Blog explosion

Josh Landis writes about theBlogging Association of Syria. He says there's an explosion in blogs there, just as there has been in Egypt over the last two years. For the Egypt part, check out the excellent Egyptian Blog Ring.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,