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· February, 2008

Stories about Qatar from February, 2008

QatarL: Al Jazeera Calling

From Qatar, Mohamed Nanabhay writes: “I’ve been bouncing around the office all day – we’ve just kicked off a project at Al Jazeera where you can now send us video...

Abu Aardvark: Doha Notes

Abu Aardvark attended the Brookings Institution's annual US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar, and shares his thoughts about the event and the people he met here.

Middle East: Wishing Kosovo all the Best!

Bloggers and some politicians in the Middle East were quick to draw parallels between Kosovo's independence from Serbia and the Palestine Question. Following the news from the Balkans, here's a...

Qatar: Who Speaks for Muslims?

PM, from Qatar, shares with us a digest of a talk she attended entitled Who Speaks for Muslims.

Editorial Transparency in Qatar

A misunderstanding around the safety of bottle water in Qatar (it's fine!) has led to an interesting conversation about the quality of the English language press in Qatar. Comments were...

Egypt: Kudos to Al Jazeera

“Kudos to Jazeera for condemning the recently announced “ethical charter” for Arab satellite stations,” writes The Arabist from Egypt.

National Sports: unique expressions of countrywide pride.

Whether by government decree or by popularity, national sports are part of the cultural makeup of every country. People from many walks of life come together to participate, watch or...

Qatar: Apple and Facebook

“Wow! Never saw it coming this huge.. Facebook gets Free TV AD by Apple…well, it was more about the iPhone and its capability to keep tapping on your Facebook profile...

Qatar: Salaries and Cars

“I am curious to know what part of their income people spend on their cars,” writes Hashin, at Qatar Living.

Qatar: Harassed while Walking

From Qatar, Doubtfire talks about how his British wife was harassed while out for a walk by a local man, who followed and took pictures of her.

Middle East: Internet Outage Enrages Bloggers

What is a blogger without access to the Internet? This was the dilemma facing tens of thousands of bloggers in parts of the Middle East and Asia, after an optical...

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