Stories about Egypt from December, 2007
Egyptian blogger Eman recommends reading the following Arabic books.
Mostafa from Egypt reviews seven medical myths in this post.
Judge Murad lost his case and the court ruled in favour of freedom of speech. The Administrative Judicial Court issued a sentence in Case No. 15575 / 61, which was brought by Judge Abdul Fattah Murad calling for banning the 51 websites on the Internet in Egypt. You can read...
“I spent most of my first day swearing never to return, but I’ve been won over. I’ll be back.”: Club Soda and Salt visits Cairo, Egypt and finds a few similarities to his native Trinidad and Tobago.
Egyptian bloggers couldn't stop themselves from writing about the assassination of one of the bravest women in the Muslim world, and may be the whole world. Carmen – Diasporic Discontents – wrote about her own experience when she met Bhutto [En]. I met Benazir Bhutto when I was in grad...
Rama Yade, France's Secretary of State, has inspired Egyptian blogger Eastern Bird to write the following post, which Tarek Amr translates from Arabic.
The Arabist from Egypt posts a security circular for the rich Zamalek district in this post.
The sectarian rift between the Islamic Sunni and Shia sects is haunting Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy‘s dreams. Read about that here.
“(A) new Egyptian film by the director Khaled Yousef has a Lesbian character in it. There is even rumor of a kiss…” writes Amal, from Palestine. “Before anyone gets too excited about the new age of liberalism in Egyptian cinema, the leaks indicate that the lesbian character is an evil...
“The American presidential race for year 2008 is like no other seriously , till now each of the two parties has not chosen yet its final candidates so we are watching a huge war between all of them,” writes Egyptian blogger Zeinobia, who gives us her analysis of the presidential...
A Bahraini human rights activist is being prosecuted in Bahrain for illegally setting up a society, reports the Free Kareem website. Mohammed Al Maskati is a supporter of jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman.
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia reports that two UAE citizens were sentenced to 15 years each for raping a French boy. Global Voices Online had earlier reported blogger's reactions to the case here.
Egyptian Sandmonkey shares a secret about Sudanese women in this post.
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia sheds light on her fellow blogger Wael Abbas‘ dilemma with YouTube. Global Voices Online reported on the issue here.
Egyptian columnist Mona Al Tahawy has launched her own blog, which can be found here.
Members of the Real Estate Tax Authority and thousands of Egypts tax collectors are gathered in Cairo this week to protest their wages and to demand a transfer of their positions to the Finance Ministry. Baheyya has more As with the second Mahalla strike in Ramadan, hundreds of women civil...
Egyptian blogger and human right's activist Wael Abbas‘s YouTube and Yahoo accounts are back after being suspended for posting videos showing victims being allegedly tortured by Egyptian police. Click the link to see why Wael isn't over the moon.
Global Voices Online‘s podcast with Egyptian blogger Wa7da Masrya won the praise of bloggers. Ibn Al Dunya from Egypt and the Free Kareem campaign site mention it in their posts.
We all used to watch cartoons when we were children. In fact, many of us still like watching cartoon movies. And sometimes some of those movies stay there in our minds for a while and affect our lives. Captain L.J.Silver wrote here about a movie he watched 15 years ago, and still can't forget. Tarek Amr translates from Arabic.
Maryanne Stroud Gabbani, who lives in Egypt, draws our attention to the plight of children with a school curriculum which doesn't meet their needs in this telling post.