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· August, 2005

Stories about Egypt from August, 2005

Egypt: Egypt bloggers and Mubarak

“In a country where most major newspapers are state-owned or affiliated to a party, the Internet is offering an unprecedented freedom and platform for an increasingly bold opposition to the...

Egypt: Only in Egypt

The Egyptian Person is following the Middle East Times, which occasionally has an article called “Only in Egypt“, which has a collection of weird and wondrous news items from Egypt....

Egypt: National TV and Elections

The Big Pharaoh is stunned because Egypt national TV aired criticisms of Mubarak's regime and the government.

Egypt: 2-3 Million Egyptians In Iraq

Ritzy is reporting that there are 2-3 million egyptians living in Iraq right now, the majority of which did not report to the embassey since the occupation. She is wondering...

Egypt: Egyptian presidential elections online polls

The Arabist Network posts a roundup of a few Internet polls on the Egyptian presidential elections. They seem to confirm that the race is indeed between Ayman Nour and Hosni...

Egypt: Artists Protest

Baheyya from Egypt posts new photos of ‘Writers and Artists for Change’ while they staged their second protest in the public square at Cairo.

Egyptian, Bahraini and Iranian bloggers in the Christians Science monitor

Charles Levinson – Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, writes about Egypt's growing blogger community and mentions Baheyya, The Sandmonkey and The Big Pharaoh. On the Iranian side, he talks...

Egypt: Al Hurra Exposure

The exposure to US based Al Hurra channel and Radio Sawa increased in Egypt from 70% last year to 92% this year. Al Hurra received tremendous negative media coverage and...

Egypt: Democracy Game

Mohamed of From Cairo, with love, thanks Condoleezza Rice for pushing for democracy that far in Egypt, which is appearing in President Mubarak's democracy game, and mutating into a presidential...

Egypt: We're Watching You Movement

The Arabist Network report the launched of a new movement in Egypt called Shayfeenkum-We're watching you. The movement will provide an avenue for citizens to report any human rights violations,...

Sharm Relief

Following the devastating terrorist attacks in the Egyptian tourist hub of Sharm Elshiekh, set up a fundraiser called Sharm Relief at

Egypt: Update on Sinai Terrorist Attack

The Sandmonkey update on Sinai Terrorist Attack and says that the international media is ignoring it for some strange reason. Claims of responsbility for Yesterdays Sinai Terrorist attack have been...

Egypt: New Explosion in Sinai?

The Sandmonkey is getting a little bit confused. He says that according to News Filbalad (an Egyptian news website), the Multinational Force and Observers declared that no explosion took place...

Egypt: Islamic video games

The Sandmonkey writes that there seems to be a number of video-game developers who, in an attempt to counter the Christian video-game revolution, are developing Islamic video-games.

Egypt: Islam must change

The Big Pharaoh says that Islam must change just as Christianity and Judaism changed. Religious reform cannot be separated from political reform. In fact, he consider it to be much...

Egypt: Homosexuality!

From Cairo, with Love is comparing the treatment of homosexuality in the west and the Islamic countries.

Egypt: Blair is Right

Egyptian Person is happy about Tony Blair's recent actions against immigrant extremists living in UK and hopes the rest of Europe to make similar actions.

Egypt: Get In

Karim Elsahy is giving some ideas for those who would like to participate in fundraising for which support the victims and families of Sharm el-Shiekh bomb-hit.

Egypt: Sharm Bomb Experience

Daoud Kuttab (a Palestinian Journalist) and his family, were spending their annual vacation at Sharm el-Sheikh the time it was bomb-hit last month (Sharm blast in pictures – BBC). Read...

Egypt: Zawahiri Hated

Reacting to Al-Jazeera clips of Ayman al-Zawahiri yesterday, Abu Aardvark is asking: Why are so many conservative analysts so insistent on taking bin Laden's side in intra-Islamist debates?, and Sabbah...

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