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29 October 2015

Mainstream Media Comes Under Fire for ‘Biased’ Coverage of Shia Religious Event

Every year, millions of Shia mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain bin Ali, killed 1,300 years ago. Netizens hit back on how mainstream media get it wrong.

27 October 2015

Free Alaa Campaign Takes Social Media by Storm on the First Anniversary of His Imprisonment

Global Voices Advocacy

Alaa Abd El Fattah has spent a year in prison for his activism. He has four more to serve. Netizens are making noise on his first year anniversary calling for...

26 October 2015

Drowning in Refuse, Lebanon's Capital Is Now Zigzagged by ‘Rivers of Garbage’

It rained in Lebanon and Beirut's rubbish, which has been pilling up alongside roads for months, turned the capital's roads into "rivers of garbage." Fears of a cholera epidemic don't...

20 October 2015

Bahrain Government Renews Crackdown on Religious Rituals

Security forces and youth clashed in Bahrain today as police attacked villages, forcefully removing banners placed on roadsides to commemorate Ashura. Several people were injured from buckshot fired at protesters.

17 October 2015

You May Not Know It—But If You Speak Spanish, You Speak Some Arabic Too

Joy Diaz speaks English and Spanish. When she met her daughter's Arabic-speaking teacher, she realized how many Arabic words she also knows.

ISIS Gunman Kills Five at Shia Mosque in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi gunman affiliated with ISIS opened fire at Shia worshippers in Saihat, killing five people. Netizens blame sectarian incitement against Shiites for the incident.

14 October 2015

What's Personal When You're Syrian?

The Bridge

"How to disentangle the personal from the public in your animosity towards those who want to kill you just because you attempted to assert your personal and public rights?"

Egyptian Facebook User Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Putting Mickey Mouse Ears on Sisi

Global Voices Advocacy

Egyptian Facebook user Amr Nohan has been sentenced to three years in prison by a military court for adding Mickey Mouse ears to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's image.

11 October 2015

Is Beirut the Codeswitching Capital of the World?

In Beirut, most people don't just speak one language, but a mix of three: English, French and Arabic. It's what many in Beirut call Lebanon's mother tongue.

9 October 2015

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisians are over the moon their democratic progress was recognised by awarding the National Dialogue Quartet the Nobel Peace Prize today.

8 October 2015

Arrest and Prison Time for Journalists and Bloggers over Facebook Posts in Lebanon

Global Voices Advocacy

Two Lebanese Facebook users found themselves sentenced to prison for posts they wrote on the social networking site.

6 October 2015

Syrian Refugees? Get Your Facts Straight Before You Share Their Stories

Photographs of struggling Syrian refugees escaping death are plastered all over the Internet. Here's our pick of some photographs which are not what they seem. Rami Alhames explains.

19 September 2015

Saudi Court's Death Sentence for Young Ali Al-Nimr Disputed by Human Rights Defenders

Saudi Ali al-Nimr was arrested when he was 17. Now, at 21, he is sentenced to be beheaded, and then have his body strapped to a cross to rot.

18 September 2015

The Lebanese Government vs Protesters: Oppression, Arrests and Thugs

Forty-three people were arrested in Lebanon on Wednesday for protesting against the second round of talks between political powers to end the presidential stalemate.

14 September 2015

Egypt Kills 12 People, Including Eight Mexican Tourists, and Then Makes Excuses for It

Eight Mexican tourists were among 12 people shot to death from a helicopter in a popular tourist spot, in the Western Desert, in Egypt. Why have they been targeted?

8 September 2015

Dust Storm Envelops Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon

A massive dust storm is covering countries across the Western region of the Middle East today and tomorrow. Here are some photographs of the mess.

7 September 2015

Al-Qaeda Leader to Speak on “Islamic Spring” in Series of Lectures on Social Media

Terror mastermind and Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri is set to give a series of lectures on the Islamic Spring on social media, say reports.

6 September 2015

Iraqis on the Streets to Protest Corrupt Government and Lack of Basic Services

Thousands of Iraqis have been demonstrating every Friday against their government's corruption and lack of basic services for the sixth week in a row, writes Anne Koopman

2 September 2015

Buy a Pen, Save a Life: A Syrian Father Inspires a Fundraising Cause

The #BuyPens campaign is a collaborative effort to help a Syrian refugee father, recently photographed selling a handful of pens in Beirut, Lebanon.

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