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· April, 2008

Stories about Egypt from April, 2008

30 April 2008

Egypt: Facebooking the Struggle

After little less than a month following the April 6 strike, during which a number of prominent Egyptian bloggers and internet activists were arrested, preparations for the next round of...

28 April 2008

Egypt: When Religion Sleeps With Politics

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia attacks Pope Shenouda III in this post for his recent Easter speech in which she claims he said people using Facebook will "roast in hell," reports Gr33nData...

22 April 2008

What's Carter Doing in the Middle East?

Former US President Jimmy Carter just concluded talks with Palestinian Hamas leaders in Cairo, Egypt. First, it was the turn of the US Presidential elections to snub the visit. Now,...

21 April 2008

Egypt: Blogger Sharqawi Released

Egypt: Disappearing People

Michaelitoo compiles a post about Egyptians who have gone missing, for their religious and political beliefs, in this article Tarek Amr translates from Arabic.

Egypt: Handcuffed Patients

Egypt: Food Prices More than Double

Egypt: Dairy Workers Stage Sit-In

Egypt: Detainees Update

18 April 2008

AIDS – A Taboo in the Arab World

AIDS, the deadly acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is a taboo word in the Arab world. But the scary word has managed to crop up in many blog posts this week...

17 April 2008

Egypt: Boycott the World

People around the world are using economic pressure in protest against political decisions by calling for boycotting products from certain countries. With more countries being constantly added to the boycott...

Egypt: Anti-Strike Facebook Group Formed

To circumnavigate censorship, activists in the Arab world are strongly leaning on online tools to get their messages across and expose what they describe as state brutality against civilians. Word...

15 April 2008

Egypt: Residential Independence

OTV is a private Egyptian satellite TV channel which has attracted the attention of its viewers from the day it was launched, thanks to its liberal approach, the issues it...

Egypt: 631 Detainees in Mahalla