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14 September 2009

Stories from 14 September 2009

Morocco: Rage against the Sandwich

Syria: A Week Against Everything and Anything

The Syrian blogosphere is frequently one of dissent. This week, following a post decrying the practice of masturbation and encouraging bloggers to join in a campaign against, the blogosphere exploded...

Lebanon: Lebanese Bloggers React to Israeli film “Lebanon”

Lebanese bloggers have offered a mixed reception to another Israeli film about the Jewish state's 1982 invasion of its northern neighbour. Conspicuously titled "Lebanon", the autobiographical film is set entirely...

USA: 30 New York Mosques in 30 Days

Two young men in New York City, Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq, are nearing the end of their journey to document visits to "30 mosques in 30 days" on their...

Bahamas: educational tourism

Cuba: no substitute for beauty

Suriname: Invisible Men

Trinidad and Tobago: filmmakers speak

Trinidad and Tobago: Anton Nimblett's stories

Suriname: a word for freedom

Jamaica: uncomfortable silence?

China: Army on national day parade

China: the 2002 needle attacks in Tianjin and Beijing

Uruguay: Election Season Underway

Uruguay is currently in the middle of a busy election season. With internal elections completed, the entire country is focused on the Presidential election scheduled for October 25 and which...

Arab Diaspora: Shall I Marry a Non-Arab?

Arab women living in diaspora have hard questions to answer. Should they marry non-Arabs, non-Muslims or converts to Islam? Palestinian blogger Mona, who lives in Canada and blogs at Rebellious...

Oman: Online Activists Questioned

Indonesia: Controversial new film law

Indonesia's Parliament has recently approved a new film law which drew strong reactions from the local movie industry. It is feared that the law would legitimize the government's tighter control...

Palestine: Scenes from Gaza

For uprooted Palestinians, a trip home is a hard and painful experience. Palestinian blogger Ibrahim [Ar] visits Gaza, and finds himself speechless. He leaves us with a photo album to...

Morocco: A Dangerous Flu

At least five Moroccan independent journalists will appear before a judge later this month in Rabat, after having published articles challenging the official announcement about King Mohammed VI's health. It...

Pakistan: Do Not Link Us With Afghanistan