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November, 2010

Stories from November, 2010

30 November 2010

China: Junior high school boy beaten to death by classmates

Russia: Competing Models of Internet Politics

RuNet Echo

RuNet becomes an arena of the competition of at least two concepts of the usage of the cyberspace: "United Russia"'s formula "Internet instead of democracy" and independent, grass-roots formula "Internet...

China: “Hang the Slaves of the West”

A new website that vilifies Chinese political liberals, including 2010 Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, has caught the attention of the Chinese internet for its extreme views. Why has it...

Additional Context on the Recent Political Arrests in Madagascar

China: Censorship instruction November 22-28

Brand China

Fiji Water closes the tap and leaves Fiji

After squabbling with Fiji's government, the US-based premium water company Fiji Water closed its bottling plant and canceled its contracts. While the company's leaders hope to strike a deal with...

Guatemala: Film Festival Under the Moonlight

Central & Eastern Europe: Initial Reactions to WikiLeaks’ Cablegate

RuNet Echo

While other regions feature a lot more prominently in the collection of U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks thus far, a few countries of the CEE region do appear in...

Philippines: #dearlottowinner hashtag

29 November 2010

Australia Waking to Cancún

In the lead up to Cancún (the COP16 meeting of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol) online discussion in Australia has finally...

Cambodia: Lessons from the Water Festival stampede

Cambodians are still mourning the death of 347 people in the stampede tragedy which happened last week at Koh Pich Bridge in Phnom Penh. Cambodian netizens share their reactions and...

Uruguay: Video Podcast About E-Government in Uruguay

Latin America: Summary of Several Leaked Documents on the Region

El Salvador: New Law Targets Violence Against Women

Bolivia: Similarities Between El Alto and Rio de Janeiro

Madagascar: Wave of Arrests in the Aftermath of the Failed Coup

In the aftermath of the referendum and simultaneous failed putsch , a veritable waltzes of arrestations and investigations are shedding a sad shadow on the island of Madagascar. Malagasy citizens...

Philippines: Student unrest over education budget cuts

Students from various public universities in the Philippines held massive protest actions against the budget cuts imposed by the government. Students documented the 'campus strikes' by using the internet.

South Asia: The Morality Of Exposing Others’ Secrets

WikiLeaks, an international non-profit media organization has created waves around the world by publishing 251,287 confidential documents, which detail correspondence between the U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies around the...

Jordan: Wikileaks’ “Cablegate” Raises Questions

The recent Wikileaks release, known as "Cablegate," featured several quotations from Jordanian officials, as well as large numbers of cables from the U.S. Embassy in Amman. Jordanian tweeters had varied...