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Fozia Mohamed

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Latest posts by Fozia Mohamed

18 February 2013

A Second Revolution in Libya?

The road to democracy is a bumpy one for Libyans, who are marking the second anniversary of their revolution this week. Fozia Mohamed charts the reactions of bloggers on the...

9 January 2012

Libya 2011: A Seminal Year Through Citizen Media

Libya grabbed the headlines in 2011. Here is a summary of blog posts written by Libyan netizens in the year that was. Fozia Mohamed charts their disgust, fear, hope and...

27 August 2011

Libya: The Liberation of Tripoli

The Internet is back on in the Libyan capital Tripoli, after a blackout that lasted about six months. One by one bloggers and tweeps from Tripoli are coming online, sharing...

21 August 2011

Libya: Bloggers Between Dictatorship and War

It's been six months since the Libyan uprising began. How was the Libyan blogging scene before the February 17 revolution and how has it evolved over the last few months?...

3 May 2009

Libya: Women, Writers and Artists

Women in Libyan society are loved, respected and cared for as mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and wives. The state guarantees freedom and equality between men and women but it still...

25 March 2009

Libya: From Funerals to Weddings

From the death of a cousin after a lethal penicillin injection to discussing why Libyan men prefer marrying 'stupid' women over those who are educated, Fozia Mohamed sifts through posts...

31 December 2008

Libya: “Gaza Burning!” Blogger solidarity with Palestine

Fozia Mohamed begins her exploration of the Libyan blogosphere with her own personal reaction to news reports about the recent Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, in addition to sharing...

8 December 2008

Libya: Eid Al – Adha 2008

After a long hiatus, Libyan bloggers are back at work behind their keyboards, wishing each other a happy Eid, discussing the increasing prices and reflecting on Hajj, the annual pilgrimage...

31 August 2008

Libya: The Ramadan Special

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, begins in all parts of the Islamic world. Depending on where you are located, it could have either started, will start tomorrow or...

9 July 2008

Touring Libyan Blogs: Summer, Diplomacy, Data Protection and the Right to Privacy

The sprawling summer days in Libya have kicked in fast bringing with them the beach season, which for me carries wafts of childhood holiday memories and funnily enough watermelons. As...

29 April 2008

Touring Libyan Blogs: Pride, Patriotism, Nationalism and Chastity

There obviously is a link between patriotism, nationalism and pride but where do the women figure in this equation? If you are curious, bear with me and let's dissect the...

24 January 2008

Touring Libyan Blogs: broken hearts country

If I were superstitious, I would have said that the evil eye has hit the Libyan bloggers. A month before Valentine's Day, a larger than usual number has caught the...

7 January 2008

Touring Libyan Blogs: the price of fame

A storm is brewing in the Libyan blogosphere and legal system over the debut book of a lawyer-cum-author. Fozia Mohamed looks at what bloggers have to say about the book,...

13 December 2007

Libya: Fuel shortage and the power of rumours, origins and awards

Libyan bloggers break their silence with a post by Fozia Mohamed on rumours, fuel shortages and 48 hours of chaos. Why were drivers queuing at gas stations? Why was there...

4 November 2007

Touring Libyan Blogs: Hospital raises an orphan and the ostrich factor

The touching story of how a hospital is raising an orphan restores Fozia Mohamed's faith in doctors. Also from Libya this week is a raging debate about prostitutes and packs...

29 October 2007

Touring Libyan Blogs: October 26 -The Black Day and the Security Council

Why is October 26 called "Day of Mourning" or "Black Day" in Libya and how is it commemorated? Libyan bloggers tell us more about the occasion in this post by...

13 October 2007

Touring Libyan Blogs: Eid el Fitr 2008

Fozia Mohamed, our Libya volunteer, is back to blogging after a short break, with news and views from the Libyan blogosphere. Issues covered this week include readjusting to life in...

29 July 2007

Touring Libyan Blogs: Health Sector, Old Ladies, Confrontating a Racist Bully, Globetrotting and Another Libyan Writer

The case of the Bulgarian nurses (and the Palestinian doctor) is already fading into history - while speculation rages if they have been bought off, whether they were guilty or...

20 July 2007

Touring Libyan blogs: women at the realm, promoting blogging, missed calls and other annoyances

Libyan women are a cut above, with the top 43 graduates from high school being girls. However, some bloggers argue that their place is still in the home. In other...

3 July 2007

Touring Libyan Blogs: French Rock in Tripoli and US Embassy Affairs in a Coffee Shop

The French Cultural Institute in downtown Tripoli is drumming up its efforts while the US Embassy is interviewing Libyans born in the US and who are applying for their American...

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