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· March, 2012

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from March, 2012

31 March 2012

Iran: Earth Hour celebrated in Tehran

Bahrain: Tweeting Against Formula 1

As Bahrain gears up to host the Grand Prix, from April 20 to 22, netizens are rallying for the cancellation of the car race claiming that human rights violations are...

30 March 2012

Kuwait: Call to Kill the “Infidel” Twitter User

A Kuwaiti Twitter user has been detained, pending investigation, over a tweet in which he allegedly insulted Prophet Mohammed. The issue is taking a sectarian twist in Kuwait as the...

26 March 2012

Tunisia: Bloggers Help Draft the Constitution

On October 23rd, 2011, Tunisians elected an assembly to draft its new constitution, following the toppling of the Ben Ali regime. Now, five months later, the assembly has just started...

Syria: A Year On, From Beirut With Love

On March15, the Syrian revolution completed its first year with the same level of determination that marked its beginning. Protests in different cities around the world expressed their support to...

Egypt: The Abou Ismail Poster Frenzy

Preparations are in full swing for the presidential elections in Egypt, set for May 23 and 24, 2012, with candidates' election posters already up on the streets. But when it...

Kuwait: Could a Hash Tag Send Twitter Users to Prison?

As in any country with netizens using Twitter, hash tags are created every day, every hour and somne times even every few minutes. In Kuwait, one user created a hash...

Iran: Does Easing Internet Sanctions Make Any Difference?

The U.S. Department of Treasury is easing sanctions on a list of Internet services including Yahoo Messanger, Google Talk, and Skype. Although welcoming of the news, Iranians are showing only...

Palestine: Gazans Suffer Due to Fuel and Electricity Shortage

Over the past decade, the words “Gaza” and “crisis” have become almost complementary. The crises have ranged from war and military raids and invasions, to military occupation, and in this...

24 March 2012

Jordan: One Year On, Tensions Building Up

It's March 24th, 2012 - a year after the weekend that shocked Jordan domestically, further exacerbating a lethargic reform effort. It is the anniversary of the weekend when a diverse...

Saudi Arabia: Qatif Protest to Demand “Rights”

21 March 2012

Arab World: Netizens Turn to Twitter to Complain About Dust

A massive sandstorm hit the Gulf region, disrupting air traffic in Yemen, and closing schools in Saudi Arabia. Netizens from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar turned to Twitter...

Arab World: Happy Mother's Day – Tribute to Martyrs’ Mothers

The Arab world marks Mother's Day today, March 21. On social networking sites, netizens send out congratulations to their mothers on the day. They also remember the mothers of the...

Lebanon : Mothers’ Day Event in the Absence of Prisoners Detained in Syria

Iran: Jailed blogger released on bail

Iran: Iranians react to Obama's Nowruz message

Iranians to Israelis: “We Are Your Friends”

An Israeli Facebook campaign to say to Iranians “We will never bomb your country. We love you.” has received an answer from Iranians in the form a corresponding Facebook initiative...

Libya: Libyan Memes

Jordan: 50 Things to do in Amman

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