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Amira Al Hussaini · November, 2006

Former news editor of an English language daily in Bahrain. Journalist. Columnist. Blogger. Educated and raised in Bahrain. Interests include writing, the arts and human rights.

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Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from November, 2006

Arabisc: Bahraini Elections, Dying Children and Confusing Freedom!

  27 November 2006

Bahrain held its second Parliamentary elections in its modern history this week, with about 300,000 voters going to the polls. Amongst them was Bahraini blogger Haythoo, who hoped his ‘party’ would emerge victorious. أنا الأن متوجه لتغطية العملية الأنتخابية.. أتمنى أن يحالفنا الحظ و نفوز بأكثرية نيابية.. يجب أن نعمل...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

  26 November 2006

More than 300,000 Bahrainis went to the polls on Saturday to elect 40 Municipal Councillors and another 40 Members of Parliament. This is the second time Bahrainis vote in their modern history, after sweeping reforms initiated in 2002. According to official records, seventy-two per cent of the eligible voters took...

Palestinian Still Waiting to Return Home

  25 November 2006

Palestinian Leila Al Haddad is still waiting at a road block in Arish to return home. She says she has lost count of the number of says she has spent waiting and has come to the realisation that “Israeli decisions are without rhyme or reason.”

Oman Internet Clampdown

  25 November 2006

Oman has started to ban internet sites, says blogger Muscati. He said Oman's most popular website, the controversial Arabic online forum known as Sablat Al Arab, has been closed down pending an investigation by the public prosecutor's office.

Bahrain: International Exposure

  25 November 2006

Bahrain is getting international exposure in the media with the Washington Post and New York Times covering its elections, which are being held today, reports Desert Island Boy. But it isn't the publicity the government wants in the global spotlight, he says.

Iraq: Bloodbath in Baghdad

  24 November 2006

At least 160 people were killed and 260 wounded in a series of coordinated car bombings and mortar attacks in the Shi’ite district of Sadr City, northeast of Baghdad, writes blogger Zeyad in Healing Iraq. He says the death toll is likely to increase as hospitals in Baghdad struggle to...

Palestine: UN Official Visit

  24 November 2006

Palestinian Dr Mona Al Farra reports the visit of a top United Nations humanitarian official to Beit Hanoun. She said residents turned out to see Louise Arbour, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, as she toured the town but were not hopeful her visit would achieve any results.

Bahrain: Three Children Die in Fire

  24 November 2006

Three children have died when a fire engulfed their Manama home, reports Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. The fire was caused when the children, aged two to five, tried to light a candle because their parents could not afford to pay their electricity bill.

Egyptian blogger released

  23 November 2006

Rantings of a Sandmonkey reports the release of Egyptian blogger Rami Siam, who was in jail for four days “for no crime and without justifiable cause.” Meanwhile, blogger Abdul Karim Nabeel is still in jail for articles he posted on his blog.

  23 November 2006

Lebanese Abu Kais links videos showing the thousdands of people who attended assassinated Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel's funeral in Beirut today.

Arabisc: Plagiarism, Arrests, Bans and Democracy!

  23 November 2006

The Arabs are as usual busy this week debating anything and everything, from plagiarism to the arrest of bloggers, and from banning public meetings to embarrising George Bush Senior at a conference held in the UAE. Ahmed from Egypt had always wanted to become a journalist. But because not all...

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