Stories about Qatar from March, 2011
Sana of Arab-American blog KABOBfest remarks on a new academic paper that looks at Qatari channel Al Jazeera's future in the United States.
A report of a remote-controlled, solar-powered hovering shade, which could be used to cool soccer stadiums in Qatar, has taken on a life of its own, putting the small but wealthy Gulf nation in the spotlight once again. Whether or not these US $500,000 constructs will be gracing the stadia of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar though, remains to be seen.
An outpouring of support has followed news that Ali Hassan Al-Jaber, a cameraman for Al Jazeera television from Qatar, was killed during an ambush near Benghazi, Libya. This report is part of our special coverage 'Libya Uprising 2011'.
Arab bloggers are vying for the Best of the Arabic Blogs Awards, Arabisk, which is now in the judging phase of the competition. The top 20 nominations in four categories are being judged now, and the competition results will be announced at the beginning of April. Haifa Al Rasheed has more on the competition.
In what appears to be Qatar's first known arrest of a blogger, Amnesty International has reported the detention of Sultan Al-Khalifi, a human rights activist.