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· May, 2008

Stories about Egypt from May, 2008

Egypt: On the Hijab

Egyptian Arima shares her ideas on a controversial post on the Islamic headscarf worn by women.

Egypt: Styill Building Pyramids

Tom Gara says the Egyptians are continuing to build pyramids – in this sarcastic post.

Egypt: Strike Number Three

Egypt is gearing up for its third strike in a row on June 5, writes Zeinobia. “People in Egypt are extremely angry from the Government's latest economic decisions to escalate...

Egypt: On Caramel

Egyptian Arima has just watched Caramel – and has good things to say about the movie about five friends in Beirut, Lebanon.

From the Diary of a Sinister Egyptian Spinster

Egyptian women have their own set of challenges, ranging from the right to marry themselves off to inequality in marriage and divorce rights. Marwa Rakha sheds light on the thoughts...

Egypt: Torture Acceptable

Egyptian blogger Mostafa is surprised that some of his friends find torture as an acceptable form of extracting confessions from people being interrogated – after an experiment he conducted on...

Morocco: Calculators are to Blame

Moroccan blogger Essam Aissam [Ar] writes about the educational systems and grades students get in Morocco and Egypt. He concludes that graduates from his country could fare worse than their...

Israel: Diplomatic Relations Don't Extend to Soccer Field

“I guess the Egyptians would rather quit than fight,” remarks Israel Matzav's Carl in Jerusalem. “An Egyptian soccer team which included diplomats from the country who are stationed in Rome...

Stuff Egyptian People Like

There are sites like “Stuff White People Like“, “Stuff Educated Black People Like“, and even “Stuff Jewish Young Adults Like“. So a group of Egyptian bloggers decided to create the...

The Victimization of Egyptian Women and Children

Fantasia's World raises crucial issues that hold back the Egyptian society all together; namely women's rights, violence against women and children, and the general misconceptions of male-female relationships in the...

Egypt: Strike Number 3 Planned

Zeinobia from Egypt reports that a third strike protesting against price hikes and low salaries will be held across the country on June 5.

Egypt: Egyptian Bloggers Union Formed

Egyptian blogger Shokeir [Ar] is surprised that an Egyptian Bloggers Union has been formed.

Egypt: A Taxi Driver's Words of Wisdom

Israeli-American blogger Daniel Lubetsky, traveling in Egypt, interviews his taxi driver on leading figures in the Middle East. “I asked him to rank people or countries, thumbs up or thumbs...

Egypt: Sad for Hadeel

Zeinobia, from Egypt, mourns the death of Saudi blogger Hadeel and asks: “I do not know why I feel sad. Is it because Hadeel was young like me , she...

Egypt: Myths about Protests

Egyptian blogger Baheyya dispels four myths about protests in this post.

Egypt: Islamic Feminism Alive

Islamic feminism is alive and well, writes Egyptian blogger Arima, in this first of a two-part series.

Arabeyes: Mourning for Hadeel

Saudi blogger Hadeel El Hadeef passed away exactly a month after her 25th birthday. Bloggers from around the region come together to mourn the death and celebrate the life of...

Egypt: Thoughts about Palestine

Egyptian Arima shares her thoughts about Palestine in this post.

Egypt: Torture for Bloggers and Activists

Egyptian bloggers, cyberactivists and activists on the ground continue to pay the price for speaking up against the rising cost of living and calling for higher wages and a better...

Jordan: Three Activists Detained

“Three leftist activists were detained by the Jordanian police for putting up posters about the Nakba in the streets…” reports Hossam el Hamalawy, from Egypt.

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