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Amira Al Hussaini · March, 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 March, 2012

Saudi Arabia: Qatif Protest to Demand “Rights”

Revolution2East posts on YouTube this video from a protest in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, in which protesters, who include women, chant that they will not give up on demanding their rights.

Arab World: Netizens Turn to Twitter to Complain About Dust

A massive sandstorm hit the Gulf region, disrupting air traffic in Yemen, and closing schools in Saudi Arabia. Netizens from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar turned to Twitter...

Arab World: Happy Mother's Day – Tribute to Martyrs’ Mothers

The Arab world marks Mother's Day today, March 21. On social networking sites, netizens send out congratulations to their mothers on the day. They also remember the mothers of the...

Libya: Libyan Memes

What are Libyans laughing about on social networking sites? Check out this Facebook page to keep abreast with Libyan memes.

Jordan: 50 Things to do in Amman

Jordanian blogger Roba Al Assi shares a list of 50 things to do in Amman this month.

Egypt: Baheyya Weighs in on Khaled Ali

Renowned Egyptian blogger Baheyya writes about Egypt's youngest presidential candidate – Khaled Ali, who turned 40 last month. “In this maiden presidential race, electability is hard to gauge. But if...

Egypt: Pope Shenoda's Funeral

From Egypt, Zeinobia covers Pope Shenoda's funeral in Cairo in this blog post.

Israel: “We Love Iranians”

Paul Mutter blogs about the newest permutations of a social media campaign started over the weekend by two Israeli graphics designers that is called “We Love Iranians,” aimed at raising...

Bahrain: When is a Molotov Cocktail Acceptable?

Marc Owen Jones collects videos allegedly showing Bahrain police forces throwing molotov cocktail (petrol bombs) at protesters and property in this post. Meanwhile, Bahrain has just charged 28 civilians with...

Syria: When Assad Falls

Like all Arabs protesting against their dictators, Syrians have many hopes and aspirations for life after the toppling of their dictator Bashar Al Assad. On Twitter, Syrians are sharing their...

Syria: Friday's Demonstrations on Video

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran complies a Storify collection of videos allegedly leaked from Syria today. Many show protests which happened this Friday. [Warning: Some of the videos contain graphic...

Morocco: A Protest to End Forced Marriage After Rape

Moroccans are taking a stand tomorrow (March 17) in protest against the plight of 16-year-old Amina Filali, who committed suicide after being forced to marry the man who raped her....

Saudi Arabia: Tweets for Jailed Saudi Activist Draw Global Attention

Saudi Twitter users have joined forces to highlight the plight of a political prisoner Shaikh Yusuf Al-Ahmad on the micro-blogging site. Their effort has made the Islamic scholar's name become...

Egypt: The Plight of Rural Women

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Awadalla writes about rural women in Egypt in this eye-opening post. Such women, he says, suffer the “highest rates of illiteracy; bear the heavy burden of utmost...

Arab World: Hands Off Clooney!

The United States has arrested actor George Clooney and his father Nick at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC. Arab Twitter users register their protest on their...

UAE: Use of VPN to Fight Censorship

On Twitter, UAE commentator Sultan Al Qassemi writes: ‘The UAE is in the top ten VPN users of @golden_frog, company president says to me “You guys like the Internet but...

Mauritania: Last Hope March to Nouakchott Begins

Mauritanian activists have embarked on a 470km journey on foot, from the city of Nouadhibou to the capital Nouakchott, carrying a number of economic and political demands to the authorities....

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