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11 March 2012

Stories from 11 March 2012

Angola: Violence Against Protest for Fair Elections

With the slogan: “Against Fraud in the Next Elections", the city of Luanda was again the stage for a protest on the morning of March 10. And again, according to...

Pakistan: The Rise of a Union of Religious Radicals

A religious union by the name of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has emerged as the representative of Pakistan's extreme right-wing parties. DPC is an umbrella term for 40 religious parities of...

Bahrain: Massive Rally Against the Regime

A massive march in Bahrain on Friday 9 March, came to renew public demands against the tyranny of the Bahraini regime which has been implicated in the killings, arrests, corruption,...

Kuwait: Art Exhibition Shut Down for “Controversial” Content

Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin is in shock after her exhibition of paintings was shut down without an explanation. Reports say that men walked into the show, three hours after its...

UAE: Use of VPN to Fight Censorship

Egypt: Mixed Reactions to Porn Ban Proposal

Only one month after the first session of the newly elected parliament in Egypt, much debate and controversy arose. The Egyptian blogosphere and twitterverse have been watching the new parliament...

Lebanon: Proposed Law to Regulate the Internet

Lebanon: Is Social Media Useful?