16 July 2011

Stories from 16 July 2011

Bangladesh: Sexual Assault By A Teacher Triggers Student Uprising

  16 July 2011

The recent protests at the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNC) in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, has stirred much buzz in the Bangladeshi blogosphere. After a three-fold campaign via Blogs, Facebook and street protests authorities were forced to sack and arrest a teacher accused of sexually molesting a student.

Australia: Regime Change Rupert Murdoch Style

  16 July 2011

It is a sign of the times when John Hartigan, News Limited’s head in Australia, has to defend his newspapers’ aggressive approach to the Gillard government. Murdoch’s Oz media have been accused of abusing their power with a campaign for regime change.

Indonesia: Minister Revives Plan to Control Social Media

  16 July 2011

Indonesia's IT and Communications Minister has said that social media sites like Twitter and Facebook must be strictly controlled since they can be used to destabilize the government. His statement generated a lot of reactions, especially from netizens.

China: NetEase's business

  16 July 2011

iChinaStock.com has written a post and some slides for introducing a Chinese web-portal company, NetEase’s business model, financials, management, and user experience. NetEase was listed on the Nasdaq in 1999 and its market cap was $6.1 billion in July 2011.

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