bridges on Twitter

As a part of our end-of-year coverage we in the Middle East and North Africa region look back at some of the major events we covered during 2011. The following...

Responses to the Death of North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong-il

Since North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-il's death on December 17 from a heart attack, the South Korean Twittersphere has lit up with numerous responses to the news. Lee Yoo Eun...

16 December 2011

Vietnam: What’s New at Barcamp Saigon?

More than 550 people registered and participated in the fifth Barcamp Saigon last week in RMIT International University, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The attendance surpassed the record number...

Live Stream of North Korean State TV is Down

Kyrgyzstan: “There Will Be No Winter”

Governments fall, parliamentary speakers come and go, and as one season fades another always begins. That, at least, was what Kyrgyz Internet users thought prior to former presidential candidate Arstanbek...

14 December 2011

USA: Has NASA Discovered a Life-Friendly Planet?

NASA has announced the Kepler Space Telescope discovery of Kepler-22b, a planet within the right distance of its star for potentially having a habitable temperature. Science bloggers have reacted to...

How big is China’s social media and digital market?

Armenia: More Online Diplomacy

Slovakia: The Most Expensive Apple Computers

University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) has recently signed a contract to acquire electronics and software for its Faculty of National Economy for a total price of over 1.8 million...

13 December 2011

Argentina: Justice System Orders Blockage of Series and Film Site Cuevana.tv

Few Argentinian websites have achieved the same success and impact as Cuevana, the Argentinian site for watching films and TV series online. The great popularity of the site, however, has...

Russia: Gregory Shvedov on Braving the Putin Regime Online

RuNet Echo

The wave of popular, peaceful and nationwide protests in Russia has spread hopes of piecemeal reform. Gregory Shvedov, who heads the online news agency Caucasian Knot, is optimistic—but state pressure...

Uzbekistan: Prime-minister's page on Facebook is also fake

Uzbekistan: Forged Facebook story about post-interrogation suicide

Colombia: Professor's Resignation Sparks Debate on Writing

Colombian journalist and university professor Camilo Jiménez sparked an international debate on writing in the digital age, Colombia's higher education system and other related issues after he posted an entry...

12 December 2011

Greece: TEDxAthens, The Art of Disruption

On Saturday 3 December, TEDxAthens 2011 took place in the Cultural Center of the Hellenic World; a 12 hour long, 23 speech marathon, it was organized and supported by 38...

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