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Arab spring News : Jan 31, 2012

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It’s a different Arab spring in art and culture
Times of India
Away from the dust and din of revolutions, the Arab world is celebrating a differentspring in the arts and culture space by broadening its links with the rest of the world. The arts and culture agenda in the region set by three major arts projects
Bitter fruits of revolution and the Arab Spring
The Voice of Russia
Reality keeps teaching hard lessons to the Western supporters of the so- called “Arab spring”. The toppling of the Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak was presented by the West as an amazing example of a “democratic revolution” and praised in the same way

The Voice of Russia
Christians fear losing freedoms in Arab Spring
Tucson Citizen
The Arab Spring uprisings that have toppled secular dictatorships in the Middle East and North Africa have unleashed long-suppressed freedoms that have allowed Islamic parties to gain a share of political power they have been denied for decades.
Arab Spring, Fukushima star at hard-hitting Berlinale
Daily News Egypt
(Reuters/Thomas Peter) By Alice Baghdjian/Reuters Social upheaval and political awakening will form the focal themes of the 62nd Berlin film festival, director Dieter Kosslick said, as films depicting the Arab Spring and Japan’s crippled Fukushima
Panetta on the Arab Spring (2:24)
Washington Post
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discusses how the US and the international community should manage the Arab Spring. (Jan. 30) (/CBS News) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge holders consistently post smart, timely comments about Washington area
Don’t Expect a Revolution in Pakistan
Huffington Post (blog)
Understandably, observers have suggested Pakistan could experience its own Arab Spring. Others, singling out the country’s volatile mix of popular discontent, economic distress, and Islamic ideology, intimate that Pakistan could go the way of Iran in
The Arab Spring: Fears and Hopes
Dissident Voice
by Adnan Al-Daini / January 31st, 2012 The optimism generated by the Arab spring is now giving way to anxieties about where these changes are taking Arab societies. The idealism of the young in their millions for a dignified life where human rights are
Syria and Egypt Test White House Response to Arab Spring
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter: Subscribe to IBTimes’s RSS feed More than a year after a wave of popular uprisings began across the Arab world, the White House spent Monday responding to the Arab Spring’s fallout in Syria and Egypt.

International Business Times
Another Chinese Dissident on Trial
Dissident Zhu Yufu is among a group of writers and intellectuals targeted by Chinese authorities in a crackdown aimed at preventing Arab Spring-style popular uprisings. Three other dissidents have received nine- and 10-year prison terms for subversion
“The Revolution Will Spread Throughout the Muslim World – and Beyond”
Huffington Post (blog)
Rachid Ghannouchi, whose Ennahdha party won Tunisia’s first free elections last November, does indeed spearhead the post-Arab Spring Middle East. After being imprisoned and forced into exile by President Ben Ali for his Islamist views,

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