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23 January 2011

Stories from 23 January 2011

Mauritania: Yacoub Ould Dahoud – A Hero

Mauritanian blogger Nasser Weddady writes about his country's own Bouazizi – Yacoub Ould Dahoud, who died yesterday after burning himself in front of the presidential palace in Nouakchott on January...

Tunisia: A Human Revolution

“By all Tunisian accounts, WikiLeaks had little–if anything–to do with the protests; rather, the protests were spurred by unemployment and economic woes,” blogs Jillian C York.

Tunisia: Change is Possible

Tunisian Ahmad (Ar) says the title of the next era in Tunisia is “Change is Possible.” “It is a mercy from God that our political parties were too weak to...

Morocco: Social Protests Continue

Moroccan blog Alwandida (Ar) zooms in on ‘social’ protests in Morocco. Here, he posts a video showing a woman speaking out against housing problems.

Bahrain: A Mistrial?

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif discusses the trial of 25 Bahrainis, among them blogger Ali Abdulemam, who are “accused of crimes against the state, everything from sedition through to terrorism and...

Bahrain: A Visit to the Corniche

Bint Battuta in Bahrain takes us on a tour of the corniches of Doha, Qatar, Beirut, Lebanon, Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt, and Bahrain.

Bahrain: Our Arabian Homeland

Bahraini Sabeeka questions the meaning of “our Arabian homeland” in this post.

Iraq: “My Twitter Account was Hijacked!”

Iraqi Layla Anwar complains that her Twitter account was hacked. “This person not only hijacked my name but is selling it on Twitter and Facebook. The only follower this new...

Kuwait: MPs Expose More Police Torture

Desert Girl on Kuwait draws our attention to police torture in this post. “My heart goes out to the families of the victims. Imagine being a mother and reading about...

Israel: Trouble in the Arab World

From Israel, YMedad takes note of trouble brewing across the Arab world and exclaims: “But this isn't my fault. The Arabs’ responsibility is all their own. And they've “earned” it.”

Jordan: Message to the Rulers

Jordanian Qwaider shares his thoughts on Tunisia in this post. “I'm puzzled and surprised of how happy “other” Arab citizens. From the Atlantic to the Arabian sea, the simple Arab...

Yemen: Before Tunisia, there was Sudan

Before Tunisia, Sudan had a popular uprising against Ja'afar Numeiry in 1985, reminds us Out of Hadhramout, from Yemen.

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;...

Algeria: On the Mauritanian Self-Immolation

Algerian-American blogger Kal, from The Moor Next Door, comments on a self-immolation in Mauritania.

Tunisia: The Looming Darkness

Arab-American group blog KABOBfest discusses Tunisia in the aftermath of its uprising in a post entitled Tunis…and the Looming Darkness.

Egypt: Will January 25 be the Day of the Egyptian Intifada?

What is going to happen in Egypt on January 25? People are calling for demonstrations and sit-ins everywhere. Who is going to participate, and where? What are their demands? Isn't...

Lebanon: Fears of Instability

“I want the stress of my day to revolve around how much heart-clogging saturated fat was in my lunchtime sandwich, not around whether there are going to be a few...

Lebanon: Fears of Escalation

“So again I tell you, I am not a political analyst nor a fortune teller; however, I am strongly pessimistic when it comes to our political situation. In the end,...

Lebanon: Twitter 101

Nadine Moawad posts a beginner's guide to Twitter in Lebanon starting from signing up for an account passing through building connections and ending with useful tips.

Lebanon: Kuntar Remembers Prison Days in Israel

 “Just wait another week and you will realize that the Lebanese Resistance is playing ATARI with Israel “defense forces”.”  Adonis quotes Samir Kuntar's response to the warden, at Hadarim prison, who was...

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