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Amira Al Hussaini · February, 2012

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 February, 2012

Saudi Arabia: Facebook Page Calls for Protest

  22 February 2012

A Facebook page [ar] has been created calling on Saudis to protest tomorrow (Thursday) and on Friday against financial and administrative corruption, the jailing of activists and the lack of justice, among other grievances. The page details are being circulated via Twitter by bloggers. Previous calls for protests in Saudi...

Syria: Call to Free Human Rights Detainees

  22 February 2012

Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi appeals to supporters to exert pressure on the Syrian government to release her colleagues at the Office of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression in Damascus. Ghazzawi herself was among those detained when the centre was raided on February 16. She has since...

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Kuwait: Struggle of the Bedoon Takes Root Online

  22 February 2012

Since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring, that has brought to the forefront the atrocities Arabs face at the hands of their ruling clans, Kuwait's stateless population, which numbers more than 120,000, has been struggling to make its voice heard. Stateless blogger Mona Kareem has taken the struggle online.

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Arab World: RIP Whitney Houston

  13 February 2012

Arabs join the rest of the world in mourning the death of superstar Whitney Houston. Reactions on social media platforms ranged from sadness and shock to those questioning why the death of Houston got more coverage in a few hours than the death of thousands of Syrians over the last 11 months.

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