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.
Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from March, 2008
Palestine: Thumbs up for Hamas!
“Despite all what the world might think of, Palestinian under occupation (and elsewhere for sure) still believes that Hamas and Haniyeh are in better position than what the trio – Rice, Bush and Olmert – are trying to present as an alternative for Palestinian Democracy to the world, the corrupted...
Jordan: End of Pirates DVDs Era
“Will April 1st 2008 be doomsday for Jordan’s JD 1 DVD paradise?” asks Ahmed Humaid, from Jordan, who overhears people talking about the end of the era of cheap pirated DVDs.
Kurds Attacked on Newroz
Kurdish blogger Goran reports on Syrian and Turkish attacks on Kurds celebrating Newroz, a traditional festivity which marks the beginning of spring.
Egypt: Flood Jail with Mail Campaign Picks Momentum
Calls continue in support of a two week campaign to flood an Egyptian jail with mail in solidarity with jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman, writes Free Kareem.
Egypt: University Faculty Staff Strike
“For the first time ever in Egyptian history, most Egyptian university faculty members went on strike as a first step towards forcing the government to improve their living conditions and the conditions of higher education in the country,” writes Eman from Egypt.
Egypt: University Strike Update
Zeinobia from Egypt updates us about the university professors strike.
Egypt: Call for General Strike
“A coalition of opposition groups—including the suspended Labor Party, Kifaya, the banned Muslim Brotherhood, the unlicensed Karama (Dignity) Party, the unlicensed Centrist Party, the workers of Mahalla, the Lawyers’ Syndicate, the Movement of University Professors, and others—is calling for a general strike on April 6, two days before the local...
Egypt: Journalist Sentenced for Six Months
“Ibrahim Eissa received a prison sentence of six months for having spread false information about President Mubarak´s health in August 2007. The sentence was given by Judge Sherif Kamel Mustapha at Bulaq Court of misdeamenours this morning. He was found guilty of having harmed Egypt´s economy,” announced Ibn Al Dunya...
Bahrain: Frustrated Hitch Hiker
Bahraini blogger emoodz discusses a talk he had with a frustrated hitch hiker in this post.
Algeria: Kosovo and the Islamic Ummah
Algerian Nouri Luhemiya writes about Kosovo and the Islamic Ummah.
Blogger of the Week: Abdulrahman Warsame
Today's Blogger of the Week series features yet another global voice - Abdulrahman Warsame, who amplifies the reactions of Somali bloggers on Global Voices Online. A Somali born in Saudi Arabia, educated in Egypt and Australia, and currently working for Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar, as a Senior Analyst in New Media, Warsame shares his thoughts on blogging in his country and the rest of the Arab world.
Palestine: Divine Calling to Stalk Britney Spears
Maytha at Kabobfest is surprised at the revelation made by a Britney Spears paparazzi – that he got his calling to follow the star while on pilgrimage to Mecca!
Bahrain: Kindest People Ever
Sous, a Swedish woman living in Bahrain, wonders about the impact of development on Bahrainis. “Bahrainis … are the most kind people I have ever met. They are polite, educated, funny and friendly. There is no pretend and they are really down to earth which I appreciate. I hope this...
UAE: Labour Riot
The Emirates Economist links to several news sources about a massive labour riot in the United Arab Emirates, over the increasing cost of living.
Iraq: Five Years of War and Deception
Moi, from My Occupied Territory, writes about the fifth anniversary of the war on Iraq in this post. “The U.S. will continue to live with this burden for years to come,” she says.
Morocco: Prisoners Pardoned
More than 560 prisoners were pardoned in Morocco, to mark the Prophet's Birthday, announced The View from Fez.
Jordan: Five Jordanian Journalists Jailed
Five Jordanian journalists have been sentenced to three months in prison each, in two separate cases, for breaking the law in their country. Jordan's bloggers speak up against this latest crackdown on freedom of expression.
Egypt: Flood the Jail with Letters
“In conjunction with FreeKareem.org, the Committee to Protect Bloggers is launching a mail campaign in support of imprisoned Egyptian blogger, Kareem Amer,” announced the Committee to Protect Bloggers. The campaign, from April 7 to 21, encourages people from around the world to send Kareem postcards and letters. Since being sentenced...
Yemen: No Women Abuse
Omar Barsawad discusses reports on abuse and violence against women in Yemen and asks: “I visit relatives and friends in other parts of Yemen – I do not see or notice the kind of general abuse that those articles reported. … I wonder, which parts of Yemen those articles were...
Egypt: Face of the Future
“If you want to know the future of humanity, don’t look someplace new. Look someplace old: someplace where dynasties and empires have risen and fallen for thousands of years, someplace where scant land has sustained swelling populations for millennia. Look to Egypt. Look to Iraq,” writes Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt.
Libya: Internet Grooming
Anglolibyan, from Libya, draws our attention to Internet grooming – which is slowly finding its way to his country.