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18 March 2008

Stories from 18 March 2008

Morocco: Fouad Mourtada free

Fouad Mourtada, the 26-year old IT engineer who has been arrested on February 5th, 2008 and sentenced to three years in prison and a fine of $1350 for creating a...

Palestine: The Plight of Women

Palestinian blogger Al Falasteenyia marks the International Day for Women with this post.

Egypt: Stop Drug Abuse Campaign Launched

"Stop Drugs.. Change your life" was the motto for a new controversial campaign initiated by Amr Khaled in Egypt and other different Arab countries, writes Eman AbdElRahman, who brings us...

Albania: Post-Explosion Protests

Albanian Blogger writes about the protests taking place in Tirana following the explosion.

Poland: Arts, Posters and More

Polandian writes about Polish artists and Polish poster art, and posts another installment of the Inside Warsaw series: Q-U.

Ukraine: “Fortress Kerch”

The Gaws writes about a tour of a fortress in Kerch.

Ukraine: “NATO Naysayers”

Ukrainiana writes about Ukraine's “NATO naysayers” – “local” and foreign.

Arabeyes: Rebelling the Saudi Way

On the occasion of the International Women's Day, Saudi activist Wajiha Huwaidar, had herself videotaped driving a car in a rural area in Saudi Arabia, to draw attention to the...

Ukraine: Kyiv Mayoral Election

Ukrainiana reports on the yet another upcoming election in Ukraine: “It finally happened! In a long-awaited vote, the Verkhovna Rada Tuesday paved the way for new mayoral elections to be...

Ukraine: Protesting Yushchenko's March 8 Address

Natalia Antonova writes about an open letter to president Victor Yushchenko posted in a Ukrainian feminist LJ community: “Basically, people are outraged that on the 8th of March, International Women’s...

Russia: Kadyrov, Hijab and Education in Chechnya

Window on Eurasia writes about Ramzan Kadyrov's hijab policy: “Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov’s requirement that all female students in higher educational institutions there wear hijabs of a particular color and...

Russia, UK: Olga Freer's Book

The UK’s Daily Mail reviews “a book written by a young Russian woman about her experiences living in London” – and White Sun of the Desert reviews the book review:...

Egypt: Notorious Fatwas

Zeinobiya from Egypt lists a few fatwas (religious) edicts by a clergyman, whom she describes as “looking for fame.”

Kosovo: Rioting in Mitrovica

Balkan Baby writes about rioting in Mitrovica.

Egypt: Rahho R.I.P.

“The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Paulos Faraj Rahho was found dead in Mosul on Thursday. He was abducted on the 29 of February 2008, when his car was attacked...

Egypt: First Woman Islamic Marriage ‘Registrar’

“The best piece of news I heard on coming back to Egypt is that the first ever female “Ma’zoun” (the person who carries out the marriage ceremony in Islam) in...

Egypt: Kefaya Song

Ahmad Sherif, from Egypt, posts an Arabic song, protesting Mubarak's rule.

Mexico: State of Emergency in Monterrey

The metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico is suffering damage from heavy winds and caused two deaths to date. Most of the city is without electricity. HJ Barraza is providing updates...

Albania: Explosion Aftermath

Living in Shkoder posts an update on the explosion's aftermath.

Iran:Mokarrameh Ebrahimi was saved from stoning

Mokarrameh Ebrahimi had been in jail for 11 years and had been sentenced to stoning. According to [Fa]Meydaan,finally she was forgiven by authorities and was released from jail.Her partner was...

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