· December, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from December, 2009

23 December 2009

Social Media in the Arab World, Snowball heading to Democracy

On its website, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Arabic network that promotes freedom of speech, announced: The internet has a snowball effect on the process of democracy...

14 December 2009

Tunisia: Student Mohamed Soudani Jailed for Media Interview

Tunisian student Mohamed Soudani, 24, disappeared on October 22, 2009, in Tunisia after giving interviews to Radio Monte Carlo International and Radio France International. Soudani was missing for 18 days...

11 December 2009

Moroccan Blogger Bashir Hazem Arrested

Moroccan blogger Bashir Hazem was arrested on December 8, 2009 following a protest in Tarjijt, during which students clashed with security forces, after posting a press release about the clash...

9 December 2009

Jacob Appelbaum Presents Tor at Arab Bloggers Workshop 2009

The second annual Arab Bloggers Workshop is currently taking place in Beirut, Lebanon (see other blog posts here); the Workshop consists of various presentations and smaller workshops on topics ranging...