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24 December 2011

Stories from 24 December 2011

Armenia: Fans of Facebook Cocktail Bar

Global Voices’ Caucasus Editor snaps a photo from mobile of a new cocktail bar in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. The bar is called ‘Fans of Facebook’ and there's of course...

Syria: Regime Affiliates Try to Frame Muslim Brotherhood for Damascus Car Bombs

Syrian official media outlets yesterday published a statement allegedly issued by the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood taking responsibility for the twin car-bomb attacks that caused heavy casualties in Damascus on Friday....

Jamaica: politician too loud?

Yvette J. Rowe contemplates a Jamaican election campaign advertisement that portrays opposition leader Portia Simpson-Miller as “too loud”: “These ads about attitude and posture are scoring dubious points rather than...

Barbados: leptospirosis outbreak

A government press conference addressing a leptospirosis outbreak prompts Barbados Free Press to ask some questions: “Why must every new leptospirosis outbreak be a surprise? Why are Barbados governments incapable...

Yemen: The Amazing Life March Arrives in Sanaa

Thousands of Yemenis just arrived in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, after marching from the city of Taiz in the south, to call for the trial of Yemeni president Ali Abdulla...

Singapore Memory Project

irememberSG is part of the Singapore Memory Project, a national initiative to “collect, preserve and provide access to the memories” of a nation which rose to become one of the...

Singapore: Person of the Year

Alvinology lists 12 individuals as possible choices for Singapore's person of the year.

Indonesia: Solidarity March for Aceh Punks

EngageMedia uploads a video of the solidarity march which was organized to support 64 musicians who were detained in Aceh, Indonesia for being “punks” and “disturbing the peace.”

Singapore's Transport Problems

Molly Meek writes about the frustration of many Singaporeans with the country's inefficient transportation system

Cuba: Dance Flash Mob in Plaza Vieja

To celebrate the end of the year long activities around the 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Unicef, ballet and dance students worked together to...

Hungary: Presidents in Correspondence, Journalist in Blind Copy

Attila Mong, a Hungarian journalist, has obtained and published on his blog the letter sent by José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, to the Prime Minister of...

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