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5 December 2011

Stories from 5 December 2011

Russia: The Revolt of “Net Hamsters”

RuNet Echo

The day after the elections, Russians got together to rally against election fraud. Even though the United Russia party, according to preliminary results, is to lose some 77 seats compared...

Cuba: Loving Yoani

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrating Christmas

Jamaica: Political Futures

St. Kitts & Nevis: Poor Credit Rating

St. Lucia: Poetic Preaching

Bahrain: Fake Twitter Account

Bahrain: Twitter User Jailed for 66 Days for Tweeting

The Arab world has a reputation for arresting and torturing bloggers and netizens and Bahrain is no exception. A Twitter user has been tweeting his jail experience over the past...

El Salvador: Remembering El Mozote Massacre 30 Years Later

Chile: Legislation to Limit Easter Island Visitors Fails

Honduras: Culture under the Ministry of Culture, Art, and Sports

Francophone Africa: The Important Literary Contributions from Former Colonies

Saudi Arabia: Netizens Use Online Activism to Draw Attention to Qatif Protests

The month of November marked the return of protests to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia in 2011, as the people of Qatif took to the streets to demand reforms,...

Ashura Commemorations Around the World

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a period of mourning for Shia Muslims. Events reach a climax on Ashura, the tenth day of the month. Ayesha Saldanha...

Egypt: Romanian Netizen Lavinia Dieac Shares her Egyptian Experience

Romania and Egypt are two distant countries. They have many differences and many things in common as well, such as the fact that they both had revolutions against dictatorships. Romanian...

Lusophone Heritage of “Portugality” Around the World

Kuwait: A New Prime Minister and Detainees Bailed Out

More than two weeks after protesters stormed the Kuwaiti Parliament, the country has a new Prime Minister. Netizens comment on the 'new era,' political action and the detention, hunger strike...

Angola: First video of police confrontation with protesters

France : Strike against the RFI – France 24 merger project

Ghana : No juridical basis to ban homosexual marriages

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