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29 December 2011

Stories from 29 December 2011

Indonesia: Activist Dies After Self-Immolation in Front of Palace

Indonesian bloggers have been discussing whether activist Sondang Hutagalung, who burned himself to death in front of the state palace, is a hero or a reckless man.

Iran:Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

Africa: 12 Predictions for Africa’s Tech Scene in 2012

Ghana: Azonto Dance Craze Goes Global

Africa: African Arguments Online

Kyrgyzstan: Ravshan Jeenbekov and the Facebook Generation

Of all the divides in Kyrgyzstan’s fractious political society, one too often overlooked is the divide between generations. Unlike the famed North/South schism, which manifests itself in elections and street-protests,...

China: Dairy Company's Website Hacked by Angry Netizens

The latest round of tainted milk scandals broke out last week in China. The country's biggest dairy producer, Mengniu Dairy Co., admitted that some of its milk products contained aflatoxin...

Bangladesh:Hot Air Balloon Show in Dhaka

Pakistan: Childhood Joys – Then and Now

Egypt: A Letter from Maikel Nabil

India: Looking Back on 2011

Pakistan: On the Construction of Contemporary Pakistani National Identity

Cape Verde: The Musical Legacy of Cesária Évora

After the death of Cesária Évora, symbol of Cape Verdean music, on December 17, there was an abundance of tributes and declarations by her faithful audience from almost every corner...

India: A Letter to the Home Minister, Protesting Forced Eviction

China: Dream and Reality

China telecommunications market

Italy: African workers renew their call for open dialogue

Colombia: Salsa Song Criticizes Bus Rapid Transport System

A salsa song and video documents the suffering that travelling in the Transmilenio public transportation system of Bogota represents for its users.

Macedonia: Twitter Hashtag for Prime Minister – #Ж

The Macedonian Twitter community is using the hashtag #Ж (uppercase of the Cyrillic letter romanized as Zh or Ž) as the shortcut symbol referring to the Macedonian PM. Filip Stojanovski...

Macedonia: Health System Software Vendor Lock-in

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