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· May, 2007

Stories about Libya from May, 2007

Touring Libyan Blogs: Tony Blair, Watermelons, Shock and Awe and a Really Hot Summer

Extreme security measures, the relationship between bloggers and watermelons, shock and awe tactics and what happens to you when the weather reaches 49 degree Celsius are just some of the...

Libya: Blair in Tripoli

“British prime minister is touring Africa before leaving his office and we got a glimpse of his visit to Tripoli. His visit brought a very tight security to the city....

Arabeyes: 1001 Tales from Libyan Taxi Rides

Can taking a taxi be an eye-opening experience to the society you live in? Libyan blogger Libyano takes us on a ride of a lifetime which gives him the chance...

Bulgaria: George Michael For Tripoli Six

Eternal Remont reports that George Michael has joined the “You Are Not Alone” campaign to raise awareness of the Tripoli Six, “the six Bulgarian nurses who await death by firing...

Libya: On Women's Attire

Writing from Tripoli, Libya, Iranian blogger Mrs Behi says: “Here in Libya I haven’t seen a couple walking in the street hand in hand. It seems to me as if...

Touring Libyan Blogs: Bloggers meet, traffic chaos, activism, corporal punishment at schools and more

The Libyan blogosphere is getting stronger - and bolder - with more bloggers putting a face to their names online. Fozia Mohamed sheds light on the phenomena and updates us...

Jordan: Arab Media Watchdog

Jordanian blogger Lina links to a news article which says that journalists from five Arab countries are to launch a media watchdog group in reaction to what they call increased...

Libya: Dangerous Eyeliners

“Most Libyan women don't feel complete unless their eyes are lined in dark black kohl. It makes them look beautiful and exotic – their dark eyes shining and the whites...

Libya: Call for Virtual Museums

Libyan blogger Lamusediffuse makes an SOS on behalf of Libyan museums here. “Although Libya has fantastic museums, they are suffering from a pitiful lack of online visibility. This is something...

The Tunisphere Reaches Out to the Maghreb

Tunisian blogger Big Trap Boy writes about the importance of integrating the Maghreb Union which is made up of North African countries and its benefits to all the population in...

Egypt: Blogger Summoned for Criticising Gaddafi

Libyan-Egyptian relations took a new turn over the weekend, with an Egyptian blogger summoned for questioning after writing an article criticising Colonel Muammer Gaddafi. “Eman found herself requested to go...

Libya: Why No $100 Laptops?

Libyan blogger Khadija Teri laments the end of a dream to bring affordable $100 laptops to classrooms in her country. “It was supposed to be happening this year in Libya...

Libya: Quick Video Tour

Libyan blogger Hibo Abo takes us on a quick tour of Tripoli in this video link.

Algeria: The Great Libyan Shia Plan

Qaddafi called recently for the creation of a neo-Fatimid empire in North Africa that would be “Arab and Shiite”, for “North Africa is Arab and Shi'ite,” reports Algerian blogger Nouri....

Bulgaria, Libya, France: Appeals to Politicians

Last week, the families of the Bulgarian nurses met with Segolene Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy, Declan Butler reports.

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