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Tarek Amr · November, 2011

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 November, 2011

30 November 2011

Egypt: Tear Gas Shipment Raises Questions About the US

A new tear gas shipment to Egypt from the United States leaves netizens confused. Is the United States a friend of Arab revolutions or a supporter of Arab tyrants?

24 November 2011

Egypt: Popular Justice Tackles Police Brutality

Social media users in Egypt have revealed the identity of a police officer accused of shooting to target protester's eyes. Tarek Amr reports of the emergence of several popular justice...

19 November 2011

Egypt: Have Activists and Journalists Been Targeted in Tahrir Square Clearing?

Tear gas, rubber bullets and bird shots were used today, injuring scores of people, to clear Tahrir Square of protesters. Egyptians on Twitter were both sad and angry for what...

Egypt: The Question of Election Symbols

A car, a gun, a toothbrush, a spaceship and an eye! Those are just some of the symbols you can see on the election banners on Egyptian streets as the...

16 November 2011

Egypt: Commemorating 40 Years of Pope Shenouda on Twitter

Egyptian Copts, among others, decided to criticize Pope Shenouda III on the occasion of his 40th Ordination anniversary. The anniversary coincided with the end of the 40 day mourning period...

12 November 2011

Egypt: Feminist Publishes Nude Photograph to “Express her Freedom”

An Egyptian feminist posted her nude photograph on the internet to express her freedom. Netizens react to the move in this post by Tarek Amr.

6 November 2011

Egypt: All Set for Parliamentary Elections 2011

Voting for Egypt's parliamentary elections begins on November 29. Get up to date with the process and some of the issues netizens are discussing about the country's first elections since...

2 November 2011

Egypt: SCAF – The Last Pillar of the House!?

The past few days we've witnessed the detention of veteran blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, a prisoner tortured to death in jail, and other incidents that have made Egyptian bloggers...

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