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Amira Al Hussaini · August, 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 August, 2011

21 August 2011

Arab World: “Assad, You are Next After Gaddafi!”

As Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's hours are quickly running out, Twitter users are issuing their warnings to Syrian president Bashar Al Assad to take heed, and leave power. Here is...

Libya: Remembering Mohammed Nabbous

Tribute is pouring in on Twitter, in memory of Mohammed Nabbous, the founder of Libya's AlHurra TV. Nabbous was killed in a firefight while he was filming on March 19....

Libya: Libya State TV Broadcast Disrupted

With the fast-paced news coming out of Tripoli, social media enthusiasts are weeding information coming out of Libya to keep us abreast with what is really happening there. Stay tuned...

Libya: Game Over Gaddafi

Libyan revolutionaries are in Tripoli, the country's capital. The thrill is evident online, with Twitter abuzz with joy and jubilation as tweeps countdown the hours in which Gaddafi will leave...

13 August 2011

Arab World: The Twitter Vs Facebook Debate Continues

A discussion is raging on Twitter tonight, comparing the micro-blogging site where users can post messages in 140 characters to social networking site Facebook. Here are some of the observations...

9 August 2011

Palestine: Israeli Bulldozers Blamed for Cutting Off Gaza Telecoms

Reports are appearing online of a total communication blackout in Gaza. On Twitter, users are blaming Israeli bulldozers for the outage. Here is part of the conversation.

Libya: Humanitarian Conditions Continue to Deteriorate this Ramadan

Libyans continue to suffer from dire humanitarian conditions as the war in their country rages this Ramadan. From food to water to fuel and power shortages, to burying their dead...

Yemen: Pressing Humanitarian Needs and Deteriorating Economic Situation

The United Nations Security Council has issued a statement expressing grave concern about the situation on the ground in Yemen, including pressing humanitarian needs and a deteriorating economic situation following...

Arab World: Watching London “Burn” in Social Media

Arab Twitter users are sharing their perspectives on the ongoing rioting in the United Kingdom, which started three days ago. Many frown on the actions of rioters and their vandalism,...

7 August 2011

Syria: Death Toll Mounts as Ramadan Massacre Continues

Protests calling for President Bashar Al Assad “to leave” continue in Syria this Ramadan. As the death toll mounts, reactions continue to pour in from across the Arab world.

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