LJ user sart posts info (RUS) from the Russian Federation's 2011 budget (RUS, .zip, 322MB) on the state funding allotted to media companies: e.g., VGTRK gets nearly 19 billion rubles (approx. $628 million), and TV-Novosti, a company that owns RT (Russia Today), gets over 11 billion rubles (nearly $380 million).
15 February 2011
Stories from 15 February 2011
Malaysia’s government is considering tightening its already strict laws on printing to include online publications as well. The announcement immediately drew huge criticism from the online community who believe that the Internet should not be controlled.
Continuing with Global Voices' coverage of the ongoing #Feb14 protests in Bahrain, Yacoub Slaise has compiled a number of videos covering today's developments.
Gabon is entering its third week of political tension, as its two presidents - official and unofficial - both claim leadership. But as developments continue in this small West African nation, critics denounce a lack of leadership in the burgeoning opposition movement.
Bahrain's Day of Wrath protests enter their second day. Two protesters have been killed, reportedly at the hands of police using excessive force. Here are some reactions from Twitter.
Following the burial of the first Bahraini protestor to be killed after clashes with riot police on Monday February 14, 2011, hundreds more protestors are gathered once more at Pearl Roundabout in capital Manama, the epicentre of the country's demonstrations.
Not even a revolution can stop the Egyptian sense of humour. Nowadays, the man seen standing behind Vice-President Omar Suleiman is as famous as Tahrir Square itself.
A recent venture by the Bangladesh government to takeover 25000acres of wetlands (Arial Beel) 60km South of the capital city of Dhaka, for a proposed International airport and satellite city led to protests and violence in the area. Netizens too, reacted strongly to the government debating the need for a new airport and the government was forced to back down on the airport project.
Another young man Fadhel Al Matrook has been killed this morning as police attacked a funeral procession for another young man Ali Mushaima killed in yesterday's Day of Wrath protests in Bahrain.
Two large groups clashed around the old Skopje Fortress around noon on Sunday. The police failed to effectively separate an ethnic Macedonian and an ethnic Albanian mobs, which came to protest for and against construction of a church-like building that the government claims would become a museum. Some of the results include 6 injured civilians, 2 injured policemen, and alarmingly high levels of general fear and hate speech on-line.