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25 December 2009

Stories from 25 December 2009

Pakistan Was Meant To Be A Secular State

Haji Adeel of ANP party has stated that Pakistan was meant to be a secular state and it should now become a republic. This message has sent ripples in the...

Mums In Bangladesh

A new exclusive social networking site for mums in Bangladesh has been launched, informs Nilim.

China: Liu Xiaobo sentenced to 11 years

C.A. Yeung pointed out that the harsh sentence of Liu Xiaobo to 11 years on subversion charges implied a open rejection of public demands for democratic reforms by the Chinese...

Slovakia: Coal That Does Not Burn

Tibor Blazko writes about Slovaks being fooled into buying coal from Poland that does not burn, but not taking legal action to fight fraud, and translates a few comments that...

India: Surviving Child Abuse

Mumbai based creative professional Harish Iyer, who blogs at The Pregnant Thoughts, discusses how he was subjected to child sex abuse in his teens and how it changed his life.

Pakistan: Debunking Myths About Shias

There are some myths and misconceptions in Pakistan about the Shia sect of Muslims. Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts starts a series to debunk those myths.

Malaysia: Press Freedom Advocate Sues Blogger

A veteran journalist-blogger is being sued for libel by a politician who is known for espousing press freedom in Malaysia. Check out the reactions of Malaysian bloggers.

Cambodia: Gay novels on blogs

GK Network Blog shares links of Cambodian blogs which upload gay novels on their blogs

Cambodia: First Gay Blog

GK Network Blog is described as Cambodia's first gay blog. The site aims to raise awareness of straight people about gays and their rights.

Malaysia: Blogopshere Social Responsiblity

The Malaysian blog, Blogopshere Social Responsiblity, publishes stories of people around Malaysia who are in need of financial support. The blog wants to promote “a new culture in the Malaysian...

Iran: Demonstration in Tehran

Here is a video film showing Iranian protesters demonstrated agianst Islamic regime in “Toopkhane” square in Tehran on 24th December.

Why China would have never accepted emission control?

Fons Tuinstra from China Herald explains why the Chinese government killed the climate agreement in Copenhagen.

Ukraine: The Pickle Project

The Uncataloged Museum introduces The Pickle Project, “an ongoing effort to document and share traditional foodways in rural communities in Ukraine as a way of understanding issues of sustainability, change...

Serbia: EU Membership Application

Eternal Remont draws attention to some dubious math in Serbia's president's EU membership application speech.

Moldova: Public Menorah Crushed in Chisinau

Eternal Remont writes about the destruction of a public menorah in the capital of Moldova and cites a response issued by the Russian Orthodox Church: “We believe that this unpleasant...

Russia: Irresponsible Extreme Travel in Yakutia

AskYakutia.com writes about irresponsible extreme travelers who end up having to be rescued.

Belarus: Santa & Snow Maidens Protest in Minsk

Belarus Digest reports on a protest rally against “restrictions on the public activities of unregistered organizations” that was held in Minsk on Dec. 22 by “one Santa, 14 Snow Maidens,...

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