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11 December 2009

Stories from 11 December 2009

Ukraine: “Bumpy Road to Democracy”

Belarus, Russia, Ukraine: Borders and Identity

Ukraine: Emotions and Politics

Russia: Kremlin Plans To Create ‘Party of Bloggers’

Five Americans arrested in Pakistan: Following the story

Dowry deaths – when will it end?

COP15 and the dreams of a Nation

Friending is easy, unfriending easier

The perils of paid-for news

Chile: Leading Candidates for Presidential Elections

On the road to Chile's presidential election on January 2010, four candidates lead the first round of voting on December 13: Alliance for Change's Sebastián Piñera, Concertación's Eduardo Frei, independent...

Chile: Social Networking on Presidential Campaign

Russian Google Books Site Launched

Japan: Graveyards, Golf Courses, Forests Or Farmland?

China: The implication on the termination of Sun TV broadcast

China: Government shuts down BitTorrent sites, netizens distressed

Chinese Internet users are scrabbling for downloads from BitTorrent (BT) websites following speculation that authorities will completely shut them down. The largest BitTorrent websites in China like BTCHINA, VeryCD and the...

Russia: Three Stories of Extreme Poverty

RuNet Echo

Russian photojournalist Oleg Klimov shares three stories of extreme poverty that he happened to overhear while waiting for a train at the train station in Syzran, a city in Russia's...