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Amira Al Hussaini · April, 2007

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 April, 2007

Egypt: Blogger's Wedding Planned

“Egyptian bloggers will hold a “wedding party” in Talaat Harb Sq., Friday 4 May, 6pm, to celebrate the marriage of our future president Gamal Mubarak to the lovely Khadiga, which...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Women Bloggers

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran reports that we will soon be able to hear the voices of young Saudi women through blogs initiated by their teacher. “Mrs. Lobat Asadi who...

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood MPs Arrested

“Two members of parliament from the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested yesterday, an escalation in the ongoing campaign against the group. There is a feeling in the air of a looming...

Iraq: The Sound of Bombs

“If this morning’s blasts have an explanation last night’s explosions remain of unknown origin and nature. Last night there were more than two dozen explosions that could be heard from...

Egypt: From Fisk to Heykal

A week or two ago The Independent ran a portrait-interview of Muhammad Hassanein Heykal by Robert Fisk. It was a rather odd piece — an ode of admiration and self-admiration...

Algeria: Say Camel in 40 Words

Algerian blogger and linguist Lameen Souag draws our attention to the fact that there are more than 40 words used in Arabic to mean and describe camels.

Oman: Why No FM Stations?

“If I'm not mistaken the law governing the licensing of private TV and radio stations came out in August 2004 and the license fee structure was agreed by committee overseeing...

Bahrain: Multi-Cast a First!

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif took part in a multi-cast, the first in the Middle East, in which an Egyptian judge accused of plagiarism was expected to make an appearance....

Arabeyes: On Selling a Palestinian Kidney and Changing the Israeli Flag

Do you want to know why a Palestinian wants to sell his kidney, or what had happened to the bicycle of a Lebanese blogger on September 10, 2001? What is...

Egypt: Worldwide Free Kareem Rallies

A series of rallies were held worldwide to draw attention to jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Suliaman, who have been sentenced to four years in prison for insulting both Islam...

Egypt: Sandmonkey Quits Blogging

Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey is hanging his boots and calling it quits. “One of the chief reasons is the fact that there has been too much heat around me lately. I...

Iraq: Why are the Democrats Doing This?

Iraqi blogger Omar doesn't mince his words when addressing the Democrats. “Why are the Democrats doing this?” he rants. Instead of trying to come up with ideas to help they...

Israel: Traffic in Downtown Jerusalem

Israeli blogger Izzy Bee focuses on traffic problems in downtown Jerusalem here. “Bartov has narrowed traffic lanes downtown so no ambulance or fire engine could possibly get to a medical...

Iraq: The Wall of Segregation

Iraqi blogger Emad Khadduri links to a post by another Iraqi blogger - Riverbend- on the controversial wall being erected around Iraqi towns. “According to plans the Iraqi puppets and...

Israel: Controversarial Articles

Israeli blogger Desert Peace discusses the controversy which surrounded articles he had posted on a peace solution for the Israeli-Palestinian stand-off.

Israeli-Egyptian Bloggers Meet

Yaba Yaba, an Israeli blog, updates us about a meeting between an Egyptian and an Israeli blogger here.

Egypt: Spotlight on Israel

Egyptian blogger Khaled Diab, who lives in Brussels, visits Israel and writes about his encounters here.

Israel: Picture Quiz

Israeli blogger themiddle wants you to play the guessing game this week and let us know where this picture was taken.

Iraq: George Orwell's 1984

Iraqi blogger Majed Jarrar argues that our present has a lot in common with George Orwell's 1984.

Egypt: Freedom of Speech Campaign

Egyptian blogger Nora Younis wonders why free speech ends people in prison in her country as she spearheads a campaign for freedom of speech. “Egyptian pro-democracy activists and bloggers are...

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