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The Right to Blog: The Egyptian Experience

Long Live Blogging: And they say Egypt is Free!?

Blog trial: A lengthy jail sentence looms for a 22-year-old blogger accused of insulting President Hosni Mubarak. Abdel Karim Nabil Suleiman was arrested in November in a move condemned by human rights groups abroad. Read more: 1. http://karam903.blogspot.com/ and 2. http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/document.do?id=ENGMDE120042007

Yeps. Blogging is here to stay. In the west where we live, I meant. In Egypt, if one dares writing against the countries supreme leader he/she risks persecution, and probable death.Think about it!Ray deBono, Dmax Malta
EU citizens' 'right' to divorce
Ivan Camilleri Source Timesofmalta.com

Evelyne Gebhardt: "There is no law which says you can be divorced only if you are living in your country".

The European Commission has proposed a law to regularise the jurisdiction of EU courts concerning which law they should apply in case of cross-border divorce. The government has called for an "opt-out" clause so that the legislation would not apply to Malta.
Ivan Camilleri spoke to Evelyne Gebhardt, a German Socialist MEP who is handling this hot dossier for the European Parliament

How do you look upon divorce?The issue has nothing to do with the introduction of divorce. This has to be clear in people's minds. I am German and for us it is normal to have divorce. However, I've been happily married for 32 years and I do not want to divorce. At the same time I recognise the fact that sometimes, unfortunately, divorce is necessary.

Do you consider divorce a fundamental human rig…