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· December, 2011

Stories about Egypt from December, 2011

30 December 2011

Egypt: 2011 in Blog Posts

The year 2011 is coming to an end, and with all the events took place in Egypt, it is important to list the most important or controversial blog posts of...

28 December 2011

Meet Raafat Rohaiem from Global Voices in Arabic

Shams Ahmed interviews Raafat Rohaiem, one of teh first Global Voices in Arabic translators, who joined the team in 2007.

Egypt: FAQ about the political situation in Egypt

27 December 2011

Egypt: Reaping Legal Victories as the Revolution Continues

Egyptians are reaping victories in the halls of courtrooms. First, blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah has been released by a judge pending investigations, after spending 56 days behind bars yesterday. Then,...

23 December 2011

Video Highlights: Protests, Elections, Culture and GV

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, selected...

21 December 2011

Egypt: Free Maikel Nabil Sanad – A Prisoner of Conscience

When Egyptians took to the streets at the start of their revolution last January, their chant “The People and the Army are One Hand!” was heard around the world. Today,...

20 December 2011

Egypt: Women Rally for Dignity

Thousands of Egyptian women took to the streets of Cairo today to protest for their dignity, after women were beaten up by soldiers during running battles between the army and...

Arab World: Global Voices Bridges on Twitter

As a part of our end-of-year coverage we in the Middle East and North Africa region look back at some of the major events we covered during 2011. The following...

18 December 2011

Egypt: Women Against SCAF – Who Wins?

The world woke up today to see that Egypt had made the headlines again with a photograph of military officers ferociously beating a veiled girl and stripping her off her...

17 December 2011

Egypt: Tahrir Square Burning

Egypt's Military Police have set Tahrir Square ablaze and forcefully pushed away protesters demonstrating outside the Cabinet on the first anniversary of the Arab revolution, sparked by the self-immolation of...

15 December 2011

Video: Middle East Responds to Media via Webcam

Talk Back TV Middle East provides a way for people from in the Middle East and North Africa can talk back and give their take on state controlled television and...

14 December 2011

Egypt: Long Queues in Second Stage of Egyptian Elections

The second stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections started today, with Egyptians in nine provinces going to the polls. Here is a snap shot of reactions from Twitter on how the...

13 December 2011

Arab World: Congratulations Tunisia!

Human rights activist Moncef Marzouki, 66, has been elected as Tunisia's new interim president today. His appointment, which was followed by a moving acceptance speech, was noted by netizens from...

Egypt: Using Twitter for a Healthier Life

7 Billion Actions

Can Twitter be used to save people's lives or improve their health? Tarek Amr looks at a Twitter account, ran by a couple in Egypt, aimed at increasing health awareness...

11 December 2011

Egypt: A Baha’i Blogger's Take on the Elections

The Baha’is of Egypt number perhaps only 2,000 people, but over the years the community has faced discrimination and sometimes hostility. Global Voices Online has spoken to Baha’i blogger Wael...

Egypt: Celebrating Naguib Mahfouz's Centenary

Today marks the centenary of Egyptian Nobel laureate and leading novelist Naguib Mahfouz. The occasion is being remembered on Twitter.

6 December 2011

Egypt: Remembering Khaled Said for a World Without Torture

Khaled Said is remembered not only as a face of the Egyptian revolution but also as a symbol of the efforts to stop torture and protect its victims. Through documentaries,...

Egypt/Libya: Questions on Minorities Freedom After the Revolution

Various recent attacks on freedom of religion in Egypt and Libya, countries which ousted their dictators this year, have raised questions among netizens. Tarek Amr reports.