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Tarek Amr · June, 2010

I had my postgraduate degree in Data Mining and Information Retrieval at the University of East Anglia.
I am trying to challenge the old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”. I have about 10 years experience in Software Development. In previous lives I used to work as an Information Security Consultant and Presales Manager. I also have been volunteering in Global Voices Online (GVO) since 2007, and currently I am local ambassador of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) in Egypt. Words like Open Data, Government 2.0, Data Visualisation, Data Journalism and Social Startups are like music to my ears.

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Latest posts by Tarek Amr from June, 2010

29 June 2010

Middle East: Goodbye Saramago

Bloggers across the Middle East mourned the death of Portuguese writer Jose Saramago. Tarek Amr rounds up their reactions.

11 June 2010

Global Voices: We are listening

Soon after Israel's deadly raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza, one post on Global Voices sparked furious critique on Twitter. Tarek Amr in Egypt summarizes the debate.

6 June 2010

Iraq: Who's Going to be the Next Prime Minister?

Although the Iraqi parliamentary elections took place in the 7th of March, the two major blocs according to the poll results, are still not able to agree on a single...

Blogger of the Week: Marianne Díaz Hernández

Our guest this week is a Venezuelan blogger, who also is a writer, human rights activist, and an advocate. Marianne Diaz Hernandez, also writes for Global Voices Online and Global...

5 June 2010

Iraq: The Flotilla Attack – A Series of Double Standards

Iraqi bloggers, whose country has been at the receiving end of sanctions, terrorist attacks, tyranny, Al-Qaida extremists, and wars for a very long time, are having mixed reactions to Israel's...

1 June 2010

Egypt: Goodbye Ossama Anwar Okasha

Ossama Anwar Okasha, one of the most famous Egyptian screenwriters, has died. His death stirred a big wave of blog posts and tweets in Egypt and all over the Arab...

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