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Amira Al Hussaini · December, 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 December, 2011

21 December 2011

Egypt: Free Maikel Nabil Sanad – A Prisoner of Conscience

When Egyptians took to the streets at the start of their revolution last January, their chant “The People and the Army are One Hand!” was heard around the world. Today,...

Syria: A Christmas Massacre

More than 250 Syrians have been killed over the past two days, sending shock waves around the world. Reports of “horrific massacres” come from the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC),...

18 December 2011

Syria: Blogger Razan Ghazzawi is FREE!

Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi was released tonight, after spending 15 days in a Syrian prison. Ghazzawi, who blogs under her real name from Syria, was arrested at the Syrian-Jordanian border,...

17 December 2011

Arab World: Thank You Mohamed Bouazizi! Thank You Sidi Bouzid!

Netizens around the world today commemorate the first anniversary of the Arab revolution, sparked by the self-immolation of fruit and vegetable vendor Mohammed Bouazizi in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. What started...

Egypt: Tahrir Square Burning

Egypt's Military Police have set Tahrir Square ablaze and forcefully pushed away protesters demonstrating outside the Cabinet on the first anniversary of the Arab revolution, sparked by the self-immolation of...

14 December 2011

Egypt: Long Queues in Second Stage of Egyptian Elections

The second stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections started today, with Egyptians in nine provinces going to the polls. Here is a snap shot of reactions from Twitter on how the...

13 December 2011

Arab World: Congratulations Tunisia!

Human rights activist Moncef Marzouki, 66, has been elected as Tunisia's new interim president today. His appointment, which was followed by a moving acceptance speech, was noted by netizens from...

Saudi Arabia: The Witch Hunt Continues; Woman, 60, Beheaded for “Sorcery”

Saudi Arabia has executed a 60-year-old woman for practicing “witchcraft and sorcery.” The beheading of Amina bint Abdul Halim bin Salem Nasser in the northern province of Jawf yesterday has...

11 December 2011

Arab World to Gingrich: “If Palestinians Are Invented People, Americans Are …”

Palestinians are “invented” people, who want to destroy Israel, says US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. His comments, in an interview with a Jewish television channel, have drawn the anger...

Kuwait: Christmas in Kuwait

Egypt: Celebrating Naguib Mahfouz's Centenary

Today marks the centenary of Egyptian Nobel laureate and leading novelist Naguib Mahfouz. The occasion is being remembered on Twitter.

7 December 2011

Libya: #OccupyTripoli Protests Against Carrying Weapons

Libyans took to the streets of the capital Tripoli today, to demonstrate against carrying weapons. They gathered at the famous Martyr's Square, formerly known as Green Square. Many Twitter users...

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