Latest posts by Fozia Mohamed
29 April 2008
There obviously is a link between patriotism, nationalism and pride but where do the women figure in this equation? If you are curious, bear with me and let's dissect the situation that has brought all this out on the Libyan blogs, writes Fozia Mohamed, who connects the dots in this article.
24 January 2008
If I were superstitious, I would have said that the evil eye has hit the Libyan bloggers. A month before Valentine's Day, a larger than usual number has caught the heartbreak bug, and the bigger than life problems' caravan. It's a bullet train sweeping everything in its path, men and women being equally affected, writes Fozia Mohamed.
7 January 2008
A storm is brewing in the Libyan blogosphere and legal system over the debut book of a lawyer-cum-author. Fozia Mohamed looks at what bloggers have to say about the book, its author and the motives behind it.
13 December 2007
Libyan bloggers break their silence with a post by Fozia Mohamed on rumours, fuel shortages and 48 hours of chaos. Why were drivers queuing at gas stations? Why was there a fuel shortage in an oil-producing country? And why were people panicking?
4 November 2007
The touching story of how a hospital is raising an orphan restores Fozia Mohamed's faith in doctors. Also from Libya this week is a raging debate about prostitutes and packs harassing women in parks and public places.
29 October 2007
Why is October 26 called "Day of Mourning" or "Black Day" in Libya and how is it commemorated? Libyan bloggers tell us more about the occasion in this post by Fozia Mohamed.
13 October 2007
Fozia Mohamed, our Libya volunteer, is back to blogging after a short break, with news and views from the Libyan blogosphere. Issues covered this week include readjusting to life in Libya after living in the UK, medical ethics and the Maqams - the resting places of 'Saints' and men of religion.
29 July 2007
Touring Libyan Blogs: Health Sector, Old Ladies, Confrontating a Racist Bully, Globetrotting and Another Libyan Writer
The case of the Bulgarian nurses (and the Palestinian doctor) is already fading into history - while speculation rages if they have been bought off, whether they were guilty or not, if they were hostage to a political settlement in the New World Order or who is it exactly that defused the situation? One thing is sure on this side of the world is that their innocence or the lack of it has not been proven 100 per cent. However, in the interest of self preservation Libyans are moving on, writes Fozia Mohamed.
20 July 2007
Libyan women are a cut above, with the top 43 graduates from high school being girls. However, some bloggers argue that their place is still in the home. In other developments, blogging is making its way to students, mobile phones are a must have, and Libyans have got the hang of making missed calls, for others with credits on their phones to call them back.
3 July 2007
The French Cultural Institute in downtown Tripoli is drumming up its efforts while the US Embassy is interviewing Libyans born in the US and who are applying for their American passports at a coffee shop, according to the latest Libyan blog review by Fozia Mohamed.