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· April, 2011

Stories about Protest from April, 2011

23 April 2011

Syria: Blog Interview with Opposition Activist Ammar Abdulhamid

American blogger and Syria expert, Joshua Landis, conducted a video interview with exiled leading Opposition activist Ammar Abdulhamid on the Syrian unrest. Speaking on Landis' blog, Syria Comment, Abdulhamid was...

22 April 2011

Yemen: Millions Protest on Last Chance Friday

Millions of protesters thronged the squares of Sanaa and Taiz in Yemen, calling for the end of Ali Abdulla Saleh's regime. Dubbed Last Chance Friday, protesters are keen to boot...

Syria: The People Want to Overthrow the Regime

Syria is heating up this Friday, with news of fresh protests in many provinces, and more violence as the regime tries to crackdown on the unrest, which started on March...

China: Massive Strike by Truck Drivers at Shanghai Ports

21 April 2011

Bangladesh: Netizens Protest Human Rights Abuse in the Hills

Ethnic violence has sparked again in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh between Bengali settlers and indigenous people due to land disputes. The mainstream media have been accused of highlighting...

20 April 2011

Azerbaijan: Protest to demand journalist's release

South Korea: Search Engine Censorship Claims

As South Korea's biggest search engines file an anti-competition charge against Google, net users have started to look back at the various companies' contributions to the Korean net environment. The...

Syria: Homs Protests Attract Thousands (Video)

Despite the security crackdown, protests are continuing in Syria, with countless of videos surfacing online showing thousands of protesters calling for the overthrow of the Assad regime. Here is a...

Cuba: The More Things “Change”

19 April 2011

Sri Lanka: UN Panel Report Causes An Uproar

An United Nations (UN) advisory panel, led by former Indonesian Atty. Gen. Marzuki Darusman, has submitted a report to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in which they find credible evidence...

Syria: Emergency Law Lifted as Protests Continue

There were mixed feelings in Syria today as President Bashar Al-Assad announced an end to the emergency law that has been in place in the country since 1963. The country...

Uganda: Government Attempts to Block Facebook, Twitter as Protests Continue

As opposition politicians and others angry over rising fuel and food prices in Uganda continue to stage "walk to work" protests against the current regime, the government is asking Internet...

17 April 2011

Bangladesh: Approval Of A Coal Mine Threatens Displacement And Destruction

Kuwait: The Prime Minister Wins Again

Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah has broken a new record with his appointment as prime minister of Kuwait for the seventh time in five years. Some bloggers and Twitter users have...

Iran: Top Fashion designer and Green Movement

16 April 2011

India: Social Media Powers Anti Corruption Bill Campaign

On April 5, 2011, social activist Anna Hazare started a fast-unto-death campaign to demand an effective anti-corruption law and hundreds of thousands of Indians supported him. Social media helped spread...

Egypt: “I really sympathize with Mubarak”

Hany George, an Egyptian blogger and activist shares a true story from Tahrir Square that he dedicates to all the people who still sympathize with ousted president Hosni Mubarak as...

Russia: Art Group “Voina” and Innovation 2010 Prize

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