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· December, 2011

Stories from Quick Reads from December, 2011

Iran: “Law of Computer Crimes” and Parliamentary Elections

Iranian authorities warned web sites and blogs not to publish any content to encourage people to boycot or to protest the March parliamentary elections. The authorities published [fa] 25 categories...

Somalia: Crimes against Journalists Increased In 2011

In a post published on december, 27th, The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) declares that: “In 2011, 4 journalists were murdered in Mogadishu alone, making it the only place where...

Africa: 10 West African Club Tracks

This is Boima Tucker's 2011 10 club friendly Afropop tracks: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen one song dominate a nation’s psyche like Junior Freeman and African Soldier’s “Dumyarea” did...

Ghana: My Blogging Year 2011

Swedish blogger based in Ghana discusses her blogging year 2011: The year started out on a strong note. In January, I learned about Free and Open Source Software for Academics...

Jamaica: a new prime minister

As Girl with a Purpose reports, the governing Jamaica Labour Party was defeated in yesterday's general election, and People's National Party head Portia Simpson-Miller is Jamaica's new prime minister —...

Iran: A petition for a jailed activist

A petition is launched to support Mehrdad Karami, a jailed student and human rights activist in Zanjan (Iran).

Iran: Student activist was released after 11 years

Setareiran says Behrouz Javid Tehrani, a student activist who was jailed 11 years ago, finally was released from prison.

Argentina: New Anti-Terrorism Law Raises Concerns

A new anti-terrorism law is causing concern in Argentina. Lillie Langtry explains in her blog Memory in Latin America that, “the new package of measures is intended to combat financial...

India: Growth of Online Shopping

Arun Prabhudesai at Trak.in points out a Comscore research report which claims that 3 out of every 5 Indian Internet users now shop online.

Bangladesh: Suggestions for the New International Crimes Tribunal

The government of Bangladesh is planning to set up another International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) to help expedite trial of war criminals of 1971. Rumi Ahmed offers some suggestions in this...

Macedonia: Pioneering Battery Disposal Initiative

Greener, a Macedonian NGO, blogged [mk] about their pilot-project Go Clean [FB page, mk], which aims to grow into a national campaign for proper disposal of used batteries and accumulators.

Jamaica: why they lost the election

Active Voice analyses yesterday's general election in Jamaica, explaining how Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party — who looked, a month ago, set to be returned to...

Ghana: Reading 52 Books in 50 Weeks

Fiona reaches a milestone: 52 books in 50 weeks: “With two weeks to spare, today I reached my goal of reading fifty-two books for the year. A week ago I...

Trinidad and Tobago: a lesson about strength

When Passion.Fruit sets out to rescue a trapped pigeon, a random encounter with a passing grandmother teaches her a lesson about strength, patience, and wisdom. “She cooed and comforted —...

Chile: Netizens Report and React to Torres del Paine Wildfire

For days, a wildfire has been consuming thousands of hectares in national park Torres del Paine in Chile's Patagonia. Netizens are sharing reports and reacting to the news through #salvemostorresdelpaine...

Iran: Rafsanjani's site was filtered

Several Iranian news sites reported Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's site was filtered. According to his brother, Rafsanjani's site managment had been asked to omit his last Friday Prayer sermon in 2009...

Iran:”Parliament is like Animal House”

From Your View reports Behrouz Moradi head of government subsidies called Iran's paliament an “animal house”. The blogger writes with irony this guy was so polite not to call parliament...

Argentina Tech Blogger Looks into ‘Death’ of Blogs

Technology blogger Mariano Amartino [es] reacts to the post “The Golden Age of Tech Blogging is Over” by Jeremiah Owyang. He points out the irony that posts about “the death...

India: Some More Travel Tales in Images

Freelance travel writer and photographer Arun sums up his India travels in 2011, through a series of images.

Nepal:No Place for Xenophobia

Blogdai writes that Nepal should stop blaming foreigners for each and every woe that comes its way, since national unity cannot be based on xenophobia.

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