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· April, 2005

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2005

28 April 2005

Interview with Riverbend about her book

Alternet has an interview with Riverbend, the “Girl Blogger from Iraq.” An excerpt: Lakshmi Chaudhry: Let's start with the obvious: why did you start writing a blog? The first person...

26 April 2005

Bahrain Imposes Web Site Registration Requirement; Bloggers Worried

Bahrain's Ministry of Information is requiring all Bahraini Web sites – hosted inside or outside the country – to register with the Ministry. Webmasters will be legally responsible for content...

11 April 2005

Banned Iranian Reporter Turns to Weblogs

Iranian regime is the best promoter of weblogs. The latest example is Massih (Masoumeh) Alinejad, the parliament correspondent for reformist newspapers who was banned from the parliament building last week...

8 April 2005

Neila Charchour Hachicha: Blogging for Tunisian freedoms

As the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) prepares to hold its second summit in Tunis this coming November, some Tunisian bloggers are doing what they can to call...

6 April 2005

The view from Riyadh – Saudi Jeans

Ahmed, a pharmacy student in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, maintains the excellent “Saudi Jeans”, a link blog that looks and feels a little like Scripting News, if only Dave Winer lived...

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