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Amira Al Hussaini · October, 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 October, 2010

US: Stop Meddling with Palestinian Online Conversations

Jillian C York is concerned with the policy recommendations of a study released by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies on Palestinian social media.

Palestine: A Parting Gift from Gaza

Gaza Mom is back to the US with a parting gift from Gaza. Click here to find out.

Saudi Arabia: A Genie for your Thought!

Saudis continue to react to the genie (jinni) drama. Qusay shares his thoughts here.

Egypt: Why Does Saudi Arabia Need So Many Helicopters?

Issandr El Amrani, from the Arabist, wonders why Saudi Arabia needs to purchase so many helicopters. “What will they use all of these helicopters for? Future incursions into Yemen? Riot...

Lebanon: GeekFest Planned

Plans are underway for GeekFest Beirut v3 on November 3. Here are more details.

Egypt: On Salafis and Shias

“Because some did not believe the claims that the Egyptian regime is behind the Salafi channels and the Salafi trend in the country , the suspension of the Salafi channels...

UAE: Are Taxi Fares Fair?

Fake Plastic Souks, from the UAE, discusses taxi fares in the United Arab Emirates and how taxi drivers are faring.

UAE: Ban on Flickr Lifted

The United Arab Emirates has lifted a ban on photo sharing site Flickr, writes the UAE Community Blog. “According to a report in The National, the TRA has lifted the...

Kuwait: Police Brutality Caught on Video?

Police brutality has been caught on video around the world. Here's one from Kuwait which was posted on a popular blog and attracted a lot of comments - many attacking...

Lebanon: Is Facebook being used to recruit spies?

From Lebanon, The Identity Chef Darine Sabbagh finds a link on her Facebook page asking for information on missing Israeli soldiers and notes: “Now honestly, things like these really make...

Saudi Arabia: Online Impressions

From Saudi Arabia, The Eternal Philosopher Duha Husseini offers us an insight on “online impressions.” She adds: “I remember a time when 99% of Saudi internet users used aliases, including...

Saudi Arabia: Niqab and Freedom

Alternative Saudi Voices’ Ahmed Bagadoodoffers his perspective on the niqab (face cover worn by some Muslim women) and freedom.

Kuwait: A Gay Following

Desert Girl on Kuwait wants to know whether she has a gay following.

Jordan: Are You Spending Too Much Time on Twitter?

From Jordan, Rand lists 10 signs which show that you are spending too much time on Twitter.

Jordan: Rules for Elections

JanMania proposes five rules for the Jordanian parliamentary elections.

Egypt: Kareem Amer's Sentence Ends on November 5

November 5 marks the end of Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer's or Kareem Nabil Sulaiman four year prison term. “We have reasons to believe that Kareem may not be released on...

Bahrain: Free Blogger Ali Abdulemam

Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam was arrested almost a month ago. He has been held in solitary detention since then. His legal status remains unclear as no lawyer has seen him,...

Morocco: Farewell Nichane

Moroccan darija magazine Nichane is closing because of a sustained advertising boycott, reports Issandr El Amrani in The Arabist.

Algeria: On the Rich, the Poor and the Middle Class

What is it like to be poor? And what is it like to be rich? Algerian Salim looks into the two situations and also reflects (Ar) on those who are...

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