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Hisham Almiraat · January, 2011

Hi! I am former Global Voices Advocacy director and a long-time member of the Global Voices community. I am passionate about citizen media and freedom of speech. I'm also a medical doctor and blogger. Prior to working with GV, I co-founded Talk Morocco and Mamfakinch. You can follow me on Twitter at @almiraat.

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Latest posts by Hisham Almiraat from January, 2011

Egypt: Sixth Day of Uprising Tweeted

The Egyptian protesters have been defying the night curfew on Sunday, as they continued demonstrating against the 30 year-old rule of Muhammed Hosni Mubarak. In a dramatic day that saw...

Egypt: Solidarity Pours in from Around the World (Videos)

On Saturday, in different cities around the world, people demonstrated in solidarity with the Egyptian protesters. This is a round up of some of the videos of the marches posted...

Egypt: Videos Are Worth a Million Words

The Egyptian government is bracing itself for a fourth consecutive day of demonstrations. Activists have been circulating pamphlets and sharing videos via the Internet. The government has reacted by shutting...

Egypt: January 25 Protests in Videos

Demonstrators took to the streets of Cairo and many other Egyptian cities on Tuesday, January 25 which coincides with a national holiday, “Police Day”, to protest against the 30-year autocratic...

Tunisia: Blogger and Former Political Prisoner Appointed Minister

Slim Ammamou, a blogger, activist and Global Voices contributor, was appointed Secretary of State for Sports and Youth Affairs in the new interim unity government in Tunisia. Reactions have been...

Tunisia: Fears of Insecurity Overshadow the Joys of Freedom

On January 14, 2011, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali abruptly fled the country he ruthlessly ruled for more than two decades. The people of Tunisia took to the streets...

Tunisia: Celebrations Welcome the End of Ben Ali's Rule

The Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali quit his country on Friday following four weeks of popular protests, putting an end to 23 years in power. Here are some...

Tunisia: Tweeting Ben Ali's Speech–Change 2.0 or Just a Show?

Popular protests in the streets of Tunisian cities have been going on unabated for the past 4 weeks. They have posed the biggest challenge to Tunisian president Ben Ali in...

Morocco: What Legal Protection for Religions Other Than Maliki Islam?

Morocco: From the Slums of Casablanca to the Prisons of Iraq

Tunisia, Algeria: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Protests in Algeria and Tunisia have captured the interest of bloggers in both countries. Social media seem to be playing a central role in the coverage of the unfolding events...

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