Posts Tagged ‘Ahmed Al Sabbagh’

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Egypt: Scheherazade must Die

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. The author and his publisher went to court and the lost. Dr... (Continue reading)

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: Bloggers call for a fun-filled harassment-free Eid

As Eid Al Fitr approaches, women in Egypt are bracing themselves for even more sexual harassment than what has already become a disturbing norm. Bloggers and online activists are also joining forces to fight the phenomenon, calling for a fun-filled... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Gamal Mubarak … Why Not?

Coinciding with Gamal Murbak's Sharek initiative, Egyptian singer Mohsen El Sayad decided to campaign for Gamal Mubarak in his own way [AR].... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: Adverse reactions to TE-Data Fair Usage Policy

In a previous post, Tarek Amr captured the initial reactions to TE-Data's fair usage policy and more adverse reactions are hitting the Egyptian blogosphere.... (Continue reading)

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Egyptian translators call for a syndicate

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Al Sabbagh says in his post that there are more than 100,000 translators in Egypt. ... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Anti-Male Circumcision Campaign

In 2008 Egypt passed a law that banned female circumcision (FGM). Today a group of bloggers started a campaign against male circumcision.... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: Local Reflections on “Going Local”

Nermeen Edrees of Global Voices Online wrote about Egypt's Going Local Campaign. Today Blogger Juka celebrates the launch of the initiative's facebook group, Ahmed Al Sabbagh reacts to Facebook itself going local while another two bloggers dictate their terms to... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: “Kleenex” Literature at the Cairo International Bookfair

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. Ghada Abdel Aal spoke up on behalf of bloggers. Ahmed Al Sabbagh wrote:... (Continue reading)

The Egyptian Bloggers Bookfair

With more than 15 new titles, Egyptian bloggers take the 2009 Cairo International Book Fair by storm. Mohamed Hamdy wrote:... (Continue reading)

Egyptian bloggers visit injured Palestinians

Several groups of injured Palestinians crossed into the Egyptian territory via the Rafah Crossing and blogger Ahmed Al Sabbagh and blogger Mohamed Hamdy organized a morale-boosting visit to the Red Crescent Hospital. Al Sabbagh wrote upon his return:... (Continue reading)

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Egyptian and Tunisian Bloggers against Censorship

In December 2006 frustrated Tunisian bloggers launched the "Action Blank Post" initiative in defense of freedom of speech. Supporting bloggers from all over the world posted a blank on their blogs on the 25th of December, and now bloggers have... (Continue reading)

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