· March, 2009

Stories about Egypt from March, 2009

Libya: Berber Archive to Close

  8 March 2009

Lameen Souag reports at Jabal al-Lughat that a valuable online resource will soon close, possibly for political reasons: “Tawalt is a nine-year-old Libya-focused Amazigh/Berber website with a remarkable collection of audio recordings and resources for some of the least well documented Berber languages – those of Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt…If...

MENA: Clinton Does the Middle East

  8 March 2009

Hillary Clinton wrapped up her first visit to the Middle East as US Secretary of State, with stopovers in Sharm El Sheikh, Israel, the West Bank and Turkey. Bloggers from the region discuss Clinton's visit in this post.

Egypt: The AUC Gestapo

  7 March 2009

Socialist revolutionist and Hossam El Hamalawy wrote their concerns over the relocation of American University in Cairo (AUC) from downtown Cairo to the desert. They also highlighted  the story of the six workers who died during the four years it took to build the new campus, based on an article...

Egypt: Hijacked Ship Released

  7 March 2009

With no clear details, its been announced that the Blue Star ship, that was hijacked by Somali pirates since September 2008, has been released. Zeinobia comments on the development.

Egyptian -and Muslim- Girls between a Rock and a Hard Place

  6 March 2009

Egyptian women are trapped between who they are and who they are expected to be; they are required to live up to the expectations of their parents, families, colleagues, and later on, their husbands and children. In their attempt to meet those expectations, some of them feel that they lose touch with who they really are and the great things they can really do.

Israel: Film Illustrates Problem of Closed Gaza Borders

  6 March 2009

In the Israeli blogosphere you rarely get the feeling that everyone is listening and no one is talking, and that's the case today with the debut of a short film called “Closed Zone.” A 90-second animated film about the sealed Gaza border crossings, “Closed Zone” already has 31,600 hits and 200 text comments on YouTube, and counting.

Egypt: Most Religious Country in World, Poll Says

  6 March 2009

Egypt is the most religious country in the world according to a new Gallup survey that asks respondents to answer “yes” or “no” to the question “Is religion an important part of your life?” Mo-ha-med of The Traveller Within responds.

Egyptian bloggers unite in the face of terrorism

  4 March 2009

Eman AbdElRahman wrote about how the Egyptian blogosphere reacted to Al Hussein bombs on February 22 that resulted in the death of a French tourist and the injury of more than 20 people. Today, I will write about a group of Egyptian bloggers and their initiative to combat terrorism.

Egypt: Interview with Elhamalawy

  4 March 2009

Egyptian blogger Mohammed Maree posts a video interview with blogger and activist Hossam Elhamalawy about his work at the Center for Social Studies, including workers’ strikes, industrial action and their connection to developments in Palestine.

Egypt: Now TV Program on Blogging

  4 March 2009

Egyptian blogger and TV personality Marwa Rakha writes about her new television programme on blogging – Tadweena, which focuses on blogs, bloggers, social networking sites and online forums. Click on the link to watch the first episode of the show [Ar].

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