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27 December 2009

Stories from 27 December 2009

Russia: Role of Stalin Debated on RuNet

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

A bishop blogger from the Philippines reviews and summarizes the pastoral statements issued by the Philippine Catholic Church in the past three years.

Malaysia: Spiritual leader urges colleagues to practice polygamy

Anonymous_X reacts strongly to a news report about the appeal of a Malaysian spiritual leader urging his colleagues to practice polygamy

Vietnam: Training restaurant for street kids

Michael Brosowski blogs about the establishment in Vietnam of a training restaurant for disadvantaged youth managed by Streets International

Is Vietnam blocking Facebook?

Viet Tan publishes an article which provides a background to the problems encountered by Facebook users in Vietnam.

Vietnam: Facebook competitor

YuMe, a Vietnam-based social networking site with more than 2 million members, is Facebook's main competitor in Vietnam.

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....

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