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4 March 2011

Stories from 4 March 2011

Azerbaijan: Activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev arrested

Azerbaijan: Facebook activism under pressure

Tunisia: Reconciliation Between the People and the Government?

Tunisia's interim president Fouad Mebazaa addressed the public, promising a complete break with the old regime, yesterday (March 3, 2011). He announced that on July 24, the people will choose...

Lebanon: Protests Against Sectarian Regime

More than 2,500 Lebanese citizens marched last Sunday (February 27, 2011) in the capital Beirut against the sectarian system which they think is the reason of the country's problems. Here's...

Côte d'Ivoire: Who Killed the Seven Women Protestors? (Videos)

What was supposed to be a peaceful march ended up as a bloodbath on Thursday March 3, 2011. During an all female protest organised in Abobo, a district of economic...

Yemen: More Protesters Killed as Political Plans Multiply (Videos)

While Yemen's security forces once again fired live weapons and killed opposition demonstrators, politicians and protesters are attempting behind-the-scenes political manoeuvres to solve a growing stalemate after nearly a month...

Morocco: Fadoua Laroui, our own Mohamed Bouazizi

When young Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouzid, he couldn't have imagined the chain of events his act would set off. Now, in Morocco,...

Cote d'Ivoire: Can The Calls for Peace be Heard?

In an extremely tense situation in Cote d'Ivoire, where the United Nations has warned of a civil war in the making, a few Ivorian netizens are pleading for peace and...

Puerto Rico: World Day of Solidarity with the UPR

Mozambique: Global Voices and @Verdade Newspaper

Starting this March, the Global Voices gains a space offline in a corner of Lusophone Africa, in the pages of @Verdade Newspaper, Mozambique. In return, the largest weekly in circulation...

Puerto Rico: News of Caño Martín Peña

Puerto Rico: Violence and Music?

Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices

Peru: First Presidential Candidate Debate

Puerto Rico: New Artist Collective

Puerto Rico: Social Protest and Institutions

Côte d'Ivoire: Facebook and Twitter, Messengers of Death

Seven women supporting elected President Alassane Ouatara were shot dead during a protest on March 3, 2011, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire by security forces loyal to incumbent President Gbagbo. As...

Cuba: USAID controversy?

Jamaica: political satire thrives

Bahrain: Hamad Town Fight Sparks Rumours and Sectarianism

On Thursday night, a fight broke out in Hamad Town, southwest of Manama, between youths which later escalated to larger numbers with reports saying over 200 joined the fight using...

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