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Amira Al Hussaini · July, 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 July, 2012

25 July 2012

Saudi Arabia: Kingdom's First Female Olympic Athletes Called ‘Prostitutes’

For the first time, two women from conservative Saudi Arabia will be competing in the Olympics. Their involvement in London 2012 triggered the Twitter hashtag, "Prostitutes of the Olympics."

23 July 2012

Bahrain: Elderly Men Arrested for “Protecting Women” from Police

The elderly are not immune to arrest for taking part in "unlicensed" protests in Bahrain, where demonstrations should be sanctioned by the state. According to netizens, two elderly men were...

19 July 2012

Bahrain: Tweeting Appalling Conditions at Jaw Prison

Bahraini netizens are rallying online to draw attention to appalling conditions at the central Jaw Prison, which houses political detainees, among others. Following the crackdown on Bahrain's February 14, 2011,...

Egypt: No to a Military Funeral for Omar Sulieman

Hosni Mubarak's vice president and Egypt's former head of intelligence Omar Suleiman is dead. News of his death has triggered a storm of reactions on social media networks. On Twitter,...

18 July 2012

Egypt: Egyptians Give Advice to Syrians

Egyptians are dishing out advice to Syrians - on Twitter. Under a dedicated hash tag, the advice ranges from "do not take photographs with tanks" to "take advice from someone...

Syria: Live Blogging from Midan

Syria: Netizens Say Countdown for Bashar Begins

Twitter is abuzz with news of the beginning of the end of the Assad regime, following a bomb explosion in Damascus in which three senior members of president Bashar Al...

17 July 2012

Egypt: Conflicting News on Casualties in Cairo Train Crash

Information remains sketchy about the number of casualties from a train crash in a Cairo suburb earlier today. Reports on mainstream media ranged from deaths and injuries - to no...

Syria/Turkey: Syrian Refugees Protest Water Shortages at Kilis Camp

Syrian refugees at the Kilis Refugee camp, on the Syrian-Turkish border, protested against water shortages. Four policemen and 10 refugees are reportedly injured.

11 July 2012

Sudan: Blogger Recounts Three Days of Interrogation

“Take a good look at the window, this will be the last time you ever see the sun.” Sudanese blogger and Global Voices author Maha Elsanosi vividly describes her three...

Saudi Arabia: The Mosque and the Corniche

Yemen: Sanaa Explosion Kills 20

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