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· December, 2006

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from December, 2006

25 December 2006

Religion and Suicide Bomber

Egypt: Just in Time for Christmas

Israel: Settler and Settlement

Libya:A view into the blogging scene

The Libyan blogosphere is rich and diverse, but quietly apolitical. I'm constantly surprised at how it has sprouted during the last three years. It may have less bloggers than other...

24 December 2006

Iran: Interview with Omid Memarian, Blogger and Human Rights Activist

Omid Memarian is a journalist and blogger, well known in Iran for his news analysis, regular columns and blogs in English and Persian. In October 2004 Omid was arrested, along...

23 December 2006

Iran:Syndicate leader is out of jail

This Week's Saudi Blog Roundup

The Human Rights Watch visit to Saudi Arabia is still making headlines, 80 rats were found on a Saudi Airlines plane, a Bible was denied entry into Saudi, the Quran...

21 December 2006

Arabisc: Moroccan Authorities Lack Humour, says Blogger

In Morocco, a newspaper is being sued for publishing an article on jokes which Moroccans enjoy. Blogger Hjiouij thinks its not discussing religious issues that the authorities object to in...

Iran:Iranian President talks about Student Protest

20 December 2006

France, Minorities: Integration v. Identity Politics

Iran:Holocaust Seminar and its Costs

Iran:Kianoosh Sanjari,jailed blogger is under more pressure

Freedom of speech and music celebrations in the Moroccan Blogosphere

Many different subjects were in the spotlight last week, in the Moroccan blogosphere. I'll start with Farid and his interesting numbers (Fr) about blogging in Morocco. Then comes Reda who...

19 December 2006

Bulgaria, Libya: Medics Sentenced to Death

Tunisia: Sacrifice Animals Online

Syria: Arabic Teaching

To hell you f***ing murderer…to hell…go and meet your other chums who are burning in hell now!!!!

(or Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome) These were the words of, normally, mild-mannered blogger Marshmallow26 to the news that her uncle's neighborhood had been blown to pieces by a suicide...

Lebanon: Hassan Nassrallah

The secretary general of Hezbollah S H Nassrallah and his speech that was directed to the demonstrators partaking in the sit-in protest in Beirut was the subject of many posts...