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· February, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2010

10 February 2010

Open Video: Worldwide Wireside chat with Lawrence Lessig

What is fair use, how does copyright fit into the digital age and how can commentary, teaching, remixing and research with video be freely developed? Tune in on February 25th...

Iran: Green Movement Readying for February 11 Protests

Iran's Green Movement is ready to defy the Iranian regime with protests once again - this time during the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on 11 Februrary (22 Bahman).

Syria: Facebook Group to Protest Sanctions on Syrian Air

Morocco: Talks on Western Sahara to Resume

The dispute over the Western Sahara is a complex one--Morocco claims it as their own, while the Saharan independence movement (the Polisario), backed by Algeria, desires independence. Three years ago,...

9 February 2010

Iran: “Eight Iranian arrested in Copenhagen Denmark”

Arab World: Should the New York Times Reassign Ethan Bronner?

Over the past couple of weeks, a much-discussed topic in the broader Arab blogosphere has been a news story that broken by a member of the blogosphere itself. On January...

8 February 2010

Tunisia: Censorship Again and Again!

More than ever before, censorship seems to become the rule in Tunisia. The last two weeks in the Tunisian blogosphere witnessed a war launched by Ammar (the nickname given to...

7 February 2010

Oman: Tweeps Meet Shashi Tharoor

Syria: Technology Wars

Over the past year Google and Apple grew apart from allies to fierce competitors, climaxing with Google's release of Nexus One, the smart phone that is touted as the only...

Syria: Youth Rally in Support of Syrian Air

The US is imposing a series of trade and financial sanctions which are affecting the daily lives of Syrian citizens in several areas. Syrian youth use the Internet to protest...

4 February 2010

Palestine: Dissatisfaction With New ADSL Policy By Paltel

A new ADSL internet service from Paltel (the Palestinian Telecommunication Group) has triggered a wave of online demonstrations by internet users in the West Bank and Gaza due to the...

3 February 2010

Syria: Damascus’ Own Marathon

Syria: A Stroll Around the Blogosphere

This week Yazan Badran takes a random walk around different blogs, and different topics in a maze that is little different than the random markets of Aleppo.

Syria: One More Expat

Egypt: We Are The Champions

The Egyptian football team beat Ghana in the African Cup of Nations' final match, and achieved its third consecutive championship. This is also Egypt's seventh championship since the launch of...

2 February 2010

Morocco: Where Independent Media is No More

Le Journal Hebdomadaire, an irreverent Moroccan independent weekly news magazine has ceased to exist, crippled by debt and heavy libel fines. Magazine founders say they have been victims of an...