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6 March 2011

Stories from 6 March 2011

Russia: Putin Party

Libya: That's Not Fighting, It's Fireworks and other #DesperateGaddafiLies

Libya's dictator Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi has long been known for eccentricities and blustering actions, odd writings and strange remarks. A new Twitter hashtag #DesperateGaddafiLiesRT collects some of these statements....

Saudi Arabia: What Saudis Demand

As protests engulf the region, Saudis too are making their voices heard. A petition addressed to King Abdulla is being circulated, with demands aimed at wide ranging political reforms. Also...

USA: Twittersphere Debates Kristof Column on Islam

A column by New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof riled the Twittersphere today. In the column, Kristof asks if Islam is the reason for stagnation in the Middle East and...

Pakistan: Grief And Loss And The Stripping Of a Nation’s Soul

Nepal: Legalizing Prostitution

Estonia: The Singing Revolution

Maldives: Media Misleading People

Libya: Zenga Zenga Meme Goes Viral

Gaddafi's now infamous "Zenga Zenga" speech has sparked a meme over the internet. Remixes of segments of the nationally televised address in which "The Guide" promised to "cleanse Libya inch...

Azerbaijan: Dirty deeds and cover ups

Saudi Arabia: Protests Reach Eastern Province

The flame of protests raging across the Arab world, from the Ocean to the Gulf, has reached the Saudi Arabian cities Al Qatif and Al Hafouf. More than 100 people...

Libya: Videos Expose Gaddafi's Violent Riposte

Amidst an almost complete internet and media blackout, videos still manage to come out of Libya, giving us a glimpse of what's happening on the ground. Here's a video round...

Morocco: Casablanca Protest Draws Thousands

Protests in Casablanca's Mohammed V square today drew thousands of Moroccans, as evidenced by the many photos and videos being posted online. Participants in the demonstration are demanding government reform...

Azerbaijan: Facebook activism or military service?

Brazil: Female Officer Strip Searched by Male Investigators

The Brazilian blogosphere reacts to a video recently released online in which a female desk officer with the state police of São Paulo is strip searched by male investigators from...

Armenia: Eurovision not with a bang, but a whimper

Philippines: Reactions to Proposed National Bloggers’ Association

There is an ongoing debate among Filipino bloggers regarding the proposed formation of a ‘National Bloggers' Association'. Bloggers on both sides of the fence - those in favor and against...

Cambodia: HIV parade in Sihanoukville

Cambodia: Save Boeung Kak Campaign

Cambodia: Visual tour of life in Phnom Penh