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17 December 2011

Stories from 17 December 2011

Sidi Bouzid's Anniversary: Celebrating One Year of Arab Awakening

If you had to describe this year in one word what would it be? Leila Nachwati, who was in Tunisia two months ago to attend the Third Arab Bloggers Meeting,...

Philippines: Storm Leaves Hundreds Dead and Missing

Hundreds died in many parts of Mindanao Island in southern Philippines after tropical storm Sendong hit the country last Friday. The casualties could be worse and may even reach more...

Arab World: Thank You Mohamed Bouazizi! Thank You Sidi Bouzid!

Netizens around the world today commemorate the first anniversary of the Arab revolution, sparked by the self-immolation of fruit and vegetable vendor Mohammed Bouazizi in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. What started...

China: A Week Later, Wukan Remains Under Siege

The Nanfang has compiled a day-by-day summary of the recent events in the village of Wukan in southern China's Guangdong province, still under siege.

Taiwan: Land Expropriation Revision Fails to Address Farmers’ Woes

As the presidential election is approaching, the politicians in Taiwan's Executive Yuan have decided to revise the Land Expropriation Act. However, instead of addressing the farmers' woes, lawmakers have passed...

India: Girls and Their Right To A Career

In India, at this modern age, some parents arbitrarily decide the future of their adult children. Fire Crystal writes about a girl, who was denied of her rights by her...

China: Pandaman vs. Christian “Batman” Bale Goes Viral

Christian Bale's recent run-in with state security police (aka "Pandas") has inspired a series of viral spoof images, and coincides with the news that another high-profile Chinese dissident has been...

India: The INK Conference Concludes

The second INK (Innovation and Knowledge) conference was held during 8-12 December in Jaipur, India. BlogAdda posts a detailed roundup of the conference.

Rwanda: Online Reactions to Reduced Sentence for Genocide Mastermind

The Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda (ICTR) based in Arusha, Tanzania has reduced the sentence of Rwandan genocide "kingpin" Theoneste Bagosora from life to 35 years....

Bangladesh: A Crowd-Sourced Travel Photography Project

Anil introduces us to Positive Light, Bangladesh's first crowd-sourced photography project.

Africa: Awesome Africa

Awesoma Africa is a travel series aimed at people who want to travel into Africa but do not know how to take the first step.

Brazil-Bahrain: Tear Gas for Repression “Made in Brazil”

Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff reveals on Twitter that the tear gas devices used for repressing the civilian population of Bahrain is manufactured [pt] in the city of Nova Iguaçu, in...

Brazil: Bishop Points Out Rape as Women's Excuse for Abortion

Luis Soares, from the blog Pragmatismo Político (Political Pragmatism) quotes [pt] Bishop of Guarulhos, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Luiz Gonzaga Bergonzini, who said that “women lie when...

Bangladesh: Why A Region Is Poor?

Basher tries to analyze why a large region in the north of Bangladesh remains poor.

Bangladesh: Debt Storm Rising?

Mukti is alarmed by the steep rise of Bangladesh government’s domestic debt which is triggering downfall of credit growth in the private sector thus stopping investment.

Egypt: Tahrir Square Burning

Egypt's Military Police have set Tahrir Square ablaze and forcefully pushed away protesters demonstrating outside the Cabinet on the first anniversary of the Arab revolution, sparked by the self-immolation of...

Bahrain: A Bloody National Day, a Funeral and More Suppression

On the same day the Bahraini regime celebrated National Day, a funeral procession was due to take place for protester Ali Ahmed Radhi Al-Gassab, who was run over during protests...

Bhutan: Thanking The Armed Forces

Tshering Tobgay, the opposition leader of Bhutan posts translation of a motion of thanks in the parliament praising the Royal Bhutan Army.

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