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· August, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from August, 2011

31 August 2011

Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community

7 Billion Actions

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...

30 August 2011

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

Russia: Bloggers React to the Storming of Tripoli

RuNet Echo

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...

28 August 2011

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.

27 August 2011

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

Lebanon: New Internet Prices

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

26 August 2011

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.

25 August 2011

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.

22 August 2011

Russia, Libya: RT's Coverage of the Conflict

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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