Newsletter 20



  Menassat - Newsletter 20
 
Fitna, Much ado about nothing?
Posted on 03/28/2008 - 14:35
Reactions to the early release of Dutch MP Geert Wilders' anti-Islam movie, Fitna, have so far been muted in the Muslim world. But it may be too early to tell how the Arab street will react. MENASSAT reports from Beirut, Cairo and The Netherlands. wilders.jpg 
 
'Integrity' returns to Syria
Posted on 03/27/2008 - 19:51
When the Syrian anti-corruption site Al-Nazaha ("Integrity") was banned in 2007, it took every possible step to get the ban revoked through the judicial channels. In the end they were unsuccessful. This week, Alanazaha.org has resurfaced as alnazahanews.com. alnazaha.jpg 
Six months for discussing president's health
Posted on 03/26/2008 - 19:35
Ibrahim Issa, the editor in chief of Egypt's Al-Dustour newspaper has been sentenced to six months in prison for writing about the health of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Issa has the right to appeal. Egypt, Cairo, journalist Ibrahim Issa © Khaled Desouki / AFP 
 
New union puts Mauritanian bloggers on the map
Posted on 03/26/2008 - 18:42
The newly formed Mauritanian Bloggers Union wants to unite the country's bloggers in order to defend their rights. But is also seeks to impose celf-censorship on the diverse Mauritanian blogosphere.
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Playing God with the arts
Posted on 03/25/2008 - 18:47
The continuing controversy over Passant Rashad's book, 'Love and sex in the Prophet's Life,' is symptomatic of the increasing influence of religious institutions over the arts in Egypt. Egypt, Cairo, Al-Azhar.jpg
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