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· February, 2012

Stories about Syria from February, 2012

28 February 2012

Syria: Injured French Journalist Edith Bouvier Still Trapped in Besieged Homs

Le Figaro's Edith Bouvier and British photographer Paul Conroy, managed to survive the attack that killed two journalists in Homs, Syria. Conroy has since made it out but Bouvier remains...

Syria: Homage to American Journalist Marie Colvin Killed in Homs

Marie Colvin and Rémi Olchik were killed last week, when the makeshift media centre they were at in Baba Amr, in Homs, Syria, was attacked by the Syrian regime. Netizens...

22 February 2012

Syria: Call to Free Human Rights Detainees

Syria: Citizen Journalist Rami Al Sayed Killed in Homs

Syria: Shock and Disbelief Over Murder of Journalists

Netizens covering the daily carnage in Syria on social media had to take a step back today to grieve the murder of journalists who risked their lives to travel to...

18 February 2012

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi and Female Colleagues Freed

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Syrian Blogger and Freedom of Speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi, who was arrested for the second time earlier this week, was released on Saturday along with her female colleagues. Her male...

17 February 2012

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi Arrested … Again

Global Voices Advocacy

Syrian security forces have arrested Syrian blogger and freedom of speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi again, along with 13 of her colleagues. Hisham Almiraat reports.

Arab World: Mourning Anthony Shadid

On February 17, the tragic news that New York Times Middle East Correspondent Anthony Shadid had passed away in Syria at the age of 43, reportedly as a result of...

13 February 2012

Arab World: RIP Whitney Houston

Arabs join the rest of the world in mourning the death of superstar Whitney Houston. Reactions on social media platforms ranged from sadness and shock to those questioning why the...

8 February 2012

Tunisia: Decision to Expel Syrian Ambassador Sparks Heated Debate

On February 1, Tunisia, the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring, has started procedures to expel the Syrian Ambassador in Tunis, and to withdraw recognition of the Syrian regime. Netizens...

6 February 2012

Syria: “Revolution + Blood – Oil = Veto”

Netizens are still enraged over Saturday's double veto by Beijing and Moscow of the United Nations Security Council draft resolution on ending 11 months of violence in Syria.

5 February 2012

China: Veto of UN Security Council Draft Resolution on Syria Draws Praise and Grief

Once again, China and Russia have vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution aimed at bringing peace to Syria. The latest proposal calls for an end to the killings of...

3 February 2012

Israel: The Lie, the Truth and the Meme (of the Soldier and the Girl)

A photograph of a street performance in Bahrain went viral, after it was alleged it depicted an Israeli soldier stepping on an Arab girl. In this age of media manipulation...

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