Gmail Speaks Arabic!

Remember when we used to copy and then paste Arabic paragraphs while chatting on the internet? Those days are long gone. Google just launched an inbuilt Gmail Chat application that fully supports instant messaging in Arabic. In addition to the introduction of chat, Arab users will see some other changes. Because Arabic language speakers may […]

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Defending Free Speech in the Arab World, and Around the World

Last month I attended a meeting of Arab bloggers, sponsored by the German Heinrich Böll Foundation, at Zico House in Beirut. Listening to them I was struck by the notion that these individuals—empowered blogs and other social media tools and the undammable information streams that flow on the Internet—are evolving into defenders of the freedom […]

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This Blog Is Going on Strike!

To protest the arrest and sentencing of Moroccan blogger Mohammed Erraji, bloggers worldwide are putting their blogs on strike for 24 hours on Monday, September 15, the night before Erraji’s appeal is heard. We will join the strike to show solidarity for bloggers and journalists and every person’s right to free speech and self-expression as […]

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Blog Action Day 2008: Join the Global Discussion

Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo. On October 15, 2008, we’re uniting at Rootspace (or anywhere from your blog) with the entire blogosphere and raising our voices about poverty on Blog Action Day–a worldwide initiative to post blogs about a common cause in a single day. Bloggers from around the […]

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