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· September, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2010

Bahrain: Who is Ali Abdulemam?

  29 September 2010

Bahraini blogger Hussain Yousif describes his jailed friend blogger Ali Abdulemam in this post. For more details on Ali's arrest, read this.

Bahrain: Human Rights Societies

  29 September 2010

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif gives us a sneak preview to what has been happening on the human rights societies scene recently.

Morocco: “Why Belle is a Peace Corps Volunteer”

  28 September 2010

A blog meme is making the rounds amongst female Peace Corps Volunteers in Morocco; though neither of the bloggers who posted the meme disclosed its origins, both women say that they relate to it. The meme in question? "Why Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, is actually a Peace Corps Morocco volunteer."

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Egypt: “The Inevitable Mubarak Photoshopping Contest”

  28 September 2010

In its coverage of the 2010 Peace Talks–the latest round of direct negotiations between leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, and the US, Al Ahram newspaper used Photoshop skills to place Mubarak at the front and center in the lineup of heads of states. Bloggers take the cue to launch their own Mubarak Photoshopping Contest!

Bahrain: Unwatchable TV

  28 September 2010

Mahmood Al Yousif, from Bahrain, is livid that more money is being pumped into Bahrain Television. He writes: “this .. television station must be the most invested in in the history of broadcast and it’s still a completely unwatched and unwatchable station. And when it is watched, on those rare...

Iran:Facebook for Art

  28 September 2010

Iranian artists have launched Iran's first ever contemporary art competition on the social networking website, Facebook.

Kuwait: Earthquake Question

  28 September 2010

From Kuwait, Mark asks: “Did anyone feel an earthquake around 2:25PM?” He adds: “Looks like an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit near a city called Kazerun in Southern Iran.”

Iran: Strike at Bazzar

  28 September 2010

Part of Iran bazaar closed to protest VAT increase in last two days. Gold bazzar is on strike in Tehran and a film in You Tube “shows merchants in Iron bazzar are on strike”.

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