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.
Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from May, 2008
Lebanon: Palestinian Children's Exhibition
Lebanese Rania Masri writes about a photography exhibition by the children Palestinian refugees, living in camps in Lebanon. “500 cameras were placed in the hands of 500 children in all the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon,” she explains.
Syria: Golan Cherries for Export
From Syria, Sasa writes: “Syrian farmers living under Israeli occupation have asked Israel to allow them to sell their cherries inside Syria. Living under occupation means they can not travel to Syria or visit their families, and they certainly can't send shipments of their produce into Syria.”
Bahrain: Car Respect
From Bahrain, Flymenian writes about superficial people judge people based on the value of cars they drive.
Egypt: On the Hijab
Egyptian Arima shares her ideas on a controversial post on the Islamic headscarf worn by women.
Egypt: Styill Building Pyramids
Tom Gara says the Egyptians are continuing to build pyramids – in this sarcastic post.
Egypt: Strike Number Three
Egypt is gearing up for its third strike in a row on June 5, writes Zeinobia. “People in Egypt are extremely angry from the Government's latest economic decisions to escalate prices in oil and taxes,” she adds.
Bahrain: Exams and Luck
Bahraini Silverooo is gearing up for an exam – and asks readers to wish her luck.
Egypt: On Caramel
Egyptian Arima has just watched Caramel – and has good things to say about the movie about five friends in Beirut, Lebanon.
Egypt: Torture Acceptable
Egyptian blogger Mostafa is surprised that some of his friends find torture as an acceptable form of extracting confessions from people being interrogated – after an experiment he conducted on Facebook.
Bahrain: A Tourist at Home
Bahraini Khalid shares his experience as a tourist in his own country – when college friends from abroad came for a one-day visit.
Bahrain: The Ideal Woman
From Bahrain, The Girl with No Face says she will go through a surgical procedure to help her reduce weight and adds: “I’ve given up that one day someone will love me for me. I have to mold into the ideal woman. The ‘ideal’ woman that has no fat on...
Bahrain: Sectarian and Xenophobic
“It seems that Bahrain (as in government and MPs) are just not content with being called sectarian but are now adding a new adjective to their resume- xenophobic,” writes Bahraini blogger Yagoob, after MPs called for banning Bangladeshis from working in Bahrain.
Bahrain: Shia Shrines
Bint Battuta in Bahrain visits two Shia shrines and posts pictures here.
Bahrain: Hating Facebook
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif says he hates Facebook – or more specifically its applications.
Algeria: Third World Countries
Algerian Nouri shares his thoughts on Third World countries in this post.
Saudi Arabia: Thoughts on The Prisoner
From Saudi Arabia, Hayfa [Ar] read The Prisoner by Moroccan writer Malika Oufkir and shares her thoughts about it here.
Syria: Annoying Crows
From Syria, Allosh [Ar] is annoyed with crows, which have decided to make a home in the tree outside his window.
Lebanon: An Eyewitness Report
Lebanese journalist and blogger Lelia Mezher was one of several Lebanese bloggers who worked round the clock to keep the world informed about the crisis which rocked her country when different factions clashed in Beirut. Global Voices Online caught up with Mezher, who is involved with News Lab, in this quick interview.
Lebanon: Clashes and Babies
Diana, who lives in Dubai and is expecting a baby in two months, is glad to have returned to Lebanon. She explains: “I cried my eyes out when I saw the fierce clashes in Lebanon and thought that I will never manage to come back and that I will be...
Jordan: Shy of Bras
An exhibition with a difference is being held in Jordan – that of bras – and the media is shy from covering it, writes Ahmed Humeid.
Jordan: Where did you sit in class?
“Where did you sit in class?” asks Jordanian blogger Roba, who provides us with an illustrated diagram showing how where students sat reflected their attitude towards the class.