Algerian President offended by unpublished cartoon, imprisons the cartoonist
Djamel Ghanem, a young Algerian cartoonist, got 18 months in prison for an unpublished cartoon. (Algérie Focus)
Algerian Cartoonist Faces 18 Months in Jail for Mocking President
Djamel Ghanem faces 18 months in prison for an unpublished caricature of Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika that was deemed offensive by the authorities.
Source: Global Voices Online
Iran’s First Woman Cross-Country Sky Olympian
Farzaneh Rezasoltani is Iran’s first female cross-country skier in Olympic history at Sochi 2014.
Source: Uskowi on Iran
Nicholas Kristof: Why Professors Suck!
Karl has a go at Nikolas Kirstof and his NY Times article which lauds professors.
Source: Karl reMarks
ARABNET: ONLINE TRANSACTIONS IN LEVANT TOTALS $4 BILLION, TO GROW AT 25%
The MENA region is the fastest growing e-commerce region in the world, with online shopping reaching $1 billion and online transactions totaling a stellar $15 billion (1) –a 45% YoY increase (2).
Source: Tech Ticker
Is Israel imposing Sanctions on Palestinian Universities? Repeated Incursions at al-Quds U Raise Concerns at Brandeis, Bard
An alleged clash between Israeli soldiers and students at a Palestinian university that involved tear gas bombs, injured students, and damaged buildings last month has prompted concern among some administration and faculty at Brandeis University.
Source: Informed Comment