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Amira Al Hussaini · September, 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 September, 2012

Bahrain: Can Democracy and Islam Co-Exist?

Can democracy exist in Islamic societies? This was the topic of conversation between Bahraini bloggers today.

Tunisia: Civil Society and the Sharia State

Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni argues that belonging to any religion or culture is a “product of chance.” She says: And when, together with bloggers from my country, we attempted...

Bahrain: A Country for Disgruntled Citizens

Bahraini blogger Ali Al Saeed suggests: @alialsaeed: Perhaps disgruntled citizens from around the world should consider starting their own country? Worth a try.

Egypt: Sex Education for Youth

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Awadalla argues in favour of empowering youth in post-revolution Egypt. He notes: Sex education can be a great tool to change deeply seated patriarchal values in our...

Saudi Arabia: Celebrating National Day in Style

Saudi Arabia marks its National Day today [Sept 24] and young Saudis are celebrating the day in style. On Twitter, the day's events are tagged with a special hash tag...

Egypt: Artists Re-Paint Murals Destroyed by Police

Artists are back at work on Mohamed Mahmood street in Cairo, after authorities erased revolution graffiti. @RashaPress shares the photograph above of artists repainting murals on the street, off Tahrir...

Egypt: 1.5km Human Chain Protest Outside Nile University

@Kandily shares this photograph on Twitter, showing a human chain which he says [ar] measures 1.5km made up of students outside Nile University, which has been appropriated to the Zewail...

Bahrain Censors UN Website for Human Rights Session Live Stream

Human rights activist Mohammed Al Maskati, who is attending the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, tweets: @MohdMaskati: Authorities in #Bahrain put obstacles to access #UN website for live...

World: Hilarious Muslims Rage on Twitter

Twitter was a happy place for Muslims today, who took turns to pour out their rage, 140 characters at a time. Some were even creative enough to share memes in...

Sudan: YouTube Banned After Protesters Burn German Embassy

Angered by the trailer of a movie which insults Prophet Mohammed, made by an Egyptian in the United States and posted on YouTube, Sudanese protesters burned the German Embassy in...

Libya: Sorry Chris, Benghazi Couldn't Protect You

A small crowd of Libyans gathered in Al Shajara Square in Benghazi on September 12, to protest against the attack on the US Consulate which killed four Americans including Ambassador...

Lebanon: What is Angelina Jolie Wearing?

Lebanon: Angelina Jolie supporting Syrian Refugees

American Actress and UN Ambassador, Angelina Jolie is in Lebanon today [September 12, 2012] as part of her tour to support Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. Commenting the...

Arab World: Outrage Over Killing of US Ambassador in Benghazi

Arab netizens have condemned the cowardly attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last night. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed when militants fired rockets at...

Tunisia: Not a Twitter Revolution?

On Tunisian blogging portal Nawaat, Christopher Barrie writes: It is surely not unreasonable to argue that the 2011 revolution which followed this period of unrest could well have happened in...

Egypt: Hero's Welcome for Paralympics Squad

On Twitter, Ahmed Morgan shares a photograph taken minutes ago from Cairo International Airport, where hundreds of people gathered to welcome home Egypt's squad from the London paralympics.

Egypt: Welcoming Paralympics Heroes

@MonaMcloof: Im taking these n going to greet our #egyptian delegation coming bk frm london #Paralympics

Egypt: Women on Hunger Strike for Syria

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia visits Syrian women activists on hunger strike in Cairo to draw attention to the plight of their people back home. She blogs her observations and interviews in...

Egypt: Going Hungry to Draw Attention to the Plight of Syrians

Syrian activists and artists abroad have been on hunger strike for almost two weeks, to draw attention to the atrocities being committed by the Syrian regime against their people.

Egypt: NGO Trial Adjourned

On Storify, MaliciaRogue shares tweets on the trial of 43 foreign and Egyptian non-governmental organisation workers, accused of receiving funding from foreign sources and operating in Egypt without permission. The...

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