The first to be highlighted in a 6-part Blogger of the Month feature, Hisham Khribchi, a reporter for Global Voices Online and the co-founder of the online forum Talk Morocco, highlights ways in which blogs have gone beyond traditional media in providing coverage of major events like the 2005 London bombings, providing a platform for understanding between people with differing opinions. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 13 April 2010)
Student and Paris-based Tunisian blogger Sarra Grira sheds light on some of the ways the blogosphere in North Africa is side-stepping the type of censorship affecting more traditional forms of media. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 12 May 2010)
Tunisian blogger and journalist Emna Ben Jemaa explains how blogging has made her world smaller, created opportunities to connect with others, challenge herself and change the world. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 15 June 2010)
Rita Chemaly, a Beirut-based blogger and political science researcher, examines the many ways that bloggers and citizen journalists in Lebanon are becoming a galvanising force for social change and influencing public policy. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 13 July 2010)
Moroccan journalist and consultant Rachid Jankari considers recent plans by governments in the Arab world to regulate digital media but argues that their focus should instead be directed toward educating citizens on ethical journalism and encouraging greater adoption and use of online platforms. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 31 August 2010)
Blog readership is on the rise in Lebanon but, asks Lebanese blogger and activist Tony Saghbini, does that mean blogs are a tool for real social and political change? (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 28 September 2010)
The women of Tunisia have a decisive role to play in shaping Tunisia's future. Fatma Ben Saïdane reminds women of the power of their vote and the importance of civic engagement.
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