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13 December 2011

Stories from 13 December 2011

‘Support Rohingya Refugees’ Facebook Page

Russia: Post-Election Protest in Vladivostok on December 10

RuNet Echo

Prior to the national protests that took place on December 10 in various Russian cities, Vladivostok internet community has been actively discussing the necessity to protest. Masha Egupova reported the...

Arab World: Congratulations Tunisia!

Human rights activist Moncef Marzouki, 66, has been elected as Tunisia's new interim president today. His appointment, which was followed by a moving acceptance speech, was noted by netizens from...

Ukraine: Grand Theft Auto

Egypt: Using Twitter for a Healthier Life

7 Billion Actions

Can Twitter be used to save people's lives or improve their health? Tarek Amr looks at a Twitter account, ran by a couple in Egypt, aimed at increasing health awareness...

Brazil: Journalist Threatened at Belo Monte Dam Construction Site

Brazil/Russia: The Struggle for Democracy in the Aftermath of Elections

Brazil: Youth Demands for “Real Democracy Now”

Argentina: Justice System Orders Blockage of Series and Film Site Cuevana.tv

Few Argentinian websites have achieved the same success and impact as Cuevana, the Argentinian site for watching films and TV series online. The great popularity of the site, however, has...

Tunisia: Moncef Marzouki the New President of the Republic

Tunisia, the country that was the spark of the so called Arab Spring almost a year ago, now has a new interim President: Moncef Marzouki. Tunisian netizens react to the...

Chile's Urban Cycling Movements

El Salvador: Visiting El Calvario Church

Russia: Gregory Shvedov on Braving the Putin Regime Online

RuNet Echo

The wave of popular, peaceful and nationwide protests in Russia has spread hopes of piecemeal reform. Gregory Shvedov, who heads the online news agency Caucasian Knot, is optimistic—but state pressure...

Peru: State of Emergency Declared in Cajamarca

After the ongoing strike against the Conga mining project in the Peruvian town of Cajamarca, a high level commission went to the city to negotiate an end to the strike,...

Uzbekistan: President decides to cut his term

Uzbekistan: Prime-minister's page on Facebook is also fake

Peru: Protests Against Mining in Videos, Part I

Recent protests against the environmental damage caused by mining in Peru have sparked plenty of audiovisual material, from campaigns to raise awareness, to citizen videos of protests, repression and more....

Uzbekistan: Forged Facebook story about post-interrogation suicide

Afghanistan: Being Disable Is Not An Unability

Saudi Arabia: The Witch Hunt Continues; Woman, 60, Beheaded for “Sorcery”

Saudi Arabia has executed a 60-year-old woman for practicing “witchcraft and sorcery.” The beheading of Amina bint Abdul Halim bin Salem Nasser in the northern province of Jawf yesterday has...