Stories from 6 December 2009
Several Iranian bloggers including Web Neveshteha reported [fa] that people chanted Allaho Akbar (God is Great) on their rooftops tonight in Tehran and several other cities as protesters are preparing for another anti government demonstration tomorrow (7th of December). Listen to their voice here.
Supriyo Chaudhuri at Sunday Posts argues that the reason for the success of Indian businesses is that apart from resilience and improvisations their thinking keeps ‘value’ first for a product.
The Iranian opposition has planned a large demonstration for Monday, December 7 as Iran marks the annual Students Day. Online expressions of solidarity are appearing worldwide.
GV author Tharum explains the impact of Facebook and other social networking sites on the status of blogging in Cambodia.
Life in a Snapshot uploads a picture of an aerial view of Davao City, located south of the Philippines.
Vutha is supporting the proposal to ban the sale of dog meat in Cambodia
The Eyes of the Pineapple uploads an old film footage of a parade of Khmer Rouge armour on the streets of Phnom Penh.
The fortnight before Copenhagen has seen a topsy-turvy political bun-fight in Australian climate politics. The Rudd Labor government’s Emissions Trading Scheme Bill was amended after negotiations with the conservative Liberal National Coalition, only to be defeated by them in the Senate
Netizens have launched a campaign to collect the money in form of coins to show support for Prita Mulyasari, an Indonesian housewife who wrote an online complaint against a bad hospital service, was found guilty in court for "defaming" a private hospital.
Indonesia is facing a huge challenge in tackling the spread of HIV virus in the country. Health agencies believe that the number of HIV-positive patients are bigger than currently reported.
Several bloggers and sites in Iran reported one day before another mass protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, internet access in Iran is largely down. Haghemoslamema, an Iranian blogger, says [fa] this is a good opportunity to leave our computers at home and go chanting against regime in the streets.
Russian WiMAX provider Yota [ENG] blocked several opposition Web sites, such as www.kasparov.ru, www.rufront.ru, www.rusolidarnost.ru, www.nazbol.ru, www.namarsh.ru and www.newtimes.ru, DileSoft [RUS] reports. Those sites are inaccessible in Moscow and Krasnodar.
At least 109 people died and more than 130 were injured Friday night in a fire and the resulting stampede at a nightclub in the city of Perm. A blogger who happened to be outside the nightclub when the fire broke out - and who ended up helping out with the rescue effort - recounts his experiences and observations.