· June, 2007

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2007

Iraq: More than Just Numbers

  28 June 2007

“A nation is not a corporation and when we deal with a nation we are dealing with a society; a mass of people with ever changing hearts and minds and that's why numbers alone can't be enough to assess the situation—thoughtful insight and looking at the bigger image are also...

Mideast: Networking Arab Journalists

  28 June 2007

“Most Americans can’t tell the difference between Arabs and non-Arabs and they often use the terms Muslim and Arab interchangeably,” writes Ray Hanania in an article on networking Arab journalists.

Algeria: Holiday Debate

  28 June 2007

Algerian Nouri gets us in into the debate of changing the weekly holiday from Thursday/Friday to Saturday/Sunday here.

Syrian Blogsphere: Reform, Arab Nationalism and Travel

  28 June 2007

Why was a Syrian student blogger sued in the US? What should the Syrians do in Lebanon? Where is Arab Nationalism leading us to and what do you feel when you pack five cities into 11 days? These are some of the issues Syrian bloggers were talking about in this week's review by Yazan Badran.

Egypt: Freedom of Worship, Blogs to the Press, Anti-torture Campaigns Continue and More

  28 June 2007

In this week’s round-up from the Egyptian blogosphere, I am highlighting freedom of worship from two blog posts by Big Pharaoh and Baha’i Faith in Egypt, how an Egyptian blogger has started covering blogs for a weekly newspaper in Egypt, how anti-torture campaigns by bloggers extend to one of Egypt’s coastal cities and finally a technological tip by Greendata blog for Facebook users.

Dark Skinned Palestinians

  27 June 2007

There are dark skinned Palestinians, lashes out Rebellious Arab Girl, after fair-skinned countrywoman taunted her for her dark skin.

Morocco: 72-year-old Activist Jailed for Supporting Prisoners

  27 June 2007

Moroccan authorities just jailed 72-year-old activist Mohamed Bougrine for supporting prisoners who had been jailed for “attacking values in the Islamic kingdom”, according to this Middle East Online article. The Morocco Report writes: “So wait a minute. This guy, Bougrine, who had been to jail before during the days of...

Mideast Youth Wins Award

  27 June 2007

Mideast Youth announced today that it has won an award for Best New Intellectual Entrepreneurship Project for promoting liberty.

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