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6 December 2009

Stories from 6 December 2009

Iran: People chanted “God is Great” on rooftops

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...

India: Value First

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.

Iran: Tensions Rise as Student Day Approaches

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.

Cambodia: Facebook impact on blogging

GV author Tharum explains the impact of Facebook and other social networking sites on the status of blogging in Cambodia.

Philippines: Aerial view of Davao

Life in a Snapshot uploads a picture of an aerial view of Davao City, located south of the Philippines.

Cambodia: Ban sale of dog meat

Vutha is supporting the proposal to ban the sale of dog meat in Cambodia

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge parade video

The Eyes of the Pineapple uploads an old film footage of a parade of Khmer Rouge armour on the streets of Phnom Penh.

Australia Faces 2010 Climate Change Election

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...

Indonesia: Coins for justice

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...

HIV spread in Indonesia

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

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]...

Russia: Mobile Internet Provider Filters Opposition Websites

Russian WiMAX provider Yota [ENG] blocked several opposition Web sites, such as,,,, and, DileSoft [RUS] reports. Those sites are inaccessible in Moscow and Krasnodar.

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

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...

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