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Amira Al Hussaini · October, 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 October, 2011

30 October 2011

Egypt: Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Detained for 15 Days

Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah has been detained for 15 days, after refusing to be interrogated. He appeared at the Military Prosecutor, along with fellow activist Bahaa...

26 October 2011

Egypt: Revolution Call Renewed After Khaled Said Murder Trial Verdict

Two police officers have been sentenced to seven years in prison for the assault that led to the death of Khaled Said, the young man whose murder in Alexandria has...

23 October 2011

Egypt: Man Jailed for Three Years for Insulting Islam on Facebook

Tunisia: Voting NOT Extended by Two and a Half Hours

Turkey: 1,000 People Feared Dead in Van Quake

A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit eastern Turkey a few hours ago. Up to 1,000 people are feared dead. The quake hit Ercis, in the mountainous province...

Arab World: Cheering on Tunisia's Elections

Tunisians are receiving positive vibes from netizens across the Arab world as they go to the polls today to elect a 218 member constituent assembly which will rewrite the country's...

20 October 2011

Libya: The Truth About Gaddafi's Death

Libya has broken out in celebration after Gaddafi's stronghold Sirte fell and the man himself was either captured and killed or killed and captured. On Twitter, journalists and pundits have...

Libya: Celebrations as Gaddafi Confirmed Dead

Libyan dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi is finally dead. After hundreds of thousands of tweets and guess work between news of him being captured, wounded, killed, or all three together, we...

Libya: Unconfirmed News of Gaddafi's Capture

Happy news has been coming out of Libya in the last few minutes, leaving Libyan and Arab tweeps rejoicing, albeit with caution, at the new developments. Rumour has it that...

18 October 2011

Arab World: Celebrations Break Out as 477 Palestinians Released

Tweeps have been busy today following the details of the Israel-Palestine prisoner swap, which saw the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. Here is...

7 October 2011

Yemen: Congrats to Tawakkol Karman

Congratulations have been pouring in from all corners since the winners of this year's much anticipated Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced. Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkol Karman joins Liberian...

6 October 2011

Arab World: RIP Steve Jobs

The Arab world is mourning the death of Steve Jobs, Apple's visionary leader. Tributes are pouring in via social media as netizens wake up to the news.

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