Stories from 10 December 2011
Kyiv-based blogger Oleksandr Arhat (LJ user olarhat) posts a photo report [uk] from the Dec. 10 post-election rally in Moscow, which reminded him of the 2004 post-election protests in Kyiv: “Unbought people, protesting [not in order to get a piece of bread in return]. Doesn't happen every day, especially in...
Police violently dispersed the 'Occupy-like' protest of youth groups in the Philippines but the 'Campout' continued for several days near the presidential palace and managed to draw thousands of young people in the streets.
Bangladeshi blogger Tamal Anwar lists twenty one ways to promote your music.
The Indian Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has asked Internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo to pre-screen derogatory, defamatory and inflammatory content about political leaders and religion. What followed was a wave of insult, ridicule and sarcasm.
Brazilian journalist and blogger André Forestieri writes [pt] about the rights of an employer to constrain a black employee if he or she does not fit the “aesthetic standards” imposed by society. He illustrates with the case of a student whose teacher in a school she worked wanted her to...
The official holiday card of San Juan's Mayor, Jorge Santini, and his family has been widely commented on social media networks. In the portrait, Santini and his family pose behind a violent wildlife scene, where a feline is mauling an antelope. Parodies of the image have sprung up [es] all over...
Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat has been awarded the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom award for 2011. François Forcadell on Iconovox [fr] gives the link to a video interview [fr] of Le Monde's political cartoonist Plantu, paying hommage to his Syrian colleague.
The recent dramatic disclosures of corruption in Zambia have been met with mixed reactions with some netizens supporting the government's actions while others expressly disapprove of the way the president is handling national affairs.
The 4th annual Taiwan Best Blog Awards was announced on Dec. 1st which aims to promote English-language blogs about Taiwan. David on Formosa piles up his list of best blogs 2011 candidates for you to visit.
@MiriamElder, @ioffeinmoscow, @shaunwalker7, @A_Osborn, @oflynnkevin, @agent_Alka, @courtneymoscow, @PeterGOliver_RT, @mschwirtz, @markmackinnon, @tonyhalpin, @Amiefr_Reuters, @RolandOliphant, @niktwick are tweeting live in English from the big protest rally that is taking place at Bolotnaya Square in Moscow right now; @agoodtreaty is monitoring Russian-language Twitter coverage of the protests in Moscow and elsewhere in Russia.
Járcia Muando (@JarciaMuando), a young communications professional, is currently tweeting her long land journey by bus, minibus and truck from Niassa province to Zambezia province in northern Mozambique. On November 1, journalist Hélder Shirangano (@Shirangano) tweeted his train journey between Nampula and Niassa provinces.
Pekinglogy shows the air pollution in Beijing with photos and data.
China Bubble Watch alerts the readers that a number of cloud computing centers in China are turning into real estate development projects.
There is opposition to the increase in airport taxes collected from tavellers in Malaysian airports.
The Human Rights Foundation has drafted a report about the extent of institutional racism in Malaysia.
In-depth Anglophone blog commentary on the results of the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections in Russia: OpenDemocracy.net – here and here; Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog on Al Jazeera – here; Siberian Light – here, here, and here; Sublime Oblivion – here; The Kremlin Stooge – here; Mark Adomanis –...
Siberian Light, Leopolis, and Mark Adomanis comment on the past week's post-election protests in Moscow. In Moscow's Shadows provides “a quick update as to the security forces available in the capital, not least as a counter to some of the more fanciful suggestions about the imminent victory of people power.”