Not many links as I've out to Alexandria and elsewhere reporting and otherwise busy writing.
In Alexandria while waiting for an appointment with NDP candidate Abdel Salem Mahgoub, who is a former governor of the city and a former spymaster (apparently in the 1970s he was the handler for Egyptian double-agents that were feeding disinformation to the Israelis), I shot the following video. This was at a sports center in a lower-income neighborhood where a businessman was giving the center LE1.5m as part of Mahgoub's campaign. Mahgoub's main opponent, incumbent MP Sobhi Saleh of the Muslim Brothers, has been banned from holding any rallies and his supporters arrested and attacked.My footage shows the training facilities where local area martial artists train for their electoral shenanigans.
Also, here's a Flickr slideshow:
- Kuwait DSLR Camera Ban Now in Effect
Kuwait bans big DSLR cameras, except for licensed photogs. I suppose their video is just getting too good.
America, the 23rd dysfunctional Arab country - at least in terms of empty flag-waving.
AP says Mubarak unleashed most sweeping campaign to silence critics in his reign with these farcical elections.
Someone should tell Fisk that King Hassan of Morocco is dead. But it's nice that he gives Ayman Nour his dues.
Establishment study comes out against Iran war, insists on linkage to Israel/Palestine.