10 December 2011

Stories from 10 December 2011

Russia: Ukrainian Blogger's Photos From the Moscow Rally

RuNet Echo  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...

India: Kapil Sibal vs. the Netizens on Filtering Social Media

  10 December 2011

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.

Brazil: Constraining Identities Through “Aesthetic Standards”

  10 December 2011

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...

Puerto Rico: Mayor Makes Wild Holiday Decision

  10 December 2011

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...

Taiwan: Announcing Best Blog Award 2011

  10 December 2011

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.

Russia: English-Language Tweets From the Moscow Rally

RuNet Echo  10 December 2011

@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.

Mozambique: Epic, tweeted land journeys from up north

  10 December 2011

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.

Racism in Malaysia

  10 December 2011

The Human Rights Foundation has drafted a report about the extent of institutional racism in Malaysia.

Russia: Protests (and Security Forces) in Moscow

RuNet Echo  10 December 2011

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.”

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