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22 January 2011

Stories from 22 January 2011

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Russia: Why Skype Worries The FSB?

RuNet Echo  22 January 2011

While Russian President Dmitry Medvedev urges government officials to get hip to technology, Russia’s Security Service, the FSB, has begun to clamp down on officials’ use of email and Skype, in a measure some are arguing is meant to stop possible ‘leaks’ of governmental information.

Armenia: Not so spiritual remedies abroad

  22 January 2011

Unzipped comments on news that the spiritual leader of Armenia, Catholicos Garegin II, has undergone medical treatment in the U.S. However, the blog concludes, traveling abroad for a simple procedure might seem more like a damning indictment of the Armenian medical system.

China: Waiting for Google's next move

  22 January 2011

Now that it appears former Google CEO Eric Schmidt‘s end of tenure began with split views between him and founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin over the company's future in China, what, asks raventhorn2000 at Hidden Harmonies, comes next?

China: What about Chinese dads?

  22 January 2011

If you found yourself following the Amy Chua affair, you might want to check out this latest post from Jocelyn Eikenburg, American wife of a Chinese man: Chinese (and Asian) Interracial Wedding Dos and Don’ts.

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Venezuela: The Feast of the Divine Shepherdess

  22 January 2011

The feast of the Divine Shepherdess is celebrated every January 14 in Venezuela. Bloggers recalled and shared the origins and history of this Catholic tradition, while on Twitter and Facebook users shared photos and blessings. The political discussion that is present in the daily life of Venezuelans was also part of this year's celebration.

Brazil: Protest for quality transportation is a crime?

  22 January 2011

While Leonardo Sakamoto wonders [pt] if  protesting for quality transportation is a crime, Conceição Lemes interviews [pt] one of the organizers of the demonstration against the price increase of bus tickets in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The student protester was brutally repressed [en] by police last week.

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