· October, 2013

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from October, 2013

Dandin.me: Encompassing the Emerging Talent in the Middle East

  19 October 2013

October 10 saw the official launch of Dandin.me, a novel independent platform whose founders are based in Egypt. Abdel-Rahman Hussein, one of the people behind Dandin.me, explains what it aims to achieve: The rationale behind it was our desire to create an audio platform that would manage to encompass a...

Marking The 30th Anniversary Of The Beurs’ March For Equality

  15 October 2013

30 years ago (October 15, 1983), a march for equality against racism [fr] began in Marseille with 32 people, mostly of Arab origin, to ask for the right to vote and a 10-year resident card. The Beurs’ March (Beur is a colloquial french term for people with roots in Northern Africa) arrived in Paris on December 3...

“Stop Harassment of Iranian Journalists’ Family Members”

  14 October 2013

A group of Iranian netizens and cyber activists wrote an open letter to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and asked him to use his authority to stop harrassment of Iranian journalists’ family members. More than 100 people, from inside and outside Iran, signed this open letter.   

Syria: Banksy’s Crude Politics

  13 October 2013

Anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy released a video satirizing the Syrian civil war, entitled “Rebel Rocket Attack," leaving Syrians and keen watchers of the conflict confused and disappointed.

Nobel Peace Prize Fails to Pacify

  12 October 2013

Assad for Nobel Peace Prize 2014? This is one of many reactions after the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was named as this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Protests in Iraq Crowdvoiced

  12 October 2013

Crowdvoice is a platform that “works to provide first-hand reports, occasionally coupled with the top mainstream media coverage.” By curating and putting to the forefront the sound bytes of these working to change the world, Crowdvoice compiles a wide range of resources in a meaningful whole thus enabling access to...

Saudi Women Driving – “A Western Demand”

  8 October 2013

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran shares this tweet by a female member of the Saudi ruling family, ridiculing the call to lift the ban on women driving: London-based Saudi princess ridicules the calls to lift the ban on women driving, calls it a Western demand pic.twitter.com/XYqfyi4kIs — Ahmed Al Omran...

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