When Omar from Iraq the Model responded to Blog Widows I was embarassed I haven't visited him for some time. And it's easy to forget from a distance the struggle still goes on for his people.
However via the medium of blogging there is plenty of news coming from Iraq, giving an accurate picture of the people's mindset. Plus Omar reports blogs are now starting to emerge from Syria, an important leg of the Ba'ath ruled countries.
Within Iraq, blogging has really taken hold amongst the citizens. In a post with many local blog links Omar concludes,
If the internet in general made this world a small village, then blogging has succeded in making it a big family.
Pay Omar a visit and say hi from his Aussie mates.