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Delivered a lecture at Princeton University

Delivered a lecture at Princeton University

5 Mar, '086 Comments

At the invitation of Daoud Kuttab, the visiting Ferris Professor of “New Media and the Arab World” at Princeton University, I gave a lecture to his students this morning about the Middle East Human Rights and Freedom of Expression situations from a blogger’s and political activist’s perspective. This is essentially the same presentation I did […]

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Mahmood’s Den Scapegoat of the moment

25 Feb, '0812 Comments

In keeping with the Den’s traditions, I have the honour in announcing the Scapegoat of the Moment who will have the unbridled responsibility of carrying ALL of the world’s ills on her shoulder; moreover, she will have to wear a beaming smile while doing so. Frowning and grumbling she is absolutely not allowed. This she […]

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33rd Bloggers’ Gathering TONIGHT!

33rd Bloggers’ Gathering TONIGHT!

6 Oct, '079 Comments

At a new venue just for Ramadhan suggested by Silveroo who has also agreed to pay to dry-clean our clothes due to the shisha smoke at La Maison du Café in Zinj at 8pm! Sorry about the last minute notice, but I do hope that bloggers will have a few minutes to spare to come […]

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Bloggers’ Gathering change announcement

2 Aug, '0714 Comments

It has been unanimously agreed that the gatherings henceforth will change to the first Saturday of the month, rather than Thursdays. The gathering time has also been changed to 11AM, as well as the venue which will now be at Dolce Cafe by Nasser Pharmacy opposite the Ahli club in New Zinj. The first gathering […]

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Bolstering the blogosphere

20 Jul, '072 Comments

Good News™: More people noticing that blogging is no longer a phenomenon: The blogosphere, as media expert Dr. Mark Lynch points out, is able to ‘escape the state driven red lines which even the most independent of Arab media is forced to acknowledge’. As such, they fit in with the EU’s agenda, enshrined in the […]

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