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Amira Al Hussaini · November, 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 November, 2008

27 November 2008

Egypt: 550 Boys Arrested on Suspicion of Harassing Girls

Mauritania and Tunisia Hack Dissident Sites

Egypt: Activists Protest Arrests

Iraq: Rape Victims Ignored

Impressions of an Egyptian Blogger in Cape Town

Kurdish Writer Sentenced for Writing about Sex

Bahrain: World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day

Egypt: Riots as Police Kill Bird Seller

Angry Arab's Blog Blocked in Syria

Middle East: Mumbai Terror Attack “Crazy and Inhumane”

Bloggers in the Middle East woke up this morning to news of terror and mayhem in Mumbai, India, and are still coming to terms with the size of the calamity....

Middle East: Shock and Anger at Mumbai Terror Attacks

Bloggers from the Middle East were quick to respond to the Mumbai terror attacks with shock and anger. Following are immediate reactions from bloggers in Israel and Egypt.

26 November 2008

Egypt: Getting High on Obama

Barack Obama's popularity in Egypt reaches a new high - with the introduction of a narcotic to the market bearing the President-elect's name. According to bloggers, dealers in the Mediterranean...

Saudi Arabia: A Lesson in Buckling Up

Saudi blogger Ahmed Omar BaAbood is proud of his handiwork. He has taught his daughter Joori the importance of safety and buckling up and is collecting the dividends today.

25 November 2008

Bahrain: A Day at the Dog Walk

Bahrain: Blast from the Past

Syria: What About the Palestinian Human Rights?

Oman: Flying Cigarette Butts

Bahrain: ‘Censoring Free Speech is Like Blocking the Sun’

Boundaries and censorship cannot stop written words from spreading, says a Bahraini blogger. Those attempting to block the free flow of information are only trying to block out the sun,...

24 November 2008

Michael Jackson ‘Converts’ to Islam

The King of Pop Michael Jackson has done it again and stories about his alleged conversion to Islam are keeping blogs in the Middle East abuzz with snark comments. Is...

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