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Mohamed Nanabhay

Mohamed is a South African working in Qatar. He blogs about Media, Technology and Culture at

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Latest posts by Mohamed Nanabhay

10 September 2008

Sympathy and Support for Qatari student killed in the UK

A 16-year-old Qatari student visiting Britain died as a result of head injuries sustained when he was attacked by local youth. Mohamed Al-Majed was in Hastings, East Sussex, attending an...

24 June 2008

“Qatar's greatest football moment…”

Football fans in Qatar were ecstatic over the Qatari national teams 1-0 win over Iraq in a World Cup qualifier. Greeker described it as “Qatar's greatest football moment…” writing: 75th...

30 April 2008

Qatar: Online Community Comes to the Aid of Workers

Qatar Living members are rallying to help an offline community of 600 workers who have lost all their belongings after a devastating fire broke out in their labour camp, writes...

18 February 2008

Editorial Transparency in Qatar

A misunderstanding around the safety of bottle water in Qatar (it's fine!) has led to an interesting conversation about the quality of the English language press in Qatar. Comments were...

15 August 2007

Beyond Borders: Bloggers Face off over Jordanian Treatment of Iraqi Travellers

The treatment of Iraqis at the Jordan's Queen Alia Airport has triggered a storm in the Middle Eastern blogosphere. What at first seemed to be a straight forward story of...

27 July 2007

Qatar: It's getting hot in here

The arrival of summer in Qatar usually means an exodus of both locals and expatriates who can afford a vacation somewhere with a more welcoming climate. As temperatures rise above...

Turkey Makes The Right Choice

9 July 2007

Qatar : It's Educational

The academic year has come to an end in Qatar so it's a good time to look at what bloggers have been saying about education in the country. Qatar is...

4 May 2007

AlJazeeraTalk Blocked in Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Basheer and Amaar are both reporting that AlJazeeraTalk, a popular Arabic youth blog and discussion board, has been blocked to users in Saudi Arabia. AlJazeera Talk has responded by...

1 May 2007

Labouring in Qatar

Like many of the Gulf States, Qatar is heavily dependent of foreign expatriate workforce to help fuels its growth. Demographically, Qataris make up less than 25% of the 800,000 people...

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