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6 February 2011

Stories from 6 February 2011

Azerbaijan: Political activist reported arrested

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...

Nepal: A Smart Move By Prachanda

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.

Colombia: Twitterathon for School Children

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...

Egypt: My 73-year-old Father at Tahrir

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...

Egypt: Welcoming A New Country

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...

Egypt: “I am writing for the sake of history”

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...

Jordan: Islamists Refuse Offer to Join Government

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...

Kuwait: Praying for a Free Egypt

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...

Egypt: Remembering Egypt's Martyrs

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...

Egypt: Dreaming of a Better Tomorrow

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.

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