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10 December 2011

Stories from 10 December 2011

Russia: Ukrainian Blogger's Photos From the Moscow Rally

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:...

Philippines: “Occupy” Protests Overcome Police Brutality

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...

Bangladesh: How To promote Your Music

Bangladeshi blogger Tamal Anwar lists twenty one ways to promote your music.

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

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...

Brazil: Constraining Identities Through “Aesthetic Standards”

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...

Puerto Rico: Mayor Makes Wild Holiday Decision

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...

France, Syria: Syrian Cartoonist Ali Ferzat Receives Reporters Without Borders Award

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...

Zambia: President Sata Accuses Central Bank of Printing Fake Money

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...

Taiwan: Announcing Best Blog Award 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...

Russia: English-Language Tweets From the Moscow Rally

@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...

Mozambique: Epic, tweeted land journeys from up north

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...

China: Beijing Winter Air

Pekinglogy shows the air pollution in Beijing with photos and data.

China: Cloud Computing Turned into Real Estate Business

China Bubble Watch alerts the readers that a number of cloud computing centers in China are turning into real estate development projects.

Malaysia: Airport Tax Increase

There is opposition to the increase in airport taxes collected from tavellers in Malaysian airports.

Racism in Malaysia

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

Russia: Anglophone Bloggers’ In-Depth Analyses of Dec. 4 Elections

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 –...

Russia: Protests (and Security Forces) in Moscow

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...

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