Stories about Egypt from June, 2006
Egypt: We are cheap!
Why we are cheap? Zeinobia feels so and she writes why. She said: “For one man , one kidnapped solider , not even a dead , not even for a group of soldiers Israel is punishing one million person in Gaza Strip . I feel so cheap when three Egypt...
Egypt: World Cup, Monopoly and Islam
Zeinobia is a defended of Amr Khalid and supported him and his effort to improve the conditions of Muslim youth and youth in general. Yet, she record here anger on Mr. Khalid because of his support to the on going monopoly of Shekih Salah Kamal, the owner of ART Satellite...
Egypt: Journalist sentenced to one year
Hossam reports that Ibrahim Eissa, the liberal editor of Al-Dostour (Egyptian newspaper), has been sentenced today to one year in prison, for “slandering” President Mubarak.
Egypt: Pope Shenouda's health in danger
Zeinobia writes that Pope Shenouda's health is in danger now and already he went to Germany in treatment journey in the same hospital President Mubarak went last year. The medical test showed how danger his health condition has reached and that he must go to the United States for immediate...
Alaa Is Free
Award-winning Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Seif al-Islam Abd al-Fattah walked out of Omraniya police station late this afternoon after spending 46 days in detention for attending a May 7 protest. I spoke with him soon after his release and he sounded fineexhausted after a terrible night in the police...
Egypt: Rights lawyer remembered
As activists in Egypt continue to demand an independent judiciary Baheyya celebrates the life of the recently deceased campaigning lawyer Ahmed Nbil al Hilali. In his lifetime, he was christened “the saint of the national movement,” the “liberties lawyer,” and “the Egyptian people’s advocate,” since he spent nearly all of...
Egypt: Alaa Released, Finally
Good News! Alaa's wife, Manal, reports that her husband was finally released. He will be back home tomorrow morning or maximum by Thursday. Congratulations Alaa!
Egypt: Mary Western
Freedom for Egyptians explains why Egyptian females should marry a Western not an Egyptian guy.
Truth and Consequences
The first thing that struck me as I passed by the Press Syndicate earlier this week to eavesdrop on a meeting of Egyptian bloggers was the Central Security trucks parked around the corner. The steel police barriers around the sidewalk and steps of the Syndicate were lightly manned by a...
Arabisc: The Arabic Bloggers Ken, Media, Anti-Blogging and the World Cup
Blogging nightmare… Starting with hot news this week, it looks that the Egyptian blogsphere is going to have more hard time in the near future. Following Aljazeera's one hour TV documentary (Arabic) about blogging and its role in the political scene in the Egyptian street, one of the oldest, biggest...
Egypt: How to be an activist in 3 seconds
Here is a small tip from the Egyptian blogger El3en Elsehrya on how to become an activist: Just make a random mix of talks about the following: 1-Human Rights 2-Women Rights 3-Coptic Prosecution 4-Detained Bloggers 5-Random Personal Experiences 6-Sexual Freedom 7-Resenting Religions 8-Communism and socialist theories 9-Whatever topic others are...
Egypt: Solidarity events planned tomorrow
Hossam el-Hamalawy reports that the Liberties’ Committee has called for a stand in solidarity with detained journalists and activists tomorrow Thursday 12 noon, at the Press Syndicate. At 1pm, activists will also assemble in front of the General Prosecutor’s office to demand the release of the detainees.
Egypt: Inverting the Egyptian Flag
The Egyptian bloggers are circulating inverted Egyptian flags on their websites and mailing lists. The initiative was launched, it seems, shortly before the May 25 pro-judges demo, but it’s picking up now. Several blogs have posted the picture, Hossam said.
Egypt: Alaa got a 3rd 15 days
Egyptian State Security renewed Alaa’s detention for another 15 days today (he already spent 30 days in prison) . His wife Manal visited him today and reports that he took the news stoically and is trying to remain strong. Renewing them another 15 days could go on forever.
Egypt: LA Times Journalist Arrested in Egypt
Issandr El Amrani report that Hossam el-Hamalawy, a locally hired journalist for the LA Times who has recently been posting on Arabist blog, has been arrested at a protest today at the Lawyers’ Syndicate.
Egypt: From Alaa to Bloggers
Alaa, in his new letter from his cell says that he thought he will be happy to meet the rest of the detained activists, but ended up in disappointment and frustration from the conditions inside the prison (Arabic).