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26 December 2009

Stories from 26 December 2009

D. R. of Congo : Human rights activist's house burnt down

Ouvertures website [fr] reports that the house of human rights activist, Emmanuel Kabengele Kalonji, in Congo has been burnt down while he is in Morocco to receive the Harubuntu Award...

Palestine: Swine Flu Arrives In Gaza

The H1N1 influenza virus reached the Gaza Strip much later than it did other places, a fact attributed to the blockade imposed upon its population by both Israel and Egypt....

Brazil: Bloggers lament urban forest fires

After fires ravaged the world's largest urban forest in Rio de Janeiro this September, bloggers document, reflect and mobilise in equal measure.

Iran: Demonstration in Tehran

Here is a video showing protesters in Manzarieh and Nyavaran in Tehran chanting slogans against Islamic Regime on Saturday.

India: Facebook Is Good For Your Soul

Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics lists five reasons why Facebook is good for your soul.

China: ‘How did Copenhagen end up our fault?’

Did China do badly at Copenhagen? Writes one Chinese blogger: "I think Chinese officials acted splendidly at the Copenhagen summit; this was the first time for me to see China...

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