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· June, 2010

Stories about Egypt from June, 2010

Egypt: Heat Blamed for Hurghada Oil Spill

There is an oil spill off the coast of Hurghada and Egyptian officials are blaming it on “oil seeping from the ground due to heat.” Egyptian Chronicles has more here.

Egypt: Unrest in North Sinai

It may be off the radar – but Zeinobia reports on unrest in North Sinai. Click here for more.

Egypt: Allegations Against Khaled Said

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia comments on the allegations surfacing against Khaled Said – who was allegedly killed by police officers.

Egypt: Faceook Group Against Torture

A Facebook group was formed by Egyptian activists to mark the International Day Against Torture.

Middle East: Goodbye Saramago

Bloggers across the Middle East mourned the death of Portuguese writer Jose Saramago. Tarek Amr rounds up their reactions.

Egypt: The Ministry of Interior Seeks Revenge

Egyptian activists have utilised citizen media to the fullest in exposing police torture and corruption. Marwa Rakha writes about their newest initiative and uncovers the case of an Egyptian activist...

Africa: Africa's old men

Africa's old men: “I haven’t checked the maths but here’s something interesting sent in to us from a subscriber: Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe) age 86, Hosni Mubarak (Egypt) age 82, Hifikepunye...

Egypt: Looking Inside Mr Egypt

Twenty-six-year-old Tarek Mohammed Nagiub Abdel Gawad has been named Mr Egypt 2010. Bloggers react to the title and his participation in Mister World 2010, held in South Korea.

Egypt: And the First Arabic Domain goes to … President Mubarak

Egyptian President, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak registered the first Arabic domain in Egypt: مبارك.مصر . In her post, Zeinobia expects that Mubarak.Misr would be the official Mubarak 2011 campaign website.

Egypt: My Name Was Khaled and I Was Not a Terrorist

Demonstrations and rage continued in Egypt following the death of a young Egyptian, allegedly at the hands of police. The anger on the street is evident online, where citizen journalists...

Egypt: Iara Lee's Flotilla Attack Footage

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia posts Iara Lee's one-hour footage from the Gaza-bound flotilla on the night it was attacked by Israeli commandos here.

Egypt: A Tweeting Government

If you can't beat them, join them. Egyptian Chronicles comments on how the governing National Democratic Party now has a presence on Twitter.

Global: Tweeting the USA/England Match

The Twittersphere was abuzz during the USA/England #worldcup match on June 12. The game was highly anticipated in the United States, where TV ads touted it as the "most anticipated"...

Egypt: Scheherazade must Die

Freedom of Expression is taking a beating in Egypt. In a series of lawsuits against writers, Scheherazade of 1001 Nights is now being accused of immorality and some lawyers want...

Global Voices: We are listening

Soon after Israel's deadly raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza, one post on Global Voices sparked furious critique on Twitter. Tarek Amr in Egypt summarizes the debate.

Arab World: Where the Streets are Quiet During Football Games

Millions of people around the world are glued to their television screens, watching the World Cup's opening ceremony from South Africa - and the scene is not that different in...

Egypt: Should Coptic Divorcees Remarry?

The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court has issued a ruling obliging Coptic Pope Shenouda III to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry. The pope has rejected the ruling. Supporters of the church...

Egypt: The First Starbucks Protest in Egypt

The Gaza-bound Flotilla Raid has sparked an uprising in Egypt. Zeinobia covered the first Starbucks Protest in Egypt; A video and photographs were also posted by Sarah Carr and Mostafa...

Egypt: Khaled Said – An Emergency Murder by An Emergency Law

Khaled Said, a 28-year-old Egyptian from the coastal city of Alexandria, was allegedly tortured to death at the hands of two officers who wanted to search him under the emergency...

Egypt: Protests and Policy Changes After Flotilla Raid

News of the flotilla raid in Gaza has sparked an uprising in Egypt. Thousands of Egyptians protested both Israel's actions and the stance of their own government earlier this week.

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