Stories about Egypt from June, 2008
Six days after Israeli and Palestinian forces brokered a ceasefire agreement, four kassam rockets fired from Gaza blasted the Western Negev. Islamic Jihad claimed credit for the attack, while Hamas, Palestine's ruling party, encouraged “all Palestinian factions to abide by the calm agreement,” asserting, “Hamas is keen to maintain the...
It will soon be the 600th day in prison for jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulieman. Bahraini Esra'a writes about how you can get involved in pressing for his release.
Mideast Youth publishes a comic strip here about the rights of the Bahai religuious group here.
“Which one is wrong – HIV or homosexuality?” is the post of Egyptian blogger Mostafa Husein‘s post.
Back in December 2007, I was almost crucified for writing a post entitled: Relationshsips Warning: Do not date Egyptian Men. In that article, I said: Because of the nature of my work in the tourism sector, I am used to hearing that this or that country has issued a travel...
Why are Egyptian men so special? Why is marrying a foreigner shunned by society? And how difficult it is for an Egyptian woman married to a foreigner to obtain an ID card in Egypt? Marwa Rakha looks at the experiences of Egyptian female bloggers living abroad for answers to these questions and more.
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information reports on the first defamation case against the blogger Tamer Mabrouk – Elhakika blog, by a company called ‘Trust Chemicals’. “This case aims to silence the voice of a blogger who writes about the crime of polluting a lake that connects many cities...
Zeinobia, from Egypt, sheds light on a newspaper report on the food consumed by a Cairo family in a week.
Egyptian Triple M shares videos of his favourite songs from the 90s in this post.
Marwa Rakha, from Egypt, writes about an MP whose three young daughters have protested in favour of female genital mutilation in this post.
“Karim al Beheiri , Kamal al Fayoumy and Tareq Tareq Amin, the Ghazl al Mahalla workers that were detained in connection with the April 6th strike was released from the Burg al Arab prison on June 1st,” writes Ibn Al Dunya from Egypt.
“Karim al-Bahairy, a blogger, factory worker, and labor-rights activist from Mahalla, is alleging that he was tortured with electric shocks during his 73-day detention,” writes Elijah Zarwan from Egypt.
With more frequency now, hospitals are being managed as big businesses with clients instead of health facilities with patients. Doctors who wish to honor their Hippocratic Oath have to hope that their hospital management has the same ideal of keeping the good of the patient as the highest priority. This was the case last week in the Al Matrya teaching hospital in Egypt, where 4 babies and 2 adults on life support lost their lives due to a 2 hour blackout in the early morning hours and generators failed to kick in once again.
Egyptian doctors have posted videos on YouTube exposing mismanagement at a government hospital, writes Zeinobia., who reposts the shocking videos [Ar] shot during an electricity outage. Four infants died when the backup generators failed to kick in.
Egyptian bloggers have one hand on their keyboard and another on their hearts. Following a recent crackdown on bloggers and online activists following the April 6 unrest, some are now predicting the worse is yet to come.
Egyptian blogger Kareem El Beheiry has been released yesterday from prison. Kareem was arrested by Egyptian police in connection with the April 6th strike in support of the textile workers in Mahalla City.