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27 December 2009

Stories from 27 December 2009

Russia: Role of Stalin Debated on RuNet

RuNet Echo

Heated discussions on RuNet in the wake of the 130th anniversary of Joseph Stalin showed how divided people are regarding his role in Russian history.

Palestine: Gaza's Bloggers Remember The War

It is one year since Israel launched its attack on the Gaza Strip. In this post, Gaza's bloggers remember the war.

Iran: When Rage Overcomes Fear

Iranian protesters poured into Tehran and several major cities in defiance of the Iranian government on Sunday, as large crowds gathered for Ashura, a major religious observance.

Philippines: A bishop's accomplishment report

Malaysia: Spiritual leader urges colleagues to practice polygamy

Vietnam: Training restaurant for street kids

Is Vietnam blocking Facebook?

Vietnam: Facebook competitor

China and Hong Kong: Bodyguards and Assassins

Bodyguards and Assassins is an action movie released during Christmas in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. As a patriotic film, it was originally set to release in October for celebrating...

Global: Tweeting for #Gaza

In honor of the one-year anniversary of Israel's attacks on Gaza in December 2008, a number of activists have planned a targeted "tweet for Gaza" campaign on Twitter. Jillian C....