Ayesha Saldanha · July, 2008

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Bahrain: Missing India

Many Bahrainis study at universities and colleges in India, and one of them is blogger MuJtAbA AlMoAmEn. He recently wrote about his feelings of missing Bahrain when in India - and his desire to go back to India after a long break in Bahrain.

Saudi Arabia: What is the point of MBC Persia?

MBC is a Saudi-run satellite television company, known across the Arab world for its entertainment channels as well as Al Arabiya news channel. It has just launched a new channel called MBC Persia, on which films are subtitled in Farsi. Saudi blogger Mohammed Abdullah Al Shahri wonders whether this initiative is really what is needed.

Bahrain: Obsessed with a Turkish soap opera

A Turkish soap opera, Noor, has become a hit in the Arab world, with reports of fights and even divorces occurring because of the obsession of many women with the handsome male star, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, who plays Muhannad. Some Bahraini bloggers have been examining the popularity of the drama series amongst Arabs.

Saudi Arabia: Prize for new media announced

Saudi Jeans reports on the announcement of the Hadeel International Prize for New Media, established in memory of Saudi blogger Hadeel who recently passed away. The prize is an international award that aims to encourage Arab talent in new media, with five categories: blogging, specialized blogging, personal blogging, podcasting and...

Bahrain: Celebrating an Arabic blogging community

Many bloggers in the Arab world use Arabic-language blog platforms such as Jeeran and Maktoob, and these sites have developed into large communities crossing national blogospheres. One popular Bahraini blogger, Shaima Al Watani, is celebrating her first year as part of the community of Jeeran bloggers. Shaima, whose blog is...

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