Check it out !!
fist edition apparently, at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, 11 Nov.-17 Jan.
and this one, from the NY Times, on Samer Mohdad
and the man's very own website
the Arab Documentary Photography Program, supported by Magnum
Hamdan ... International Photography Award (or HIPA for short)
Arab Documentary Photography Program, supported by Magnum
Cool article from Huffpost on Arab photographers
List of photo blogs from Jadaliyya
including Panorama from Mada Masr
and Jadaliyya's generic photo page