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Salam Adil · March, 2006

- not my real name. Why? I run a well known Arab company and blogging lets me say what I really think without worrying about who is reading. I am an Iraqi who has lived nearly all my life in London. I feel blogs give people a small snapshot into the worlds of ordinary people from their front door, which the media cannot. Without blogging you would only ever see the journalists side of the picture.
Finally – I also blog. You can read my thoughts at http://asterism.blogspot.com

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Latest posts by Salam Adil from March, 2006

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

30 March 2006

This week bloggers in Iraq are saying the same thing in different ways – the security situation is becoming unbearable. Also, in my bag today, a winning blogger gets another award; Chikitita negotiates Iraqi bureaucracy – Lara Croft-style; Meemo has a party; Caeser has a chance meeting with a girl...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

23 March 2006

This week is a week of rememberance. It is the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq war and the Iraq bloggers are commenting on the hopes at the start and their feelings for the future. It is also the 18th anniversary of the Halabja massacre. And the burning...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

17 March 2006

Today's report is dedicated to the women of Iraq. Women have suffered greatly in the new Iraq and on top of everything have to cope with the prejudice of some western journalists too. Again a mixed selection of blogs but you must read to the end for more cute animals!...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

9 March 2006

These days in Iraq, death is never far away. In this weeks posts several bloggers deal with the different aspects of death. The death of someone close, death of a stranger, the direct threat of death, the danger of dying in random violence and the fearlessness of risking your life...

Iraq: Remember Atwar Bahjat

3 March 2006

Zeyad asks for a campaign to remember murdered journalist Atwar Bahjat. He repeats a suggestion made by Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy: Al-Arabiya, entrepreneurs in the Arab world and journalism schools in the region should be encouraged to set up a scholarship programme in her honour that would fund the education...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

2 March 2006

Given the recent events in Iraq, it may come as some surprise to find the variety of subjects in Iraqi blogs this week. There is sadness and tears and humour even when the worst happens. Read on for a selection. First let me welcome a new blogger to the scene....

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