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· November, 2009

Stories about Egypt from November, 2009

Egypt: Spotlight on Zabbaleen

Regine, at we make money not art, introduces us to photographs by Bas Princen of Cairo's Mokattam Ridge or Garbage City (Zabbaleen) – where a community of mainly Coptic Christians...

Egypt: A fine line between patriotism and chauvinism

The November 14 football match between Egypt and Algeria has turned into an ugly war and it got worse after Egypt's defeat on November 18 in Sudan. From the fury...

Algeria: An Open Letter to Egyptians

From a football match for a place in the South Africa World Cup in 2010 to a full fledged face off and diplomatic stand off, Egyptians and Algerians continue to...

Egypt: Where are the Algerian Intellectuals?

Egyptian blog Justice for All [Ar] asks: “Where are the intellectuals in Algeria when the nation wakes up..on curses? This is another reading to the question: Why do they hate...

Egypt/Gaza: “Trashy” music video clips

‘I wasn’t surprised to see during my my trip to Egypt and Gaza that no one watches music videos anymore. When I asked few people about their choice of boycotting...

Egypt: Egyptian Politics, Arab Nationalism and Football

What is the relationship between Egyptian politics, Arab nationalism and a football match? Egyptian Dalia Ziada sheds her thoughts on all those issues in this post.

Egypt: Football and Nationalism

The Arabist has more on football and nationalism in this post.

Egypt: Football isn't just a game

Maryanna Stroud Gabbani, who lives in Egypt, shares her two cents on the ‘action’ which followed the Algeria-Egypt football match, which saw Algeria qualify to the World Cup finals, being...

Egypt: Elimination of Violence Against Women Day Marked

Egyptian Ibn Ad Dunya marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with this post.

Egypt's First Adult Graphic Novel Officially Banned

Magdy El Shafee's adult graphic novel Metro has been banned in Egypt, following a court order. Bloggers and Facebook users react to the decision, which they say is yet another...

Egypt: President Mubarak and the Egyptian Dignity

Egyptian Facebook users continue to discuss the ramifications of the aftermath of the Algeria vs Egypt football final, which saw Algeria qualifying to the World Cup finals in South Africa...

Egypt: Alaa Mubarak for President?

Several names have been thrown in the pool of candidates for Egypt's 2011 presidential elections. Now a new name is being floated. Find out why Alaa Mubarak, the Egyptian President's...

Yemen: A Civil or Proxy War?

The ongoing war in Yemen certainly warrants coverage on Global Voices Online, but Tarek Amr was really shocked when he realized there weren't many bloggers interested in the conflict. Here...

Egypt: It's not the football

Writing at Not Green Data, Tarek Amr is not amused with the international media coverage following the Egypt-Algeria football match.

Sudan: ‘Brainless Comedy’ in Egyptian Movies

Sudanese Reem Shawkat writes on Mideast Youth about the “brainless comedy” in Egyptian movies.

Algeria: Coverage ‘Written from Cairo’

Algerian The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at media coverage following the Algeria- Egypt matches which saw Algeria qualify to the World Cup in South Africa next year....

Egypt and Algeria: Much More Than a Football Match

Who would have believed that a football match could cause such tension between two nations? The trouble between Egypt and Algeria has now reached an unexpected level and many bloggers...

Egypt: What do women want?

What do women in Egypt want? The Arabist takes a closer look.

Egypt vs. Algeria: The Twitter Match

In much of the world, nothing is more unifying - or in some instances, more polarizing - than a football match. Egyptian and Algerian fans battled it off on Twitter...

Egypt: German Justice for Marwa El Sherbini

The killer of Marwa El-Sherbini, the Egyptian woman who was stabbed to death inside a German courthouse by a Russian-German immigrant, Alex Wiens, has been sentenced to life imprisonment, without...

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