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· March, 2007

Stories about Egypt from March, 2007

Arabisc: In Keeping with Fashion, Algerian Blogger Sued

An Algerian official has today filed a case against blogger Abdulsalam Baroudi, accusing him of libel for an article he posted on his blog. This will be the first time...

Egypt: Blogger Assaulted

Egyptian blogger Hossam El Hamalawy reports a bizarre incident during the hearing of a case lodged by a judge to block 21 blogs and websites that “harm Egypt’s national interests...

Egypt: Citizen Journalism Talk

Egyptian blogger Hossam Al Hamalawy will give two talks – one on citizen journalism – at the 5th Cairo Anti War Conference and 3rd Cairo Social Forum being held later...

Egypt: Gamal Speaks

The Time-CNN Middle East blog posts an interview with Gamal Mubarak, who explains his views on the much-criticised amendments to the Egyptian constitution here.

Egypt: Arab Summit Predictable

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia gives us her two cents on the Arab Summit here. “The Arab Summits now became like the elections in Egypt, an excepted result that is summarized in...

Egypt Hacked on Wikipedia

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia draws attention to some foul play on Egypt's entry on Wikipedia. “I don't know who did (it) but this is rudeness,” she writes.

Egypt: HRW Slams Egypt

Egyptian-based blogger Issandr El Amarani links to an article in which Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticises Egypt for its heavy-handedness in dealing with protesters demonstrating against amendments to the constitution....

Egypt: Anti-Mubarak Demo in DC

Egyptian blogger Nora Younis, who is based in Washington DC, US, reports on a rally she helped organise in DC to protest against the constitutional amendments in Egypt. “We met...

Egypt: 300 Review

Blogger Issandr El Amarani watched the movie 300 and gives us his thoughts about it here.

Egypt: Arrested Activists and Bloggers Released in the Desert

Bloggers Roam the Desert Egypt today released bloggers and other activists arrested in an anti-Mubarak rally in Cairo held the previous day in the desert, according to bloggers. Blogger and...

Egypt: Free Kareem Rallies and What Kareem Wrote

A call has gone out for a second round of worldwide rallies to pressure the Egyptian government to free detained blogger Abdulkareem Nabeel Sulaiman, a 22-year-old former Al Azhar University...

Egypt: Tunisian Prisoner's Health Deteriorating

“The health of the Tunisian prisoner of conscience Reda Boukadi is reportedly deteriorating again due to the diseases that hit him in Tunisian prisons; he should be released or moved...

Egypt: Bloggers Among Egyptian Demo Detainees

It is happening all over again..and may recur in a bigger way tomorrow (Monday March 26) as more Egyptians are threatening to take to the streets in protest against proposed...

Egypt: Speaker Woes

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia gives us her two cents on what she thinks of the list of speakers who attended a conference on Secular Islam in Florida, US. “I don't know...

Egypt: Anti-Mubarak Rally in Cairo

Egyptian blogger Hossam el-Hamalawy says an anti-Mubarak rally will be staged in Cairo Egypt on Sunday (March 26). This follows announcements of protests in Washington DC, US, and London, UK,...

Egypt: Pressure on to Release Sulaiman

Pressure is mounting on Egypt to release jailed blogger Abdulkareem Nabeel Sulaiman. The latest pressure tactics are an op-ed article in the New York Post and a call to US...

Egypt: A First for Parliament

“In what I think is a first in Egyptian political history, on Sunday 18 March, 102 opposition legislators began a boycott of parliament’s plenary sessions. The sessions are devoted to...

Egypt: Gamal Faints

Egyptian blogger Ibn Al Dunya links to an article which claims that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son and heir-apparent Gamal fainted for five minutes prior to a NDP General Secretariat...

Part Two: Inside the school of the Egyptian blogosphere

Source: original image from Baheyya (photoshopped), text in Arabic from Misr Digital (Read Part One of this article here) In order to better understand this highly organized Egyptian blogosphere and...

Part One: Inside the school of the Egyptian blogosphere

Source: original image from Baheyya (photoshopped), text in Arabic from Misr Digital It is being made clear almost daily that the dynamism of the Egyptian bloggers isn’t just online; the...

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