Archive for the 'in English' Category

It’s your turn Mexicans

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Upon reading this morning news of US army engineers securing Egypt side of border against tunnels I went to Rafah city to check border. Security was relaxed compared to past days though the city was still a ghost one. At Rafah crossing, a high level security officer told me American army engineers were here 7 […]

Gaza loves life

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

As clock was ticking towards midnight 31 December, me on Egypt side of Rafah border, I got this SMS from my friends in Khan Yunis, Jabalia, Rafah…: Look outside F-16 SMILING for you MESSILES dancing for you ZANNANA singing for you because I requested them ALL to wish you a *HAPPY NEW YEAR*

Flickr case 982056

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The impressive flickr account of blogger and friend Hossam el-Hamalawy is facing censorship by flickr themselves! First they disabled pro-palestine photos he had taken in Ireland, then they started searching their old drawers for reasons to un-list his account from public search. Shame! I was just awarded Human Rights First 2008 award. I am quoting […]

Egypt’s journalists fight for free speech

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

A video report by World Focus on the dilemma of free speech in Egypt Did you just hear him saying it is not Switzerland? I guess they just don’t want it to be.. they want it to be China or Libya.

Blogger Hossam el-Hamalawy cites censorship, arrests and torture

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Blogger and friend Hossam el-Hamalawy in an exclusive web interview for World Focus. well said Hossam!

I’m happy for Chahine

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Chahine passed away few hours ago. I am happy for him. He lived over 82 years and at least 60 out of which were thorough, intense, and edgy experiences. Chahine has also enjoyed a peaceful – but surely not quiet – exit. I am sure his funeral will be a red carpet Cannes. It is […]

Social Marketing at its best

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Via Amr Gharbeia Income-tax authority has been bombarding Egyptian citizens with TV ads calling for barbers, cheese-sellers and mechanics to provide tax-payable receipts with every single purchase. Apparently those brilliant kids were motivated to give a lesson in Social Marketing but in a bottom-top approach. The boy buying the weekly Mickey asks for receipt, gets […]

GV: Egypt facebooking the Struggle

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Global Voices Advocacy interviewed me on the role of web tools and facebook in the current struggle in Egypt. You can read it here: Egypt Facebooking the Struggle

ليلة أخيرة في غزة

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

ليلتي الأخيرة في غزة لم تكن سهلة.. شبح “المرة الأخيرة” شاب وداع الأصدقاء مع تصاعد احكام الحدود وفشل مفاوضات اعادة فتح المعابر.. الأصدقاء، الذين التقيت أغلبهم للمرة الأولي خلال الأيام القليلة الماضية، أمطروني بوابل من الهدايا.. زعتر، وزيتون، ولبنة، وبن، ومربى قراصيا، ومطرزات فلسطينية، و… كل من عرف أني مصرية، بلا أقارب في غزة، أتيت عبر الحدود المفتوحة […]

صباح الورد يا غزة

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

  غزة، نهار خارجي، بعد فك الحصار قسرا. اضغط على الصورة لمشاهدة باقي المجموعة الأولي تصوير نورا يونس

‘Dear Palestinian Brothers . . . Please Return to Gaza’

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Here is another story I reported from the border with Gaza published at the Washington Post two days ago. ‘Dear Palestinian Brothers . . . Please Return to Gaza’ By Nora Younis and Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, January 26, 2008; Page A11 RAFAH, Egypt, Jan. 25 — Throngs of Palestinians fought off […]

Some Israelis Want Egypt to Control Strip

Monday, January 28th, 2008

I just returned to Cairo after spending 4 days covering Gaza and the fallen border. This story was published few days ago in the Washington Post. Order Begins to Return To Breached Gaza Border Some Israelis Want Egypt to Control Strip By Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, January 25, 2008; Page A13 RAFAH, […]

اليوم العالمي لحقوق الانسان: وقفة بالشموع لأيمن نور أمام البيت الأبيض

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

دعت منظمة Leadership Council for Human Rights داعمي حقوق الانسان في الولايات المتحدة وخاصة واشنطن الى مسيرة بالشموع الى البيت الأبيض على أن يتجمع النشطاء غدا الاثنين 10 ديسمبر 6 مساءا في حديقة لافايت يتوجهون بعدها الى البيت الأبيض وقامت المنظمة بتزيع دعوة جاء فيها: REMINDER! REMINDER! REMINDER! ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, UNITE FOR JUSTICE […]

Vote for me

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

While in Libya I got this news My blog is nominated for the Reporters without Borders (RSF)  award with Deutche Welle (DW) Best of Blogs (BOBs)competition Vote for me here and vote for Torture in Egypt (Volter in Agypten) in the Best Arabic Weblog section Meanwhile, follow my sms updates from Libya on Twitter 😉

Azhar: 80 lashes for Egyptian journalists

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Update: Press Syndicate issued a statement dated Oct. 11th protesting Tantawi’s fatwa During a religious celebration co-memorating the eve Quran descended from heaven, Mohamed Sayid Tantawi, sheikh of Azhar mosque preached a crowd of state officials including President Mubarak, finding religious grounds for whipping rumors spreaders 80 times This comes as editors and journalists of independent […]

Egypt blogs campaign for freedom of speech, strike today

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Egyptian blogs go on strike today, October 7th, together with daily and weekly newspapers protesting crackdown on blogs, bloggers and free press. Striking blogs placed this banner at their front pages Early on, Egyptian bloggers started a freedom of speech campaign, placing this postcard on line for e-purchase. Card reads: ‘Why should speech be taken to […]

Washington Post: Cairo Moving More Aggressively To Cripple MB

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Click on above photo to read today’s Washington Post report, with my contribution, on regime’s crackdown on Egypt’s civil society; Ikhwan, Jornalists, Saadeddin Ibrahim, Ayman Nour, Prisoner’s Support NGO, and Center for Workers Services Above photo was taken by Ikhwan web during Monem‘s detention in May 2007

Washington Post bashes Bush for Saad Eddin Ibrahim

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Don’t miss the Washington Post editorial for today: A ‘Dissident President’? If President Bush really feels solidarity with Egypt’s Saad Eddin Ibrahim, he ought to act on it. Monday, September 3, 2007; Page A14 WHEN HE met Egypt’s best known democracy advocate, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, at a conference in Prague in June, President Bush told […]

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