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· August, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from August, 2011

Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community

After seeing the huge impact of social media on the Egyptian revolution, Egyptian blogger, Mahmoud Salem (@SandMonkey) decided to collaborate with a non-profit organisation, Peace and Plenty, to help them...

China: Who Could Have Known The Libyans Hate Gaddafi?

One of China's top military analysts at home, has turned the official line on Libya into something of a joke, and abroad, China's nominal support for Gaddafi may end up...

Iran: Rogue SSL certificate and Iranian dissidents

Internet users and dissidents in Iran are believed to be at particular risk from the rogue SSL certificate, which is used to digitally “sign” HTTPS connections to any google.com site...

Russia: Bloggers React to the Storming of Tripoli

Compared to April 2011, when Global Voices first analyzed Russian reactions on the conflict, opinions seem to be more polarised now; bloggers had divided into two distinctive groups of supporters...

China: Don’t rush to celebrate the post-Gaddafi era

Samuel Wade from China Digital Times has written a roundup post about different reactions in China, from official China Daily to bloggers and netizen, to the end of Gaddafi era...

Saudi Arabia: A Special Twitter Hashtag for the King!

A Saudi hashtag entitled #tal3mrak which literary translates into “May god prolong your life” or “your majesty” if translated into a Western context, took Twitter by storm today. The hashtag...

Egypt: Omar Soliman Facebook Army

A poll conducted by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces on their Facebook page to see how much support each of the potential Egyptian presidential elections candidates had on the...

Iran: Protests to Save Lake Urmia Reignited

Once again protesters have poured again into streets of Tabriz and Urmia in Iran's Azerbaijan region on Sunday to call on the Iranian government to save the dying Urmia Lake.

Egypt: Victories of Civilians Against Military Trials

Activists are pulling all the stops online - and on the ground - to draw attention to civilians put on trial in military courts, following the Egyptian revolution. Nermeen Edrees...

Libya: The Liberation of Tripoli

The Internet is back on in the Libyan capital Tripoli, after a blackout that lasted about six months. One by one bloggers and tweeps from Tripoli are coming online, sharing...

Lebanon: Public Transportation Do's and Don'ts

Lebanese blogger Racha at Lebanese Voices posts a list of Do's and Don'ts for tourists for taking taxis in Lebanon.

Lebanon: New Internet Prices

A new decree has finally passed by the Lebanese cabinet to create new internet packages and lower prices. Here's how Ontornet saw it in their latest post.

Bahrain: “By our silence we also incur a share in the guilt”

“By our silence we also incur a share in the guilt. This is why we have to support Bahrainis in their quest for freedom,” blogger Lina Ben Mhenni writes on...

Turkey: An Armenian Adventure on Two Wheels

Despite historical differences and a closed border, an Armenian motorcyclist travels across Turkey, blogging his experiences and observations en route.

Iran: “Islamic Awakening” or NATO Victory in Libya?

Iranian citizens continue to follow recent developments in Libya with great interest, and are flooding cyberspace with comments, posts and tweets.

Iran: Online Petition for jailed Green Leaders

Green Movement has launched an online petition on 11th of August to demand freedom for two opposition (Green) leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi.

Iran: Young men sing in Isfahan

Here is a video film in YouTube showing young Iranians gathering under a bridge in Isfahan every afternoon to sing.

Lessons Gaddafi Should Have Learnt from North Korea

Joshua from One Free Korea, in comparing the North Korean situation with the fall of Gaddafi, explains about the importance of the nuclear deterrent in sustaining the North Korean regime...

Russia, Libya: RT's Coverage of the Conflict

Democratist writes about Russia Today's coverage of the situation in Libya.

Iran: “Tonight, the Islamic Regime's Generals will Have Nightmares”

Several Iranian cyber activists celebrated the victory of anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces in Libya, and compared it with the situations in Iran and Syria. They shared in the joy of liberation...

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Dahlia Kholaif is the editor for the Middle East & North Africa. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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