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· March, 2006

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from March, 2006

30 March 2006

Morocco: Moroccan Saffron – As precious as gold dust

Jordan: Stereotypes in the media

Israel: Sinuses and elections

Iraq: Impossible dreams of Arabs

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

Mohsen Al-Awaji was freed after 11 days of detention, and Aya thinks this action by the government is a tangible lesson for Saudis: “Don’t you dare to criticize the government...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

This week bloggers in Iraq are saying the same thing in different ways – the security situation is becoming unbearable. Also, in my bag today, a winning blogger gets another...

Iran: A 534 Soldiers Blog!

29 March 2006

Moroccan Arabic blogs opt for the sarcasme and CAIR dare to defend a Christian convert

Moroccan bloggers who choose to blog in another language(Arabic) than Arabic are facing a new wave of criticism(Arabic). “Why don't you blog in Arabic?” (French) Is a question they had...

China: Convenient humanitarianism

Kurdistance: Echoes of Violence, Identity and the New Year

What makes a people, a people? What defines a group: a common voice, a common history, culture, a blogging engine? Just as the Iranians, the Kurds celebrate New Year or...

28 March 2006

Tourism, Islamic Vietnam & Blogs

IranMehr (Persian) talks about tourism industry problems in Iran. He writes despite country’s attractiveness such as historical monuments, ancient villages, ecosystems…He talks also about government’s politics to attract 20 million...

This week in Israel: today is election day

Voting in the Israeli elections. Tel Aviv, March 28. (Photo by Lisa Goldman. Click to enlarge.) Israelis go to the polls to elect a new government today. The media have...

27 March 2006

Arabisc: Moderate Muslim Voices

It’s not only the English language bloggers from Middle East who are continuously trying to bridge the cultural gaps, but Arabic language bloggers are facing similar tough battle at home,...

Algeria: Jews and Christians in Algeria

Yemen: What Does a Woman Want?

Israel: Elections!

26 March 2006

The Lebanese Bloggers This Week: Less Politics, More Diversity

This week has seen a flurry of varied and interesting posts in the Lebanese Blogosphere. It seems a month of observing the dull and disappointing national dialogue has left the...

The Magic of Food: A Global Edible Review

#1: From the UK, Blog Jam The traditional pickled pig's feet dish is one of our favorites. Of course you may have at least a dozen good excuses why you...

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