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· April, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2011

23 April 2011

Arab World: On Revolutions and Capitalism

For days, my tweeps have been retweeting thought nuggets from the Twitter account @_Capitalism_. Here, I will select a handful of reactions to the on-going Arab revolutions.

Syria: Blog Interview with Opposition Activist Ammar Abdulhamid

American blogger and Syria expert, Joshua Landis, conducted a video interview with exiled leading Opposition activist Ammar Abdulhamid on the Syrian unrest. Speaking on Landis' blog, Syria Comment, Abdulhamid was...

22 April 2011

Yemen: Millions Protest on Last Chance Friday

Millions of protesters thronged the squares of Sanaa and Taiz in Yemen, calling for the end of Ali Abdulla Saleh's regime. Dubbed Last Chance Friday, protesters are keen to boot...

Syria: The People Want to Overthrow the Regime

Syria is heating up this Friday, with news of fresh protests in many provinces, and more violence as the regime tries to crackdown on the unrest, which started on March...

Libya: Remembering Photojournalists Hetherington and Hondros

Award-winning, renowned war photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in action on April 20, 2011, in Misrata, while covering the chaotic frontline of the Libyan conflict. Fellow professionals...

20 April 2011

Syria: Homs Protests Attract Thousands (Video)

Despite the security crackdown, protests are continuing in Syria, with countless of videos surfacing online showing thousands of protesters calling for the overthrow of the Assad regime. Here is a...

Algeria: A Sit-In for Reporter Khaled Sid Mohand, Detained in Syria

Global: Bloggers Take Issue with Anti-Niqaab Punditry

On April 16, 2011, France's ban on the niqaab and burqa went into effect, re-stirring emotions on the subject and sparking protests in the European country and beyond. In cyberspace,...

Saudi Arabia: Mapping Human Rights Violations

19 April 2011

Syria: Emergency Law Lifted as Protests Continue

There were mixed feelings in Syria today as President Bashar Al-Assad announced an end to the emergency law that has been in place in the country since 1963. The country...

How China reports the Arab world

17 April 2011

Kuwait: The Prime Minister Wins Again

Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah has broken a new record with his appointment as prime minister of Kuwait for the seventh time in five years. Some bloggers and Twitter users have...

Tunisia: Bloggers Debate Secularism

Tunisia is a country of a large Muslim majority and the Tunisian Constitution states that Islam is the state's religion. However, the Tunisian society is one of the most secular...

Morocco: Controversy Over International Music Festival

Each year the capital Rabat is the epicenter of a major music festival, Mawazine. Since its modest launch in 2001, Mawazine has grown, and in the last decade has become...

Iran: Top Fashion designer and Green Movement

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