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The role of mainstream and social media in the Arab spring

Comment Middle East  In the current climate it is important to ask what textbooks will say about the events that were triggered in 2011, when Mohammed Bouazizi self-immolated in an act of protest which reverberated across the Middle East and threw the region into a seminal process of transition. How will this part of history,

 
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CLOSE THE SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY IN SYRIA, EXPEL SYRIAN DIPLOMATS IN SOUTH AFRICA AND STOP ANY ARMS DELIVERIES TO THE ASSAD REGIME.

Published on March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Dear President Zuma   The United Nations Secretary General has said that the Syrian Government has committed crimes against the country’s civilian population. A UN investigation has called the actions of Bashar al-Assad’s regime crimes against humanity. South African judge Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has denounced Syria’s “ruthless repression” She

 
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