Latest posts by Marwa Rakha from August, 2009
Egypt's Internet users joined hands to express their outrage at a new law which limits their Internet use. Now the law has been reversed and only new subscribers will be subjected to the threshold, for a two month period while the move is being assessed.
Coinciding with Gamal Murbak's Sharek initiative, Egyptian singer Mohsen El Sayad decided to campaign for Mubarak in his own way [Ar]. Marwa Rakha sums up the reactions of Egyptian bloggers here.
In an attempt to win their support, Egyptian president's son Gamal Mubarak launched an open online forum, Sharek, where he promises to address all the questions posed by young internet savvy Egyptians himself.
Earlier at Global Voices Online, Tarek Amr captured the initial reactions to new plans to limit Internet use across Egypt. Marwa Rakha reports more adverse reactions hitting the Egyptian blogosphere.
Egyptian blogger Ahmed Al Sabbagh says in his post that there are more than 100,000 translators in Egypt. Around 1,000 translators joined forces on Facebook, others created EgyTranslation blog, and many are calling for a syndicate and for a body that protects their rights.
Upon hearing about Cairo's Escort Services, Dr. Mohamed Aly wrote a short post comparing between his status and the escort's – he lost!
Between those who support her right to choose and those who urge her to conform to traditions and Saudi law, 27-year-old Egyptian Heba Najeeb is trapped between a rock and a hard place. Marwa Rakha brings us her story here.
Hossam El Hamalawy reports: A month after they detained him at the Cairo International Airport and confiscated his laptop, Blogger Wael Abbas has been stopped again, on his way back from Beirut. Police has confiscated all his CDs, USB and flash memory cards!: “Wael just texted me to say he’s...