Journalist Solafa Magdy spends 1 year in Egypt prison
It has been one year since the arrest and detention of the journalist Solafa Magdy, her husband and their friend.On 26 November 2019, Solafa, photojournalist Hussam Al-Sayyad and writer Mohamed Salah were arrested from a café in Cairo and accused of spreading false news and joining a banned group.They are friends of Israa Abdel Fattah who cofounded the April 6 movement in 2008, and who was kidnapped from a street in Cairo in October last year.Solafa suffers from a high platelet count and has been tortured whilst in custody. Earlier this year it was reported that she was suffering from severe b...
The Middle East Monitor
Navigating parenting and memories Siri-iously
Over the course of online schooling, my daughter, Little Princess, has made some resourceful friends. The Google family, complete with cousins — near and far, top the list and together are inseparable through the week; their combined efforts were sent to me as her Mid Term Report. Siri follows close behind, but has pretty much steered clear on the academic front sticking only to entertaining her solitary moments with bizarre answers to her bank of bizarre questions.Back in a day when the Google family was a part of dystopian novels and computers were complex machines that occupied dust-free, a...
Justice for Hejaaz: The bell tolls, but the Bar is silent | Daily FT
Seven months have passed since the arrest and detention of human rights lawyer, Hejaaz Hizbullah.When he was taken into custody on 14 April, his friends and family, and some within his fraternity, decried the obvious injustice. They were quickly told to quieten down and ‘let the justice system do its work’. They were told not to interfere with the investigation. They were told to be patient, as the truth would eventually emerge, and perhaps set Hejaaz free.Seven months have passed. The investigations continue with no indictment in sight. If law enforcement authorities and prosecutors actually ...
Daily Financial Times
Dahleen Glanton: There is more to be grateful for this Thanksgiving than family, friends and good health
Thanksgiving is the time to look back and remember how lucky we are. Often, our blessings are so bountiful that we cannot count them on two hands.But this year is different — or it might seem that way, at least.Amid COVID-19, gratitude takes a broader scope. This Thanksgiving isn’t just about taking a moment to show appreciation for the people we love or expressing our gratitude for good health and prosperity.This year, we are keenly aware of the people who have touched our lives in ways that never seemed as important before the pandemic. We are thankful for the front-line medical professional...
Paul Okoye Slams Davido For Insulting His Family
Paul OkoyePaul Okoye of the defunct music group, P-Square, has lashed out at Davido for insulting his friends and family members.Davido on his Twitter handle had criticised people who attended the separate birthday parties organised by the twin brothers.His tweet read: “You all nigg-s that went to Peter and Paul’s birthday separately are P**sy as f*ck!! Them nigg-s are TWINS ! Not my business but Shit hurts I’m angry.”But, Paul Okoye, in his reaction, expressed disappointment at Davido for interfering in their matter, adding the Fem crooner has no right to do that.According to him, Davido has ...
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George Clooney: More than a face
IT must be great to be a friend of actor George Clooney. In a recent interview with GQ, Clooney confirmed the generous gifts that his friend Rande Gerber leaked to the press in 2017. At that time, Clooney received a windfall when his movie Gravity, which he co-starred with Sandra Bullock, became a hit in 2013.Since it was not expected to do well at the tills, instead of receiving a salary for his work, he agreed to percentages of its earnings. He eventually walked away with a bucket of millions. As he was still single at that time, Clooney decided to share it with 14 of his closest friends. He...
Who shares the news that people see on Facebook — friends or publishers?
By Laura Hazard OwenHow much political news do people see in their Facebook feeds? Last week, we published our project to try to answer that question. The majority of people in our survey (54%) saw no news within the first 10 posts in their feeds at all. The most common type of news in the sample was hard news from mainstream publishers.I got a good question from Nieman Lab reader and contributor Dan Kennedy: “Were you looking only at stories from news organizations popping up in someone’s news feed? Or were you also counting friends who share news stories?” I should have been more clear about...
Nieman Journalism Lab
Sfeeha (Meat pies)
I was always a little intimidated or hesitant to make dough and I know I am not alone in this. I absolutely love eating fatayer, or Middle Eastern pasties, but would have them at relatives' and friends' homes rather than make them myself. This past year, I decided to bite the bullet and learn to make them myself, and let me tell you, they really aren't as scary as I thought they were!There are so many dough recipes out there and everyone swears by theirs. I have a few recipes I like to rotate, but this one is fail-proof and super quick. It is well-known in the Middle East and is called the 10-...
The Middle East Monitor
Former Azkals striker Rudy del Rosario passes away
Former Azkals striker Rudy del Rosario passes awayRick Olivares(Philstar.com) – November 20, 2020 – 3:50pmMANILA, Philippines – Rudy del Rosario, former striker for the Philippine men’s football team and Kaya FC passed away Friday morning, November 20. He was 51.According to sources, del Rosario was with some friends when he slipped and fell last Thursday evening. Del Rosario fell rather awkwardly to prevent his guitar from getting scratched. As a result, he sustained a few cuts on his face.However, sources said he looked fine, as he still cooked dinner last night. He did some early morning fa...
Tech Q&A: What's wrong when friends can't play your shared videos
Q: I take videos in the MP4 format on my Android phone, and they play back just fine. But when I send a 20- to 60-second video to my friends’ phones (via Yahoo Mail or Facebook Messenger), the videos either won’t play or play for only five to 10 seconds. What’s wrong?—Michael Kehoe, MinneapolisA: Either your recipients don’t have the right software to view your videos (not all MP4 files are the same), or you are trying to send too much data via Yahoo Mail and Facebook Messenger.First, the software issue. When MP4 video files are created, they are compressed to minimize the amount of storage sp...
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