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· December, 2011

Stories about Photos from December, 2011

18 December 2011

Bahrain: #OccupyBudaiyaSt Continues

Bahraini protesters have been continuing with their daily protests despite a government crackdown. This none forceful confrontation with protesters has resulted in two deaths and countless injuries since Thursday. Netizens...

17 December 2011

Philippines: Storm Leaves Hundreds Dead and Missing

Hundreds died in many parts of Mindanao Island in southern Philippines after tropical storm Sendong hit the country last Friday. The casualties could be worse and may even reach more...

Arab World: Thank You Mohamed Bouazizi! Thank You Sidi Bouzid!

Netizens around the world today commemorate the first anniversary of the Arab revolution, sparked by the self-immolation of fruit and vegetable vendor Mohammed Bouazizi in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. What started...

Egypt: Tahrir Square Burning

Egypt's Military Police have set Tahrir Square ablaze and forcefully pushed away protesters demonstrating outside the Cabinet on the first anniversary of the Arab revolution, sparked by the self-immolation of...

Bahrain: A Bloody National Day, a Funeral and More Suppression

On the same day the Bahraini regime celebrated National Day, a funeral procession was due to take place for protester Ali Ahmed Radhi Al-Gassab, who was run over during protests...

16 December 2011

China: Actor Christian Bale Roughed Up Trying to Visit Chen Guangcheng

Hollywood actor Christian Bale made a detour from promotion in Beijing of his upcoming film to try and visit illegally detained Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng, hoping to shake...

12 December 2011

Caucasus: Frozen Conflicts, Forgotten Lives?

Marginalized by society and deprived of a voice by the mainstream media, can new media offer an alternative to refugees and IDPs in the South Caucasus?

Paraguay: Photos of the Pilgrimage to Caacupé

China: 200 dogs rescued in Sichuan

10 December 2011

Russia: Ukrainian Blogger's Photos From the Moscow Rally

Philippines: “Occupy” Protests Overcome Police Brutality

Police violently dispersed the 'Occupy-like' protest of youth groups in the Philippines but the 'Campout' continued for several days near the presidential palace and managed to draw thousands of young...

8 December 2011

Puerto Rico: Journalist Adds Volume to His Voice on Twitter

One of Puerto Rico's most well-known journalist, Rafael Lenín López, has made his career on local television and radio news programming. Rafael has also become an important voice on the...

USA: Uncertain Future of Student Occupy Movement in California

The pepper spraying incident against a group of peacefully protesting students, which occurred on November 18th on the Davis campus of the University of California, has called the attention of...

7 December 2011

Libya: #OccupyTripoli Protests Against Carrying Weapons

Libyans took to the streets of the capital Tripoli today, to demonstrate against carrying weapons. They gathered at the famous Martyr's Square, formerly known as Green Square. Many Twitter users...

Latin America: Social Networks Bring Recognition to Primary Recyclers

Using various social media, primary recyclers of Latin America, also known as pepenadores, cartoneros, buzos (waste pickers) or simply recyclers, have joined together in search of social inclusion and formal...

Russia: Second Day of Post-Election Protests

RuNet Echo

The intrigue of the second day of post-election protests has centered around several major events: court appearances by bloggers Ilya Yashin and Alexey Navalny, a protest demonstration at Triumfalnaya Square,...

Cuba: Reggaeton Hit ‘Chupi Chupi’ Denounced by Authorities

Over the past two weeks, reggaeton artist Osmani “La Voz” García’s popular hit 'Chupi Chupi' has begun stirring more than just the hips of partygoers on Havana’s Malecón. Cuban Minister...

6 December 2011

Peru: Netizens Denounce Police Repression During Protest in Lima Against Conga Mine

South Korea: Anger Over Free Trade Agreement and Media Silence

Rallies have been held daily in the South Korean capital of Seoul for two weeks now, protesting against the country's free trade agreement with the United States. Citizens have expressed...