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· March, 2010

Stories about Egypt from March, 2010

30 March 2010

Arab World: Earth Hour Marked Across the Region

Earth Hour is an annual event celebrated on the last Saturday in March. Awareness of Earth Hour has been spreading throughout the world since its inception in Australia in 2007....

18 March 2010

Egypt: And the IslamOnline strike continues

The IslamOnline employees sit-in continues in Cairo, Egypt, after 250 employees were given their notice. The disgruntled employees are livestreaming, blogging and using Twitter to broadcast their plight. Mohamed El...

17 March 2010

Saudi Arabia: 1,000 lashes for YouTube video

A Saudi man has been charged for morality crimes after a video appeared on YouTube where he is dressed in police uniform, dancing and flirting with the male cameraman. He...

16 March 2010

Egypt: #Top50Eg Tweets Make a Difference

Egyptian tweeps are using the #Top50Eg hashtag on Twitter. Tarek Amr takes us on a tour of the Egyptian twittersphere to tell us all about it.

Egypt: IslamOnline Employees Strike

Hundreds of employees, editors, and journalists started an angry sit-in in the widely read Cairo-based IslamOnline news website after 250 employees were sacked. For the first time, strikers are using...

15 March 2010

Egypt: Will Skype be Blocked!?

There are rumours that the Egyptian government is going to block Skype. Bloggers react to the unconfirmed news in this post.

10 March 2010

Middle East: Mourning the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque

Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the Grand Sheikh of the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, has died at age 81. Reactions to his death have varied from mourning to critical recollections of...

1 March 2010

Egypt: El Baradie Has Arrived

The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed El Baradie, who has announced earlier that he may run for the presidential elections in 2011, returned to Egypt. Tarek...