Former news editor of an English language daily in Bahrain. Journalist. Columnist. Blogger. Educated and raised in Bahrain. Interests include writing, the arts and human rights.
Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini
16 May 2015
Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi, along with more than 100 other people, were sentenced to death today. Human rights organisations and supporters describe the trial as a "sham."
14 May 2015
A Bahrain court today upheld a six-month sentence for human rights defender Nabeel Rajab over a tweet. Rajab is already in custody under investigation for other tweets.
3 May 2015
On World Press Freedom Day, Iraqis Mourn Journalist Ammar Al Shahbander, Killed in Car Bomb Explosion
On World Press Freedom Day, Iraqis are mourning the death of journalist Ammar Al Shahbander, killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad, carried out by the ISIS.
29 April 2015
25 April 2015
Although Egypt does not recognise the Armenian Genocide, Egyptian Armenians marked the genocide's centennial in Cairo. Bloggers weigh in on the history and contribution of the community to modern-day Egypt.
21 April 2015
Saudi Arabia announced today that it is ending its airstrikes on Yemen after “achieving its military goals.” Netizens have started a countdown and bombs continue to fall
Egypt Sentences Former President Morsi to 20 Years in Prison for “Intimidation and Violence” towards Protestors
Egypt sentenced its first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison today, found “guilty of intimidation and violence” towards protestors in 2012.
Threatened online by different Syrian factions, Global Voices author Asaad Hanna was last night stabbed four times in his home in Istanbul, Turkey. He is now recovering.
14 April 2015
Pakistan could pay a high cost for its "contradictory and ambiguous" stance towards the Saudi-led war on Yemen, warns a UAE minister on Twitter.
12 April 2015
Netizens are reporting unseasonal snowfall in Gaza today. Others say it's just hail. But for many the suffering of Gaza's 108,000 homeless and internally displaced refugees comes to mind.
5 April 2015
Egyptian forces fighting in Yemen evokes memories of the 1960s North Yemen Civil War. But in that war, Egypt backed the side fighting against Saudi Arabia.
2 April 2015
Leading Bahraini human rigts activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested from his home today, allegedly over tweets he shared on the microblogging site regarding the situation of prisoners in Jaw Prison.
1 April 2015
Some schools and universities will be closed in Saudi Arabia tomorrow as a major sandstorm hits the kingdom.