Rebecca Saab Saade is a social media trainer for the Beirut-based Social Media Exchange. She also works on LGBT rights advocacy work with Meem, “a community of lesbian, bisexual, queer & questioning women and transgender persons in Lebanon.” She helped subtitle the movie 10 Tactics into Arabic.
This post was originally published on Global Voices Advocacy by Rasha Abdulla. Alaa Abdel Fattah was a participant at the Arab Bloggers Meeting, less than four weeks ago.
Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (@alaa) was detained today (Sunday, Oct. 30) for 15 days pending investigation after refusing to be interrogated by a military investigator, insisting on his right to be tried before a civil court.
By Donatella Della Ratta, posted originally on mediaoriente.
I`ve just returned after a long week of travels, the most exciting of them being the days spent in Tunis for the third Arab Bloggers meeting (#AB11).
I attended the second one in Beirut, 2009, and thought this was awesome. The atmosphere at the time was that of “something in the making”.
متابعة قراءة Wrapping up the Third Arab Bloggers meeting
Some of us are only still finding our way home, but we’re looking forward to reading what everyone has to say since the meeting in Tunis. Meanwhile, here are excerpts from two thoughtful entries about what the Arab Bloggers Meeting means.
From Sudanese Thinker, now publicly known as Amir Ahmad Nasr (Drima), a touching post that ends on a personal note of self-empowerment. Read the whole post!
To truly begin to understand the significance of the 3rd Arab Bloggers Meeting that just took place in Tunisia, you first have to make yourself familiar with what happened two years ago in December 2009 during the 2nd Arab Bloggers Meeting in Beirut.
متابعة قراءة Reflections on the 3rd Arab Bloggers Meeting #AB11