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Monday, February 28, 2011

Social Media Were Made For Arabs

Part 1

In my reporting over the years I described social media as the forum of the voiceless and the strength of the powerless. In 2009 I made an observation which was considered too early for some observers to grasp. I wrote in my blog then that the winds of change have started blowing in the Middle East and that women, bloggers and gays were leading that effort.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Our Coffee Machine, A Lifetime Warranty!

Special for Valentine's Day 2011

I met Ameer in 1991, we've been married 17 years, one of the many things we have in common is a passion for a good cup of coffee.

Many moons ago (perhaps 16 years), for Ameer's Birthday, I set out to buy him a decent coffee machine.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A speech, a wish, but no plans to step down

President Hosni Mubarak’s second speech in less than a week carried no surprises. He mentioned his sacrifices to Egypt, highlighted his military service, announced that he never had a desire to run for office again in September, and gave the world a taste of how he clung to power for thirty years. Most importantly, his tone of voice and choice of words indicate defeat although if you read the text of his speech only or listen to the dubbed English translation, you might get the impression that he was boasting with confidence and defiance. In my opinion, it was indeed a defeat speech without the admittance of defeat.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Editor's Note - February 1, 2011

In honor of the Egyptian people, who are the funniest in my book, I offer this light-hearted blog post. Read more »

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Media bias in coverage of Egypt revolution coverage

Like millions around the world, I’ve been following the Egyptian revolution take shape through the prism of bloggers, Internet activists, and various media outlets. As always, I find it fascinating to observe how the media bias shapes the message and the news.

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