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Egypt Media Roundup (March 26)

[Egyptian military police in Alexandria. Image by Gigi Ibrahim. From Wikimedia Commons.] [Egyptian military police in Alexandria. Image by Gigi Ibrahim. From Wikimedia Commons.]

This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to by Sunday night of every week.


“Update: Military council publicly attacks Muslim Brotherhood for first time”
SCAF responds to Brotherhood’s criticism over the transfer of power and the performance of the military-backed provisional government. 

“Brotherhood issues vehement criticism of cabinet, SCAF”
The Brotherhood calls on Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzoury to step down, and SCAF to hand over power.

“Notable Islamists and secularists excluded from constituent assembly”
Egypt Independent lists prominent individuals who were excluded from the body that will draft Egypt’s next constitution.

“Egypt liberal MPs pull out from vote on constitution panel”
Liberal parties boycott the vote for selecting members of the constitution drafting assembly.

“Egyptian Constitution : The 100 names are there”
Zeinobia gives an overview of the 100 representatives elected to the Constituent Assembly.

“Presidential hopeful warns of coup if Islamists hegemonize power”
Judge and presidential hopeful Hesham al-Bastawisi says people trust in Islamists is eroding.

“Rural women in Egypt: Can we afford to neglect them?”
Ahmed Awadalla talks about the challenges facing women in rural Egypt and their lack of representation on the political scene.

“US to resume military aid to Egypt”
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is expected to waive the Congressional requirement tying aid to basic freedoms.

“Islamists plot against Gulf, says Dubai police chief”
Tension between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Emirates deepens after Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi’s criticism of the UAE government.

“What made her go there? Samira Ibrahim and Egypt's virginity test trial”
Habiba Mohsen comments on how patriarchy influences public opinion on women’s rights and violence against women in Egypt.

“Midnight for the SCAF's Cinderella story”
Nathan Brown discusses the implications of the Constitutional Declaration for the current political situation in Egypt.

“Egypt's economic reform proposals ignore social justice: Civil group”
Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debts challenges provisional government’s plan to fulfill IMF conditions for a $3.2 billion loan. 

“Mother, wife, artist and a revolutionary”
Fayrouz Karawya recalls the days of the revolution and the ongoing fight against women’s rights gains from before the revolution.

“Examining the liberal critique of Abouel Fotouh”
Karim Mohy responds to liberals’ crticism of presidential hopeful and former Muslim Brotherhood leaders Abdul Moneim Abouel Fotouh.

“Gasoline shortage hits Egypt, tempers flare”
Fuel crisis continues in Egypt, as different authorities blame each other. 

“The Message From Egypt's Generals”
Maikel Nabil calls for putting an end to US support for the Egyptian military.

“PA committee agrees to annul article 6 of military judicial law”
Parliamentary committee takes steps to cancel law granting the president the right to try civilians in military courts.

“Nation of Sons of Bitches”
A street artist tells the story of a wall mural in Alexandria.

“The advent of “informal” Islamists”
Khalil al-Anani discusses the three Islamist presidential candidates who remain unaffiliated with formal Islamist movements.


In Arabic

“بيان من الإخوان حول المعوقات التي تعترض تسليم السلطة لممثلي الشعب من المدنيين”
The Muslim Brotherhood’s official statement accusing the current provisional government of failure and of undermining the revolution

 “لجنة الدستور وأزمة التوافق”
Ziad Baha Al-Din expresses concern about the way the Parliament voted for the Constituent Assembly's composition, ignoring political consensus 

 “ذكريات المحاكمات العسكرية”
Khalid Dawood reflects on decades of military trials and changing justice.

 “مشاهد سوداء من فيلم الرئاسة”
Yahya Abd El-Hady describes his first experiences after kicking-off his campaign for the presidential election.

 “القرار المفاجئ بإجراء الانتخابات الطلابية فصل جديد من فصول الضبابية والتخبط في سياسات التعليم العالي”
Statement by the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression criticizing the recent decision of the Minister of Higher Education to continue using 2007 law on student activity and elections

“مها الأسود: ارفعوا أياديكم عن النساء”
Maha Al-Asood criticizes the calls for the change of Family Law and limitations on women’s rights

“من يستقبل البابا شنودة؟!”
Alaa Al-Aswani’s controversial article imagining Pope Shenouda entering paradise and talking to revolutionary martyrs.

“رئيس برلمان الجامعات: ممثل الطلاب فى تأسيسية الدستور إبن شقيقة رئيس الحرية والعدالة”
A scandal erupted over the selection of an FJP relative to represent Egyptian students in the Constituent Assembly. 

“بالأسماء.. التشكيل الكامل للجنة وضع دستور مصر الجديد”
The full list of Constituent Assembly representatives.


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