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· November, 2011

Stories about Breaking News from November, 2011

Egypt: Free Speech on Military Trial in Post-Revolution Egypt

Bloggers and freedom of speech and human rights defenders are holding their breath as Egypt's military courts decide the fate of two bloggers today.

Egypt: Police Attack Aswan Protesters Angry Over Killing of Fisherman

Syria: Arab League Suspends Syria's Membership

The Arab League slapped Syria on the wrist today for killing more than 3,000 of its citizens by suspending its membership from the pan-Arab group, starting on Wednesday. Netizens react...

Iran: Blast at military base

Mexico: Netizens React to Death of Interior Secretary

Fernando Blake Mora, Mexico’s Interior Minister, died today -November 11- in a helicopter crash. Twitter users immediately began discussing the accident, and in a few hours #BlakeMora and 'Secretario de...

Yemen: Taiz is Bleeding while the UN Envoy is in Sanaa

Yesterday's arrival of the UN envoy Bin Omar to Sanaa didn't seem to deter president Ali Abdullah Saleh or his forces from defiantly committing more violence and atrocities in Taiz....

Central African Republic: Alleged Fire next to the Residence of President Bozizé

Colombia: President Santos Proposes Removal of Reform to Law 30 if Students Lift Strike

Spain: Canary Islands Volcanic Activity at El Hierro

Russia: Drug Control Service Goes After a Blogger Who Commented on Steve Jobs Taking Drugs

Russia: Police Re-Branding, So Far Online Only

Colombia: Top FARC Leader Alfonso Cano Dies

Greece: The Prime Minister at Cannes, A Referendum And The 6th Tranche

Immediate and various online reactions emerged, after Greek PM Papandreou's appearance at G20 Summit in Cannes. Sarkozy and Merkel said that a Greek referendum must address the question of whether...

Palestine: Israeli Commandos Intercept Gaza-bound Flotilla and Arrest Activists

Israeli soldiers boarded two ships heading to Gaza earlier today. The Canadian ship Tahrir (Liberation) and Irish Saoirse (Freedom) were en route to Gaza in an attempt to break the...

Kazakhstan: Blasts Spark New Fears Over the Rise of Extremism

Early in the morning of October 31, two blasts occurred in the downtown district of Atyrau, the major city in Western Kazakhstan and the unofficial "oil capital" of the Central...

Peru: Student's Death in the Andes Divides Media and Social Networks

Ciro Castillo Rojo had been missing for nearly seven months; the finding of his body put an end to the mystery regarding his whereabouts, but the controversy related to his...

Palestine: New Flotilla en Route to Break Gaza Siege

A flotilla made up of a Canadian and an Irish ship is en route to Palestine, to break the siege on Gaza, it emerged today. The covert operation was under...

Colombia: The 2011 Regional Elections

On Sunday, October 30, Colombia held regional elections for local public posts. Due to the importance of these posts, these elections are tracked in the same manner as the presidential...

Russia: Blogger from the Moscow Region Under Police Pressure

Colombia: Gustavo Petro, Bogotá's New Mayor

Regional elections were held in Colombia on October 30. Although the right to vote was exercised throughout the country, the Bogotá election generated the greatest expectations since its citizens went...

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