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· January, 2010

Stories about Egypt from January, 2010

Egypt: The Right to Speak Up

Egyptian bloggers and activists held a conference on January 22 in defense of their right to speak up after more than 20 Egyptian bloggers were arrested when their train arrived...

Palestine: The Commodification Of Gaza

Exiled is a blogger who recently left Gaza - and he is in no hurry to return. In this translation of a recent post of his, we hear his opinions...

Egypt: Engulfed by Floods!

Over the past few days, several Egyptian governorates and cities have been engulfed by a severe wave of flash floods and heavy rains. Bloggers react to the calamity.

Egypt: Portraits of Egyptians

Tabsir.net published (here and here) few portraits of ordinary Egyptians, by the English artist Frederick Goodall (1822-1904), in the mid to late 19th century. Goodall's work is famous for providing...

Egypt: Farewell Jean Simmons

Egyptian famous director, Mohamed Khan, and blogger Zeinobia mourned the death of their favorite American actress Jean Simmons (1929 – January 22, 2010).

Egypt: Severe criticism for the human rights situation

Alaa Kamal discusses [Ar] the upcoming Human Rights Watch (HRW) annual report, that will be published over the next days. He says that the Arab countries received the biggest share...

Egypt: America and Israel get to choose the new president

The chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the Egyptian Parliament, Dr Mostafa El Feki, in his article in Al Masry Al Youm Newspaper, stated that America and Israel have to...

Egypt: How to cross a street

Christopher Gibson demonstrated in pictures how to cross a street in Egypt.

Egypt: Detained Bloggers Tell their Tales

More than 20 Egyptian bloggers, who were on their way to pay their respects to the families of the victims of the Coptic massacre, were arrested when their train arrived...

MENA: Does Rain Bring Happiness or Misery?

Many bloggers and Twitter users from Egypt and different parts in MENA region reported rain and some dusty storms today. Depending on their circumstances, some welcomed the drops of rain...

MENA: A bad weekend for ME bloggers

Michael Collins, the Middle East Institute blog editor, thinks that the past weekend was bad for bloggers and social networkers in the Middle East, specifically in Egypt, Jordan and Iran.

Egypt: Rain in Luxor

Jane Akshar, a British expatriate living in Egypt, comments on having rain in Luxor for the first time since 2007.

Egypt: Natural Disasters and the NDP

Alkhan posted a new comic strip which compares the catastrophic impact of natural disasters to the effect of being governed by the National Democratic Party ruling Egypt.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Elects New Head

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has elected a new leader - Mr Muhammad Bedei. Egyptian bloggers reaction to the new appointment in this post.

Egypt: I quit my job so I can blog!

Blogger Isis announced that she finally resigned from her job so she can live a better life, with one goal in her mind: a better future.

Egypt: New online design magazine

Loksha is a new online magazine, that has been recently launched by Zeinab Samir, who is interested in covering news related to the latest in the field of web design...

Egypt: Best movies for Oscar

Egyptian director, Amr Salama, discusses [Ar] some foreign movies screened in 2009. In his opinion, the Oscars committee will face difficulties in deciding the best movies, because -as he says-...

Egypt: Stuff Younger Generations Won't Know

JessyZ – Chocolate Mints in a Jar – created a list of the things younger generations won't know.

Egypt: Bloggers arrested over Naga Hammady Visit

Egypt today arrested 20 bloggers who were visiting Naga Hammady in Upper Egypt to pass their respects to those killed in a sectarian outburst on January 7. Seven people were...

Africa: 2010 Africa Cup of Nations Starts: What Do We Expect?

This year Africa’s in the sports arena for all the right reasons. First to shine the spotlight is definitely the Confederation of Africa's (CAF) African Cup of Nations being held...

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