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17 December 2010

Stories from 17 December 2010

Student condition in Indonesia

  17 December 2010

EngageMedia uploads a video featuring university students from Jakarta, Indonesia who talk about their education and the condition of students in Indonesia.

East Timor: Unsafe oil power project

  17 December 2010

La'o Hamutuk reports that the construction of an oil power plant in East Timor is encountering many problems. It observed that the project is characterized by “bad planning, dubious procurement procedures, incompetent contractors, illegal practices, poor oversight, and lack of transparency and accountability.”

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Brazil: Newspaper Folha de São Paulo censors satirical blog

  17 December 2010

The blog "Falha de Sao Paulo", created by brothers Lino and Mario Bocchini, as a parody of Brazil’s biggest newspaper company - Folha de Sao Paulo - was removed from the web by an injunction in the Brazilian courts at the end of September. Dozens of blogs came out in defense of the website and its authors to freedom of expression.

Cambodia: Prince Ranariddh returns to politics

  17 December 2010

Retiring from politics in 2008, Prince Norodom Ranariddh surprised everybody in Cambodia when he recently announced that he will return to politics in order to strengthen the royalist movement. What will be its impact on Cambodian politics?

China: Tax cut

  17 December 2010

George Chen discusses the tax cut agenda put forward at the Central Economic Work Conference in China.

China: Empty News

  17 December 2010

Chang Ping writes at China Media Project on the firing of Xinhua reporter Yan Bingguang and the production of empty news in the state-run media in China.

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