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· October, 2007

Stories about Egypt from October, 2007

Egypt: Darfur Letter to Arab League

Elijah Zarwan from Egypt posts a letter sent out by a coalition of Arab human rights organisation to the Arab League on Darfur.

Egypt: Free Women

Egypt Guy from Egypt posts this video by Egyptian Ahmed Sharif which calls for the freedom of women from religious associations.

Egypt: Roukana Hamour's Plight

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia sheds light on the plight of Syrian blogger Roukana Hamour, who is being harassed by authorities.

Egypt: Jail for Journalists

Eleven Egyptian journalists have received jail sentences since September, writes The Skeptic from Egypt.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood

Tarek Amr shares with us the thoughts of an Egyptian blogger (Ar) about Islamic political parties in this post, which sheds light on the Muslim Brotherhood, its ideologies and impact...

Egypt: Favourite Blogger Day

Egyptian blogger Arima spreads Rebellious Arab Girl‘s suggestion: “On Saturday, the 27th of October, I am starting the official “Blog about your favorite blogger” day. On this day, each blogger...

Egypt: Iraqi Prostitutes in Syria

Egyptian blogger Hatshepsut links to an article which discusses the plight of Iraqi refugee women in Syria, who have turned to prostitution to support their families and children.

Egypt: On Kushari

Rebecca, who blogs from Egypt, introduces us to Kushari, a local dish. “It’s a mixture of rice and pasta, and a small amount of lentils and chickpeas, and some dried...

Egypt: Red Card for Professionals

Egyptian Mostafa Hussein discusses the Red Card – available to professionals in his country. “In Egypt, we already have a system called the ‘Red card’ for expelling highly skilled professionals....

Egypt: The Definitive Photograph

The Skeptic from Egypt links to a photograph from another blog, which he describes as The Definitive Photograph.

Tunisia: Solidarity Visit Blocked

Mohammed Abbou, the legendary dissident who sewed his own mouth shut in jail to protest censorship, is once again harassed by the Tunisian authorities, who have banned him from travelling...

Egypt: My Different Feelings Towards Blogging

You consciously decide to blog about your life and go into personal details. Then you realise that all your relatives and friends have been reading your blog. Now that you...

Egypt: New Age of Phone Greetings

With Eid finally wrapped up and out of the way, Egyptian blogger Tarek Amr (Ar) takes time off to study the history of greetings - from the age of problematic...

Egypt: Water Hyacinth

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani, from Egypt, writes a post on water hyacinth, which clog up canal, removes heavy metal from water and is food for goats.

Egypt: MB Bars Women from Becoming President

“The MB (Muslim Brotherhood) has for the first time laid what they called their political platform. The platform would bar Christians and women from becoming president,” writes the Big Pharaoh...

Egypt: Blame the Parents

Egyptian blogger Hatshepsut discusses the ‘blame the parents’ theme in many soap operas presented on television screens this Ramadan.

Egypt: Additive and Subtractive Thinking

Additive and subtractive thinking is the topic of today's translation from Arabic by Tarek Amr. Do we pick and choose the values we like from ideologies or do we simply...

Egypt: Efficiency

Efficiency is not just a scientific term used by Mechanical Engineers. The Egyptian blogger Ahmed Tharwat (Ya Marakby) decided to apply it on society as well as Tarek Amr shows...

Egypt: Wikimania 2008 | Alexandria

Mido, the lead coordinator for wikimania 2008 and a constant contributer in Arabic Wikipedia, wrote: “After months of preparation, Alexandria was finally chosen as the winning bid for the Wikimedia...

Egypt: Meeting the Muslim Brotherhood

Abu Aardvark, aka Marc Lynch, was in Cairo – where he met with Muslim Brotherhood officials and bloggers. Read his take on the visit here.

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