25 July, 2006

Pick of the week

"Plunge headlong into the blogosphere to find out what bloggers from the Middle East and beyond have on their minds."

Those of you who have given up reading the Gulf News Tabloid and now only use it to line the kitty litter tray may have missed today's two page article on blogging including many quotes from members of our blogroll. Congratulations to all those who got a mention.

8 comments:

nativeinformant said...

VERY interesting. The fact that the media (which self-censors regularly) is writing about blogs which tend to self-censor a lot less is fascinating to me. A way to say things that the reporters don't feel they can say themselves, perhaps?

samuraisam said...

nativeimformant: Emirates today also used to run a weekly feature on blogging which they ran for quite a few months before it mysteriously died; people used to post its contents every week on here but stopped doing it after a while.
The bad thing about the emirates today one was that they cut up everyone's posts /:

BD said...

One of the blogs quoted is really impressive, The View From Dubai

MD said...

mabrook everyone!

secretdubai said...

The bad thing about the emirates today one was that they cut up everyone's posts /:

More that they changed stuff, but didn't mention it. Bad journalism. They should have described them as "edited excerpts". And the stuff they changed was really strange. Didn't they censor "jerk" in one of keefie's posts?

Still it was a great feature for a while, it's a shame it's gone.

nativeinformant said...

In addition to blogs, I am finding the letters section of many papers to be an interesting place where critiques of the UAE creep in from time to time (but unfortunately you have to wade through the same complaints about traffic over and over in order to get to them)

Tim Newman said...

Heh! I think they missed the sarcasm in my post. :)

Seabee said...

nativeinformant:A way to say things that the reporters don't feel they can say themselves, perhaps?

Just about the opposite I'd suggest. They're very careful about which pieces they print, just as EmTod was. Traffic, a bit of gentle criticism but nothing even remotely controversial.

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