· February, 2006

Stories about Syria from February, 2006

A Look at the Syrian Blogsphere

  26 February 2006

After a tense month of anti-violence campaigns, the Syrian blogsphere seemed to be quite calm this week… Discussions revolved about the new step from the US to give a $5 million to promote democratic governance and reform in Syria. While Joshua Landis of SyriaComment.com sees this step as a good...

Kurdistance:

  22 February 2006

Wow, another week come and gone so quickly…I guess we better get to business then. A sad week for the Kurdistan Bloggers Union as they call for an official hiatus from their group work for their individual projects. However, not all group blogs are slowing. Roj Bash! has recently started...

Kurdistance:

  15 February 2006

Hello everyone! I'm finally back -and married. The winner of the “GV Kurdish Post Title” contest was Metin from Talk Turkey, and I particularily enjoy the irony that it was a Turkish gentleman that came up with the neatest name for a Kurdish weekly, it just goes to show the...

Bridging The Gap… Danish Cartoons Again

  12 February 2006

A very important update on the Syrian Blogsphere was the Bridge the Gap in Blogspace project, started mainly to get bloggers from all over the world a bit closer, bloggers who believe in peace and mutual understanding. Ayman from The Damascene Blog says… Moderate and open-minded people exist on both...

Arab Bloggers Take on Danish Cartoons

  6 February 2006

As the debate rages on over the publication of controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Arab bloggers are reacting with their own take on the events that have unfolded over the past few days. Early on Jyllands-Posten stated that the cartoons were a test of...

Burning Butter!

  5 February 2006

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogsphere. The selected posts reflect different deviations in opinions and reactions related to the infamous Danish Cartoons. Dalya Younis of Geraldine Kingdom blog writes: أقول.. أن أبسط شيء لم نفعله هو التعريف.. فلو أمسكت دانماركيًا يمشي في الشارع وعزمته...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  2 February 2006

My normal Wednesday post is late this week because well….I forgot what day it was. It has been one of those weeks. Luckily, it was a quiet week in the Kurdish blogosphere so I feel redeemed. Hiwa from Hiwa Hopes writes about Kurdish judges in the Saddam Hussein trial, anger...

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