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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

Trinidad & Tobago: Online Petition Against Offensive Ad

Cuba: The Living Dead

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

Live Stream of North Korean State TV is Down

Blogging carnival on the future of 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

Cambodia: How to Cook in a Bamboo Tube

East Timor: Perceptions of Corruption Index

Historical Link between Brunei and Nanjing, China

Singapore: Latest Job Statistics