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· October, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from October, 2009

25 October 2009

Armenia: Twitter counters false media report

Morocco: A Lenient Sentence

In September, we learned about Zineb Chtit, the young Moroccan girl who was severely beaten while working as a maid. Last week, it was announced that Zineb's attacker Nawal Houmin,...

Algeria: An American Political Cartoonist's Account

Lebanon Ups the Ante in the Hummus War

As many as 300 Lebanese chefs gathered yesterday in Beirut to make the largest ever plate of hummus in an attempt to claim the reigns in ownership of the popular...

Saudi Arabia: Blogging Milestone

Jordan: Halloween Dilemma

Israel: Why I don't want to be a man

Saudi Arabia: Lucrative Laundry Business

Jordan: Serious about +18

23 October 2009

Activism and Motherhood in Asia

Conversations for a Better World

What does a woman sacrifice for the cause she fights for? How are her children affected by persecution taken against her? This post explores briefly the lives of women activists...

Morocco: Education Under Bloggers’ Scrutiny

Torn between insistent calls for modernization and a powerful conservative drive; caught in an excruciating debate over which languages to include in its programs; overburdened by an opaque and centralized...

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