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· September, 2006

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2006

Turkey is Typing…

As that transition from the lazy days of Summer turn into Fall, a gloomy spell has fallen over the Turkish bloggers this week…and actually, I can agree with them myself....

Iran:Ayatollah Khomeini's letter and nuclear bomb

Kamangir talks about Ayatollah Khomenii's letter that was published after 18 years. We read in media, a letter from 1988 in which Iran's top commander says Iran could need a...

Iran:Ganji's letter to America

Nim Negah has published an excerpt of Akbar Ganji's, Iranian journalist and human rights activist, “Letter to America” in Washington Post. Ganji asked for a direct and transparent talk between...

Syria: Democracy vs. Engagement!

While the Democracy Faith seems to have been based on the assumption that authoritarianism and corruption in the Broader Middle East and North Africa region seem to play a role...

Palestine: Citizen Profile

Are Palestinians still romanticizing with the fantasies and daydreams of complete liberation and the return to a land they only heard and read about? Maybe these daydreams were legitimate and...

Tunisia: Ramadan Beggars

We all see beggars on the streets, on subway corners, and especially traffic lights. But Ramadan sees a sharp rise in beggars and their activities. Of course, these people would...

Jordan: 1st Grade Curriculum

Beside believing that Christian private schools are far better in discipline than Muslim schools, Batir thinks that the 1st grade curriculum is so tough, and a 6 year old children...

Bahrain: Michael Jackson quits Bahrain?

Khalid wonders if Michael is quiting Bahrain and his buiness with King's son after reports that he parted company with a record label based in the Gulf state of Bahrain....

Iran:A blog service was filtered by mistake!

According to Reportes without Borders,a blog service, Persianblog.com[Fa], was briefly blocked “by mistake” by Iranian Internet Service Providers. In Persian blog we read access to 650,000 blogs got blocked for...

Ukraine: Babiy Yar Massacre's 65th Anniversary

Stones and flowers were laid at the Babiy Yar Memorial in Kyiv Wednesday, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1941 massacre – by Veronica Khokhlova In 1941, at least...

Tunisia: Opening prisons to the world

At this site, I’m trying to show videos that show or speak about human rights abuses, and – as in the Tunisian video above – the impact of human rights...

Iran:Blaming Afghans

Hamed Ghodosi says authorities, blame Afghan refugees or immigrants for high rate of unemployment instead of lack of foreign investment and low economic movement in country. The blogger says in...

Kurdistance

Onnik Krikorian from Oneworld Multimedia has written a series of wonderful articles about the Yezidis, ethnic Kurds, who live in Georgia and Armenia. Traditionally, information gathered about the Yezidis focus...

More banned journals and Khatami in the USA

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists, the Iranian media is under an increasing amount of governmental pressure. More newspapers and magazines such as daily...

Morocco: What is it with belly dancing?

Samir will help you find out why belly dancing and Morocco have become so linked in people's minds.

Israel: Shimon Peres is an obstacle to peace!

DesertPeace believes that Shimon Peres is an obstacle to peace, even though he is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which means that he should work effortlessly to establish...

Bahrain: Elections!

It's been 63 days since the parliament was dissolved and no one knows when the next elections are going to be… “or should we take it as the “experiment” has...

Jordan: The Darkest September

Hareega has posted a little [ar] series on his blog about Black September, a very dark moment in Jordan’s history. It is the most mysterious, ambiguous, misunderstood and taboo part...

Bahrain: Political laughter

If you are interested in humor columnists or satirists, Esra'a is looking for a help out in a website that's primarily dedicated to political satire about African and Middle Eastern...

Palestine: Talking instead of Bombing

Salah Al-Dien describe the report which states that majority of Israelis would support holding negotiations with a Palestinian unity government that includes the Islamic Hamas movement; as the best news...

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