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22 December 2011

Stories from 22 December 2011

Russia: Phone Hacking Case Unites Opposition

RuNet Echo

The leaking of private phone conversations of a prominent Russian opposition leader to the media has given rise to many issues and left a lot of questions unanswered. Dmitry Davidov...

Bermuda: military mess?

Guyana: politics and egg-pelting

Jamaica: election language

Peru: Mass Graves Reported by Locals in Ayahuanco

Chile's New Safe Driving Campaign

Italy, Senegal: Strong Reactions Follow Murder of 2 Senegalese Men in Florence

On December 13, Gianluca Casseri opened fired on a group of Senegalese in two outdoor markets in Florence. The horrific event resulted in the death of two street vendors from...

Iran: Blogger May Face Death Penalty

Armenia: Activists Demand Controversial Governor's Dismissal

Surik Khachatryan, the governor of Armenia's southern Syunik province, has been making headlines in the last month for all the wrong reasons. No stranger to controversy, activists are now demanding...

Brazil: Titan Kids and Surfing as Hope

Kazakhstan: Reactions to Strike Crackdown as Police Brutality Video Emerges

Clashes in the town of Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan, on December 16-17, 2011, when a labour strike suddenly broke out in violence, looting and arson leaving at least 14 dead and hundreds...

Brazil: Blogging on the Archives of the Dictatorship

Brazil: Proposal for the Legalization of Abortion Approved in Conference

Japan: Life Decisions in the Face of Radiation Fear

The decision to move away differs from the more reactive evacuations that occurred this spring after the initial nuclear disasters. A blogger who decided to stay calls for a more...

South Korean President's Vocal Critic Sentenced to Jail Term

CEE: More on Václav Havel and His Legacy

Kuwait: Online Advocacy for the Stateless Bidoun

Since hundreds of Kuwait's 100,000 strong Bidoun were attacked by police for protesting in support of others detained earlier in the year, a number of bloggers and international organizations have...

Czech Republic: A Tribute to Václav Havel

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