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7 March 2011

Stories from 7 March 2011

Yemen: Protesters Vulnerable to Violent Attacks

Protests demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh continue for a successive fourth week in Yemen. Saleh has invited all political forces to talk. The invitation was refused by...

Jordan: #HashtagDebates and Reforms

The second #HashtagDebates organized by 7iber took place at Makan House in Amman this evening (March 7). 7iber, the Jordanian youth-orientated independent media outlet has been contributing to growing public...

Senegal: Self-immolation on the Rise

Bahrain: Hit and Run at Protest

During Monday afternoon's protest at the Bahrain Financial Harbour, a hit and run incident occurred in which three protesters were injured. On Twitter, the discussion continued well into the night...

Jordan: I Love Jordan because …

Love was in the air in the Jordanian Twittersphere as tweeps took turns to list why they love their country under a new hashtag #ILoveJordan making the rounds lately. Betsy...

El Salvador: Transparency Law is Approved

Panama: Thoughts on Improving Education

Azerbaijan: Another youth activist identified by social media?

Russia: Mobile Users Prefer Traffic Maps

Brazil: Critical Mass Bicycle Event – Accident or Homicide?

In late February, the monthly event that brings together dozens of cyclists to ride through the streets of Porto Alegre, Brazil, aiming to encourage bicycle use - Critical Mass -...

Russia: First Guide on Twitter Released

Russia: Bloggers Celebrate Gorbachov's Birthday

Senegal: Relocation of polluting industries

Bahrain: The One Dinar Protest

Protesters in Bahrain are gathering outside the Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH), waving one Bahraini dinar (US$ 2.6) notes and chanting for the overthrow of the government. The protest comes days...

Hong Kong: A Governance Crisis Money Can't Solve

On 23 February, 2011, Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang made a U-turn in a controversial government policy to delay a 6,000 Hong Kong dollar poverty-alleviating cash handout. However, plenty...

Azerbaijan: Facebook inaccessible via Bakcell

Iran: Winter through the eyes of a blogger

Iran: Free opposition leaders

Iran: Women take to streets

Zimbabwe: Share your solidarity with the 45