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Dominic Asquith

HMA, Cairo
Posted 03 May 2011 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
Today Is World Press Freedom Day . Freedom of expression is a phrase we often use.  We have got so used to it that sometimes we don't think... read more

Dominic Asquith
03 May 2011
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Posted 06 April 2011 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
The revolution here in Egypt seemed to me to be largely about regaining the dignity of the individual. The desire to express one’s views freely and not have... read more

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06 April 2011
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Posted 07 March 2011 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
The momentous, at times magical, events since 25 January unfolded on the doorstep where I and my family live.  Indeed, there were times when I feared that... read more

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07 March 2011
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Posted 13 January 2011 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
In Nigeria on Christmas Eve, the news media reported that dozens of armed men attacked a church, dragging the pastor out of his home and shooting him dead. Two... read more

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13 January 2011
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Posted 25 November 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
Egyptian voter apathy before the elections. There have been some significant elections this year. In Britain this May, to quote a recent speech from my... read more

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25 November 2010
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Posted 18 October 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
Since my last blog we have read and heard yet more examples of how those of different religions and traditions have reacted angrily to comments from others.&nbs... read more

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18 October 2010
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Posted 19 September 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
Some say that the barbarities committed around us and daily covered by the media have deadened our sensitivities, making it more difficult to be shocked by the... read more

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19 September 2010
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Posted 29 July 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
The young man stood at the tall desk, in his Azhari robes and his 'imma.  There were no notes in front of him.  It was hot in the Grand Hall of Al... read more

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29 July 2010
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Posted 24 June 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
The Israeli attack on the Turkish flotilla heading to Gaza provoked a quick reaction from the international community.  We shall now need to wait for the... read more

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24 June 2010
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Posted 23 May 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
 The word “radical” has become abused.  In British 18th century history the Radicals were those who campaigned for changes in political representation... read more

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23 May 2010
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Posted 01 April 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
Over the past two weeks I have been enjoying meeting Egyptians who are not involved in government. In Luxor I was the first speaker to address the new... read more

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01 April 2010
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Posted 18 March 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
I have recently returned from two weeks in the Egyptian desert with my wife and some friends. Expertly guided and looked after by five Bedouin, we drove to... read more

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18 March 2010
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Posted 11 March 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
There are some things that can make you irrationally angry.  This week it was a photograph of an Indonesian student throwing a shoe at a poster of Obama... read more

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11 March 2010
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Posted 11 January 2010 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
Over the last days of 2009, the streets of Karachi, Muzaffarabad and Baghdad became the latest battle ground of suicide bombers blowing up other Muslims in the... read more

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11 January 2010
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Posted 17 December 2009 by Dominic Asquith | Comments
The result of the Swiss referendum about whether those building mosques in Switzerland should be allowed to erect minarets has raised again the question in the... read more

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17 December 2009
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