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Amira Al Hussaini · July, 2013

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, 2013

#FreeSafy – Bahrain Arrests Blogger in Dawn Raid

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Hassan was arrested at dawn today. His telephone and computer were confiscated. Netizens call for his release.

Kuwaiti Emir Pardons Jailed Tweeters

Under Kuwaiti law, lese majeste is prohibited as the Emir's stance "cannot be violated." Some argued those convicted and imprisoned were exercising their freedom of speech.

Cairo: “Non-stop Sound of Gunshots”

Egyptian blogger Mosa'ab Elshamy was at Rabaa Al Adawiya, where 100 people were killed and 1,500 injured during clashes at a pro-Morsi sit-in in Cairo.

In Egypt, Young Men “Die for Nothing”

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia shares photographs and a video of an 18-year-old revolutionary artist Eissa Essam. Essam was killed during clashes on July 26 with Muslim Brotherhood supporters camped in the...

Bogus Doctors Apply for Qatar Hospitals

Group Qatari blog Doha News reports: Some 66 percent of job applicants for nursing positions at state hospitals last year were found to have forged their educational qualifications, the Supreme...

Qatari Doctor Detained in UAE for Muslim Brotherhood Ties

On Doha News, Shabina Khatri shares the story of a Qatari doctor Dr Mahmood Al Jaidah, detained in the neighbouring UAE under suspicion of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood....

Pro-Morsi Women Protesters Killed in Mansoura

A pro-Morsi protest was attacked in Mansoura by thugs, killing at least three women and injuring dozens. Netizens react to the attack.

Egyptian Journalist Menna Alaa Attacked by Pro-Morsi Protesters

Blogger and video journalist Menna Alaa was attacked by angry pro-Morsi supporters today. She shares her testimony, in English, in this post on Egyptian Chronicles. She writes: A smack on...

Egyptian Protesters United in Anti-US Chants

On Twitter, Egyptian Hani Shukrallah observes: Interesting, the one common chant in Tahrir & #MB's Rabaa is anti-US – a triumph of American policy! — Hani Shukrallah (@HaniShukrallah) July 19,...

PHOTO: Muslim Brotherhood Surrounds National Security in Cairo

Netizens and journalists are reporting that thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters are heading towards the National Security building in Nasr City now. Amr Salama El-qazaz shares this photograph....

Revolution or Coup: The Ousting of Morsi

Many are continuing to debate whether the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was the result of revolution or a military coup. Mohamed El Gohary shares his two cents...

Bassem Yousif vs Sandmonkey on Egypt

On Twitter, satirist Bassem Youssef and activist and blogger Mahmood Salem (Sandmonkey) had a discussion on the Egyptian political scene today. Noon Arabia collects their exchange in this post [ar]...

Al Jazeera Accused of “Biased” Egypt Coverage

Al Jazeera has come under fire in Egypt for what many describe as its “biased” reporting during and following the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on July 4....

Morsi Supporters Face-off with Anti-Morsi Protestors across Egypt

The much anticipated face-off between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and protesters who called for the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi took place today [June 6, 2013]. The drama unfolded...

The Story Behind Morsi's [Fake] Arrest Video

A video showing what is being described as the arrest of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is making the rounds online. The same video was posted on YouTube on May...

Former Egyptian President Morsi Rants on Twitter

President Mohamed Morsi is no longer the president of Egypt. Instead, he is ranting on Twitter on his verified Twitter account @EgyPresidency.

Egyptians Overthrow Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood Rule

Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood senior member, is no longer the president of Egypt. Morsi's one-year reign was cut short, after massive protests across Egypt calling for him to resign...

Protestor Asks Morsi to Leave in Code

Massive protests calling on Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi to step down continue across Egypt for the third day.

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