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Entries by Hoda Osman from 04/2011

Getting a First Taste of Egyptian Democracy -- Win or Lose, There's a Smile on My Face

| Posted 04.01.2011 | World

On Saturday Egyptians got their first taste of democracy when 18 million voters headed to the polling stations. Many were voting for the very first time. Smiles were abundant.

Mubarak Ordered Detained: Accountability Finally Setting Foot in Egypt

| Posted 04.13.2011 | World

While putting Mubarak on trial might have its negative effects on other countries trying to topple their regimes, as fear of the same destiny will make leaders more resistant, it is an integral step for Egypt.

Egypt's Bad Choice for The Arab League

| Posted 04.20.2011 | World

Why would Egypt nominate a former assistant to Mubarak, a long-time member of his party and a man whose victory in the parliamentary elections is widely contested to the Arab League?

Koran By Heart on Easter Sunday

| Posted 04.25.2011 | Entertainment

As a Muslim and an Arab I was by default attracted to Koran By Heart's subject matter. A film about an annual competition in reciting the Muslim holy book that takes place in my original hometown of Cairo.

Meet Egypt's Revolutionaries... in NYC

| Posted 04.29.2011 | New York

What a great week! Well, at least for an Egyptian living in New York. Several young Egyptian activists who helped plan the protests and were prominent participants in the revolution were here this week.