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· February, 2012

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2012

28 February 2012

Palestine: “Diwan Ghazza” and the Gaza Book Club

Yasmeen El Khoudary introduces an initiative by young bloggers in Gaza called Diwan Ghazza, and the Gaza Book Club.

Syria: Injured French Journalist Edith Bouvier Still Trapped in Besieged Homs

Le Figaro's Edith Bouvier and British photographer Paul Conroy, managed to survive the attack that killed two journalists in Homs, Syria. Conroy has since made it out but Bouvier remains...

Syria: Homage to American Journalist Marie Colvin Killed in Homs

Marie Colvin and Rémi Olchik were killed last week, when the makeshift media centre they were at in Baba Amr, in Homs, Syria, was attacked by the Syrian regime. Netizens...

Africa: Vote for the Most Influential African Thinker Alive

Africa is a Country blog wants readers to vote for one influential African thinker from a list of 12 candidates. The list includes Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), Mahmood Mamdani (Uganda), Mamdouh...

Egypt: Mahliat, popular initiative to improve local councils

Iran: A blogger and journalist was released

27 February 2012

Bahrain: #Hungry4BH Trends Worldwide

Bahraini netizens, backed by the international community, helped raise the voices of detained political activists on hunger strike, by making their plight a trending topic on Twitter. Mona Kareem reports...

Tunisia: McCain's Visit Stirs up Anti-US Feelings

Senator John McCain's visit to Tunisia on Thursday, February 23, left Tunisian Internet users angry over what they called Ennahda's 'double standards.' Hundreds of Facebook comments, dozens of tweets and...

Yemen: Hadi President After 33 Years of Saleh

After 33 long years of Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule, Yemen finally inaugurated today a new President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, for the transitional phase, following a whole year of protests....

Iranian News Agency “Improves” Oscar Speech by Asghar Farhadi

Iranians are overjoyed with the news that Asghar Farhadi's film “A Separation” was awarded an Oscar for best foreign language film. Farhadi's acceptance speech attracted even more attention after Fars...

Iran: Female blogger was released from prison

26 February 2012

Tunisia: Police Use Tear Gas and Batons to Disperse Labor Union Protest

Police used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters showing support to the Tunisian General Union for Labour (known by its French acronym UGTT), in the capital Tunis, yesterday (February...

Lebanon: Questions to Expats

23 February 2012

Greece: Athens, 1st African Film Festival

Iran: Letter from Jailed Blogger Details “Blue Sky of Pain”

Dr. Mehdi Khazali, a jailed Iranian blogger and publisher, wrote a letter this month from prison describing a “blue sky of pain” of his first-hand experience with the injustice of...

22 February 2012

Egypt: Finding a job you enjoy?

Saudi Arabia: Facebook Page Calls for Protest

Tunisia: Court Quashes Verdict Ordering the Filtering of Pornography

Today, the Cassation Court of Tunis (highest court of appeal) threw out a verdict to censor pornography on the Internet. On May, 26, 2011, a court of first instance issued...

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