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· December, 2009

Stories about Egypt from December, 2009

21 December 2009

Palestine/Gaza: In Preparation for the Gaza Freedom March

The start of Gaza Freedom March is just over a week away. It's aim is to show solidarity with Palestinians and raise awareness about the Gaza siege. Katharine Ganly looks...

17 December 2009

Egypt: The Capital of Hell on Earth

Many Egyptian bloggers and activists have been detained by State Security on various occasions and for various reasons - real or fake - Wa7da Masreya interviewed several bloggers and posted...

15 December 2009

Egypt: Synagogue Gone … Synagone

Bloggers and online activists in Egypt are calling for saving an old synagogue, currently used as an office for the National Democratic Party - the country's ruling party. Marwa Rakha...

Egypt: Majd Al Assad Dies

Egypt: And this one goes to Djamila Bouhired

Algeria's 75-year-old activist and revolutionist Djamila Bouhired is ill and is beseeching her country and countrymen to finance her medical treatment. The news has infuriated many Egyptian bloggers who see...

9 December 2009

Tweets from Beirut: Day Two of the Arab Bloggers Workshop

The second day of the Arab Bloggers Workshop kicked off with a presentation about Herdict Web, a site which uses crowdsourcing to gather reports of Internet filtering from users around...

Arab Bloggers Workshop: Twitter Reflections on Day One

As the first day of the Second Annual Arab Bloggers Workshop comes to a close, we'll take a look at participants’ reflections from the whole day, to find out what...

Featured Author: Eman AbdElRahman

Egyptian Global Voices Online contributor Eman AbdElRahman, also known as Lasto Adri, is active in a project called Kolena Laila, which she presented at the Second Arab Bloggers Conference in...

8 December 2009

Egypt: When did Saudi Arabia become Switzerland's role model?

Reactions continue to flow forth from bloggers around the Middle East and North Africa regarding Switzerland's controversial ban on the construction of minarets.

3 December 2009

Young Leaders from Sweden and Middle East in Dialogue

Last month, the Swedish Institute in Paris hosted a meeting of 26 young people from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Sweden to improve dialogue between opinion...

1 December 2009

Arab World: Reactions to the Swiss Ban on Minarets

On Sunday, November 29, 57.5% of Swiss voters approved a ban on the construction of new minarets atop mosques, paving the way for a constitutional amendment. The ban has sparked...