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· September, 2012

Stories about Egypt from September, 2012

Egypt: Sex Education for Youth

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Awadalla argues in favour of empowering youth in post-revolution Egypt. He notes: Sex education can be a great tool to change deeply seated patriarchal values in our...

Egypt: Artists Re-Paint Murals Destroyed by Police

Artists are back at work on Mohamed Mahmood street in Cairo, after authorities erased revolution graffiti. @RashaPress shares the photograph above of artists repainting murals on the street, off Tahrir...

Egypt: 1.5km Human Chain Protest Outside Nile University

@Kandily shares this photograph on Twitter, showing a human chain which he says [ar] measures 1.5km made up of students outside Nile University, which has been appropriated to the Zewail...

World: Hilarious Muslims Rage on Twitter

Twitter was a happy place for Muslims today, who took turns to pour out their rage, 140 characters at a time. Some were even creative enough to share memes in...

Arab World: Outrage Over Killing of US Ambassador in Benghazi

Arab netizens have condemned the cowardly attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last night. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed when militants fired rockets at...

Egypt: Teenager Confronts Militarization of Schools

As criticism of the military institution grows in Egypt, a young man takes a brave step to confront military interference in the education system. Ahmed Awadalla speaks to Ahmed Hassan,...

Egypt: Hero's Welcome for Paralympics Squad

On Twitter, Ahmed Morgan shares a photograph taken minutes ago from Cairo International Airport, where hundreds of people gathered to welcome home Egypt's squad from the London paralympics.

Egypt: Welcoming Paralympics Heroes

@MonaMcloof: Im taking these n going to greet our #egyptian delegation coming bk frm london #Paralympics

Egypt: Women on Hunger Strike for Syria

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia visits Syrian women activists on hunger strike in Cairo to draw attention to the plight of their people back home. She blogs her observations and interviews in...

Egypt: Going Hungry to Draw Attention to the Plight of Syrians

Syrian activists and artists abroad have been on hunger strike for almost two weeks, to draw attention to the atrocities being committed by the Syrian regime against their people.

Egypt: NGO Trial Adjourned

On Storify, MaliciaRogue shares tweets on the trial of 43 foreign and Egyptian non-governmental organisation workers, accused of receiving funding from foreign sources and operating in Egypt without permission. The...

Egypt: The Tweeting President

Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi has started officially tweeting from his existing account tonight. The account, which has 162k followers, was also verified by Twitter today. His first tweet reads: Want...

Egypt: Security Forces Destroy Alexandria's Historic Book Market

Egyptians woke up this morning to the news of the destruction of bookshops on pavements along Prophet Danial's street in Alexandria by the Ministry of Interior. The raid, at dawn,...

Egypt: 18 Jewish Ladies and Four Men

UAE: Iranian Translators Distort Morsi's Speech

UAE-based journalist Hassan Hassan Storfies how Iranian translators distorted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi's speech, at the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Tehran, replacing Syria with Bahrain and Arab Spring with Islamic...

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