Stories from 20 December 2009
In Chile, a runoff election is scheduled for January 17, 2010 between the candidates Sebastián Piñera and Eduardo Frei and may mark the end of the 2 decade-long rule of the Concertación coalition.
ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) reports that the Sri Lankan citizen journalism platform “Groundviews” has won the prestigious Manthan Award for South Asia under the e-news category.
A group of Lebanese bloggers decided to draw smiles on the faces of underprivileged kids by getting them toys for Christmas. Fun(d)raising is the name of their project and they're doing it the fun way.
Popular Russian blogger and activist Roman Dobrokhotov talks to GVO about the Internet and online activism in the country.
T-Mobile Hungary experiences an outage, a Vodafone Hungary's employee tweets about it, then gets fired. Marietta Le writes about the controversy and reviews the ongoing online discussion of the corporate use of social media in Hungary.