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· August, 2005

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from August, 2005

Blog Day 2005

Blog Day 2005 is making waves throughout the global blogosphere. The one-day celebration, which encourages bloggers to introduce their readers to five new weblogs from other cultures or perspectives, has...

Bahrain: Bahrain is in danger?

Mahmood talks about the recent bogus religious proclamations in key Shi'a areas at Bahrain.

Jordan: IbrahimOwais

Ibrahim Owais says that the Royal Film Commission (RFC) in Jordan continues its search for a script or an idea for a script to produce a Jordanian feature film of...

Palestine: Palestinian Lyrical Front

Yazan Malakha shares with us some links for Palestinian rappers and their lyrical hip hop resistance.

Labanon: APSA 2005

Abu Aardvark is on his way to to Washington for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, where he will be presenting his “Anti-Americanisms in Arab Politics” paper.

United Arab Emirates: Translating Arabic Newspapers

Aqoul started translating some news clips from what is published in one of the big Lebanese newspapers that doesn't have an English edition already on line. He didn't find that...

Blogs of the World, Aggregate!

Boris Anthony, our good friend and Global Voices’ beloved graphic designer/toolsmith, recently offered this observation: “….In the last 6 months, I have not worked on a single ‘weblog': it's all...

Iranian bloggers celebrate their fourth Birthday

I would like to share with you some important issues about our blogging history. Of course it is a personal way to look to Iranian blogistory: 1- Genesis: On 7...

Iran: Regional Civil Society Forum banned by Iranian government

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information reports that a regional civil society forum in Iran, grouping 40 Iranian and international delegates to talk about the Internet and information society...

Lebanon: Lebanon in Pain

Mustapha says that you could almost smell the tension in Lebanon. Everyone is afraid, afraid from the unknown, from the harm yet to be caused.

Palestine: Memorable Moments

As the Israeli unilateral disengagement from Gaza draws to a close Laila from Gaza lists her top ten most memorable moments moments of the past two years.

Oman: Salalah Festival

WickeD of ‘Paradise in Me’ blog from Oman, writes a review on the annual Salalah Festival. She says that it needs more than the annually repeated concerts, poetry readings, painting...

Iran: Woman Rights

Secular Canuck-Iranic is wondering if Ayatollah Khamenei is beginning to show some moderation on women's position in Islam?

Egypt: Egypt bloggers and Mubarak

“In a country where most major newspapers are state-owned or affiliated to a party, the Internet is offering an unprecedented freedom and platform for an increasingly bold opposition to the...

Iraq: Death Toll for Journalists

In reference to the recent shooting of Waleed Khaled, a soundman for Reuters TV, by US military snipers in Iraq, Ethan writes on how dangerous the war has been not...

Kuwait: Calling Sergei Krikalev

Maryam of q80girl, achieved one of her dreams. She talked to Sergei Krikalev on the International Space Station (ISS) while it was passing over Kuwait.

Jordan: Bataranzi

Wondering what Bataranzi means? Laith writes the face and reason behind the name “Bataranzi”.

Israel: Blogging

Tikun Olam wonders, Blogging and Blog Comments: Freedom to Say Anything or Civil Discourse?

Iraq: Constitution Dilemma

Iraq Rising writes ‘A Dangerous Constitution’: It seems that other than the Kurdish and Hakim’s/Ja3fari alliance, everyone else in Iraq is opposed to this constitution. And the reasons are quite...

Homeless but Online in Paris

Farid Pouya at Iranian blog Webgardian points us to a story in French on Projet Internet du Rue (The Street Internet Project) about a homeless Internet user in Paris who's...

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