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11 December 2011

Stories from 11 December 2011

Russia: 13 Protest Tweets, 6 Photos “Storified” (Updated)

Bangladesh: A Crowdsourced Platform To Report Violence Against Women

Iran: A famous pilot talks against sanctions

India: Photos Of West Bengal Handicraft Fair

Pakistan: Protest against murder of Zarteef Khan Afridi

Pakistan: English Should Be One Of The National Languages

South Asia: Challenges to Railway Connections Between South Asian Countries

Sri Lanka: Full Moon In Jaffna

India: The Legal Aspects Of Bollywood Plagiarism

Egypt: A Baha’i Blogger's Take on the Elections

The Baha’is of Egypt number perhaps only 2,000 people, but over the years the community has faced discrimination and sometimes hostility. Global Voices Online has spoken to Baha’i blogger Wael...

Brazil: Life of Blogger Ricardo Gama Back Under Threat

Arab World to Gingrich: “If Palestinians Are Invented People, Americans Are …”

Palestinians are “invented” people, who want to destroy Israel, says US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. His comments, in an interview with a Jewish television channel, have drawn the anger...

China: Why Didn't Putin Come Pick Up His Confucius Peace Prize?

A renegade operation by Chinese leftists aimed at winning China some soft power points has backfired: Not only has the Chinese government tried to shut them down, but now a...

Kuwait: Christmas in Kuwait

Egypt: Celebrating Naguib Mahfouz's Centenary

Today marks the centenary of Egyptian Nobel laureate and leading novelist Naguib Mahfouz. The occasion is being remembered on Twitter.

Russia: “Why Are Russians Protesting Now?”

RuNet Echo

On Saturday, the world watched the biggest show of political activism seen in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union. This is hardly the first time Putin's Russia has...

Russia: An “Ethical Revolution”

Russia: Interview With an “Overseas Filipino Worker”