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19 November 2011

Stories from 19 November 2011

Egypt: Have Activists and Journalists Been Targeted in Tahrir Square Clearing?

Tear gas, rubber bullets and bird shots were used today, injuring scores of people, to clear Tahrir Square of protesters. Egyptians on Twitter were both sad and angry for what...

Brazil: Students’ Eviction Strengthens Movement Against Militarization of University

In the morning of November 8, the Brazilian Military Police evicted the University of Sao Paulo's Dean building, which had been occupied by around 70 students in the end of...

Israel: Netanyahu Threatens to Replace Interns with Indian Doctors

After months of protests, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested replacing medical interns with foreign labor contractors from India if an agreement can not be reached with them. Interns react...

Egypt: Ultras Push Police Back as the Battle for Tahrir Continues

Police and protesters spent a day battling over Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution. A few minutes ago thousands of football fans, known as ultras, descended upon the...

UAE: Female Twitter User Rowda Hamed Summoned for Interrogation

Female Twitter user Rowda Hamed, from the UAE, tweeted saying that she has been summoned for interrogation. She is one of the few Twitter users from the country who support...

Morocco: Call to Free Rapper Haked

Greece: Thessaloniki declared the 2014 European Youth Capital

Yesterday, the 18/11/2011, was an extremely happy day for the city of Thessaloniki which was declared the 2014 European Youth Capital.

Iran: A top missile designer killed in explosion

Egypt: The Question of Election Symbols

A car, a gun, a toothbrush, a spaceship and an eye! Those are just some of the symbols you can see on the election banners on Egyptian streets as the...

Spain: Creative Counter-Campaign Spreads on the Net

Spain's general elections campaign this Sunday has an entirely different online version. The digital counter-campaign, propelled by the 15-M movement, is hyperactive and rapidly spreading through social networks.

Philippines: Former President Arrested

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has been placed under 'hospital arrest' after she was charged with electoral sabotage. Online reactions made the hashtag #ArroyoArrest one of the trending topics worldwide.

Philippines: Anti-budget Cut Campaign

Singapore: Government Social Media Directory

Petition for ‘Support a Debt-Free Timor-Leste’

Thailand: Impact of Flooding on Colleges

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