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Amira Al Hussaini · August, 2010

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 August, 2010

Bahrain: Freej Al Fadhel before Iftar

bint battuta in bahrain takes us to Freej Al Fadhel, Al Fadhel neighbourhood in the capital Manama, for a glimpse into daily life 10 minutes before the call for prayers...

Morocco: Hating TV Dubbed in Arabic

Moroccan blogger Mohamed Mouad explains why he hates television shows which are dubbed in Arabic.

Libya: Focus on Food Blogs

Khadija Teri, from Libya, shares three food-related blogs written by Libyans here.

Kuwait: Much Ado About Bu Qutada wa Bu Nabeel

The discussion continues on Kuwaiti blog Five One Eight about the Bu Qutada wa Bu Nabeel series which created a rift between Kuwait and Morocco. More on the story here.

Libya: Charity in Islam

From Libya, Khadija Teri discusses charity in Islam.

UAE/Saudi Arabia: Palestinian-Israeli author's cultural site blocked

Arabic Literature (In English) reports that the “new literary and cultural site from Palestinian-Israeli author Ala Hlehel and journalist and culture critic Anton Shalhat, Qadita, is apparently blocked in the...

MENA: Kuwaiti Cartoons Cause Moroccans Offense

A popular Kuwaiti television programme has upset some Moroccan viewers, who say it depicts Moroccans in a negative light. The cartoon, called Bu Qutada wa Bu Nabeel, portrays Morocco as...

Bahrain: The Sorry State of Affairs of a Hidd Mosque

On Facebook, a Bahraini posts an eye-opening letter to a minister asking him to visit a mosque in Hidd, describing its sorry state of affairs. Read to the end of...

Saudi Arabia: In Memory of Dr Ghazi Al Gosaibi

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are mourning the loss of an intellectual who has contributed greatly to the cultural and development scene of both neighbouring countries. Ghazi Al Gosaibi, a poet,...

Lebanon: Making Money out of Blogs

Dreaming of making money from your blog? Lebanese bloggers discuss online digital marketing here.

UAE: Censorship is a Myth

UAE's Vice-President and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the UAE does not “impose any restrictions on information or news about economic and financial issues.” The Gulf...

Jordan: Big Brother is Watching You!

Jordanian netizens had a rude awakening when news surfaced about the sentencing of Imad Al-Ash to two years in prison - for insulting the Jordanian monarch in an instant message...

Saudi Arabia: Where Women are Dependents Forever and Ever

Did you know that Saudi Arabia has a service in place where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sends a text message to a male guardian every time a "dependent" leaves...

Jordan: Honking Horns Mark School Result Announcement

Celebrations mark the announcement of secondary school results, known as Tawjihi in many Arab countries. Naseem Al Tarawnah tweets the scene from Amman: “11:20pm. Amman. Honking horns & kids, riding...

Egypt: Know New Blogs

Know New Blogs is a new meme started by Moroccan Egyptian Basma Aal at In Between the Lines. “Know New Blogs is a way to explore new blogs that is...

Jordan: Leap in Twitter Users

On Arab Crunch, Gaith Saqer writes about the leap in Twitter users around the world.”The Middle-East Africa jumped 142 per cent to 5 million visitors” in the period from June...

Bahrain: Expensive Vote Buying

With parliamentary elections planned in Bahrain for October, voters have upped the prices for their votes, reports a local newspaper. Mahmood Al Yousif comments on vote buying here.

Bahrain: Election Indicators

Bahrain is gearing up for its parliamentary elections in October. Mahmood Al Yousif shares some indications of the pending elections here.

Bahrain: CrowdVoice Video Out

CrowdVoice.org, a user-powered service that tracks voices of protest from around the world by crowdsourcing information, has a new video which explains how it could be used, announces Mideast Youth...

Kuwait: Rise in Suicides among Migrant Workers

“Over the past two months, there have been 23 reported cases of suicide or attempted suicide by migrant workers in Kuwait, meaning that about every 2.5 days a migrant worker...

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