Posts Tagged ‘Blogs’

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Egypt: My Name was Khaled and I was not a Terrorist

Demonstrations and rage continued in Egypt following the death of a young Egyptian, allegedly at the hands of police. The anger on the street is evident online, where citizen journalists speak out.... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: Khaled Said – An Emergency Murder by An Emergency Law

Khaled Said, a 28-year-old Egyptian from the coastal city of Alexandria, was allegedly tortured to death at the hands of two officers who wanted to search him under the emergency law. He asked for a reason or a warrant -... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: No Longer Jewel of the Nile

Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a new water-sharing agreement. The other three countries, Kenya, Burundi and... (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: Blogging Farouk Hosni’s Defeat

Egypt's Culture Minister Farouk Hosni has kept bloggers busy over the previous few days. His failed bid to secure a seat at the helm of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has polarised the blogosphere, with some... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: What’s good for the goose is NOT good for the gander

When Marwa El Sherbini was shot dead in a German court Facebook users and the Egyptian blogosphere mourned her as the victim of the veil, the victim of racism, and the victim of her beliefs. But when a heap of... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: The Egyptian Apostate

Tweet Egyptian progressive thinker, Dr. Sayed El Qemany was granted the State Award for Social Sciences. Egyptian liberals and seculars hailed the award while Wahabis and conservatives declared war on the "Egyptian Apostate". On Egyptian talks the following question was thrown on the table: هل يصح... (Continue reading)

Egypt: A New Presidential Candidate in the Making

In September 2005 Ayman Nour of Al Ghad Party and No'man Goma'a of New Wafd Partynominated themselves against President Hosni Mubarak. Nour was charged with fraud and Goma'a was accused of insanity! Since 2000, Gamal Hosni Mubarak has the... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Wandering Internet Trolls

Wandering Scarab posted an interesting note on the four types of Internet trolls... (Continue reading)

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كتب عمر مصطفى لجريدة الشروق عن برنامج تدوينة

كتب عمر مصطفى لجريدة الشروق عن برنامج تدوينة

بدأت الكاتبة والمدونة ومقدمة البرامج مروة رخا مؤخراً في الإعداد لأول برنامج تليفزيوني مصري متخصص في المدونات والشبكات الإجتماعية على الإنترنت.... (Continue reading)

Egyptian bloggers unite in the face of terrorism

Eman AbdElRahman wrote about how the Egyptian blogosphere reacted to Al Hussein bombs on February 22 that resulted in the death of a French tourist and the injury of more than 20 people. Today, I will write about a... (Continue reading)

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Tadweena, an enterprise that promises well

Tadweena, an enterprise that promises well

Marwa Rakha presents Tadweena in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The neutral background and furniture is also a bonus. Unlike the distracting bright and mismatched colours in other Egyptian talk shows, the setting of Tadweena does not make the viewer... (Continue reading)

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