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Loud and clear: Bangladeshi youth choose their platform

 Dhaka Tribune, April21, 2013 The next generation has found its voice through the Internet Photo- DhakaTribune I never knew how active Bangladesh, as an entire country, was virtually until the Shahbag story broke out on social media this year. You… Continue Reading →

Starving for Recognition: The Plight of Palestinian Political Prisoners

Saturday, 15 December 2012 00:00 By Pam Bailey, Truthout | Op-Ed   Palestinian and israeli protesters demonstrate in support of hunger striking prisoners. (Photo: Rina Castelnuovo / The New York Times) Truthout combats corporatization by bringing you trustworthy news: click here… Continue Reading →

Bahrain: health workers convicted to prison sentences

Thursday, 29 November 2012 21:13   On 21 November, 23 health professionals in Bahrain were sentenced to three months in prison on charges of illegally gathering during Arab spring protests in 2011. Five others were acquitted. Richard Sollom, deputy director… Continue Reading →

#America Acts Like It Owns the World- #Noam Chomsky

  By Noam Chomsky, Democracy Now!   28 October 12         n the week when President Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney debated issues of foreign policy and the economy, we turn to world-renowned political dissident,… Continue Reading →

Saudi Arabia’s Rosa Parks helps women speak up #womenrights

The rights movement may not have achieved much in terms of legislative reform, but it has given women a platform to voice their views By Mona Kareem | Special to Gulf News Published: 20:00 August 3, 2012 Since the 1990s,… Continue Reading →

Dear Twitter: Corporate censorship is still #censorship

  July 31, 2012 By Andrew Couts Opinion: Twitter’s apparent willingness to censor a user to protect its corporate friends damages the company’s image as a champion for free speech. UPDATE: Guy Adams’s Twitter account has been restored, as of… Continue Reading →

Sudan using protests ‘to silence dissenters’, same as India

Rights group report urges Sudan to end the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters and journalists. Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 10:09   Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, has said the protests against high prices is the work of “a few agitators”… Continue Reading →

Bahrain rights leader arrested for ‘offensive’ tweets: BCHR #Censorship

Published Monday, May 7, 2012 Human rights leader Nabeel Rajab is being held in a Bahraini jail because of comments he made on Twitter, his daughter said on Monday. Rajab, head of the Bahrain Center of Human Rights (BCHR), was… Continue Reading →

Why Does Middle- East Hate Women ? Mona Eltahway and Leila Ahmed

The real war on women is in the Middle East. BY MONA ELTAHAWY | MAY/JUNE 2012,  Foreign Policy In “Distant View of a Minaret,” the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex… Continue Reading →

End Death Calls for Saudi Poet and Blogger

 By- Paul  Mutter -The National reports that the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has “issued a fatwa against Twitter, demanding that ‘real Muslims’ avoid it, calling it a ‘platform for trading accusations and for promoting lies’.” The pretext for this… Continue Reading →

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