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Amira Al Hussaini · June, 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 June, 2009

Jordan: MPs Drafting a Law which requires Website Passwords

A new electronic sites law is being reviewed and drafted by the Jordanian Parliament which requires website administrators to provide their site's passwords to the government's Printing and Publication Directorate....

Egypt: American High School Students Visit Farm

From Egypt, Maryanne Stroud Gabbani writes about the two-week visit of a group of California secondary school students to her farm to learn more about real life. “They've stayed at...

Israel: Journalism 101

At Checkpoint Jerusalem, Dion Nissenbaum discusses what he describes as Israeli Journalism 101 in this post.

Jordan: Hands off private schools

At Creative Jordan, Yusuf Mansur argues in favour of private schools. “Jordanian policy makers, lacking the resources to promote world-class educational systems, have focused their attention on overregulating the private...

Egypt: Weekend Digressing

Egyptian blogger Nermeena has been away from the Internet for a while and shares tidbits from her life in this post, including the latest book she is reading.

Bahrain/Tunisia: Censors of the Net

Sesawe‘s blog publishes an English translation of an article which appeared in France's Le Monde 2, entitled Censors of the Net, written by Claire Ulrich, which focuses on censorship, including...

Mauritania: A Page from Khomeini's Playbook

Mauritanian Nasser Weddady and American Jesse Sage, who direct the HAMSA civil rights initiative of the American Islamic Congress share their thoughts on developments in Iran in this post, entitled...

Egypt: Sign Avaaz Settlements Petition

Egyptian Dalia Ziada announces that she has just signed an Avvaz petition, which supports US president Barack Obama's call to stop the building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian territories. So...

Arab World: Berkman Launches New Arab Blog Study

Harvard University's Berkman Centre for Internet and Society has released a study of the Arabic blogosphere entitled Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere. About 35,000 active blogs were covered. “The goal for...

Palestine: Finding Lost Relatives Online

Palestinian Mona, who lives in Canada, discusses how the Internet is being used to search for long lost relatives.

Arab World: “Iran is a Democratic Dictatorship”

Reactions continue to pour across the Arab world over developments in Iran, in the aftermath of the country's presidential elections which saw Mahmoud Ahmedinejad winning a second term, with 66...

Iraq: Getting ID Badges

Writing at Baghdad Observer journalist Mike Tharp describes the ritual he went through at the International Zone in Baghdad to get his “U.S. military ID badges so we could be...

Egypt: Friends in Jerusalem

Egyptian Leftist [Ar] introduces us to two of his friends, who live in Jerusalem.

Qatar: Log Book for Bar Patrons

Paraglider, at the UAE Community Blog, reports: “The Qatar Tourism and Exhibition Authority and Ministry of the Interior (!) requires that access to any bar shall be on production of...

Morocco: Local Elections Results

Writing at the Maghreb Politics Review, Alle updates us on the results of the Moroccan local council elections.

Arab World: Let the Iranians do Whatever they Want

Iran's presidential election and its aftermath have grabbed the headlines of blogs across the Arab world this week as bloggers from all walks to life react to the latest developments...

Bahrain: From Blogger to President

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has been elected as president of a local Rotary Club for 2010/2011, where he hopes to raise funds to develop community projects.

Algeria: The President and the Military

Writing at the Maghreb Politics Review, Alle discusses Algerian politics, and the relationship between the country's president and officers in its military establishment.

Bahrain: Bloggers Meet Set

Bahraini bloggers are invited to a local bloggers meeting being held on Saturday, June 13. Mohammed AlMaskati has details in this post.

Egypt: Suzanne Mubarak's Fashion

Egyptian Chronicles remarks on her country's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak's fashion sense in this post.

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