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· January, 2008

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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