Wishing everyone a very happy, productive and peaceful 2012. My gift to you…
2011 by numbers:
1 new country, South Sudan, added to the world.
199 bloggers arrested, 31% increase on 2010 (Reporters Without Borders).
248 days from the first protests in Libya to the death of Colonel Gadaffi (15th February-20th October).
3,100 people arrested in connection with the Summer riots in England (BBC)
3,500 protesters killed in Syria (UN figures Nov 2011).
2 million people gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, to demand the resignation of President Mubarak.
6.5 million people download Angry Birds on Christmas day.