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· January, 2008

Stories about Egypt from January, 2008

Yemen: Free Kareem Site Blocked

  30 January 2008

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

  30 January 2008

“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

  29 January 2008

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

  28 January 2008

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

  24 January 2008

“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

  24 January 2008

“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.

Egypt: Gaza In the Headlines

  22 January 2008

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

  21 January 2008

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.

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Egypt: Secrets on Video

  21 January 2008

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: Google Blocking Kefaya?

  21 January 2008

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

  20 January 2008

Egypt's Ibn Al Dunya congratulates Egyptian American photographer Kim Badawi for winning the Arab Media & Society competition for best photography.

A Muslim Britney Spears?

  16 January 2008

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!

  16 January 2008

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

  15 January 2008

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.

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