Links 6 January 2011

Tunisian blogger and activist Slim Amamou was detained yesterday — the world found out because, after his disappearance, he appeared on the FourSquare location service as being at the Ministry of Interior in Tunis (wonder who is the mayor of that place?)

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.