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    The Facebook Girl and The Poet

    Author Hamdy El-Gazzar constructs a narrative based around two key players in the Egyptian Revolution: the “Facebook girl”, who rallied people to gather in Tahrir Square”, and a forgotten poet who re-discovers poetry after decades of silence.

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  • Mohammed Morsi
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, president Morsi of Egypt calls for crackdown on free speech; Salman Rushdie on censorship and the Arab Spring; Egyptian-American commentator Mona Eltahawy arrested after spray-painting controversial anti-Jihad NYC poster; and more.

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  • Jordan Internet Blackout
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week: Jordanian online news sites protests new censorship laws with web blackout; social media’s role in sparking religious violence in India raises questions about justified cyber censorship; plus news and analysis from Ivory Coast, Egypt, South Korea, Turkey.

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