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19 December 2009

Stories from 19 December 2009

Russia: Yegor Gaidar, Russia's Economic Reformer, Dies at 53

RuNet Echo

Yegor Gaidar, a Russian economist and politician who initiated the 1992 "shock therapy" reforms, died in Moscow on Dec. 16 at the age of 53. Russian bloggers' responses serve as...

Azerbaijan: Education, free thought and development

Honduras: Christmas Songs

Chile: Vote for Chileans Abroad

Bolivia: Deforestation Rate Twenty Times Global Average

Armenia: Embracing multiculturalism

Guatemala: Restaurant Review Blog

Colombia: Twenty Years After Assassination of Luis Carlos Galán

Twenty years after the assassination of former Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán, a documentary is filmed where the son of Pablo Escobar meets the children of his victims, which...

American Petitioner in China

Julie Harms, an American and a Harvard graduate, hit the news as she becomes one of the few, or perhaps the first, foreign petitioner in China. Her case was a...

Japan: Peace picture books

Podcast: Interview with Sudanese Drima

Sudanese Drima is the pseudonym for Global Voices' Malaysia-based Sudanese author. In this ten-minute interview we discuss how social media is affecting Islam, the Darfur conflict, and issues of Afro-Arab...

Russian Rock Star Talks About His Social Network

RuNet Echo

Ikra.tv is a pioneer of music social networks in Russia. It currently consists of about 6,500 members and offers various forms of communications for fans including blogs, forums and different...

Russia: A Third of Russians Use Internet