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4 February 2011

Stories from 4 February 2011

Syria: No-Show for ‘Day of Anger’

Speculation is rampant from international media that Syria may follow in spreading unrest from Tunisia and Egypt. Betsy Fisher takes a look at tweets to see what Syrians are saying.

East Jerusalem: Sheikh Jarrah is renamed Tahrir Square by activists

Israel: Jews should be banned from learning Arabic

Israel: Why this Israeli is so invested in Egypt?

Egypt: The Day of (Almost) Departure

After two days of clashes, in which pro-democracy demonstrators were attacked by pro-Mubarak crowds, Friday - labelled as the "Day of Departure" saw increasing numbers of people pouring into Tahrir...

Peru: New Strain of Dengue Spreads in the Amazon

A dengue outbreak that emerged in the Peruvian Amazon region of Loreto has easily spread through several neighbouring regions. On the 1st of February, four confirmed cases had been officially...

Cuba: Pacheco Blogs From Exile

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrity Carnival

Caribbean: Looking at Cairo

Jamaica: The Role of Social Media

Egypt: Wael Abbas, Arrested by Army, then Released

Prominent human rights blogger Wael Abbas was arrested for about an hour by the army today, sending friends and contacts on a search frenzy. He was later released. Meanwhile, the...

China: Internet service as a social contract

What do Chinese netizens think is more likely to spark a new political movement in China: Facebook, a Joe Lieberman-style Internet kill switch, or widespread corruption, inflation and human rights...

Egypt: The View from Jordan

Sentiments are generally high in the Jordanian street in support of the uprising in Egypt. People are tuned into the news and events, there is Egypt related chatter at various...

Egypt: Inside Tahrir Square

Over the past 10 days the way to Tahrir (Liberation) Square, in down town Cairo, has always been the most dangerous of all (literally and figuratively). However inside the “field”,...

Qatar: Al Jazeera Cairo Office Burnt by Thugs, Arabic Website Hacked

Qatar-based Al Jazeera's Arabic news website was reportedly hacked earlier today, by what the news network described as "opponents of the pro-democracy movement in Egypt." See what netizens have to...

Ukraine: Bloggers Spread Information About Political Repressions

Tetyana Bohdanova reviews some of the reports on the ongoing political repressions against “ordinary people” in Ukraine that are being produced by bloggers, independent journalists and cyber-activists.

Palestine: Anger At Palestine Papers

Al Jazeera’s release of the Palestine Papers, hundreds of documents related to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, has provoked strong reactions throughout the Palestinian blogosphere. In this post we hear from bloggers in...

‘You're next, Kim Jong-il!’ Korean Peninsula Watches Egypt

News of the Egyptian revolt has reached the Korean peninsula, and speculations are rising in South Korea about whether it could spark mass protests in North Korea. South Koreans overthrew...

Jordan: Demonstrations for Egypt, against PM

Two separate demonstrations, held in Amman, Jordan, on Friday, February 4th, ended peacefully. This week saw King Abdullah II dismissing Prime Minister Samir Rifai, in favor of former Prime Minister...

An Egyptian Activist's Letter Reached to S.Koreans

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