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Amira Al Hussaini · September, 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 September, 2007

Arabeyes: Meet Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

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...

Kuwait: 1,000 Women in Swimsuits

A 1,000 women in swimsuits? Fonzy, a Lebanese blogger living in Kuwait, wishes the record would be broken over and over again.

Jordan: Help the Needy

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.

Palestine: Digital Resistance

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah writes about digital resistance in this post.

Iran Invites Bush to Speak

Desert Peace from Israel links to a news article in which Iran invites President Bush to speak at an Iranian university.

Egypt: Muslim World Journal of Human Rights

Readers may be interested to know that Berkeley Press has just launched the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, notes The Arabist from Egypt.

Palestine: Bathroom Application?

Palestinian Sugar Cubes urges friends to add the Bathroom application to their Facebook in this post.

Bahrain: Corruption Index

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,...

Morocco: Bread Protests

The Arabist discusses protests trigger by mounting bread prices in Morocco.

Saudi Arabia: Bullied to become a Good Muslim

Sarah from Saudi Arabia writes about her experiences in being ‘bullied’ to become a good Muslim.

Bahrain: Interview with DJ FawazO

Bahraini blogger Esra'a interviews Bahraini DJ FawazO.

Bahrain: A President Visits

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...

Egypt: Newspaper Strike on October 7

“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...

Egypt: Beware of US Tapping

“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...

Syria: Sad State of Journalism

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.

Iraq: Possible Cholera Cover Up?

Ladybird from Iraq links to a news article about a possible cholera cover up in Iraq.

Iraq: Neutral Media?

“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...

Egypt: Bin Laden's Popularity

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.

Bahrain: What Men Think of Shopping

Bahraini blogger Ammaro gives us an insight into shopping — from a man's perspective.

Egypt: Workers Strike Enters Fifth Day

Egyptian blogger Nora Younis posts a picture of the workers on strike in Cairo as their protest enters its fifth day here.

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