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· April, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2009

30 April 2009

Kuwait: Swine Flu Blues

While election related stories are dominating Kuwait's Arabic-language blogs, this week the Swine Flu seems to be the pet topic of the English-language blogosphere. Amer Al-Hilal has the story.

Morocco: Praising Al Jazeera

Israel: Gay Couples to Wed at Pride Parade

Israel: ‘Slumdog’ Star Films Movie About Palestinians and Israelis

Israel: Praying for War No More

Israel: Teaching Compassion to Your Children

Israel: Arab and Jew Represent Israel at Eurovision Contest

29 April 2009

Syria: Reactions to the Hariri Tribunal

The UN's Special Tribunal for Lebanon today ordered the release of all four suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri on February 14th, 2005, in Beirut....

Egypt: Plans for Sexual Harassment Film Unveiled

After the success of Egypt's Anti-Harassment Day, Egyptian blogger Asser Yasser invited women to share their personal experiences with this issue. Women and young women will be filmed going about...

Bubisher: A Bus of Books for Children in Western Sahara

Do you want to go to the Sahara desert and read for children living in the refugee camps? Bubisher is a mobile library being driven across Western Sahara refugee camps....

UAE: Torture video sends shock waves around the world

Last week, a grainy video from 2005 made headlines, shaking up viewers around the globe. The video, first shown on U.S.-based ABC News, showed Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan -...

Egypt: “Egyptians are not Arabs”

Egypt's First Independent Union Formed

Egypt's real estate tax collectors have formed their first independent trade union since 1957. In addition to local recognition, the union has won international legitimacy after being accepted in the...

Armenia: Shooting the Messenger

28 April 2009

Egypt: Stigmatized by AIDS

A group of Egyptian bloggers and independent media personalities are putting their hands together in support of the “Openness” initiative, which aims at anti-stigmatizing AIDS patients, and calls for integrating...

Egypt: Wandering Internet Trolls

Egypt: Interviewing a Baha'i Assailant

Egyptian blogger Ibn Rushd interviewed one of the Baha'i assailants. Marwa Rakha translates the interview, in which the assailant admits to his role in the burning of six homes belonging...

Morocco: AIDS, Money and Sex Toys

Morocco has a reputation of tolerance, and although this is mainly a young and fairly open society there are still instances of prejudices suffered by people infected with HIV/AIDS, and...

27 April 2009

Qatar: Video of Unpaid Workers Sparks Debate

The harsh realities facing migrant workers in Qatar was at the centre of a discussion on Qatar Living after an Al Jazeera English report highlighted their plight recently. The video...

Palestine: Reading Anna in the Middle East

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