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Mona Kareem · November, 2011

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I am a Stateless (Bidun) of Kuwait born in Dec 1987, published two poetry collections, and doing my graduate studies at SUNY Binghamton Comparative Literature program.

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Latest posts by Mona Kareem from November, 2011

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...

Kuwait: Protesters Storm the National Assembly

Thousands of angry Kuwaitis stormed the National Assembly building on Wednesday 16 November, after police and security forces clashed with protestors. Kuwait's political sphere has been extremely tense in the...

Kuwait: Video Campaign to Teach Citizens about the Constitution

To mark the 49th anniversary of the Kuwaiti constitution, a group of activists decided to remind citizens of the different clauses of the constitution. Under the theme of Tadry [ar]...

UAE: Detained Activists Begin Hunger Strike

Five activists held in the UAE since April and currently standing trial for publishing material online, using aliases, have started an open-ended hunger strike to draw attention to their plight...

Saudi Arabia: Outrage Over 10 Lashes for Female Driver

Shaima Jastaniya, a Saudi woman who was arrested after driving her car in Jeddah six months ago, has been sentenced to 10 lashes. The two female journalists who reported her...

Egypt: Homosexuals to Occupy Tahrir on January 1

Egypt's homosexuals have joined forces and intend to march in Tahrir Square on January 1 to demand their full rights in society. The announcement came in a Facebook group which...

Bahrain: Are Police Cars Running Over Protesters on Purpose?

Bahrain has long maintained that it was dealing with unrest according to international law. Netizens have, however, been working around the clock to document human rights abuses committed by the...

Bahrain: Reports of Military Personnel Tortured, Imprisoned, and Killed by Regime

Bahraini Twitter users joined hands to draw attention to the cases of scores of military personnel - soldiers and policemen - detained, tortured and said to be killed by the...

Tunisia: Netizens Turn to Facebook to Criticise Islamists

The question of the power of Islamic movements has become a hot topic since the so called Arab Spring started in Tunisia last December. Mona Kareem takes a look at...

Kuwait: Twitter Users Arrested then Released for “Insulting” Amir

Kuwaiti Twitter users Hamad AlOlayan and Tariq Al-mutairi were arrested and then charged with insulting the country's ruler on the social networking site. They have since been released but the...

Egypt: Men Should Wear the Veil!

With Islamists rising in post-revolution Egypt, fear of religious oppression is growing among youth, minorities, and women. A new Facebook group encouraging men to wear Hijab or veils, in solidarity...

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