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17 December 2012

Daily archive · 8 posts

Stories from 17 December 2012

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#FastforBassel Campaign Launched for Syrian Netizen Facing Military Trial

Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi, is on military trial in Syria, where he is denied a lawyer. The open source software engineer and Creative Commons volunteer has been...

China's Media Mute on Local School Tragedy

On Dec 14, 2012, 20 children were killed in a gun shooting in Connecticut, US. The sad news was immediately all over China’s CCTV and made the headlines of major...

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Catalonia: Independence from Spain to Do What?

It appears that Catalonia is now set to hold a referendum on its ties to the rest of Spain. Could an independent Catalonia lead to the break-up of the establishment...

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Bahrainis Protest on National Day

December 16 and 17 are official holidays in Bahrain. The first day is National Day and the second is to celebrate the accession of King Hamad. Unofficially, December 17 is...

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Ecuador Creates Electoral ‘Code of Conduct’ for Social Media

The National Electoral Council of Ecuador unveiled a new Code of Conduct for social networks and digital media. Aimed at political stakeholders and ordinary citizens, the goal is to promote...

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Immigrants March for Equal Rights in Brazil

On December 2, a protest organised by foreigners residing in São Paulo took to the streets demanding full access to basic rights like health, security and decent work. The participants...

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In Egypt, the Silent Majority is Still Silent

Egyptians went to the polls to vote on a new constitution, being pushed for and supported by president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice Party. The first...

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Snow Emergency in Western Ukraine

On Sunday, hundreds of vehicles were trapped on the roads of western Ukraine due to severe snowstorms. According to various mainstream and citizen media reports, the situation was critical, as...

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