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· December, 2009

Stories about Photos from December, 2009

30 December 2009

Overcoming negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus

An online project using new and social media to overcome negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus entered a second stage last week when two blogging Azerbaijani journalism students and a...

29 December 2009

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...

27 December 2009

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.

22 December 2009

Uzbekistan: Criminal Charges Filed Against Documentary Photographer Umida Akhmedova

Umida Akhmedova, photo by Fergana.ru Umida Akhmedova, the Uzbek [EN] documentary photographer, has been accused of insult and slander against Uzbek people and traditions, reports Fergana.ru [EN]. The maximum penalty...

16 December 2009

Hong Kong: Undemocratic Legco set to approve the world's most costly express train

The Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong is about to approve the funding for the world's most expensive Express Rail Link (ERL)'s construction plan on the coming Friday (Dec 18)....

Russia: Two Stories of Space Blogging

RuNet Echo

Blogging from and about space gains popularity and recognition among professional space travelers and regular bloggers. Russia is no exception. While the latest fashion for NASA astronauts is space twittering...

9 December 2009

Armenia: 21st Anniversary of the 1988 Earthquake

Monday marked the 21st anniversary of the 1988 earthquake which devastated many areas in northern Armenia leaving around 25,000 dead and many more homeless. Bloggers examine conditions in the region...

7 December 2009

Madagascar's forests decimated for $460,000 a day

As the world's nations gather in Copenhagen for the UN Convention on Climate Change, Madagascar, having already lost 90% of its original forest, faces continued threats from black market logging,...

2 December 2009

Bangladesh: Indigenous People

Morocco: Celebrating Eid in the Bled

This past weekend, Moroccans celebrated Eid Al-Adha. Bloggers in rural Morocco are sharing their stories about this year's celebrations. As Internet access is sparse and often prohibitively expensive outside of...