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 on Egypt.
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 should dedicate a post on who their favorite blogger is and why. This way, more people will know about your...
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 onion and tomato hot sauce,” she explains.
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. Ensuring that the country will keep the finest of its minds away,” he notes.
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 to Egypt to attend the trial of Egyptian editor Ibrahim Issa, reports ..Or Does it Explode?
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 are exposed, are you as free as you thought you were? Egyptian blogger Mohamed El Tohamy (Aka 2-Hamy) tackles this issuehere (Ar) and writes about his new feelings towards blogging.
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 phone calls to the new age of Third Generation multi-media wireless phones.
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 from Egypt.
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 'subtract' them from our consciousness because there are aspects in them we don't agree with?
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 us in this post he has translated from Arabic.
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 Foundation’s fourth annual international conference, Wikimania 2008. Chosen by the Wikimania jury as the winner over two other exceptional bids,...
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.
Egypt: 80 Lashes = An Upside Down Country
What happens when you mix a desperate dictator, a corrupt religious leader, opposition voices and a vulnerable nation? A dysfunctional union between Hosni Mubarak, Al Azhar University and their anti-freedom condemnations, say Egyptian bloggers.