Latest posts by Marwa Rakha from January, 2009
With more than 15 new titles, Egyptian bloggers took the 2009 Cairo International Book Fair by storm. Conventional writers label bloggers' literature as “Kleenex” Literature. Marwa Rakha reviews reactions from the Egyptian blogosphere in this article.
Egyptian Blogger sued for slander and looses. Zeinobia wrote about Tamer Mabrouk who blogs from Port Said and who published a report supported by photography showing how “Trust Chemical Industries” Company was polluting the Lake Manzala with its chemical wastes from their factory. Author of “El Hakika” blog has to pay L.E 2500 as a fine and L.E 40,000 compensation for the company !!
Amsterdam Appeals Court decided that Geert Wilders, Dutch MP, will be put on trial for his views on Islam. Wilders, and his movie had caused a huge anger wave last year, with both sides denouncing each other. While Perwin Ali thought he deserves to be tried, An Egyptian is blogging for his release.
With more than 15 new titles, Egyptian bloggers take the 2009 Cairo International Book Fair by storm. Marwa Rakha reports how bloggers are planning to organise group visits to make the most out of the annual show.
Several groups of injured Palestinians crossed into the Egyptian territory via the Rafah Crossing and blogger Ahmed Al Sabbagh and Mohamed Hamdy organized a morale-boosting visit to the Red Crescent Hospital.
Sitting on the fence requires objectivity, tolerance, and integrity. Mona Eltahawy chose to sit on the fence and Amr Gharbeia asks people to choose a solution. Marwa Rakha brings us the story from Egypt.
It seems that most posts from the Egyptian blogosphere are attempts at finding answers to the many whys and hows in their heads following the attack on Gaza. Marwa Rakha takes a closer look at some of those questions in this post.
From Egypt, Perwin Ali came across an article mentioning Israel's first press conference on Twitter and she commented saying: “Hold the freakin’ presses! A full-fledged press conference in 140-character conversations? And not just any press conference, a global-issue press conference. You have to hand it to them, if nothing else...
Celebrated columnist Robert Fisk lashed out at Egypt over its stance on Gaza in an article entitled "The Rotten State of Egypt is too Powerless and Corrupt to Act." An Egyptian blogger reacts in this post.