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Ayesha Saldanha · July, 2008

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Latest posts by Ayesha Saldanha from July, 2008

30 July 2008

Saudi Arabia: On the move…or not

The journey, not the arrival matters? Two bloggers from Jeddah would disagree. They have both been having problems getting from one place to another: one in Jeddah itself and the...

27 July 2008

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 -...

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...

21 July 2008

Saudi Arabia: Segregation on the blogroll?

It is well known that segregation of the sexes in Saudi Arabia exists in everyday life - but what about online? Can the names of male and female bloggers exist...

19 July 2008

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...

14 July 2008

Bahrain: The meaning of volunteering

While volunteerism exists in every country, people's motivations for volunteering can vary enormously. A Bahraini blogger currently studying in the UK compares the spirit of volunteering in Bahrain and in...

13 July 2008

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,...

3 July 2008

Bahrain: Damaging reputations

Bahrain: Bloggers’ Code of Ethics Against Sectarianism

With the political divide in Bahrain usually framed in sectarian terms, blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has posted a code of ethics aimed at stopping the propagation of hate online.

Bahrain: Traditional music