· February, 2011

Stories about Photos from February, 2011

Libya: Death Before Liberty (Videos)

  21 February 2011

Since the uprising against the rule of Libya's Muammar Al Gaddafi, a dedicated group of people have been sending their videos and photos to the outside world so we can better view what is happening inside the country's larger towns. Very important today, these pieces will be reminders of the demonstrations and the government's violent reactions for years to come.

Morocco: Portraits of a Protest

  21 February 2011

Few captured the February 20, 2011 protests in Morocco as beautifully as Omar El Hyani, whose photos from Rabat were linked to by The Nation and posted on the blog Mamfakinch. Here we pick a selection of the best images.

Morocco: Across the Nation, Demonstration

  20 February 2011

In the broader context of the Arab world, Morocco has one particularly unique feature: Whereas other countries in the region often have two cities of importance, Morocco has six...at least. Jillian C. York reports on online activity from Morocco's most important hubs.

Bahrain: Army Withdrawing from Lulu Roundabout Area

  19 February 2011

Reports coming from Bahrain's Twitter community around Manama on Saturday February 20th of army vehicles withdrawing from Lulu Roundabout where protesters had protested peacefully on Wednesday but were later raided pre-dawn the following morning. On Friday afternoon, protesters headed towards Lulu Roundabout once again only to face live bullets from the military presence at the area.

Tanzania: Netizens comment on bomb explosions at army base

  18 February 2011

At least 30 people have been killed in multiple bomb explosions after an accident early Thursday at Gongo la Mboto army base in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At least 22 people died in 2009 following massive explosions at an ammunition depot at Mbagala army base in Dar es Salaam. This is a roundup of reactions from blogosphere and twittersphere.

China: Worst Drought in 60 Years

  18 February 2011

Major agricultural regions in China are facing their worst drought in 60 years. According to government statistics, 2.57 million people and 2.79 million livestock have been hit by the drought. The immediate impact has been rising food prices, indeed its implication on food security has prompted the United Nations' food agency to issue a warning to the world's grain markets.

Bahrain: Protests Erupt at Salmaniya Hospital

  17 February 2011

Chaos has hit Bahrain's Salmaniya Hospital, the country's largest public hospital, after Thursday pre dawn police raid on protesters in Lulu Roundabout. Doctors had to protest to be able to provide emergency care to those injured. Read on to see what happened there.

Bahrain: Police Attack Protesters at Pearl Roundabout

  17 February 2011

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011. The Bahraini police have just launched an attack on protesters at the Pearl Roundabout. Here are the reactions from Twitter: @maryamalkhawaja: There are wounded, area is surrounded @FroozyO: Attention attention: Riot police by the hundreds have just arrived...

Bahrain: Safe Day for Protesters

  16 February 2011

It was a safe day for protesters in Bahrain today, with the police forces staying at bay, and allowing the protests to go unhampered. The day marks a total change to the police brutality protesters faced on the first and second day of the demonstrations, which saw the death of two protesters.

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