Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from September, 2007
Egypt-based blogger Maryanne Stroud Gabbani started blogging in 2003 at the age of 54, after becoming frustrated with trying to answer people individually regarding how it was that she was so happy living in a place that the news said was so opposed to "western women". She figured that hopefully a blog would reach more people and give Egypt a human face and has never looked back since.
A 1,000 women in swimsuits? Fonzy, a Lebanese blogger living in Kuwait, wishes the record would be broken over and over again.
Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah writes about digital resistance in this post.
Desert Peace from Israel links to a news article in which Iran invites President Bush to speak at an Iranian university.
Readers may be interested to know that Berkeley Press has just launched the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, notes The Arabist from Egypt.
Palestinian Sugar Cubes urges friends to add the Bathroom application to their Facebook in this post.
Bahrain's ranking in the Corruption Index slips again, writes blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. Countries with a significant worsening in perceived levels of corruption in 2007 include Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan, Jordan, Laos, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Thailand.
The Arabist discusses protests trigger by mounting bread prices in Morocco.
Sarah from Saudi Arabia writes about her experiences in being ‘bullied’ to become a good Muslim.
Bahraini blogger Esra'a interviews Bahraini DJ FawazO.
Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta shares with us a new blog, set up to cover President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University earlier this week, created by its Graduate School of Journalism students.
“Chief in editors of the independent and party newspapers decided to not to publish their newspapers on Sunday the 7th of October 2007 , the daily newspapers will not be published on that day and the weekly newspapers will not be published in their days as an objection move against...
“Now that the U.S. is tapping domestic phone calls people need to watch what they say, not because they have anything to hide but because in the course of an innocent conversation you can draw a lot of unwanted attention,” cautions D B Shobrawy, from Egypt.
Sasa from Syria laments the sad state of journalism in the Arab world, citing examples from Jordan and Egypt in which journalists are jailed and fined.
Ladybird from Iraq links to a news article about a possible cholera cover up in Iraq.
“The Washington Post curiously buries a story this morning back on page A17. Since it makes George Bush look bad, you might have thought they wouldn't have buried it quite so deep,” writes Iraq Pundit in this post.
The Big Pharaoh from Egypt shines a light on the popularity of the Bin Laden lantern in his country — and possibility of the popularity of the man himself.
Bahraini blogger Ammaro gives us an insight into shopping — from a man's perspective.
Egyptian blogger Nora Younis posts a picture of the workers on strike in Cairo as their protest enters its fifth day here.
Faiza Al-Arji from Iraq writes about an Iraq torn by warfare and strife in this post.