6 December 2009

Stories from 6 December 2009

Iran: People chanted “God is Great” on rooftops

  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.

India: Value First

  6 December 2009

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.

Australia Faces 2010 Climate Change Election

  6 December 2009

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

Indonesia: Coins for justice

  6 December 2009

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.

HIV spread in Indonesia

  6 December 2009

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.

Iran: Internet access down pre-protests

  6 December 2009

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.

Russia: A Blogger's Account of the Rescue Effort in Perm

RuNet Echo  6 December 2009

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.

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