Stories from 6 February 2011
SEMIÇKA – OLUBDUR, OLUR, OLACAQ… reports that Jabbar Savalan, an opposition youth activist, has been arrested in the Azerbaijani city of Sumgait. The blog quotes associates of Savalan as alleging that charges of drug possession are ‘completely ridiculous.’
Paramendra Bhagat opines that supporting Jhalanath Khanal to be elected as Nepal's new Prime Minister was a smart political move by Maoist political leader Prachanda.
February is back-to-school season in most of Colombia, and some Twitter users (who helped organize a “Twitterathon” last December to help the victims of the rainy season) joined to gather school supplies for 730 children [es] who study at Fundación Hogar San Mauricio [es] in Bogotá and Institución Educativa Luis...
Egyptian Nadia El Awady took her 73-year-old father with her to Tahrir today, where she joined fellow Egyptians in the Sunday of Martyrs, as widespread protests calling for an end of the Mubarak regime enter their 13th day. Let's go with them to Tahrir.
Egyptians are dreaming of a better future, and for some the dream is already coming true. In this post we hear from Egyptian bloggers who feel they are seeing a new country being born, the country they have been waiting for.
The protests in Egypt continue, and have the attention of people not only in Egypt, but across the region and around the world. In this post we hear from a blogger who wants to remind anyone who might sympathise with President Mubarak just how things have reached this point.
Following meetings with Jordan's King Abdulla and an invitation to Islamists to join the cabinet of newly appointed Prime Minister Maarouf Bakhit, which the Islamists turned down, Jordanian tweeters are left scratching their heads. The discussions spilled over to Twitter, where the debate continues.
Like the rest of the world, Kuwaiti netizens are closely following the unfolding events in Egypt. Tweeps are lending their support to Egyptian protesters, in prayer and calls for an end of the Mubarak regime.
Tribute is pouring from all around the world for those who have lost their lives in protests held across Egypt to call for an end of the Mubarak regime. Today is the Sunday of Martyrs, in what is the beginning of the Week of Steadfastness, and marks the 13th day of the Egyptian people's uprising.
As demonstrations in Egypt enter their twelfth day, some are becoming discouraged, but still others have kept high hopes for a positive outcome. In this post, we share Egyptian dreams.