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15 March 2009

Stories from 15 March 2009

El Salvador: Blogger Thoughts Before the Elections

Bloggers are playing a large part in the debate about today's presidential elections in El Salvador. Some are marked by confrontation and others have more conciliatory tone, but the majority...

Morocco: First Full-Time Arab Blogger?

Moroccan blogger Mohammed Saeed Hjiouj [Ar] claims to be the first Arab blogger to make a full-time job out of blogging, in an announcement on his blog. Hjiouj says he...

Jordan: Online Petition in Support of Journalist

Hamede [Ar], from Jordan, urges his readers to sign an online petition in support of Jordanian journalist  Khalid Mahadeen, who is being sued by Parliament members, whom he had earlier...

Israel: Cynical News

From Israel, Gershom Gorenberg  links and comments on stories which made newspaper headlines which he says: “actually, if we made this stuff up, you would accuse us of third-degree cynicism....

Palestine: The Occupation and Women

Al Falasteenyia, from Palestine, discusses the impact of occupation on women in her country.

Lebanon: Graffiti in Hamra Street

“The REK crew” (Red Eye Kamikazes) have been doing graffiti in Hamra Street, Beirut, for several Saturdays. As they told Rami who also snapped a few photos and posted on...

Lebanon: “Help” censored

“HELP!” is a new Lebanese film addressing sex, prostitution, drugs and homelessness. Mazen posts about the the Censorship Department in the General Security withdrqwing its permission for the planned screening...

Iran: In Defence of the Bahá'í Minority

The Bahá'í minority in Iran has long been under pressure, and it seems the situation has become worse. Iranian authorities recently accused seven leaders of the Bahá'í faith of espionage....

Honduras: Bridge Blog from Tegucigalpa

Born in Honduras is a new bridge blog written from the capital city of Tegucigalpa by Ardegas, who describes his blog as “commentaries about things Honduran in a dialogue with...

Jordan: Billionaires Drop

From Jordan, Jazarah reports: “the total number of billionaires around the world dropped from 1,125 in 2008 to 793, that’s like 30% drop, I wonder how it’s going to look...

Jordan: Day Against Cyber Censorship

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah marks the World Day Against Cyber Censorship, which fell on March 12, with this post.

Jordan: New Facebook Design

Roba Al Assi, from Jordan, comments on the new Facebook designs saying: “By now, we are all aware of the fact that Facebook changes their design as often as the...

Kuwait: Vintage Pictures

Mark, who lives in Kuwait, posts a few vintage photographs in this post.

Kuwait: Tribute to Fashion Blogger

Baroque, from Kuwait, pays tribute to a fellow fashion blogger in this post.

Syria: Stock Market Reopens

The Syrian Stock Exchange is up and running again – after being closed for the previous four decades, reports Josha Landis.

Palestine: West Bank Obstacles

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah posts an article on the obstacles which control the movement of Palestinians from the West Bank and notes: “There is only one place on earth where...

Lebanon: Pink Taxis for the Ladies

“A taxi firm in Lebanon has unveiled a new concept geared toward women, complete with a fleet of pink cars and pink-attired female drivers ready to keep the sexes apart,”...

Lebanon: Ends blog to delete past

“Over the past four years, sometimes on the pages of this blog, I shed all the broken pieces of the heart that Lebanon broke…It became harder to blog. …My new...

Lebanon: Demonstrating for Migrant Workers rights

“I worked for three years and never received my salary” and “The Mister Beats Madame Everyday” are some of the slogans raised during a demonstration to support migrant workers in...

Bangladesh: Photo Essay On Biri Siri

Back To Bangladesh posts a photo essay on Biri Siri, a remote and tranquil touristic place near the Shomeshwari river in the Northeast of Bangladesh.

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