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· September, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2011

15 September 2011

Iran: Female Blogger Receives 50 Lashes

These are the words Iranian blogger Somayeh Tohidloo wrote in her blog, after receiving 50 whip lashes in Evin Prison: “Be happy, for if you wanted to humiliate me, I...

Tunisia: Blogger Beaten up by Police for Telling a Joke

Eight months after the fall of the regime of Ben Ali, police in Tunisia have still not given up their brutality and violations of human rights. On Wednesday September 14,...

14 September 2011

Palestine: Twitter Debate on the Statehood

Tunisia: Bloggers for Parliament

Iran: Protest Art to Save Lake Urmia

Protesters took to the streets again on Monday in Ardabil, in Iran's Azarbaijan's region, to demand that the Iranian government save Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest salt water...

13 September 2011

Denmark: Turkish Flag on Right-Wing Candidate's “Sharia-Land” Ad

Egypt: Turkey's Response to Kurds Questioned as Erdogan Speaks in Cairo

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's speech about the Palestinian bid for a statehood at the Arab League was translated online live by members of social networking sites, namely Twitter, for...

Morocco: Multiple Arrests Against Activists

There has been a sudden surge in arrests among pro-democracy activists and online campaigners in Morocco in recent days. Three have occurred in the past week alone. Little has been...

Lebanon: Empowering Migrant Workers With Language

7 Billion Actions

A community of enthusiastic young people in Beirut, The Migrant Workers Task Force, are working to support foreign domestic workers in Lebanon whose living and working conditions are often desperately...

Iran: The” Crane” was cleared of charges

Iran: Opposition leader and “News of a Kidnapping”

12 September 2011

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Activist on Trial

Saudi human rights activist Waleed Abu Alkhair has faced the national court in Jeddah for “insulting the judiciary”. Saudi tweeps discussed his case on Twitter to show support and criticize...

Iran: The flamingos return to Lake Urmia

Iran: “Prince of Persia” launched his own blog

11 September 2011

Iran: Photos from a Candlelight Vigil for 9/11 Victims

Arab World: Remembering September 11

Twitter users from across the Arab world paid tribute to the 3,000 victims of September 11 as the world recalled the horrors committed by Al Qaeda terrorists who flew four...

10 September 2011

Egypt: Lebanese Blogger and Activist Denied Entry and Deported

Award-winning Lebanese blogger Imad Bazzi was denied entry to Egypt, detained and interrogated at the airport and deported back to Lebanon on the next flight to Beirut. Tarek Amr checks...

9 September 2011

Egypt: Protesters Bring Down Israel Embassy Security Wall and Flag

Thousands of protesters took to Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution in downtown Cairo, today in protest against Egypt's military rulers. Soon, crowds of young men swarmed to...

Morocco: Blogger Arrested in Northern City of Fnidaq