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15 December 2012

Daily archive · 9 posts

Stories from 15 December 2012

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“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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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?

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Indigenous ‘Idle No More’ Movement Sweeps Canada

Thousands of people across Canada mobilized Monday 10 December, 2012 under the banner “Idle No More” to protest the effects of current and proposed government policies on the nation’s indigenous...

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Jackie Chan: “Hong Kong has Become a City of Protest”

Actor and Kung Fu star Jackie Chan triggered outrage in Hong Kong after saying in an interview: “Hong Kong has become a city of protest, we scold China and its...

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Campaign Against Pro-China Media Monopoly in Taiwan Turns Global

The Taiwanese government's lack of response to the street protests against the monopoly of a pro-China media group in the country, has triggered a series of online protests across the...

Fatal Wage Dispute Sparks Revenge Attacks Against Zambia's Somali Residents

The shooting of a Zambian worker allegedly by his Somali employer after a wage dispute, on 13 December, 2012, has triggered a series of revenge attacks against Somali residents in...

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