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 June, 2010
Lebanon: No to The Rule of Dinosaurs
A new Facebook group named No to Dinosaur Rule: So that Lebanon Doesn't Turn into a New Arab Prison (Ar) has been formed. The group advocates freedom of speech.
Egypt: Heat Blamed for Hurghada Oil Spill
There is an oil spill off the coast of Hurghada and Egyptian officials are blaming it on “oil seeping from the ground due to heat.” Egyptian Chronicles has more here.
Egypt: Unrest in North Sinai
It may be off the radar – but Zeinobia reports on unrest in North Sinai. Click here for more.
Egypt: Allegations Against Khaled Said
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia comments on the allegations surfacing against Khaled Said – who was allegedly killed by police officers.
Egypt: Faceook Group Against Torture
A Facebook group was formed by Egyptian activists to mark the International Day Against Torture.
Lebanon: Facebook Group in Support of Gaza-bound Maryam
Lebanese activists formed a Facebook group in support of a Gaza-bound ship called We are All Maryam (Ar).
Bahrain: What Happened to the Mubtakar Terrorists?
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif wonders what happened to five Bahrainis implicated in a 2003 terrorist plot to detonate an explosive device on the New York City subway system called the “Mubtakar.” “Whatever happened to those five “men” I wonder? Anyone knows?” he asks.
Saudi Arabia: How a Censored Page Looks Like
On Twitter, JawazSafar shows how a censored page appears in Saudi Arabia here.
Bahrain: Spying on Citizens Using New Number Plates
Bahrain is introducing new car number plates with technology which allows police to monitor the movement of every vehicle. Blogger Mahmood Al Yousif remarks: “Must we be followed, spied on and harassed by the state in every single facet of our miserable lives to end it now with a completely...
Egypt: Iara Lee's Flotilla Attack Footage
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia posts Iara Lee's one-hour footage from the Gaza-bound flotilla on the night it was attacked by Israeli commandos here.
Algeria: Cabinet Reshuffle
The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at the Algerian cabinet reshuffle here.
Egypt: A Tweeting Government
If you can't beat them, join them. Egyptian Chronicles comments on how the governing National Democratic Party now has a presence on Twitter.
Iraq: A Series of Explosions
Iraqi Pundit comments on the series of explosions that rocked Baghdad yesterday. “Whoever attacked wanted to remind us they're still around,” he remarks.
Arab World: Where the Streets are Quiet During Football Games
Millions of people around the world are glued to their television screens, watching the World Cup's opening ceremony from South Africa - and the scene is not that different in the Arab World.
Tunisia: 33 Sarastic Tweets on the #Flotilla Attack
Tunisian blogger Sami ben Gharbia shares what he describes as the “33 most sarcastic tweets about the #flotilla” attack by Israel on a Gaza-bound ship.
MENA: Question Time Following Gaza-Bound Flotilla Attack
As the dust settles, and some of the 'truths' come out, a new wave of tweets on Israel's attacking the Gaza-bound flotilla take over the Internet. Here are a few reactions from the Twittersphere summing up reactions of users around the world, some asking questions we are yet to learn the answers for.
MENA: Israel will have to Choose
Condemnations are flying left, right, and centre after Israel attacked a Turkish-led flotilla headed to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid and break the blockade on the Palestinian enclave. Here are some more reactions from Twitter.
Morocco: Where Some People are More Equal than Others
All Moroccans are equal, but some Moroccans are more equal than others, writes Moroccan blogger Jamal Elabiad. He comes to this conclusion following a corruption case allegedly involving a high ranking official in the cabinet and his son's arrest. Here are more reactions.
Egypt: The Truth About Donkey Heads
Donkey heads and remains have been found in Alexandria. Egyptian Chronicles digs up the truth behind the find: an Uzbek diplomat and an Egyptian man keeping eight lions in two villas near the garden where the remains were found.