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· March, 2012

Stories about War & Conflict from March, 2012

20 March 2012

Israel: “We Love Iranians”

Turkey: Riot Police Continue to Clash with Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Kurdish people are the largest ethnic group in Turkey. They have been subject to state-sanctioned discrimination and human rights violations. Today, in Yuksekova, which is a district in the Hakkari...

Macedonia: March for Peace as “First Step.” What Now?

Thousands of people turned out to express their willingness to live together in peace by walking the streets and bridges of Skopje during the March for Peace on March 17....

19 March 2012

Ethiopia/Eritrea: Netizens Denounce Winds of War as Ethio-Eritrea War 2.0 Looms

Ethiopia and Eritrea fought one of the most gruesome war in the world between May 1998 and June 2000. Following the attack on Eritrea by Ethiopian troops on 17 March,...

Bahrain: When is a Molotov Cocktail Acceptable?

18 March 2012

Turkey: Police Attack Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Thousands of Kurds took to the streets in celebration of Newroz across Turkey today but were dispersed with water cannons and tear gas. The celebration marks the first day of...

Syria: When Assad Falls

Like all Arabs protesting against their dictators, Syrians have many hopes and aspirations for life after the toppling of their dictator Bashar Al Assad. On Twitter, Syrians are sharing their...

Yemen: Remembering the Friday of Dignity

A year ago, around 52 protesters were killed and close to 100 were reportedly injured in Sanaa. Netizens remember the day, March 18 - a turning point in Yemen's revolution,...

A Love Letter From Israel to Iran

A message of love from Israelis to Iranians sounds stranger than fiction in these tense years where Iranian and Israeli governments threaten each other constantly. But we see examples of...

17 March 2012

Macedonia: Peace March – Enthusiasm, Controversy

The upcoming March for Peace in Skopje has overwhelming support, evident through the positive uproar in social media. Lone voices, however, warn the initiative is used as a PR opportunity...

South Korea: Twitter Photos of One-Person Relay Protest against Jeju Naval Base Construction

16 March 2012

Sri Lanka: War On Twitter Between Celebrities

Syria: Friday's Demonstrations on Video

DR of Congo: Videos Helped Convict Thomas Lubanga of War Crimes

On March 14, 2012 the International Criminal Court found Thomas Lubanga, a former rebel leader in the eastern Congo, guilty of using children in armed conflict. The judge said video...

15 March 2012

Uganda: Yes We Kony!

A social media campaign to raise support for the arrest Ugandan guerrilla leader and wanted war criminal Joseph Kony has taken a humorous twist. Parody videos about the campaign are...

Syria: “The Day We Knew What It Meant to Be Syrian”

Today marks the first anniversary of the uprising in Syria. On Twitter, Syrians and their allies utilized the #Syria and #March15 hashtags to commemorate the day, remember the country's martyrs,...

Syria: Crackdown Against Journalists Continues

With thousands killed, tortured, arrested and disappeared, the Syrian struggle continues amid unprecedented brutality. In its attempt to silence activists, the regime has stepped up its crackdown against journalists, bloggers...

Macedonia: “Who Wants War in Macedonia?”

14 March 2012

Macedonia: March for Peace Scheduled for Saturday, March 17

The people of multi-ethnic Macedonia are organizing a March for Peace this Saturday as an expression of concern that the recent hate crimes are a harbinger of civil war. Filip...

After Kony 2012, “What I Love About Africa” Reclaims Narrative

An online campaign about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony has caused enormous controversy in Africa. A counter initiative to highlight positive aspects of the African continent #WhatILoveAboutAfrica is now trending...