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· February, 2012

Stories about Egypt from February, 2012

Africa: Vote for the Most Influential African Thinker Alive

Africa is a Country blog wants readers to vote for one influential African thinker from a list of 12 candidates. The list includes Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), Mahmood Mamdani (Uganda), Mamdouh...

Egypt: Mahliat, popular initiative to improve local councils

This short video highlights the role of local councils in the community. It is made by mahliat [Ar] or “local councils” – an Egyptian movement founded by Moustafa Shoman. You...

Greece: Athens, 1st African Film Festival

The first African Film Festival will take place in Athens, Greece, from February 23 to 29, 2012, with the collaboration of various African countries’ embassies and consulates. Twenty one films...

Egypt: Finding a job you enjoy?

Egyptian blogger Cinderella Nabil blogs [ar] about her refusal in accepting any job just for the money.

Egypt: One year after the revolution, 10% of its Social Media Documentation is already gone

One year after the Egyptian revolution, 10% of its Social Media Documentation is already gone. An article on US magazine The Atlantic explains how this is happening, quoting  a study...

Egypt: Among Bulaq's Ruins in an Unfinished Revolution

Bulaq Abu el-Ela is one of Cairo’s main informal neighbourhoods, threatened with demolition and its inhabitants resettled into apartment blocks in the middle of the desert. Italian film-makers Davide Morandini...

Egypt: Architecture without Architects

In this short video, Omnia Khalil reflects on the massive change society underwent on social and political aspects during the last three decades in architecture, urban developments and art. Full...

Egypt: Contemplating religion after sectarian clashes

Writing on the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund's Tumblr, Rena Effendi comments on her conversations with Christians in Egypt who suffered from recent sectarian violence. The acclaimed photojournalist from Azerbaijan, a...

Reports on North Korea Cell Phone Ban is Incorrect

A Cario-based telecommunication company and the majority owner of North Korea’s cellular network., Orascom corrected recent media reports which claimed that North Koreans have been banned from using mobile phone...

Tunisia: Visit of an Egyptian Islamist Preacher Causes Uproar

Wajdi Ghonim, an Egyptian Islamist preacher has recently visited Tunisia, where he gave a series of religious lectures. His visit has been the centre of a heated debate on citizen...

Arab World: Mourning Anthony Shadid

On February 17, the tragic news that New York Times Middle East Correspondent Anthony Shadid had passed away in Syria at the age of 43, reportedly as a result of...

Arab World: Where Even Valentine's Day is Different

It's Valentine's Day today! The occasion was not forgotten despite a year of protest across a large portion of the Arab world. Netizens share their thoughts on this day of...

Arab World: RIP Whitney Houston

Arabs join the rest of the world in mourning the death of superstar Whitney Houston. Reactions on social media platforms ranged from sadness and shock to those questioning why the...

Egypt: The Army and the Economy

Egyptian Vlogger Aalam Wassef reacts to the Egyptian security forces intentional aiming at activist Salma Said with a video mentioning a list of foreign companies dealing with the Egyptian army.

Egypt: Storify on Port Said Clashes

Greek blogger Asteris Masouras compiles a Storify round up of reactions and coverage following Wednesday's deadly Port Said clashes, which left more than 70 people dead in Egypt.

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