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· March, 2011

Stories about Breaking News from March, 2011

30 March 2011

Russia: Mapping Bribery Online

Russia: Real Life Super Hero From Chelyabinsk

Bahrain: Prominent Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif Arrested

Shortly after 3am local time, prominent Bahraini blogger Mahmood al-Yousif was arrested in his home. Before leaving with police officers, the blogger tweeted, "The police are here for me." His...

29 March 2011

Australian blogger disappears in China

Syria: Complexity Behind the Protests

Unrest in Syria enters its second week, as anti-government protests continue in their bid to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Whilst it may seem that the unrest in Syria is a...

26 March 2011

Syria: Egyptian-American Tweep Accused of Spying

Egyptian-American Twitter user Muhammed Radwan (@battuta) was arrested in Syria and paraded on Syrian Television as a spy who is accused of allegedly visiting "Israel in secret and confessed to...

Libya: Where is Eman Al Obeidy?

"Where is Eman Al Obeidy?" has become a pressing question, after a distraught Libyan woman burst into a Tripoli hotel full of foreign journalists, telling then that scars and bruises...

Libya: Gaddafi's Crimes Mount in Misrata

Amid the stories of destruction and the mounting death toll, Libyan netizens are waking up this morning to news of a liberated Zintan and the pushing back of Gaddafi's forces...

25 March 2011

Libya: Is Khamis Gaddafi Really Dead?

Rumours have been circulating online and in mainstream media for about two weeks that Khamis Al Gaddafi, son of Muammar Gaddafi, has been killed. Tonight, the rumours are making the...

Syria: ‘Friday of Dignity’ Protests Erupt Countrywide

Massive protests broke in several cities in Syria today in response to calls for a “Friday of Dignity” after a brutal governmental crackdown left dozens of protesters dead in the...

Kuwait: Massive Sandstorm Turns Day into Night

A massive sandstorm has engulfed Kuwait in minutes this afternoon. Armed with cameras, Kuwaiti netizens gave us a glimpse of their experience as day turned into night. Here are reactions...

Bahrain: A Friday of Rage Dispersed with Tear Gas

Protesters around Bahrain defied a gatherings law and turned out in masses for rallies around the kingdom dubbed as The Friday of Rage. Protesters were attacked by tear gas -...

Yemen: Crowds Call for Saleh to Step Down in Sanaa

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Change Square, in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, to call on President Ali Abdulla Saleh to step down. The protests are going strong in what...

23 March 2011

Syria: Horror Mounts as 150 Protesters Reportedly Dead in Daraa

Alarming news from Syria has dominated my Twitter timeline, with reports of up to 150 people allegedly killed by security forces in Daraa, in southern Syria, where anti-regime protests continue....

Syria: Reports of Mass Killings, and a Blogger and a Journalist Disappear

The crackdown on protesters in Daraa, Syria continues. At dawn, a special army unit reportedly killed at least six people during an attack on Al Omari Mosque to disperse protesters...

Côte d'Ivoire: “Why is no one intervening in Ivory Coast?”

Violence continues in Ivory Coast. Charles Blé Goudé has called for the Young Patriots, supporters of the outgoing president, Laurent Gbagbo, to enlist in the army. Now thousands of young...

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