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 November, 2009
Egypt: Spotlight on Zabbaleen
Regine, at we make money not art, introduces us to photographs by Bas Princen of Cairo's Mokattam Ridge or Garbage City (Zabbaleen) – where a community of mainly Coptic Christians live and make a living out of collecting, sorting and disposing of Cairo's waste.
Saudi Arabia: Raed on Air
Saudi blogger Raed, who blogs at Falsafat, posts a chat with his nephew Khalid [Ar] as his debut vlog at Raed On Air.
UAE: .il unblocked?
samuraisam, from the UAE Community Blog, asks: “Has anyone else found the Israeli TLD to be unblocked from the UAE? On my Etisalat connection it seems to be open.”
UAE: Call for Action
UAE blogger An Emirati's Thoughts calls for action following the “recent slump in the confidence in Dubai's debt management capabilities.”
Yemen: An Architectural Gem
Yemeni Omar Barsawad shares with us information on the Yemeni capital San'aa. “Be it in Sana'a Old City or the mud bricked houses of Hadhramout, Yemen's architecture remains very much traditional and unique. And is still being preserved in most parts of the country,” he notes.
Yemen: The Greatest Journey
Yemeni Omar Barsawad reflects on Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.
Jordan: Brass Award for The Black Iris
Naseem Tarawnah's The Black Iris won the Brass Crescent award in the Middle East category for the second year in a row.
Algeria: An Open Letter to Egyptians
From a football match for a place in the South Africa World Cup in 2010 to a full fledged face off and diplomatic stand off, Egyptians and Algerians continue to score points against each other on the ground - off and online. One Algerian blogger writes an open letter to Egyptians in his blog.
Kuwait: Bahrain and Back
Kuwaiti ZDistrict visits Bahrain and shares his experience here.
Morocco: A Tasty Little Tale
My Marrakesh shares this “tasty little tale” from Marrakech, in Morocco.
Egypt: Where are the Algerian Intellectuals?
Egyptian blog Justice for All [Ar] asks: “Where are the intellectuals in Algeria when the nation wakes up..on curses? This is another reading to the question: Why do they hate us?”
Egypt/Gaza: “Trashy” music video clips
‘I wasn’t surprised to see during my my trip to Egypt and Gaza that no one watches music videos anymore. When I asked few people about their choice of boycotting music videos, the answer was similar, “they have gotten trashy”,’ writes Hanitizer at Arab-American group blog KABOBfest.
Jordan: Internet Blues
Jordanian Hatem Abunimeh describes his ordeal getting an Internet connection in Jordan.
Egypt: Egyptian Politics, Arab Nationalism and Football
What is the relationship between Egyptian politics, Arab nationalism and a football match? Egyptian Dalia Ziada sheds her thoughts on all those issues in this post.
Egypt: Football and Nationalism
The Arabist has more on football and nationalism in this post.
Egypt: Football isn't just a game
Maryanna Stroud Gabbani, who lives in Egypt, shares her two cents on the ‘action’ which followed the Algeria-Egypt football match, which saw Algeria qualify to the World Cup finals, being held in South Africa in 2010.
Jordan: Keep the bad Parliament!
After the Jordanian Parliament was dissolved, Jordanian Hareega writes: “If a new Parliament is to be elected, it has to be an absolute disaster for me to believe it is representative of the people. Anything less than a catastrophic performance will make suspect that the elections were a fraud.”
Iraq: Dreams of Freedom
After years of war, Iraqi Wamith Al-Kassab writes: “Change will happen in Iraq. Activists will win. Freedom will roll.This is our vision, this is our faith…This is our dream.”
Bahrain: Vaccine Dangers
Bahraini Beisan, at Mideast Youth, takes a look at the dangers of vaccines.
Egypt: Elimination of Violence Against Women Day Marked
Egyptian Ibn Ad Dunya marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with this post.
Iraq: 1,000 Sacrificial Iraqis
Iraqi Layla Anwar comments on news from Iraq which says that 1,000 Iraqis may be executed on Eid Al Adha – an upcoming Islamic holiday.