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Egypt: Detained Bloggers Tell their Tales

More than 20 Egyptian bloggers, who were on their way to pay their respects to the families of the victims of the Coptic massacre, were arrested when their train arrived in the village of Naga Hammady in Upper Egypt. They... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Bloggers arrested over Naga Hammady Visit

More than 20 Egyptian bloggers were arrested when their train arrived in the village of Naga Hammady in Upper Egypt. Led by Dr Mostafa Al Naggar, the bloggers left Cairo, Alexandria, and other cities in Egypt to pay their respects... (Continue reading)

Egypt: The Capital of Hell on Earth

Many Egyptian bloggers and activists have been detained by State Security on various occasions and for various reasons - real or fake - Wa7da Masreya interviewed several bloggers and posted a detailed post on torture techniques and psychological tricks those... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Synagogue Gone … Synagone

In 2008, Moftasa stumbled upon an old synagogue that was turned into an office for theNational Democratic Party (Egypt's ruling party). It is amazing how the very same Egyptians who were infuriated over Switzerland's decision to ban building minarets are... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: And this one goes to Djamila Bouhired

Algeria's 75-year-old activist and revolutionist Djamila Bouhired, is ill and is beseeching her country and countrymen to finance her medical treatment. The news has infuriated many Egyptian bloggers who see her as an Arab icon and a hero.... (Continue reading)

Egypt: When did Saudi Arabia become Switzerland’s role model?

On Sunday, November 29, 57.5% of Swiss voters approved a ban on the construction of new minarets atop mosques, paving the way for a constitutional amendment. The referendum will affect the construction of new minarets (not mosques) and will... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: A fine line between patriotism and chauvinism

Alaa Mubarak, the Egyptian President's eldest son, turned into a national hero when he called live on TV and beat the drums of war. From the President's son to renowned actors and actresses, media figures, writers, and Facebook users, fury has... (Continue reading)

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Egypt’s First Adult Graphic Novel Officially Banned

In April 2008, freedom of speech and creativity in Egypt was hit in its core with the confiscation of Magdy El Shafee's adult graphic novel - Metro. Since then the author and his publisher have beenon trial and while every... (Continue reading)

Egypt: President Mubarak and the Egyptian Dignity

In the aftermath of the Egypt-Algeria match in Sudan, Egyptian football fans demonstrated in Zamalek in front of the Algerian embassy in Cairo on Thursday night and on Friday afternoon. The President's eldest son, Alaa Mubarak, instigated the riots live... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: Alaa Mubarak for President?

Today Egyptians want Alaa Mubarak - Hosni Mubarak's eldest son - for president!... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Nidal Hassan – Psychiatrist or Psychotic?

Major Nidal Hassan is the US military psychiatrist of Arab origins who recently went on ashooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 12 soldiers and one civilian. He is now facing charges of premeditated murder. "Psychiatrist or Psychotic?", ask... (Continue reading)

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Egyptians! Algerians! Wake UP!

From ferocious marketing campaigns to Facebook wars, hacking, and owl burning, the November 14th match between Egypt and Algeria has turned into an ugly war. Egyptian-Algerian actor Ahmed Mekky dedicates this wake-up call to the hypnotized mob:... (Continue reading)

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