Stories about Yemen from March, 2008
Eliot Spitzer's fall from grace grabbed the headlines as soon as newsmen caught wind of the scandal. Bloggers followed closely on their heel, including those from the Middle East and North Africa, whose attention was turned to the humiliation his wife must have suffered from and indignation of having her to stand by him as he announced his resignation.
Yemeni Omar Barsawad spends his morning with the seagulls and shares his experience in this post – with pictures!
Maktoobblog.com, one of the most popular Arab blogging platform, has been recently blocked in Yemen cutting off Yemeni Internet users from the more than 46960 blogs the service hosts. According to MaktoobBlog, there are currently 1226 Yemeni blogs hosted by the service. All of them disappeared from the Yemeni Internet.
Omar Barsawad discusses reports on abuse and violence against women in Yemen and asks: “I visit relatives and friends in other parts of Yemen – I do not see or notice the kind of general abuse that those articles reported. … I wonder, which parts of Yemen those articles were...
Or Does it Explode.. posts an interview with Yemeni activist lawyer Khalid Al Anesi.
Yemeni Omar Barsawad links to a video showing the “spectacular” Wady (Valley) Doan.
Jeffrey Black introduces us to Yemeni fast food in this post.
Cairo-based journalist Jeffrey Black, who is currently in Yemen, has a new blog: Middle East Diaries, announces The Arabist.