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· January, 2011

Stories about Saudi Arabia from January, 2011

Saudi Arabia: Netizens Support Egyptians in their Uprising

Saudi Arabia's netizens are lending their support to Egyptians in their uprising against president Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. Many are watching, reporting on and reacting to the developments on the...

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah's Youth Come to the Rescue in Floods

Following Jeddah's flood at the end of January, the young generation of Saudis used social media websites to help with relief operations by providing aid, shelter, food or transportation to...

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah Rain .. Again

Saudi Arabia's Red Sea port city of Jeddah has been lashed with rain again, bringing back the ill-fated #Jeddahrain hashtag to our Twitterfeeds. Following are reactions from netizens, who poured...

Egypt: “The People Will Bring the Regime Down!”

People around the world were glued to their television and computer screens today, as Egyptians took to the streets after the noon Friday prayers. The Day of Rage marks the...

Saudi Arabia: Online Activism in the Middle East

“The only way anyone in this region is going to remain in power, is by adapting to this new internet age rather than sticking to the traditional methods of suppression;...

Arab World: Copycat Self-Immolation Acts Should Not be Encouraged

Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi burnt himself to death in protest against unemployment, sparking an uprising which brought down the rule of Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali's 23-year-old regime in less than...

Middle East: A Closer Look at Tunisia's Uprising

As Tunisians continue to grapple with the fast paced events of the few previous days which saw the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his escape, Arab bloggers...

Arab World: Congratulations to Arabs Got Talents!

Arabs Got Talents debut on television drew enthusiasm and criticism from the crowd on Twitter, quickly becoming a trending topic. Here are some mixed reactions.

Libya: Gaddafi Wages War on the Internet as Trouble Brews at Home

Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi managed to offend both Tunisians and netizens from across the world wide web in his address to the Tunisian people, following the fall of the...

Arab World: After Tunisia, Who's Next?

Following the events in Tunisia that forced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country, netizens across the Arab world are asking: “are we next?”

Saudi Arabia: Fleeing, Tunisian Ex-President Ben Ali Lands in KSA

As news surfaces that fleeing Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has landed in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Twitter users take to the platform to express their thoughts on the...

Arab World: Where is Ben Ali Headed to?

Now that ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has fled the country, the question on everyone's mind is: Where is he headed to?

Arab World: Welcoming the Fall of Ben Ali

Looking at my Twitterfeed, one would think that the Arab world has been waiting for this day forever. Tweets celebrating the escape of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali...

Arab World: Tears Spilled on the Break Up of Sudan

South Sudan's independence referendum and the likelihood of its separation today has hit a raw nerve with some Arab netizens. Many worry this could be the first step towards carving...

Arab World: “Stop Crying Over Sudan”

Today's independence referendum in Sudan has put the country on the radar in the Arabic twitterosphere. From Saudi Arabia to Palestine, Arab tweeps are discussing Sudan's unity, division and resources.

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Activists Asked to Shut Up on Twitter

Saudi Arabia's human rights activists, who have been pushing their cause on mico-blogging site, Twitter, have been asked to shut up. The insult came from a Saudi Consultative (Shura) Council...

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