21 December 2009

Stories from 21 December 2009

Pakistan: Wedding Season

  21 December 2009

Its winter and marriages are happening everywhere in Pakistan as its unofficially the wedding season. Muhammad Rizwan at All Things Pakistan has details.

Russia, U.S.: Brittany Murphy in Moscow on Dec. 19?

RuNet Echo  21 December 2009

LJ user becky_sharpe (Bozhena Rynska, Gazeta.ru‘s gossip columnist) claims (RUS) that actress Brittany Murphy, who died on Dec. 20 in Los Angeles, was a guest at a private party in Moscow on Dec. 19 and was [“hungover”] when she flew back home. UPDATE: a follow-up discussion (RUS) of LJ user...

Video: Impressions from the Climate Change Conference

  21 December 2009

We bring you some video impressions from people at the Climate Change Conference that took place during the first weeks of December in Copenhagen, Denmark. From protests, to dances, arts and presentations, a small sample of COP15.

Dominica: Election Results

  21 December 2009

“The election results are in and the Dominica Labour Party…has won a third consecutive term in office”: Repeating Islands has details.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tax Lover

  21 December 2009

This Beach Called Life writes a letter to the Trinidad and Tobago government concerning the proposed amendments to the Property Tax.

Australia pushes internet censorship; Twitter erupts

  21 December 2009

Australia's Communications Minister Stephen Conroy declared his determination last week to push through mandatory internet censorship of a government-defined blacklist of websites, sparking an online frenzy in blogs and on Twitter. News of the proposed internet censorship propelled the issue to a “trending topic” on Twitter for several hours, under...

China: Internet Triad Organization?

  21 December 2009

ESWN translated a CCTV article “Internet triad organization manipulates public opinion: 50,000 yuan can influence court verdict” which tries to justify the crackdown of organized-opinion making activities.

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