Stories about Egypt from January, 2008
Egypt: Gaza Coverage
Egyptian Nora Younis posts some of her coverage of the recent incidents in Gaza here .
Egypt: Al Jazeera's Arab Unity Series
The Arabist from Egypt sheds light on a television production, by Qatar-based Al Jazeera, on Arab unity.
Yemen: Free Kareem Site Blocked
Yemeni blogger Sami Noman says that the Free Kareem site is blocked in his country. Free Kareem was set up by activists to call for the release of Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman, who has been sentenced to four years for insulting Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and Islam on his...
Egypt: TV Producer Howida Taha Arrested
“Howida Taha Al-Jazeera's producer who is standing in front of the Egyptian courts for the charges of defaming and spreading lies about Egypt , the Egyptian police and interior ministry was arrested today for filming documentaries without permission !!!” announced Egyptian blogger Zeinobia.
Egypt: 40th Cairo International Book Fair
Eman AbdElRahman is in love with January, all the more because a world-class book fair is just outside her doorsteps. In this post, she shares with us the excitement of other Egyptian bloggers with the event, as well as their complaints, and the cultural extravaganza on its sidelines.
Egypt: Abu Tarika
Sports and politics? Eman Abd Al Rahman sheds light on how an Egyptian football player manages to make his voice count on the soccer field.
Egypt: Ashamed of Being Egyptian
“Right now I’m once more feeling ashamed, ashamed of Egypt’s complicity with the Israelis, ashamed because I know that everytime a human being dies in Gaza, an Egyptian has had a hand in his/her death,” writes Egyptian blogger Eman.
Egypt: Gazans Burst into Egypt
“Gazans have the nerve to bust out of the cage that Egypt and Israel keep them locked up in. They'll need to be severely punished for such rudeness…” writes Tom Gara, from Cairo, Egypt.
Israel: Israeli Bloggers Respond to Crisis in Palestine
Israel's bloggers take to their keyboards to express their frustration at the one-sided coverage of the crisis in Gaza, Palestine. Maya Norton rounds up their reactions in this post.
Egypt: Gaza In the Headlines
Eman Abd Al Rahman brings us the latest headlines from the Egyptian blogosphere decrying the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza. A four-day blockade has plunged Gaza in darkness, sparking international calls and anger on the Arab street to stop the carnage.
Palestine: Gaza Under Seige
Bloggers around the region are adding their voices to an international outcry as the Gaza Strip falls into darkness. A four-day Israeli blockade on the strip has led to the closure of the territory's only power station because of the lack of fuel.
Egypt: Secrets on Video
From Egypt, videos which expose secrets and ugly truths. One of them, Hideous, attempts to shock the rich into action by contrasting their carefree lives with the poverty on the streets. Also, To H.E Mrs Suzanne Mubarak, a song and video respectfully dedicated to Egypt´s First Lady, reporting about a story of child abuse, police brutality and misery.
Egypt: Free Kareem Campaign in French
Free Kareem, a site launched to rally support for jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman, is now available in French here.
Egypt: Google Blocking Kefaya?
Zeinobia from Egypt claims: “If you try to search for the Egyptian Movement for Change a.k.a Kefaya in Arabic or in English in Google , you will not find its official main website in the results whether in Arabic or in English now !! Well it seems that Kefaya became...
Egypt: Congrats Kim
Egypt's Ibn Al Dunya congratulates Egyptian American photographer Kim Badawi for winning the Arab Media & Society competition for best photography.
Egypt: Parliament Threats on Cut Ties with European Parliament
Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, reports that the Egyptian parliament is threatening to cut ties with the European Parliament and the Euro-Mediterranean Council if the European Parliament passes a resolution criticizing Egypt’s record on human rights.
A Muslim Britney Spears?
As if the media circus surrounding her wasn't enough, the latest news is that Britney Spears will be considering converting to Islam in order to marry her Pakistan-born paparazzo boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib. The Middle East and North African bloggers could hardly contain themselves, writes Jillian York.
Free Fouad: Arab Bloggers Speak Up!
The dean of Saudi bloggers Fouad Al Farhan (Ar) is still being detained - a month after he was handcuffed from his office in Jeddah and taken to an undisclosed location. Bloggers from Saudi Arabia to Tunisia are rallying behind Al Farhan and calling for his immediate release.
Egypt: Open Letter to Gandhi
Egyptian Dalia Ziada posts an open letter addressed to Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi through his second son Manilal, accusing him of antisemitism.
Egypt: Britney Spears and Islam
Troubled pop star Britney Spears converting to Islam? Egyptian Sandmonkey sheds light on the situation here.
Egypt: Social Responsibilty and the Safety of Individuals
Egyptian blogger Amr Gharbeia (Ar) looks at the ethics of bloggers and the roles they play in exposing torture against victims. Are they victimising the victims even further by exposing their identities in a society which still washes its dishonour with the victim's blood?