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15 December 2012

Stories from 15 December 2012

“Kosovo 2.0 Talks Sex” Launch Party Cancelled Due to Attack

Kosovo 2.0 was planning to launch its new print issue at the "Kosovo 2.0 Talks Sex" event, on Dec. 14. However, shortly before the launch party started, a group of...

Election Laws Hinder Japan's Political Online Activity

While Japanese citizens enjoy considerable Internet freedom, in times of election, things are little different due to Public Offices Election Act that restricts publication of political messages.

On Putin's Address to the Federal Assembly

RuNet Echo

Russian Documentary Filmmakers Abandon YouTube After Police Investigation

RuNet Echo

On December 12, filmmakers halted the online publication of one of Russia's most curious documentary efforts: "Srok" ("The Term"), a video project hosted on YouTube and LiveJournal, chronicling and capturing...

Saudi Judge: Bashar al-Assad is the Outcome of Democracy

The ninth hearing session of one of Saudi Arabia's rare public trials of two prominent human rights activists Mohammad Al-Qahtani and Abdullah Al-Hamid was held today [Dec 15, 2012] at...

‘Meet the Stans': A Journey Through Central Asia

Minister Wert Sparks Humour on the Net

Power of Rumor in Turkmenistan

Sans Permit, Russian Opposition to Converge at Security Headquarters

RuNet Echo

Their rally at the FSB Headquarters banned, opposition leaders suggest protesters take a "walk" to the center of Moscow. Was their refusal to accept offers of other venues a mistake?

Kazakhstan: Looking Strong, Acting Weak?

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