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Amira Al Hussaini · March, 2008

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 March, 2008

Morocco: Tourism Demands Pig Farms

“One of the last things you would expect to find in Morocco is a pig farm. Given that the consumption of pork is a religious taboo it may come as...

Syria: I Blog, Therefore I am

Syrian Abu Fares explains why he blogs in this post. “I blog therefore I am,” he concludes.

Iraq: Raed Jarrar's Interview with PBS

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar shares an interview conducted with him by PBS news hour.

Jordan: Delicious Pickings

Naseem Tarawnah, from Jordan, shares with us some of his “delicious pickings” in this post.

Egypt: Human Rights Defenders Harassed

Or Does it Explode… links to a report submitted by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies to the United Nations Human Rights Council which says there has been “huge...

Bahrain: Blogger in Jail for Four Months

Bahraini blogger and human rights activist Abdulla Mohsen (Ar) has been behind bars for more than four months, according to Nido, who calls upon bloggers and online activists to show...

Libya: Killing Time at Weddings

From Libya, Khadija Teri takes us along with her to a wedding in Tripoli – where she discovers a new way to kill time.

Morocco: Melon Season Soon

“Morocco's melon season is about to start. But the bad news is that the melons that appear in the souqs are the ones that Europe doesn't want. The Moroccan melon...

Qatar: Some Facebook Applications Banned

Ngourlay announces that Qatar Telecoms has blocked some of Facebook's applications. The blogger also lists five reasons the telecom provider censors sites: pornography, political criticism of Gulf countries and anti-Islamic...

Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Quarter Nightmare

Saudi Jeans complains about the trouble Saudi men have to go through to enter the high-security Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, which houses embassies, offices and the living quarters of people...

Kuwait: Stop Demolishing Kuwait Facebook Group

Rampurple draws our attention to a new Facebook group named Stop Demolishing Kuwait's History.

Iraq: Security Situation in Basra

Iraq the Model discusses the security situation in Basra.

Jordan: Paris’ Lame Attempt in Turkey

Moey, from Jordan, posts this video of Paris Hilton attempting to belly dance in Turkey.

Middle East and North Africa: Client Number Nine

Eliot Spitzer's fall from grace grabbed the headlines as soon as newsmen caught wind of the scandal. Bloggers followed closely on their heel, including those from the Middle East and...

Morocco: Journalist Fined $857,000 for Slander

“Rachid Nini, a popular Moroccan columnist and director of the daily Arabophone newspaper Almassae, was fined by a court in Rabat about $857000 for alleged defamation and slander of 4...

Morocco: Growing Sense of Civic Activism

A Moro in America draws our attention to the “growing sense of civic activism in Morocco” as more people continue to videotape and expose corrupt officers and guards, who are...

Libya: Wedding Blues

“Libyan weddings are BORING. They are all the same – the same food is served, the same music is played, the brides all look the same. BORING… sigh,” writes Khadija...

Libya: What makes you love Libya?

Libyan A. Adam posts a photograph of a palm tree in the desert and asks: “this is Libya just like a palm tree in the desert. just one question for...

Egypt: General Strike on April 6

Activists are calling for a general strike in Egypt in April 6, to protest against the rising costs of living. This blog (Ar) posts a series of banners to announce...

Yemen: Morning with Seagulls

Yemeni Omar Barsawad spends his morning with the seagulls and shares his experience in this post – with pictures!

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