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Amira Al Hussaini · January, 2011

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 January, 2011

30 January 2011

Egypt: “We are No Longer Afraid”

It's past midnight in Cairo, Egypt, where anti-Mubarak demonstrations continued for the sixth day. As the protests grow stronger, so does the will of the people to oust president Hosni...

Egypt: El Baradei – Protesters’ Friend or Foe?

Egyptian opposition figure Dr Mohamed El Baradei paid a short visit to thousands of anti-Mubarak protesters, camped at Tahrir Square in Cairo, a few minutes ago. Reactions from Twitter follow.

Egypt: Military Jets Fly Over Protestors as US Policy Questioned

As thousands of protesters continued to chant anti-Mubark slogans in Tahrir Square, Cairo, with military jets flying overhead, criticisms started pouring on over the lack of a definitive stance for...

Egypt: Trouble for Mubarak as Protests Continue

Mass protests are continuing for the sixth day in a row. Despite attempts at a total news blackout, against both citizen and mainstream media, news from Egypt continues to dominate...

Egypt: Al Jazeera Cairo Bureau Shut

Egypt just shut down Al Jazeera's Cairo bureau, drawing outrage online. This comes after it switched off the Internet, in a bid to stop the world from seeing its people's...

Egypt: The World is Watching

As Egyptian demonstrators take to the streets for the sixth day in a row, netizens continue to pull all the stops to keep the world informed of what is happening...

29 January 2011

Qatar: Qaradawi to Mubarak: “You are blind, deaf and dumb”

Banished Egyptian cleric Yusuf Al Qaradawi described Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as “blind, deaf and dumb,” lending his influential backing to protesters calling for a change in the regime for...

Egypt: Government Thugs involved in Looting, Lawlessness

The world continues to watch the fast paced developments in Egypt, now on its fifth day of demonstrations against the 30-year rule of president Hosni Mubarak. Despite the Internet block...

Egypt: When Mubarak's Speech Fires Back

After keeping quiet as protests raged Egypt for four days in a row, a defiant president Hosni Mubarak addressed the nation early today, calling protesters "gangs" and "thugs." He also...

Lebanon: Protest in Support of Egypt

A solidarity protest in support of the demonstrators in Egypt is taking place next to the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Similar protests are being reported around the world, as...

Egypt: Demonstrations Continue for Fifth Day

Widespread demonstrations continue to rock Egypt for the fifth day in a row, as netizens around the world continue to closely watch developments on the ground. Reports say the millions...

28 January 2011

Egypt: Is the Army on the People's Side?

Following massive protests across Egypt today, the army was deployed to enforce a night time curfew. On Twitter, the news was received with surprise, with reports that the army was...

Egypt: “The People Will Bring the Regime Down!”

People around the world were glued to their television and computer screens today, as Egyptians took to the streets after the noon Friday prayers. The Day of Rage marks the...

Egypt: Countdown for Day of Rage Continues

Netizens from around the world are holding their breath, as widespread demonstrations are scheduled to begin in Egypt in less than an hour. International support is overwhelming, as well as...

Egypt: Netizens Rise for the Support of Egyptians on their Day of Rage

The countdown for mass protests across Egypt has started, with very little information trickling from the ground after the Egyptian authorities shut down the Internet and virtually all other communication...

27 January 2011

Egypt: Friday is the Day of Anger

The Egyptian Twittersphere is full of predictions of renewed demonstrations over the weekend. Dubbed the Million Egyptian March, Friday is expected to witness unprecedented protests across the country, despite government...

Egypt: Reports of Police Brutality, Arrests and Live Ammuntion

More reports are emerging of arrests and police harassment and brutality, as Egyptians rise for the for the third day in a row. There are also reports of deaths but...

Egypt: What is Happening in Suez?

Different reports about clashes between the protestors and security forces are coming out of Suez, 129km east of the capital Cairo, as demonstrations across Egypt enter their third day. With...

Yemen: Thousands Protesting Against Saleh Rule

Reports of protests in Yemen are being received with delight across the Arab world, where netizens are showing a lot of support for their Yemeni brothers and sisters. On Twitter,...

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