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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Blogs from Egypt: Manal and Alaa Fattah

A good news from Egypt: The Egyptian blogosphere is growing rapidly: A very good signal that Arab blogosphere may take off.

Egypt's growing blogger community pushes limit of dissent

Egypt's growing blogger community pushes limit of dissent
Despite a crackdown on the Net by other Arab countries, Egypt's bloggers are leading antigovernment protests.

By Charles Levinson
Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Blogs, SMS, e-mail: Egyptians organize protests as elections near

The nascent Egyptian blogosphere seizes its freedom of the press opportunity, posting photos of police beating protesters and taking hard stances against Mubarak. But will their freedom last beyond elections?
By Mark Glaser

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Blogs, Journalists and Politics in the Arab world

Blogs and journalists: how Arab media is embracing blogs?

Blogs and politics: how do Arab political civil society groups use blogs for their activism, and do these groups treat political bloggers the same as the press?

Maghreblog was launched

A group of bloggers from the Maghreb have launched a new project under the name of Maghreb Blog.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

"The BOBs - Best Of The Blogs"

Hi Arab Bloggers. http://thebobs.com/thebobs05/bob.php?language=ar
Your new chance to be among the best bloggers.

Selection criteria :
The blog must be kept by an Internet user or a small group of Internet users. It must not belong to a governmental or non-governmental organisation. It must have existed for more than six months and must be updated regularly. It must use a specialised publishing tool such as typepad, blogger.com, blogspirit or an equivalent. Sites that do not use a standard online publishing tool but function in an identical manner to a weblog will be considered on a case by case basis. The blogs of professional journalists will be accepted. All blogs will be considered, whatever their language.
Nomination submissions should be sent by e-mail to internetdelete@rsf.org. They should include the web address or addresses of the blog and a short description of its activity. The blogger does not have to be identified.
*A weblog or blog is a personal website on which information is posted chronologically, as in a personal diary.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Fighting for Bloggers' Rights


مؤلف كتاب «البرامج الحرة للأشخاص المشغولين» عبر الإنترنت والاتصالات


How to search Bahraini bloggers

To search Bahraini Bloggers, follow this link: http://www.blogger.com/profile-find.g?t=l&loc0=BH

Wikimania 2005

ويكيمانيا 2005: المؤتمر الدولي الأول لويكيميديا سيتم عقده في فرانكفورت، ألمانيا من 4 اغسطس 2005 إلى 8 أغسطس 2005.
يشكل مؤتمر ويكيمانيا فرصة ذهبية للقاء والتحدث مع الأعضاء البارزين في مجتمعات ويكيميديا، والمطورين القائمين على برنامج ميدياويكي. الباحثين والمتحدثين سيقدون دراسات وتلخيص لخبراتهم في ويكيبيديا ومشاريع جمعية ويكيميديا, حول مجتمعات ويكيميديا، والتقنيات المستعملة، وعالم المعرفة الحرة. سيشتمل برنامج المؤتمر على مجموعة من المواضيع، وحلقات العمل، والدورات التي تستهدف كلا من القادمين الجدد على عالم ويكي والمستخدمين الخبراء على حد سواء. وسيقدم المؤتمرلأول مرة عرض للأبحاث حول الويكي والمعرفة الحرة.
شارك مجتمع ويكيميديا في جمع الأفكار حول التطبيقات النظرية والعملية لمبدأ الويكي في بناء المحتويات. الهدف الرئيسي من المؤتمر هو جمع الأعضاء في مشاريع الويكي المختلفة، وتعزيز الفهم المتبادل ما بينهم. لا تدع هذه الفرصة تفوتك، إذ أن هذا المؤتمر من الفرص النادرة للقاء مجموعة من الأفراد القادمين من مختلف أنحاء العالم، الذين يعملون على توفيق المعرفة الإنسانية بشكل حر.
ستكون أغلب جلسات المؤتمر باللغة الإنجليزية، وسيتم ترجمة المؤتمر لعدد من اللغات الرسمية.


This book is going to be the Proceedings of Wikimania 2005 - The First International Wikimedia Conference See the Wikimania wiki and the official programme for more about the conference.
For images and other media see the Wikimania galleries on the Commons.

How to search Emirati bloggers

To search Emirati Bloggers, follow this link: http://www.blogger.com/profile-find.g?t=l&loc0=AE

How to search Egyptian bloggers

To search Egyptian Bloggers, follow this link: http://www.blogger.com/profile-find.g?t=l&loc0=EG

How to search Moroccan bloggers

To search Moroccan Bloggers, follow this link: http://www.blogger.com/profile-find.g?t=l&loc0=MA

Sunday, August 14, 2005

The Power of Networks and Blogging in the Arabland

The role of bloggin is increasingly growing, so its importance for democratisation in the Arab world.

The movement of the bloggers, could be, the 21st century interconnected silent revolution in the Arab world. Political and social actors are blogging for power.
Arab regimes have no idea what does a blog mean?

We are the Web and We (will) are the Blog

read to be inspired

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

50 million visiting the blogs in 2005

According to comScore blogs are quickly approaching the status of a mainstream media.
read report:

Berners-Lee on blogs and wikis

Berners-Lee said "When you write a blog, you don't write complicated hypertext, you just write text, so I'm very, very happy to see that now it's gone in the direction of becoming more of a creative medium".
Read the full interview:

Monday, August 08, 2005

Network Society in the Arab World: What a Future!

If you want to know the future of the Internet in the Arab world in the context of its 10th anniversary, please browse this website.

Allah with you Arabs.


Worldwide wonder

A worldwide wonder, except for some parts in the Arabland.
The Internet is still in its early infancy in most part in the Arab world.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Calling all Lebanese, Syrian & Jordanian Bloggers Out There...

This is a very nice step to study Arab blogsphere.
Hi Arab blogers, please do take part in this survey. It will help us to understand our life in this new virtual world.


If you are a Blogger from Lebanon, Syria & Jordan or happen to be living there, I would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your time to fill out this questionnaire in order to help explain and find out more about the blogging phenomenon in this region. This is part of my Masters reserach at the University of Westminster and your replies are crucial to helping in my evaluation. Most people are able to complete the questionnaire in less than 8 minutes.ALso your responses and any comments will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. The results of this research should be very exciting and, by the end of august, I will be sharing them with you all!

If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact, myself, Maha Taki on +44(0)7916161035 or email me at the email mahataki@gmail.com.

Thank you very much for your time and support and please do SPREAD THE WORD.Start with the survey now by clicking

Click Here to take the survey
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