Just an interesting announcement, the 2nd Arab Bloggers Meeting will take place in Beirut from December 7th to the 12th:
Arab bloggers from 19 countries [will] exchange knowledge, get training and support each other in their quest for freedom of expression in the Arab region. The event is organized by The Heinrich Böll Foundation and Global Voices Online.
Though this is not the first Arab Blogger Meeting organized in Lebanon by the Social Arab Web 2.0 group (they had one in August and October 2009) I haven’t been able to determine who this group consists of. Their press releases boast the usual “30 bloggers from a Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria” and goes as far as describing them as the “creme-de-la-creme” but unfortunately I couldn’t figure out who these bloggers are.
You’d think an organization that plans to train and support bloggers would do a better job a promoting the bloggers that make up its rank.