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· January, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from January, 2009

25 January 2009

Turkey: School Textbook Changes

Armenia-Turkey: Are We Hrant Dink?

Iran: The news that we don't hear in Tehran

Iran: BBC launches new Persian TV channel

The launch of BBC Persian TV on January 14, attracted praise, enthusiasm, suspicion, and in one word: attention! Iranian bloggers are expressing their opinions on this new channel, and they...

24 January 2009

Saudi Arabia: Young activist faces social condemnation

Saudi Arabia is a conservative society, and when individuals act in ways that challenge convention, not only might they face harsh criticism, but so might their families. A young activist...

Iran: A Cemetery is in danger

Iran: Gaza and internal affairs

Iran: 6000 paintings in a film

Iran: Women activists support Shirin Ebadi

23 January 2009

Egypt: Bloggers Divided over Geert Wilders

Amsterdam Appeals Court decided that Geert Wilders, Dutch MP, will be put on trial for his views on Islam. Wilders, and his movie had caused a huge anger wave last...

22 January 2009

Middle East: Boycott as a Political Weapon

Many people across the Middle East have decided to boycott Israeli and American products in response to the Israeli war on Gaza. Tarek Amr reviews what bloggers have to say...

Egypt: Al Jazeera or Al Arabiya

Egypt: Bye Bye Bush

Egypt: Blogger Facing Lawsuit

Maghreb Politics Review Launched

Palestine: Coexisting?