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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

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

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

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

Africa: Awesome Africa

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

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

Bangladesh: Why A Region Is Poor?

Bangladesh: Debt Storm Rising?

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

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