Newsletter 11/09


Highway to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. © S.M. /                                   الطريق الى مكة 
The desperately defeated seek victory in football
Posted on 25/11/2009 - 14:25
When football erupted into violence between Egyptian and Algerian fans over the World Cup qualifiers in Cairo and Khartoum last week, alarmed commentators asked what Arab fraternity had come to. The Algerian Fennecs take on the Egyptian Pharaohs for a place in the 2010 World Cup on November 14.  
مرشح الرئاسة السودانية على فيس بوك
A Sudanese presidential candidate on Facebook
Posted on 19/11/2009 - 21:45
In less than six months, the Sudanese will be choosing their next president. A young Sudanese voter writes about the need for change, the power of popular movements, and one promising candidate with a campaign on Facebook. OSMAN ELRAIAH IS THE COMING PRESIDENT OF SUDAN.jpg 
ماذا قال هيثم المالح في مقابلته التلفزيونية قبل إعتقاله
What Haitham al-Maleh told the television before he was arrested
Posted on 13/11/2009 - 15:41
From the heart of Damascus, Haitham al-Maleh, lawyer and human rights activist, spoke by phone on Oct. 12, 2009 to the presenter of the Panorama show on the Barada television channel about the intensifying security grip in Syria. Two days after the interview, he was arrested. Haitham al-Maleh at his home six years after being relaxed from his last eprisonment period between 1980 and 1987, Damascus, Syr 
عندما يباع الأطفال في أسواق العراق
When children are sold in the Iraqi markets
Posted on 10/11/2009 - 15:57
Several popular Swedish newspapers published about two weeks ago what they called an investigative report by Tracey Christensen and her colleague Thor Bjorn Andersen.
The report, clearly highly credible as it was reported from the center of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, caused a stir probably unprecedented in Iraq. According to the media, the investigation has been translated into more than 12 languages.
The Friday popular market, Baghdad, Iraq 1990. © S.M. /  
باتريك باز: نظرة جديدة على حرب العراق
Patrick Baz: A new perspective on the war in Iraq
Posted on 27/10/2009 - 15:00
AFP Middle East Photo Director Patrick Baz signed his book 'Don't Take My Picture, Iraqis Don't Cry' (Tamyras editions), at the Francophone Book Fair in Beirut; A very personal and fascinating book that covers the war in Iraq from 2003 until 2008. The book constitutes a part of Baz’ diary in Iraq during his days at work or boredom, spent alone and with the American soldiers… Emotions, life, death, and deep humanity over each page. Patrick Baz: book on the war in Iraq