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16 December 2011

Stories from 16 December 2011

Vietnam: What’s New at Barcamp Saigon?

More than 550 people registered and participated in the fifth Barcamp Saigon last week in RMIT International University, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The attendance surpassed the record number...

Bangladesh, Pakistan: Crowd-sourcing Stories Of December 1971

December 1971 blog is an effort by some Pakistani netizens to crowd-source personal stories of December 1971, when the Pakistan Army surrendered and Bangladesh (former East Pakistan) gained victory in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Online Petition Against Offensive Ad

Globewriter is heartened that Project Runway winner, Anya Ayoung-Chee, has “[thrown]her weight against hate” by signing a petition “to demand the Trinidad Express apologize for running an offensive advert that,...

Cuba: The Living Dead

Generation Y sees parallels between the film “Juan of the Dead” and life in Cuba: “More than gazing on a story of beings taken from our worst nightmares, the public...

Armenia: The British Ambassador's Facebook Diplomacy

An interactive Question and Answer session on Facebook by the British Ambassador to Armenia highlighted both the potential for social media as a tool for engagement as well as some...

Iran: Unpaid Worker Throws Shoe at President Ahmadinejad

Several Iranian bloggers reacted with irony to the news that Mahmoud Ahamadinejad, Iran's president, became a target of an angry shoe thrower, during a speech in the northern city, Sari...

Morocco: Singer's Performance in Tel Aviv Ignites Debate on Israel's Cultural Boycott

Moroccan netizens are divided as to whether to support a call for a boycott of a Moroccan singer who performed in Tel Aviv despite calls for her to cancel the...

United Kingdom: Video from Hitchens’ 1999 U.S. Book Tour

“Hitch Hike” is a 53-min documentary by Palash Davé about British writer Christopher Hitchens’ 1999 U.S. tour promoting his book about Bill Clinton. The full film is available for viewing...

Live Stream of North Korean State TV is Down

The North Korea Tech blog reports the live stream of KCTV, North Korea's state television, has halted due to heavy web traffic.The blogger adds that his last week’s report on...

Blogging carnival on the future of education

Internet en el Aula [es] invites everyone to take part of “The future of education” blogging carnival. The main issues revolve around the following questions: “How do you think education...

Kyrgyzstan: “There Will Be No Winter”

Governments fall, parliamentary speakers come and go, and as one season fades another always begins. That, at least, was what Kyrgyz Internet users thought prior to former presidential candidate Arstanbek...

China: Actor Christian Bale Roughed Up Trying to Visit Chen Guangcheng

Hollywood actor Christian Bale made a detour from promotion in Beijing of his upcoming film to try and visit illegally detained Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng, hoping to shake...

Human Rights Online Philippines

Human Rights Online Philippines is a website dedicated to promote and protect human hights in the Philippines through information resources

Cambodia: How to Cook in a Bamboo Tube

Dorothy blogs about a unique cooking practice using bamboo tubes in Bunong village of Mondulkiri province in Cambodia. This was also common in Laos

East Timor: Perceptions of Corruption Index

East Timor-based NGO La'o Hamutuk, the Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis, writes about Transparency International's latest report on perceptions of corruption in every country in the world. East...

Historical Link between Brunei and Nanjing, China

The Daily Brunei Resources traces the historical link between sister cities Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei and Nanjing, China.

Singapore: Latest Job Statistics

Leong Sze Hian reviews the report published by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower about the latest job, wage, and other economic indicators. The report mentioned that real average monthly earnings...

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