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5 February 2011

Stories from 5 February 2011

Egypt: Citizen Media Exposes Violence During Media Black Out (Graphic)

During the five-day long media and communications black out in Egypt, activists succeeded in circumventing censorship, filtering out videos that captured the violence occurring on the sidelines of the "revolution,"...

Bahrain: Valentine's Day or a Day of Anger?

In Bahrain, both online and off, residents have expressed solidarity with Egyptians, even holding a protest at the Egyptian embassy on February 4. Though the rally was largely a solidarity...

Nepal: At Last a New Prime Minister

Egypt: The January 25 Blacklist

Colombia: Car-Free Day in Bogotá

On February 3, the city of Bogotá held a Car-Free Day --a day when restrictions are placed on the circulation of private vehicles. The day is designed as a strategy...

Afghanistan: Planning failure puts billions at risk

Uzbekistan: Contemplating life after Karimov

Kyrgyzstan: Threat of radical islamists

Kazakhstan: Referendum Cancelled, Elections Announced

A group of citizens initiated a drive for signatures in support of a referendum to extend the incumbent president's authority until 2020 without elections, a move that was widely believed...

Sri Lanka: Colombo Fashion Week 2011

Egypt: Is Amr Moussa an Acceptable Alternative to Mubarak?

Arab League's Secretary-General and former Mubarak loyalist Amr Moussa's interest in becoming Egypt's next President has drawn a range of reactions, as Egyptians continue to call upon Hosni Mubarak to...

Egypt: Did Mubarak Resign as Head of the Ruling NDP?

News just came that Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak has resigned his post as head of the ruling National Democratic Party. This comes on the 12th day of massive demonstrations across...

Egypt: Tahrir Square Calm Once Again

After two days of violence from pro-Mubarak forces, February 4 brought a new sense of calm to Tahrir Square. Though the day did not end in a Mubarak departure, protesters...

Egypt: Mubarak has changed his Facebook status to “it's complicated”

Egyptian and other Middle East activists used the language of social media as means of humor to describe the events as they unfolded. Fake accounts for Mubarak are also in...

South Asia: A Visa Free Region?

Global: Thoughts on interfaith harmony and world peace

In this, the first, World Interfaith Harmony Week, people from all faiths have been getting together to forget about differences and promote religious tolerance and dialogue based on the mantras...

Africa: The African Union and its problems

China: The coming of age of Political Confucianism?

The unveiling of the Confucius statue in Tiananmen Square last month has renewed the debate about Political Confucianism as the state ideology of China.

Comparing China and Egypt

China: Afraid to go home for the New Year