Rasha Abdulla

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Communication professor at the American University in Cairo. Widely published researcher with current main emphasis on online communication, political activism, and freedom of expression. www.rashaabdulla.com

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10 January 2014

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Award-Winning Egyptian Activists Receive One-Year Suspended Sentence

A report from this week's trial of Alaa Abd El Fattah, Mona Seif, and other activists accused of arson in what appears to be a politically motivated case.

27 December 2011

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Egyptian veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah released

Egyptian veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah has finally been released pending investigation from the Cairo Criminal Court yesterday after being detained for 56 days.   He comes home to his family and his 20-day-old son, who was born while his daddy was detained. Cute little Khaled was named after Egypt’s...

6 November 2011

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Egypt: Military Court Refuses Alaa Abdel Fattah's Appeal

An appeal filed by Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for his release pending investigation has been denied (Nov. 3) by a Cairo military court. Abdel Fattah was detained on October 30 for 15 days after refusing to be interrogated by a military court, and insisting on his right to be investigated before a civilian court.

31 October 2011

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Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Detained for 15 Days Pending Military Investigation

Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (@alaa) was detained today (Sunday, Oct. 30) for 15 days pending investigation after refusing to be interrogated by a military investigator, insisting on his right to be tried before a civil court. Alaa was called in for investigation last week in light of the...

7 September 2011

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Egypt: On Maikel Nabil, first blogger to be jailed since January 25

Maikel Nabil , the first Egyptian blogger to be jailed since the January 25 revolution started, has been on a hunger strike since Monday, August 22. On August 30, Maikel stopped taking any liquids, including water. He was taken to a hospital two days later after falling into a coma....