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· June, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2010

Algeria: Cabinet Reshuffle

Egypt: A Tweeting Government

Iraq: A Series of Explosions

Israel: iPhone Weather App Divides Jerusalem

Israel: Politics and Protest with Humor

Israel: Violence, Non-Violence, and Palestinian Solidarity

Israel: Barred from Spain's Gay Pride Parade

Iran: Repressed at home, Iranians protest worldwide

While several witnesses in Tehran said that scattered clashes erupted between Iran's security forces and demonstrators marking the first anniversary of a contested presidential election on 12 June, protests also...

Global: Tweeting the USA/England Match

The Twittersphere was abuzz during the USA/England #worldcup match on June 12. The game was highly anticipated in the United States, where TV ads touted it as the "most anticipated"...

Iran: WordPress got filtered

Iran: Protesters Clash with Security Forces on Anniversary of Election

Witnesses in Tehran said scattered clashes erupted on Saturday between Iran's security forces and demonstrators gathering at key sites to mark the first anniversary of a contested presidential election.

Egypt: Scheherazade must Die

Freedom of Expression is taking a beating in Egypt. In a series of lawsuits against writers, Scheherazade of 1001 Nights is now being accused of immorality and some lawyers want...

Iran: To Demonstrate or Not, on Anniversary of Election

On the anniversary of the contested Iranian election on June 12 the question circulating online is: whether to face authorities and demonstrate or not.

Global Voices: We are listening

Soon after Israel's deadly raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza, one post on Global Voices sparked furious critique on Twitter. Tarek Amr in Egypt summarizes the debate.

Brazil/Israel: Open letter to the Israeli government

Arab World: Where the Streets are Quiet During Football Games

Millions of people around the world are glued to their television screens, watching the World Cup's opening ceremony from South Africa - and the scene is not that different in...

Brazil/Palestine: The Rose of Gaza

Egypt: Should Coptic Divorcees Remarry?

The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court has issued a ruling obliging Coptic Pope Shenouda III to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry. The pope has rejected the ruling. Supporters of the church...

Egypt: The First Starbucks Protest in Egypt

Egypt: Khaled Said – An Emergency Murder by An Emergency Law

Khaled Said, a 28-year-old Egyptian from the coastal city of Alexandria, was allegedly tortured to death at the hands of two officers who wanted to search him under the emergency...

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