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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

In a post published in the collective blog Bondy blog , Amara Soumah writes [fr]: “In February, two Senegalese self-immolated in the vicinity of the presidential palace.  Senegalese people would...

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

Voices from El Salvador Weblog reports on the approval of the Transparency and Public Access to Information Law: “The law now requires government institutions, and private entities funded by the...

Panama: Thoughts on Improving Education

Panamanian students returned to school on March 1st. Hanna at Contrapunto [es] writes about education in Panama and how to improve it. She argues that Panamanian educators need to realize...

Azerbaijan: Another youth activist identified by social media?

A new blog, whatwaswritten, says that another youth activist has been reportedly visited by police after trying to publicize pro-democracy protests planned for 11 March in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku....

Russia: Mobile Users Prefer Traffic Maps

The most popular Russian online map service Yandex Maps conducted a survey among its mobile users. The survey showed that the most Russian use online maps for traffic updates. Searching...

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

Russian readers can finally enjoy the first guide on Twitter that was released in the country in March, 2011, Veri.ru reported. All sentences in the guide are no longer than...

Russia: Bloggers Celebrate Gorbachov's Birthday

Russian bloggers celebrate Mikhail Gorbachov's 80's birthday by debating his role in history. Notable posts in English on the subject are here and here.

Senegal: Relocation of polluting industries

Papa Mamadou Diéry Diallo [Fr] wrote in pressafrik.com: “On February 22nd 2011, Abdoulaye Baldé, the Minister of Mines, Industry and agro-Industry, visited factories in the suburbs of Dakar and announced...

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

Mobile subscribers in Baku, Azerbaijan, report on Twitter that Facebook is inaccessible from Bakcell, one of three cellular operators in the country, for the coming week ahead of protests planned...

Iran: Winter through the eyes of a blogger

Kosoof, a leading Iranian photo-blogger has published several photos showing Tehran in winter.More here.

Iran: Free opposition leaders

Iranian Green Movement asked people pour into streets on Tuesday to ask Islamist regime to free Iranian opposition leardes,Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. Their wives were jailed too. Here...

Iran: Women take to streets

Several news sites and blogs inform us that Iranian women will demonstrate on Tuesday against discrimination and to support Green Movement. They will ask for freedom of political prisoners.

Zimbabwe: Share your solidarity with the 45

Share your solidarity with Munyaradzi Gwisai of the International Socialist Organisation (Zimbabwe) and the 44 others in Zimbabwe who have been charged with treason for discussing recent events in Tunisia...

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