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Egypt Media Roundup (April 24)

[Egyptian-American activist Aya Hegazy and Ivanka Trump at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo from the official Twitter page of Ivanka Trump.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Wife of jailed journalist Hesham Gaafar received phone calls from 2 men seeking LE120,000 for his release The wife of detained journalist Hesham Gaafar said she received phone calls from two individuals claiming to be a police officer and a prison official demanding a large sum of money in exchange for her husband’s ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 17)

[Egyptian-American Aya Hegazy. Photo from Aswat Masriya.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Palm Sunday Bombings Interior Ministry announces identity of bomber involved in Alexandria Palm Sunday church attack Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced the identity of one of the suicide bombers involved in the Palm Sunday church attacks on Wednesday.  Interior Ministry identifies Tanta church suicide bomber, 3 alleged ...

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Media on Media Roundup (April 12)

[Members of the Syrian community in Hannover, Germany protesting the Ghouta chemical attack in 2015. Photo by Bernd Schwabe, Wikimedia Commons]

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup looks at several important issues affecting the Middle East and North Africa mediascape. A chemical attack in Idlib, Syria caused the death of many civilians, resulting in competing media narratives on the nature of the attack and those injured. US President Trump’s missile strike in Syria caused mixed feelings among supporters and opponents of Trump in the US and abroad, with some arguing that his decision violated Syria’s national sovereignty. In Egypt, President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi declared a state of emergency following attacks on two Coptic churches in the country during Palm Sunday, urging the media to report ...

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Media on Media Roundup (April 4)

[Portrait of Taha Hussein. Wikimedia Commons]

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup discusses several important stories affecting the MENA mediascape. According to CNN and CBS, the recent “electronics ban” by the Trump administration was largely prompted by intel that al-Qaida and ISIS militants are developing ways to plant explosives in electronic devices. VICE Media are looking to expand their website and digital channel to the Middle East, aiming to open approximately fifty new staff positions in Dubai. Suppression of free speech persists, as Lebanese citizen Ahmad Amhaz faces trial following his publication of a Facebook post deemed offensive to members of government and Egyptian author Ahmad Naji ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 3)

[Posters from the #FreedomFirst counter-campaign highlighting the plight of Egypt’s political prisoners launched in Washington, DC ahead of President Sisi's visit. Photo from The New Arab Twitter page.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights CPJ denounces Egypt’s continuous detention of journalists Ahead of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s meeting with Donald Trump on Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement condemning the continuous detention of twenty-five journalists in Egypt’s prisons and detention centers. Egypt court upholds ...

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إسطنبول.. لجوء في انتظار اللجوء

[لوحة للفنانة أتيل عدنان]

في محل صغير يتسع لأربع كراسي داخل أزقة حي الفاتح القديم بمدينة إسطنبول يقضي الشاب السوري عُبادة نداف (25 عامًا) وقته في قص شعر رؤوس الزبائن من أهالي الحي. قبل قدومه إلى تركيا في أغسطس 2013 عمل عُبادة حلاقًا في مسقط رأسه حلب، ثم مع اشتداد رحى الحرب في سوريا نزح إلى مدينة غازي عنتاب التركية، ومن هناك انتقل إلى إسطنبول، حيث فرص البحث عن عمل بين تلالها السبعة أكبر بكثير من غيرها من المدن. خلال بحثه عن فرصة للعمل تعرف عبادة على صاحب محل حلاقة تركي داخل أزقة منطقة "قره جمرك" بحي الفاتح الذي يفضل شريحة واسعة من العرب الاستقرار فيه لطبعه المحافظ. ساعده صاحب المحل بتوفير فرصة عمل ليُعين نفسه بعد أن صرف الأموال التي ادخرها في سوريا خلال رحلته إلى إسطنبول، حيث لا تقدم ...

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Media on Media Roundup (March 21)

[A pro-Palestinian message on the graffiti wall at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Photo by

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” Roundup examines several important topics affecting the MENA region’s mediascape. The Pentagon released an aerial photo of a building demolished by a U.S. airstrike in Syria alleged to be an al-Qaeda center. However, local activists insist it was a mosque and the airstrike killed innocent civilians. Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced the U.N’s decision to remove a report calling Israel an apartheid state from its website. A German newspaper was forced to remove Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s name from a list of “crazy leaders”, following accusations of ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (March 13)

[Egyptian women commemorate international women's day on 8 March, 2011. Photo from the Al Jazeera Creative Commons Repository.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights A-Z of progress and setbacks for Egyptian women between two international women’s days On International Women’s Day, here is Mada Masr’s A-Z of the experiences and challenges Egyptian women have faced this year. International Women's Day: Egyptian cartoonist sheds light on 10 discriminatory laws against ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (March 6)

[Christian families carry belongings to the Saint Church in Ismailia after fleeing the escalating campaign by Islamic State militants in Al-Arish city. Photo from Aswat Masriya.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Court acquits Mubarak of ordering 2011 protester killings The Court of Cassation has ordered the final acquittal of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, clearing him of ordering the killing of protesters during the 25 January revolution in 2011. Mubarak’s trial comes to an underwhelming end: He is free In a courtroom holding about ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 27)

[Wreckage from the explosion at St. Peter's church on 11 December, 2016. Photo from Aswat Masriya.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Christians in the Crosshairs: ISIS’ String of Sectarian Attacks 2 Egyptian Christians murdered in spate of sectarian attacks in North Sinai Two Coptic Christians were killed by armed militants in North Sinai this week, the latest in a string of sectarian attacks in the Peninsula. Number of Copts killed by militants in North Sinai this year ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 20)

[The Egyptian parliament. Photo from Aswat Masriya.]

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Court calls on Interior Ministry to pursue HRW for ‘illegal’ operation in Egypt An Egyptian court called for the Interior Ministry to legally pursue the New York-based Human Rights Watch organization for not having state clearance to operate in Egypt, despite the international nongovernmental organization not having an office or ...

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Shadows of the Imperceptible: PhotoCairo6 (15 February - 23 March 2017)

Shadows of the Imperceptible poster.

PhotoCairo6 Exhibitions run from 15 Febraury 2017, 7pm until 23 March 2017 Welcome to Shadows of the Imperceptible, the five-week-long public articulations of the sixth edition of PhotoCairo. It consists of two exhibitions at Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) and Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center as well as performances, screenings, talks, discussions and studio visits in different locations across the city. A sustained engagement with the context in which artists exchange knowledge, work and exhibit in Egypt has shaped much of the thinking around PhotoCairo’s sixth edition. Rather than working within the limited time frame of festivals, Shadows of ...

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Media on Media Roundup (April 19)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup covers important stories affecting the MENA mediascape. In Turkey, a historic referendum resulted in the expansion of President Erdogan’s powers, which many journalists and professionals fear will increase authoritarianism in the country. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad stated that allegations of chemical attacks in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, are false and fabricated by Western media to justify US attacks on a Syrian ...

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Two Years Without Trial in Max Security: Will the Scorpion Release Sabry on 16 April?

In August 2016, Sabry’s brother sprayed an image of Sabry’s face and bandaged limbs, clasped between the claws of an ominous scorpion, onto a wall in downtown Cairo. Next to it was a piece of text that began: “It is the third Eid that Sabry is spending in prison without having done anything wrong or against the law.” With this graffiti, he publicly appealed to the state for Sabry's freedom. “On the day of Arafa and the following four days of Eid, the prisoners are completely locked in,” says Sabry’s ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 10)

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Palm Sunday Bombings Explosion in Alexandria church minutes after Pope leaves, Province of Sinai claims responsibility An explosive detonated near St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox ...

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مختارات من الصحافة العربية 29 اذار

مختارات من الصحافة العربية (من 14 حتى 20 اذار) مصر دوت مصر" يكشف إهمال وزارة المالية في تحصيل مديونيات الدولة" الجهاز المركزي للمحاسبات وجهات رقابية أخرى ينشرون تقريراً حول إهمال وزارة المالية في تحصيل ديون الدولة. «تشريعية النواب» توافق على قرض صندوق النقد.. وعبد العال: «الاتفاقية تمثل برنامج إصلاح متكامل» اللجنة التشريعية والدستورية تؤيد المرسوم الرئاسي حول قرض صندوق النقد الذي تبناه مجلس إدارة صندوق النقد الدولي في نوفمبر الماضي. إخلاء سبيل صحفيين اثنين بكفالة بعد اتهامهما بنشر ...

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الوضع العارض والمؤقت للشباب: ريادة الأعمال ليست حلاً

الوضع العارض والمؤقت (precarity*) للشباب: ريادة الأعمال ليست حلاً “لقد دُفعَ شباب اليوم إلى حالة عارضة ومؤقتة، دون طريقة لمعرفة إن كانت انتقالية أو دائمة”. زيجمونت باومان – الحداثة ونتائجها (2004) في عام 2011، العام الذي خرجتْ فيه الجماهير في أنحاء العالم العربي إلى الشوارع مطالبة بالكرامة والخبز والعدالة الاجتماعية اشتهر كتاب عالم اقتصاد العمل غاي ستاندنغ Guy Standing الذي حمل عنوان “البريكاريات: الطبقة الجديدة والخطيرة". وبالرغم من أن كتاب ستاندنغ عن العمالة والحياة وسط القلق في ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (March 27)

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights 1,181 students detained, 21 killed, 65 referred to military trials in 3 years: AFTE Egyptian authorities took punitive action against 2,297 student activists ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (March 20)

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Mubarak ordered released following acquittal in killing protesters case Egypt's prosecutor-general ordered on Monday the release of ousted President Hosni Mubarak ...

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هل الإنتفاضات والثورات العربية مؤامرة خارجية؟

في حوار جرى مؤخرا مع عدد من الشبان والشابات المتعلمين من خريجي الجامعات الفلسطينية هالني وراعني وصدمني درجة انتشار الإعتقاد بينهم، وإن لم يكن جميعهم، ان الإنتفاضات والثورات العربية هي مؤامرة غربية. أنا أعرف أن هذا الإعتقاد واسع الإنتشار منذ فترة، وأن صفحات "الفيسبوك" ملىء بنظرية المؤامرة لتفسير أحدث عدة وليس فقط الإنتفاضات والثورات العربية. لكني لم أتوقع أن الشباب المتعلم وبعضهم من حملة الشهادات العليا سيأخذ ضرورة بها. لكن، ما لفت نظري بشكل خاص هو شدة إعتقاد البعض بهذا التفسير للثورات ...

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New Texts Out Now: Marwan M. Kraidy, The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World

Marwan M. Kraidy, The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Marwan Kraidy (MK): I was inspired by a desire to grapple with enduring and fundamental issues of power and resistance, as well as an intense curiosity to come to terms with the Arab uprisings. I came of age in Lebanon during the so-called Arab satellite revolution and since then I have dedicated my professional life to ...

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Media on Media Roundup (February 21)

This week’s Jadaliyya "Media on Media" roundup delves into several topics affecting the Middle East and North Africa region. Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ continues to make headlines, prompting a series of interesting debates and discussions. Security researcher Ryan Lackey advises visa-holders affected by Trump’s "Muslim ban" on how to enter the U.S. with their digital privacy intact. The Washington Post discusses a German news story accusing a refugee "sex mob" of harassing ...

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اليأس كسلاح للاستبداد

«الراديكاليّة الحقّيقيّة هي أن تجعل الأمل ممكناً، لا أن تجعل اليأس مُقْنِعاً.»  ريموند وليامز  تحل هذه الأيّام الذكرى السابعة لانطلاق الثورات العربيّة، والتي تسمّى أحياناً «الربيع العربي». ومهما اختلفنا حول كونها «ثورات» أو «انتفاضات»، فيستحسن  العزوف عن استخدام مصطلح «الربيع العربي». وذلك لأنه إشكاليّ ويرتبط بفرضيات خاطئة وبخطاب معيّن تترتب عليه تبعات سلبيّة سنتطرق لها. فلم يختر صانعو هذه الثورات هذا المصطلح ولا أطلقوه هم على ما قاموا به. بل جاء، عموماً، من «مراقبين» أجانب لم يفهم ...

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Media on Media Roundup (February 14)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup addresses several issues affecting the MENA mediascape. Iran marked the anniversary of the 1979 revolution this Friday, and the New York Times showcased some memorable posters from the procession, some of which thanked Americans who opposed the “Muslim ban.” According to Human Rights Watch representatives, Saudi Arabia intensified its attacks on journalists and activists in 2016. Also in Saudi Arabia, young women are taking to social media to report ...

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