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· February, 2007

Stories about Breaking News from February, 2007

Senegal: Thumbs Down for the Minister of Justice

Semett alleges that (Fr): “The justice minister … has unjustly broken into the voting center at Ndatté Yalla, in Saint Louis, while votes were being counted and his men have...

Senegal: Voting Process Report Card

Semett ‘s voting process report card (Fr): “The Presidential election took place peacefully and with a participation rate estimated at 70% by the vote's organizers. The electoral body went from...

Saudi Arabia: Three French Nationals Killed

Three French nationals, some Muslim, were shot dead in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in what seems to be a militant attack, according to breaking news from Crossroads Arabia.

Senegal Elections: Towards Another Wade Term?

“Senegal Wants Its Freedom Back” headline. By R-Nesto. Yesterday was election day in Senegal. A campaign marked by some violent clashes started about a month ago and most of the...

Madagascar: despite series of unfortunate events, bloggers are still upbeat….

Greetings all, This is my first post on Global Voices. I am fortunate and quite thrilled to have the opportunity to share with you the perspective of the Malagasy blogosphere....

Pakistan: Online freedom of speech as collateral damage?

This flash animation is converted from the Powerpoint Presentation made by Dr Awab Alvi for “The Battle for the Internet.” conference (His presentation can be viewed here-original file .ppt)  ...

Russia: Ivan Ushkov's Case

Ivan Ushkov, a St. Petersburg artist, had his computer and some of his work confiscated by the police; officers threatened to shut down his photo business located on Nevsky Prospekt....

Arabisc: Bloggers Rally to Kareem's Support

Egyptian blogger Kareem Sulaiman was today (Thursday) sentenced to four years in prison for defaming Islam and Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on his personal blog. Despite a support site, petitions...

Egypt: FOUR Years Prison Sentence for Blogger

Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman made history today by being the first Egyptian to be sentenced to jail for articles he wrote on his personal blog. An Alexandria court found...

Iraq – Draft Oil Law Published

The new oil law planned by the Iraqi government is controversial to say the least. The fact that it is being discussed in secret is doubly so. New blog Al-Ghad...

Iran: Flickr users vs. The State

One of the censorship nightmares experienced by web-connected citizens living in countries engaging in Internet filtering is to find out that they can no longer access their favorite sites. Unfortunately,...

Guinea-Conakry: The End of a Dictatorship?

Egypt: No Sympathy for Anna Nichole Smith

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia shows no sympathy to the news of Anna Nicole Smith's death.

Bahrain: Blogger Released on Bail!

Illustrious Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif described a certain minister as ‘stupid.’ The minister lodged a case against the blogger, who was summoned by the CID yesterday. Today, he went...

A Day in Bahrain: Political Activists Arrested and Released

Sandwiched between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Bahrain sure feels it needs to stir up internal politics to keep up with the Joneses. The subtle infighting between its Sunni/Shia population just...

Libya: Muslims in the UK Make Headlines..Again

Anglolibyan says Muslims in the UK are making the headlines again. “Again British Muslims make headline news locally and internationally, yesterday the police arrested 9 young British Muslims in Birmingham,...

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