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D B Shobrawy

I’m a 20 something Egyptian living in Chicago who has grown a reputation for my wiseASSness and satire embedded in my affection for Middle East causes.

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Latest posts by D B Shobrawy

Protest From Egypts Civil Servants

6 December 2007

Members of the Real Estate Tax Authority and thousands of Egypts tax collectors are gathered in Cairo this week to protest their wages and to demand a transfer of their positions to the Finance Ministry. Baheyya has more As with the second Mahalla strike in Ramadan, hundreds of women civil...

Egypt: The Annapolis Peace Conference

29 November 2007

When the onset of the Annapolis Peace Conference first arose hopes were high and all were looking forward to meeting at the peace table. Since then complications and controversies have muddied the waters and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been in the middle trying to bring all parties back to order. Many if not most Arab leaders had originally refused to attend following the release of contextual details. Egypt's bloggers can help us to understand why.

Egypt: Nothing Moves People As Much As Religion

9 November 2007

The late Naguib Mahfouz once said: "If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion." It continues to move the social and political mechanics of the people, the future of Egyptian politics and the consciousness of our nation's bloggers alike. These are the current issues of Egypt illustrated through their words.

Egypt: Ramadan Musings

28 September 2007

It's fair to say the month of Ramadan provides a unique experience for all parties involved, the fasting followed by excessive eating, the excessive eating followed by excessive partying and the scathing eye of everyone around you, writes D B Shobrawy, who brings us the latest from Egyptian blogs this week.

Egypt: Complaining for Change

31 August 2007

Something I love about Egyptian blogs is our tendency to complain. Firstly because we're Egyptian and its our nature and secondly because we have so much to complain about. Among our complaints this week: international scandals, intellectual persecution, the Egyptian Legal system (or lack thereof), the question of beauty and as usual, religious persecution rounding out the group, writes D.B. Shobrawy.

Egypt: Blogging for Civil and Religious Freedoms

23 August 2007

The struggle for personal freedoms is ongoing in Egypt and the nation's bloggers continue to demand the liberty of citizens. Whether it be religious freedom or freedom from the wrath of a brutal police state, Egypt is speaking out against the inhumane treatment of her citizens this week. Plus a veteran blogger gives us a rare look into the inner workings of Egypt's most historic remaining cities.

From Nasser to Mubarak and On, the State of Modern Egypt.

16 August 2007

The face of Egypt has changed greatly after the revolution that brought independence from foreign occupiers. From the Egypt created by Nasser to the Egypt to be inherited by Gamal Mubarak, the Egyptian Blogosphere is recalling their personal expieriences, objections, predictions and experiences with blogger imprisonment.

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