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· February, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2010

Morocco: The Death of a Newspaper

Jamal Elabiad writes of the possible demise of Morocco's only English-language newspaper, The Casablanca Analyst.

Iran: Webcomic about a young protester

Zahra's paradise ,a graphic novel, is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has disappeared in the Islamic Republic’s gulags.”

Palestine: Sleepless in Gaza

The premier episode of a 90 part series, Sleepless in Gaza…and Jerusalem will be launched on YouTube on March 1st. The series will be a video diary about four young...

Qatar: Artist MF Husain trades Indian passport for Qatari one

Reactions on the Internet ranged from shock, dismay and delight as MF Husain, one of India's most celebrated and reviled artists, is offered Qatari citizenship - and accepts.

Morocco: Maghreb Bloggers Search for Common Ground

A three-day workshop for bloggers from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco was held from 15 to 17 February 2010 in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Participating bloggers reported and live-tweeted the event....

Egypt: Cats can wink too

Egyptian blogger Tarek Amr (ar) winked at a cat and it winked back at him.

Egypt: DC Rally for Kareem Amer

Supporters in Washington DC held a rally in support of jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer. Kareem has been in prison for three years as part of a four year sentence...

Bahrain: Lymphoma and Leukaemia Support Group

Bahraini Dr Nabeel Tammam has formed a Facebook group entitled Bahraini Lymphoma and Leukaemia Support Group.

Jordan: Taxed to Death?

Are Jordanians being ‘taxed to death'? Read Naseem Tarawnah's take here.

Egypt: Fan Page for ElBaradei

Egyptian fans formed a Facebook group in support of Mohamed El Baradei – whom they hope would run for President. The group has so far attracted more than 6,300 fans.

Bahrain: Blog Hacked?

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al Maskati suspects that his blog has been hacked and here‘s what he did.

Lebanon: Stolichnaya and the Girl in the Bathtub

Lebanese blogger Rami at “Plus961” posts some photographs of Stolichnaya‘s latest advertisement which included a girl in a bathtub in the streets of Beirut.

Lebanon: The Return of the Kamikaze

Lebanese Blogger and Illustrator Maya Zankoul shares her story of watching a mother crossing a very crowded and dangerous highway with her two children on foot.

Palestine/West Bank: Peace Protesters use Avatar Movie Visuals

Recent protest against land appropriation of the West Bank village of Bil'in included Palestinian and Israeli activists masked as Na'vi characters from the controversial Avatar movie, which they consider anti-imperialist....

Iran: Cyber Islamic Militarism on the March

The internet is usually touted as a space for dialogue and peaceful exchange, but in the case of Iran, the political conflict has also morphed into new forms of online...

Macedonia: Official Website of Skopje Old Bazaar

Archaeological Diary informs [MKD] about the opening of the official website [MKD] for governmental Program for Revitalization of the Old Bazaar in Skopje, one of the most significant cultural treasures...

Morocco: To Valentine or Not to Valentine?

In Morocco, as in many countries, celebrating Valentine's Day has caught on as a modern expression of love. In major cities, storefronts stock candy hearts and teddy bears, but, as...

Citizen Video wins George Polk Journalism Award

The citizen video recording the death of Neda, an Iranian woman during the presidential election protests in Iran has won the George Polk Award in Journalism. This amateur and anonymous...

Iran: Bus Drivers Union Calls for Green-Labor Unity

In Ahwaznews, an Iranian blog we read [fa]:”Starting March 6, We the Workers of Vahed Company [bus drivers] Will Wage Acts of Civil Disobedience (or white strike) to Protest the...

Egypt: Recall your Corolla

Zeinobia mentions that the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency has obliged Toyota Egypt to recall some of its models from the market, in order to fix defects Toyota announced earlier on...

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