السبت، 24 فبراير، 2007

ممنوع الخروج: الصلاة شغالة!!!

الجمعة أخدت عيلتي الصغيرة في العربية، ونزلنا نروح النادي نشرب كوباية شاي في الشمس والولاد يلعبولهم شوية. خرجت بالعربية من الشارع الضيق الي الشارع اللي بيخرج على الشارع الرئيسي، وإذا بي أفاجأ بان الجامع اللي جنبنا فرش الشارع كلة مصليات بالعرض وقفل حركة المرور، ولقيت الشيخ بيشاورلي بئيده ممنوع المرور من هنا، روح من الناحية التانية!! الناحية التانية جنبها عمارة بتتبني ومحتاجة لاندروفر مش عربية عادية. قلت في نفسي، والله لأصوره وأحطة على البلوج، لكن مراتي اصرت اني مصوروش! أضطريت الف وأروح من الناحية التانية والعربية تتبهدل بس قلت في نفسي، طيب لو حصلت حريقة؛ هل هيوقفوا الصلاه؟ عربية المطافي مش ممكن تدخل من الناحية التانية. يمكن هيسيبوا الناس تتحرق علشان تدخل الجنة؟



الخميس، 22 فبراير، 2007

Reaction to Kareem's sentence in the Arab World رد الفعل على الحكم على كريم في العالم العربي

Those who are interested to follow the reaction of the public to Kareem's sentence, check Al-Arabiya news site. 95% of the comments support the sentence, some are even saying that this is not harsh enough, and one or two are proposing that he should be killed for blasphemy!!!! what democracy should we expect in this region....

لمتابعة رد فعل الجمهور على الحكم على كريم بالسجن، يمكنكم الأطلاع على التعليقات الموجودة على موقع العربية للأخبار. معظم التعليقات تؤيد الحكم، بل ان أول تعليق يأمل في ان يقوم القاضي بالحكم بأعدام كريم في حالة الطعن في الحكم!!! اي ديموقراطية يمكن تطبيقها في هذه المنطقة من العالم.........

Kareem sentenced to 4 years in prison! post the names of those who reported him

This is a black day for freedom of belief and expression in Egypt. Blogger Kareem Amer has been senstenced by Moharem Beik Court in Alexandria to four years imprisonment for writing his beliefs under his name in his personal blog!!! he got three years for the charge of contempt of religion, one year for the other charge of contempt of the president of the republic. For all those islamist bloggers now rejoicing, believe me, you're next!

I call on those who know the names of those Azhar University professors who reported him to be posted for all to see who are the people who contributed in sending him behind bars for exercising his right to write his opinions in his blog.

Egypt's GDP: LE 617 Bln+

the total value of final goods and services produced in Egypt for the last fiscal year surpassed LE 617 Bln, roughly the equivalent of US$ 108 Bln. The GDP per capita is then US$ 1440 based on a population of 75 million.

الأربعاء، 7 فبراير، 2007

"National" Newspapers; Why should we foot the bill?

One of the most upsetting facts to me in Egypt, is the presence of
"National" newspapers (the right term would be government funded
newspapers)! these papers were private until they were natioanlized
after the 1952 coup d'etat.

Two days ago, Al-Ahram newspaper had a small clip about a
recommendation to deffer the discussion of the large debts these papers
owe to the governement in the parliament!!!

You got to be kidding me! the government is forcing us to read the news
they dictate to their crony newspapers, and then, we have to pay the
bill of their mismanagement! In any other country, having monopoly over
such important media outlet, would mean a lot of gains, not the other
way around!!!!!

To start with, it is not right to have national newspapers from the
point of view of freedom of expression, since the editors in these
papers will always be bound by the directives of their boss! the
Government!!!

The second base for objection is the fact that they are not
economically feasible! since all the rules of public sector bureaucracy
will apply to their hiring and firing policies, as well as every other
aspect of their life cycle.

Recently, strong private newspapers started to appear such as "Al Masry
Al-Yaum" but they are still in their infancy, and their resources are
relatively limited, their access to news sources and other materials
cannot be compared to the giant three "Ahram, Akhbar Gumhoria".

I think that this is one of the reasons why we don't have a decent
world class newspaper in Egypt that compares to the london-based Al-
Sharq Al-Awsat
, or Al-Hayat newspapers.

Egypt has a huge comparative advantage in the field of media
production, but policies such as having national newspapers, and
national tv would continue to make us loose money and loose ground in
battle for modernization and development.