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· June, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2010

Egypt: Looking Inside Mr Egypt

Twenty-six-year-old Tarek Mohammed Nagiub Abdel Gawad has been named Mr Egypt 2010. Bloggers react to the title and his participation in Mister World 2010, held in South Korea.

Egypt: And the First Arabic Domain goes to … President Mubarak

Algeria: Still Hoping with a Lucky Dove on their Side

After the defeat against Slovenia, the Algerians have regained some strength on June 18th by drawing against the English team. They have given hope again to millions of fans who...

Iran: “9 file sharing sites got filtered”

Iran: A leading weblog service got filtered

Israel: World Cup Bonanza – Back to the Game

Maya Norton's attempts to find World Cup reactions in Israeli blogs are being foiled by a minor dilemma - it seems that most Israeli World Cup fans are too busy...

Israel: Dubious Thanks to USAID

Israel: Storing Water for Emergencies

Israel: A Woman's Power to Name Herself

Sri Lanka: Reflections On The Problems In Gaza

Lebanon’s Sex Industry

Lebanon: E-transactions Draft Law Postponed

The Lebanese online community celebrated the temporary victory of postponing the vote in parliament for the new proposed E-transactions law for an extra month. More about this law and reactions...

Algeria: The Provisional Government of Kabylia – A Threat to National Unity?

The creation of a provisional government of Kabylia (GPK) has caused a great deal of controversy in Algeria. Bloggers wonder what are the implications of this new development for the...

Egypt: My Name Was Khaled and I Was Not a Terrorist

Demonstrations and rage continued in Egypt following the death of a young Egyptian, allegedly at the hands of police. The anger on the street is evident online, where citizen journalists...

Lebanon: Outrage over Blocking of VoIP

A recent move by the Lebanese government has led to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services being blocked within Lebanon. Citizens are outraged by the move. Katharine Ganly rounds up...

Algeria: Disappointment and Anger After the Defeat against Slovenia

After a 24 years long wait, Algerians have focused their attentions on the world cup, hoping to escape the grind of their daily lives. The disappointment was all the more...

France: Reflections on Being Part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Saudi Arabia: How a Censored Page Looks Like

Bahrain: Spying on Citizens Using New Number Plates

Egypt: Iara Lee's Flotilla Attack Footage

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