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Amira Al Hussaini · April, 2009

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 April, 2009

Qatar: Video of Unpaid Workers Sparks Debate

The harsh realities facing migrant workers in Qatar was at the centre of a discussion on Qatar Living after an Al Jazeera English report highlighted their plight recently. The video...

Palestine: Reading Anna in the Middle East

Palestinian-American Sarah, at Reflections of a Cultural Mutt, attends the book signing of Anna Baltzer, the author of Anna in the Middle East and shares her reflections: “It was such...

Israel: No Swine Flu

Times Online religion correspondent Ruth Gledhill calls for help from Jewish readers on why the swine flu cannot be named after the non-kosher meat in Israel here.

Mapping the Arab Blogopshere

Meedan announces that data expert Will Ward is “heading to Copenhagen’s New Islamic Public Sphere programme for a couple of weeks as a Meedan representative. The idea is to share...

Morocco: Al Quds Al Arabi's 20th Anniversary

From Morocco, Cinema and Movies marks the 20th birthday of Arabic language newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi. “In my country, it is sad to hear from time to time that...

Lebanon: Billboard Marriage Proposal

Lilane, from Lebanon, draws our attention to a billboard which contains a marriage proposal: ‘While driving on the highway towards Antelias from Jal el Dib, just near Antelias bridge on...

Lebanon: Pervert Online

Lebanese blogger +961 takes issue with a photographer's work on photography site flickr and shares his views in this post.

Morocco: Faces from Yemen

Morocco-based blogger Maryam, of My Marrakesh, visits Yemen and posts pictures of people she met there in this post.

Egypt: Excuse for Syrian ban of Facebook “Stupid”

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia is not convinced with a Syrian Minister's excuse for the banning of Facebook – that it was banned to protect Syrians. She writes: “I do not know...

Morocco: Media on Trial

‘The Committee to Protect Journalists is reporting that Ali Anouzla and Jamal Boudouma, managing editor and publishing director of the Moroccan newspaper Al-Jarida Al-Oula, have received suspended jail sentences and...

UAE: Why are Iraqi Gays being Killed?

Arab Lady, who blogs from the UAE, is angered with stories coming out of Iraq on the torture and murder of gays. “I’m not here to defend gays but I’m...

Kuwait: The Fanatics of this World

Kwtia, from Kuwait, lashes out at fanatics in this post: “Fear, paranoia and sexual obsessions are unfortunately the calling cards of these fanatics who want the world in little tiny...

Saudi Arabia: Temporary Marriages or Prostitution?

“Saudi's temporary marriages are prostitution,” charges American blogger Sand Gets in my Eyes, who lives in Saudi Arabia. Click the above link, for more on the debate.

Bahrain: Submissions for Bitfilm Open

Mideast Youth has been named a partner in the Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film and New Media, which will be Hamburg and Tel Aviv, writes the site's Bahraini founder Esra'a....

Saudi Arabia: First Women-only Fashion Show Held

Writing at Mideast Youth, Ahmad Ghashmary reports on Saudi Arabia's first fashion show, which was held for women only – and where cameras were not allowed.

Morocco: ABC Blogging Book Available Online

Moroccan blogger Mohammed Saeed Hjiouij has published the second edition of his book ABC Blogging [Ar], which can be freely downloaded here.

Bahrain: BahrainBlogs.org Blocked by Information Ministry

Silly Bahraini Girl reports that her country's Information Ministry has blocked access to Bahrainblogs.org, an aggregator which brings all Bahraini blogs under one roof.

UAE: Pirates Linked to the Gulf

The Grapeshisha Blog, from the UAE, comments on a news report linking the Somali pirates to Dubai and other Gulf states.

Morocco: Lalami's Second Novel Secret Son Launched

The View from Fez announces the launch of Moroccan blogger and author Laila Lalami‘s novel Secret Son. Lalami writes about the launch here.

Syria: Independence Day Celebration in DC Draws Crowds

Imad Moustapha, Syria's envoy to the US, shares with us photographs from a celebration to mark his country's Independence Day in Washington DC. “The huge attendance was a testimony to...

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