Stories about Egypt from August, 2009
Between those who support her right to choose and those who urge her to conform to traditions and Saudi law, 27-year-old Egyptian Heba Najeeb is trapped between a rock and a hard place. Marwa Rakha brings us her story here.
Hossam El Hamalawy reports: A month after they detained him at the Cairo International Airport and confiscated his laptop, Blogger Wael Abbas has been stopped again, on his way back from Beirut. Police has confiscated all his CDs, USB and flash memory cards!: “Wael just texted me to say he’s...
Egyptian Internet service provider TE-Data started applying what it calls a "Fair Usage Policy," without prior warning. Bloggers and Twitter users react in this post by Tarek Amr.
Egyptian blogger Baheyya reviews Bilal Fadl’s latest book – The Original Inhabitants of Egypt: Stories about the Genius of the Place, the Idiocy of the Rulers, and the Indifference of the People (2009).
The Arabist posts an old photograph featuring commuters in Old Damascus in the Hejaz Railway.
“Ashraf Al Saad, one of the old Madoffs in Egypt has launched an official website from London,” announces Zeinobia, at Egyptian Chronicles.
Egypt's H1N1 or Swine Flu cases have climed to 226 cases, writes Zeinobia, at Egyptian Chronicles.