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8 March 2011

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 8 March 2011

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Morocco: Women Celebrate International Day

Moroccan women, who have long been at the forefront of the civil society's struggle for a better and more dignified life, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day...

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Libya: Debating the No-Fly Zone (Video)

As human rights atrocities continue across Libya, Tweeps, bloggers and netizens continue their debate on the effectiveness of establishing a no-fly zone over Libya to protect protesters, troops and civilians...

Hollaback! Mobile Technology Against Street Harassment

Based on the premise that "the explosion of mobile technology has given us an unprecedented opportunity to end street harassment," Hollaback! is encouraging women around the world to use the...

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Colombia: Celebrating International Woman's Day

In Colombia, the celebration of International Women's Day has become a tradition, and it is reflected online with netizens sharing different perspectives through websites, Twitter and blogs.

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Rwanda: Blogger Invites President Through Twitter

This is a story of how a Kenyan blogger based in Rwanda invited Rwandan President Paul Kagame through Twitter to visit kids at The Ibirunga Tennis Court in Musanze Town....

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Are Sub-Saharan Mercenaries Fighting for Gaddafi?

From the very first days of the 2011 Libyan uprising, there has been talk of foreign mercenaries, both from Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, within long-standing leader Colonel Gaddafi's commando...

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Côte d'Ivoire: A Solution to the Post-Electoral Crisis?

The post-electoral crisis across Cote d'Ivoire is dragging on since two opposing leaders, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara both claim to have won. A sequence of violent events have followed,...

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Mexico: Remembering the Women of Ciudad Juárez

Ciudad Juárez is considered the most violent city in Mexico with more than 3,100 murders recorded in 2010, with an average of 9 homicides per day. Women are not immune...

Saudi Arabia: “Demonstrations are Forbidden in This Country”

Saudi Arabia's council of senior clerics issued a statement forbidding public protests. The announcement caused a storm of reaction from Saudi tweeps.

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Bahrain: Modest Numbers Turn Out in Front of US Embassy

Small numbers of pro-democracy protesters rallied outside the US embassy on Monday (March 7) calling for the US government to stop supporting the regime.

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