Arabic Content: One of Wikipedia's Most Growing Communities
Arabic content is becoming a hot commodity, as interest in the Middle East continues.
Arabic may be one of Wikipedia’s fastest growing communities, but Egypt & Saudi Arabia provide half the content
"While Wikipedia’s Arabic communities is one of the fastest growing in the world, there is still room from growth. Newstead said, 'We are excited about the potential for growth here, as more people come on to the Internet, to build an Arabic Wikipedia.'"
Source: The Next Web
Grassroots Mobilization, Social Entrepreneurship, & the Future of Egypt
"As Egypt devolves into partisanship and apprehension ahead of the upcoming presidential elections, optimism may seem out of reach. However, a closer look at the outpouring of political, social and economic grassroots initiatives that have arisen since Mubarak’s ouster reveals that the microcosm of civil society and democracy initiatives that grew out of Tahrir on January 25, 2011 did not actually disappear."
Memories of Naguib Mahfouz and the Movies
"Playwright, journalist, novelist, and head of the Egyptian Writers Union Mohamed Salmawy flew to the Emirates last night to give a talk at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair about the new book Naguib Mahfouz: Man of Cinema."
Source: Arabic Literature (in English)
Deportee urges hunger striker Shalabi to reject Gaza deal
"A Palestinian who was deported to Gaza in 2002 has urged Hana Shalabi not to accept a deal under which she will be deported."
Source: Gaza Solidarity
- Qatar Computing Research Institute partners with Wikimedia Foundation
- Launching the first arabic Wikipedia in the name of TAGIPEDIA
- Wikimedia Foundation and Etisalat collaborate on education initiative to offer free access to Wikipedia
- Nimbuzz Supports Arabic Language to Give Java Handset Users More Mobile Freedom in Middle East and Africa