Once again Issandr el Amrani tells us what is different and what hasn’t changed too for Arab journalism. I prefer his words of hope. He writes: “It is not only that bloggers are widening the quantity of information available in a region where political gossip is often more trusted than official statements. They are also deepening the quality and breadth of debate with the abandon that only the rush of ego-driven publishing (and anonymity) can provide.”

See his entire article in the Guardian’s Comment is Free site, http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/issandr_el_amrani_/2007/05/heroes_or_martyrs.html