· October, 2011

Stories about Palestine from October, 2011

Arab World: Celebrations Break Out as 477 Palestinians Released

  18 October 2011

Tweeps have been busy today following the details of the Israel-Palestine prisoner swap, which saw the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. Here is a summary of reactions of netizens from across the Arab world and beyond.

Worldwide: Dialogue and Peace Through Sport

  16 October 2011

Joël Bouzou, a bronze medalist during the 1984 Olympic Games and World Champion of modern penthathlon in 1987, is the founder and president of Peace and Sport, an NGO created in 2007 whose motto is "Building sustainable peace through sport".

Global Voices Podcast: 3rd Arab Bloggers Meeting – Part 1

  11 October 2011

In an addition to our usual monthly podcast, we have some special audio for you from the newly concluded 3rd Arab Bloggers Meeting in Tunisia. In this edition, interviews with: Lilian Wagdy, Yazan Badran, Nasser Weddady, Marek Tuszynski, Jillian York, Saed Karzoun, and Malek Khadraoui.

Palestine: Blogger Rasha Hilwi Not Welcome in Tunisia

  6 October 2011

Rasha Hilwi, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, is a well-known journalist and blogger and was among the Palestinian bloggers refused visas to Tunisia in order to attend the 3rd Arab Bloggers Meeting. Here, Global Voices interviews Rasha.

Morocco: French Made TGV Rail Project Causes Controversy

  1 October 2011

On Thursday, President Sarkozy of France visited Morocco to oversee the launch of construction work on a new TGV rail link between the cities of Tangier and Casablanca. Moroccan bloggers are questioning the relevance, political significance and the motives behind the costly project.