Monthly Archives: March 2009

A hundred years of curbs on press freedom in Egypt

By | 2009-03-31T19:41:00+00:00 March 31st, 2009|Op-Eds|

CAIRO: A hundred years ago, 25,000 people took to the streets to protest a new publications law that made it easier for the government of Prime Minister Boutros Ghali, along with Khedive Abbas Helmy II and the British colonialists, to shut down newspapers through administrative and financial restraints.

Libya's Gaddafi steals the show at Arab summit

By | 2009-03-30T13:59:00+00:00 March 30th, 2009|News|

Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi stole the show at Monday's Arab summit when he verbally attacked Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and proclaimed himself the "king of kings of Africa," before storming out to visit a museum.Leader attacks Saudi's King Abdullah during opening speech

Afghanistan: Two Year Old Girl “Traded” to Atone Uncle Sexual Crimes.

By | 2009-03-28T17:32:00+00:00 March 28th, 2009|News|

Traditional means of settling disputes usually involves giving away a young girl to the family of the perceived victim of crime. Two-year-old Nilab sits on the floor, drawing with a stick. She is wearing a red dress and black shoes, her unruly curls falling in her eyes. Shy around strangers, she hides her face behind her big sister from time to time.