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· November, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2011

Egypt: Feminist Publishes Nude Photograph to “Express her Freedom”

An Egyptian feminist posted her nude photograph on the internet to express her freedom. Netizens react to the move in this post by Tarek Amr.

Iran: Blast at military base

Tunisia: Police Violently Disperse Anti-Capitalism Protesters

On November 11, anti-capitalism protesters took to the streets of Tunisia, as part of a global movement called ''Occupy the World on 11.11.11.'' Police used baton, and tear gas to...

Iran: Greens vs. Greens

Yemen: Taiz is Bleeding while the UN Envoy is in Sanaa

Yesterday's arrival of the UN envoy Bin Omar to Sanaa didn't seem to deter president Ali Abdullah Saleh or his forces from defiantly committing more violence and atrocities in Taiz....

Lebanon: Jeita Grotto… To Vote or Not to Vote

Will the Jeita Grotto in Lebanon be named as one of the New7Wonders of Nature today? Layal Al Khatib sums up the discussion between Lebanese netizens in favour and against...

Tunisia: Army Critic Sentenced to Two Months in Prison

On November 9, Nabil Hajlaoui, from Sidi Bouzid, was sentenced to two months in prison following his criticism of the Tunisian military institution. He was arrested after writing an article,...

Africa: The 4th edition of the African Media Leaders Forum

Global Campaigns in Solidarity with Syria Keep Growing

There has been a global outpouring of initiatives in solidarity with the Syrian people. Social media and older technologies, like the telephone, are being used to let Syrians know that...

Egypt: Global Online Protest Against Military Planned Today

Iran: Referee gets beaten up

Iran: Remembering Joe Frazier

Tunisia: The Day Ben Ali Became President

November 7 marks the day when former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali took over the country's presidency through a bloodless coup in 1987. This year, Tunisian netizens are...

Israel: Whistleblower Anat Kamm Jailed for Exposing IDF Assassinations

Anat Kamm is an Israeli journalist who was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for leaking thousands of classified military documents to another journalist. Information from the documents suggests the...

Iran: Bloggers React to Rumors of Military Strikes

The rumor of an impending Israeli or American millitary attack on Iranian nuclear facilities has become a top news story for both mainstream media and Iranian netizens.

Egypt: All Set for Parliamentary Elections 2011

Voting for Egypt's parliamentary elections begins on November 29. Get up to date with the process and some of the issues netizens are discussing about the country's first elections since...

Bahrain: Reports of Military Personnel Tortured, Imprisoned, and Killed by Regime

Bahraini Twitter users joined hands to draw attention to the cases of scores of military personnel - soldiers and policemen - detained, tortured and said to be killed by the...

Armenia: Impressions and reflections on Turkey

Palestine: Israeli Commandos Intercept Gaza-bound Flotilla and Arrest Activists

Israeli soldiers boarded two ships heading to Gaza earlier today. The Canadian ship Tahrir (Liberation) and Irish Saoirse (Freedom) were en route to Gaza in an attempt to break the...

Catalonia: From Arab Spring To Islamic Autumn

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