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· February, 2007

Stories about Egypt from February, 2007

Egypt: What If Anna Nicole Smith was Egyptian?

  28 February 2007

Freedom for Egyptians wonders what if Anna Nicole Smith was Egyptian! “This woman was into the playboy world of fame, however there was no one single story judging her based on morality, religion or ethics…There are three men who are claiming to be the daughter’s father. This means that the...

Egypt: Nawal Al Saadawi Show

  28 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia accuses Egyptian feminist and writer Dr Nawal Al Saadawi of coming up with an annual gimmick to ensure her name remains in the news. “(I)n 2004 she wanted to be a president ,in 2006 she came and her daughter with the new idea that people to be...

Egypt: Mossad Spy Update

  28 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia continues to follow news on an Egyptian-Canadian accused of spying for the Mossad here. “He wasn't spying for Israel despite the fact that he went to the Israeli Embassy , knew the three other wanted Mossad officers and considered them as friends and was going to Israel...

Egypt: BBC World Lost September 11 Tapes

  28 February 2007

Egypt-based blogger Tom Gara is confused as to how BBC World has lost tapes of its coverage of the September 11 attacks on the US. Gara reports that a BBC World editor wrote: “We no longer have the original tapes of our 9/11 coverage (for reasons of cock-up, not conspiracy)....

Egypt: Jesus Family Tomb Discovered.

  27 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia gives us links to the discovery of a tomb allegedly belonging to the family of Jesus Christ here. She also gives us her very own analysis of the findings here.

Egypt: Has Sadawi Escaped?

  27 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey is wondering about whether writer and feminist Nawal Al Saadawi is ever returning to Egypt here. “There are rumors floating around that Nawal el Seadawy, the prominent egyptian femenist, had escaped Egypt to Belgium and then the US after she was charged with dsidain for religions. She...

Egypt: Kareem Case Appeal Date Set

  27 February 2007

An appeal hearing has been set for convicted Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman, who has been sentenced to four years in prison, according to his support website Free Kareem. The appeal court hearing will be on March 12.

Egypt: TV Station Closed

  25 February 2007

Egypt has closed a television station, according to Zeinobia. It seems that Egypt at last listened to the American demands and closed the channel after warning(s) and threats, she writes.

Egypt: Life Improving for HIV Sufferers

  25 February 2007

Things seem to be getting better for people living with HIV/AIDS in Egypt, writes blogger egYptianist. In addition to free HIV testing and medication, the National AIDS Programme now has support groups where people with AIDS meet and share experiences in different aspects. Support groups are made of 10-15 people...

Free Kareem: Egyptian Bloggers Speak Out

  25 February 2007

The sentencing of Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman to four years in prison for articles he wrote in his personal blog may have come as a shock to many around the world, but for Egyptian bloggers the lesson is just too close to home for comfort. Kareem was sentenced by...

Free Kareem: The Caribbean joins in

  24 February 2007

The Caribbean blogosphere tends to focus on internal matters, but the plight of Egyptian blogger Abdel Kareem Suleiman struck a chord nevertheless with a few bloggers, including Cuban-American journalist Marc Masferrer, who posts frequently on human rights issues relating to Cuba. On February 19, Masferrer encouraged readers to sign a...

Free Kareem: Lusophone Blogs Join the Crusade

  24 February 2007

As soon as the information about the verdict circulated on the net, Portuguese posts commenting the 4 year in prison sentence given to blogger Abdel Kareem Suleiman started to appear. Brazilian bloggers sensitiveness about any situation involving censorship is a direct consequence of the many recent attacks to their freedoms...

Egypt: Jailed Egyptian Blogger Nominated for Award

  23 February 2007

Jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman has been nominated for one of the 7th Annual Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards, which are intended to honour the world’s champions of freedom of expression, according to his support site Free Kareem.

Pakistan: Online freedom of speech as collateral damage?

  23 February 2007

This flash animation is converted from the Powerpoint Presentation made by Dr Awab Alvi for “The Battle for the Internet.” conference (His presentation can be viewed here-original file .ppt)   One year ago, on the 27th of February 2006, when the Danish cartoons controversy exploded, spawning waves of protest, anger...

Israel: Who's Next?

  22 February 2007

Today it is Abdel Karim – tomorrow it could be you!, warns Israeli blogger SnoopyTheGoon. “This is another case when an oppressive regime takes a petty revenge on a blogger. This is another case when all bloggers, no matter of what race, age, gender or political affiliation must spread the...

Arabisc: Bloggers Rally to Kareem's Support

  22 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Kareem Sulaiman was today (Thursday) sentenced to four years in prison for defaming Islam and Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on his personal blog. Despite a support site, petitions and demonstrations in Bahrain, London, Stockholm, Paris, Rome, New York (twice) and Washington DC calling for his release, an Alexandria...

Egypt: FOUR Years Prison Sentence for Blogger

  22 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman made history today by being the first Egyptian to be sentenced to jail for articles he wrote on his personal blog. An Alexandria court found him guilty of insulting both Islam and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and sentenced him to four years in jail based...

Egypt: Vatican Visit Planned

  21 February 2007

A top Egyptian clergyman, Shaikh Mohammed Tantawi, has accepted Pope Benedict XVI invitation to visit the Vatican, reports Egyptian blogger Ibn Ad Dunya. He said the mini- summit “will hopefully help ease up some of the tension between the religions.”

Egypt: Military Tribunal for Policeman

  21 February 2007

An Egyptian policeman has been referred to a military court because he refused to guard the Israeli embassy in Cairo, writes Issandr El Amrani in The Arabist.

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