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· August, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from August, 2010

12 August 2010

Iran:Political prisoners stopped hunger strike

Tunisia: When the Singer Chants “Long Live Netanyahu”

The circulation of a video showing Tunisian singer Mohsen Sherif yelling “Long live Bibi Netanyahu!” and inviting Jews to come in droves to Djerba Island for El Ghariba pilgrimage, has...

Iran: Hamed Saber is out of jail

Egypt: Youth using social media to close the gap

Thirty young Egyptians joined hands to produce 10 social advertisements, aimed at social reform. Marwa Rakha takes a closer look at the “Closing The Gap” project, and shares some of...

USA: Deconstructing Media Coverage of the “Ground Zero Mosque”

The building of an Islamic community center in New York City, near the site of "Ground Zero," has polarized opinions across the media spectrum. In this post, bloggers share their...

Saudi Arabia: Where Women are Dependents Forever and Ever

Did you know that Saudi Arabia has a service in place where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sends a text message to a male guardian every time a "dependent" leaves...

Jordan: Honking Horns Mark School Result Announcement

Egypt: Know New Blogs

Jordan: Leap in Twitter Users

Global: Ramadan Memes

Every year, web-savvy Muslims around the world share images with each other to celebrate Ramadan. While most images of the sort are solemn, there is often plenty of humor to...

10 August 2010

Palestine: The Politics Of Issuing Passports

The hostility between the Hamas government in Gaza and the Fatah government in Ramallah has manifested itself in many areas, from education to electricity. Now it is affecting the issuing...

9 August 2010

Iran: Unifying Filtering

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