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Middle East Protests: Follow Voices on the Ground

The protests sweeping the Middle East have taken much of the world by surprise. But perhaps that just means those of us outside the region need to listen better.

We now have the opportunity to learn about emerging currents in societies in the region from the people who live there.  Social media and the emerging independent press give us that opportunity.

So in an effort to help you discover new people to follow on Twitter, new blogs and columnists to watch and new Facebook pages to fan, we have created a dashboard of all our Arab media feeds on a public google doc. These include:

a feed for collaboratively sharing and translating tweets on curated.by

news.meedan.net page for sharing translated commentary and links from Arab media and blogs (coming soon)

an RSS bundle in Atom and OPML

a list of bookmarked media on delicious.com

a link to useful facebook pages (coming soon)

We're also working to embed these feeds into an editable dashboard here: http://meedan-sources.heroku.com/. This  page, for example, shows our source feeds for Egypt http://meedan-sources.heroku.com/countries/1.

Let us be clear - our goal is not to present one view over another, but to present the full range of voices emerging from the Arab world, both in Arabic and in other languages.  We also have strict policies about hate speech and other forms of dangerous content (for more on this see our terms on news.meedan.net).

>> how to help

if you are interested in helping to gather, curate, translate news, comment, analysis and conversation from your country get in touch:

request to be a collaborator on a curated.by feed by tweeting @meedan or start translating straight away (see instructions on pages)

start sharing and translating links and comments on news.meedan.net

bookmark sources with the relevant tag on delicious.com and we’ll add to the RSS bundle

suggest Facebook pages to watch and translate to Abu Meedan

Below, we post the feeds. For the updated versions see the links above.

Masr / Egypt

Egypt

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/egypt-jan-25-protests

Twitter List: meedan/masr

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Egypt Atom Feed Egypt OPML File

Bookmarked media: egypt/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

Maghreb / North Africa

Tunisia

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/tunisia

Twitter List: meedan/maghreb

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Tunisia Atom Feed Tunisia OPML File

Bookmarked media: tunisia/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon Morocco

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/morocco

Twitter List: meedan/maghreb

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Morocco Atom Feed Morocco OPML File

Bookmarked media: morocco/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

Libya

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/libya-feb17-protests

Twitter List: meedan/maghreb

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Coming soon

Bookmarked media: libya/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon Algeria

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/algeria

Twitter List: meedan/maghreb

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Coming soon

Bookmarked media:  algeria/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

Mashreq / Levant

Jordan

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/jordan

Twitter List: meedan/mashreq

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Jordan Atom Feed Jordan OPML File

Bookmarked media:  jordan/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon Syria

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/syria

Twitter List:  meedan/mashreq

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Syria Atom Feed Syria OPML File

Bookmarked media:  syria/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

Palestine

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/palestine

Twitter List: meedan/mashreq

News.Meedan.net:  Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Palestine Atom Feed Palestine OPML File

Bookmarked media:  palestine/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon Iraq

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/iraq

Twitter List: meedan/mashreq

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Iraq Atom Feed Iraq OPML File

Bookmarked media:  iraq/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

Lebanon

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/lebanon

Twitter List: meedan/mashreq

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Lebanon Atom Feed Lebanon OPML File

Bookmarked media: lebanon/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

Khaleej / Gulf

Saudi Arabia

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/saudi-arabia

Twitter List: meedan/khaleej

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle:  Saudi Arabia Atom Feed Saudi Arabia OPML File

Bookmarked media:  saudi/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon Kuwait

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/kuwait

Twitter List: meedan/khaleej

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Kuwait Atom Feed Kuwait OPML File

Bookmarked media:  kuwait/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

Bahrain

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/bahrain-feb14-protests

Twitter List: meedan/khaleej

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Coming soon

Bookmarked media:  bahrain/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon Yemen

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/yemen

Twitter List: meedan/khaleej

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Coming soon

Bookmarked media:  yemen/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

UAE

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/uae

Twitter List: meedan/khaleej

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: UAE Atom Feed UAE OPML File

Bookmarked media:  uae/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon Qatar

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/qatar

Twitter List: meedan/khaleej

News.Meedan.net: Coming soon

RSS Bundle: Qatar Atom Feed Qatar OPML File

Bookmarked media:  qatar/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

Oman

Curated & Translated Tweets: meedan/oman

Twitter List: meedan/khaleej

News.Meedan.net:

RSS Bundle: Coming soon

Bookmarked media:  oman/sources

Facebook pages: Coming soon

Meedan Around the Web

Twitter

http://twitter.com/meedan

Curating and Translating Tweets

http://www.curated.by/meedan

Curating and Translating Commentary on Middle East eventshttp://news.meedan.net

Sharing Full Op-Ed and Blog Translations

http://groups.google.co.uk/group/meedan-translations/

Commissioning, Translating and Editing Blogger Responses to events Guardian - for Egypt and Libya

Curating and Translating Press Reviews on Economist

http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/

Curating and Translating Blogger Reviews on Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/meedan

Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Meedan/

Comments on this post

2011-09-25 09:17:57 -0700
2011-09-25 09:16:30 -0700
Thanks a lot