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11 February 2011

Stories from 11 February 2011

Saudi Arabia: Cheers for Our Egyptian Brothers!

In their reaction to the news that Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Saudis joyfully congratulated Egyptians on their victory, especially those in Tahrir Square.

Tunisia: Slim Amamou Speaks About Tunisia, Egypt and the Arab World

Slim Amamou, a 33-year-old Tunisian blogger, programmer and activist, made the headlines back in January 18th, 2011, when he was appointed Minister for the Youth and Sports in the interim...

Yemen: Protests Continue Away from International Media Eyes

With the entire world watching Egypt as it celebrates the uprooting of its dictator, Yemenis are calling for help and the world's media attention, as they take to the streets...

Bhutan: Story Of A Sheep Endangered By Construction Boom

Kinley at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog tells a story, which is based on true life events of animals living in and around the expressway in Olakha, Thimphu. This area is experiencing...

Cuba: Calls to Demonstrate

Uncommon Sense and Antunez blog about two different calls to demonstrate in Cuba – one “to demand the freedom and democracy that have been taken from us” and the other...

Iran: Posters for 14th of February

Iranian sites and blogs such as Iranchristian has published several posters for opposition demonstration on 14th of February (25 Bahman).

Iran:”Attack at Mashahi at pro-regime rally”

A video film shows Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, Iran's President's Chief of Staff was “attacked by conseravtive protesters.” Mashahi had been criticized by conservative clerics in recent months for adopting a...

Colombia: If Mubarak were Colombian

Around the time Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was scheduled to deliver his disappointing speech on February 10, 2011, the hashtag #siMubarakfueracolombiano ("If Mubarak were Colombian") started trending on the local...

Cuba: The Disconnect

The irony of having an Information Science Fair “on the Island of the Disconnected” does not escape Generation Y.

Iran: Hope, Joy, Envy as Egypt Breaks Free

Iranian bloggers welcomed the departure of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak today with both joy and envy. It is an amazing coincidence that Mubarak was brought down on exactly the 32th...

Slovakia: Deaflympics 2011 Controversy

Slovakia may fail to hold a successful Deaflympics this month, due to problems with funding and unfinished facilities, which were known to exist as far back as last spring -...

Jordan: Celebrating Mubarak's Departure

In the moments following the announcement of Hosni Mubarak's stepdown, Jordanian tweeters reacted in jubilation. Moey tweeted: WE ARE PROUD OF YOU #EGYPT – SERIOUSLY, WTF #MUBARAK – I suggest...

Trinidad & Tobago: “We are all Egyptian”

“We are all part of humanity, and thanks to social networking we can be part of events around the world”: Globewriter is glued to developments in Egypt, saying, “Right now...

Trinidad & Tobago: We're “a little less” without Keith Smith

Antilles posts touching farewells from colleagues, friends and readers to the journalistic giant, Keith Smith.

Bahrain: A $2,650 Gift to Each Bahraini Family

To mark the 10th anniversary of the National Action Charter, Bahrain's King Hamad announced a BD1,000 ($2,650) gift to each Bahraini family. While some tweeps have already started counting their...

Peru: Inambari Hydroelectric Project Generates Rejection

The Inambari hydroelectric project in the Peruvian Amazon jungle has sparked public debate and generated rejection due to its potential impact on the local ecosystem and because 80% of the...

Egypt: Mubarak's Resignation Celebrations Continue

Celebrations around the world continue after news that Hosni Mubarak has left the house. The dictator, who ruled Egypt for three decades, and refused to step down despite 18 days...

Egypt: The Vlog before the Revolution

The video blog made and shared on Facebook by Asmaa Mahfouz, where she asked Egyptians to join her on January 25th to protest and ask for human rights went viral,...

Egypt: The World Rejoices as Mubarak Resigns

On day 18 of massive protests that have rocked Egypt, Hosni Mubarak resigns. Tweeps from around the world rejoice at the news.

Egypt: Kareem Amer is Free

Prominent Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer, also known as Abdulkareem Nabeel Sulaiman, has been set free, tweeps confirmed today. The blogger, previously jailed for four years for an article he wrote...

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