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Maghreb Media Roundup (August 19)

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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com] Algeria Algerian presidency brings Ahmed Ouyahia back as prime minister After three months on the job, Abdelmajid Tebboune has been replaced by Ouyahia, who has already served three times as prime minister. How this Algerian entrepreneur is recycling plastic waste Wamda, a platform for cultivating entrepreneurship ecosystems in the MENA region, features the story of a young ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (August 7)

[Protesters calling for the immediate release of journalist Mohamed al-Batawy on 21 June, 2015. Photo from the Facebook page of Ghosts Against the Coup.]

[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 State Council rejects United Group lawsuit contesting state prohibition on work with NGOs A lawsuit submitted by the United Group law firm contesting the Egyptian government’s decision to prevent the firm from working with NGOs was rejected by the State Council on Monday, according to the privately owned Al-Shorouk ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (July 31)

[Rights lawyer Khaled Ali protesting privatization with Egyptian workers in July 2011. Photo 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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Sisi forms the National Council to Confront Terrorism and Extremism The National Council to Confront Terrorism and Extremism was created by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday, three months after he had announced his intentions to form the council following the bombing of two churches in the cities of ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (July 24)

[President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed attend the opening of a new military base in north-west Egypt on July 22 ahead of Egypt's Revolution Day celebrations. Photo from the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Presidency.]

[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 Police arrested 10 Warraq Island residents, demolished 30 buildings on Sunday Police forces arrested ten Warraq Island residents on Sunday in connection to clashes that took place earlier the same day when security forces attempted to implement 700 demolition orders for buildings that “encroach on state lands,” according ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (July 20)

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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com] Algeria Stagnation, oil and oligarchy: a look at today’s Algeria After leading anti-colonial initiatives and internationalist cooperation, Algeria adopted market reforms in the 80s and 90s that have contributed to current political stagnation. Algeria to grant African migrants work permits amid surge in racism Algeria responds to a shortage of workers by granting job permits and ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (July 16)

[Palestine Gaza Strip In 2015 Beit Hanoun. Picture uploaded via Creative Commons]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Hundreds Of Palestinian And Israeli Activists Marched Along Major Highway To Protest Occupation The route taken by the group followed Route 60, a major highway used by illegal Jewish settlers in the West Bank that connects Jerusalem, Beit Jala, the Gush Etzion settlements, and Hebron.  Israeli Forces Have Been Carrying Out Large-Scale ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (July 10)

[Detained lawyer Tarek Hussein. Photo from the official Twitter page of the EuroMed Rights Network.]

[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 Writer Ahmed Naji prevented from leaving Egypt Writer Ahmed Naji was prevented from leaving Egypt early on Thursday morning. On attempting to fly out of Cairo International Airport, he was informed that he is still banned from travel, based on a decision issued by the public prosecutor’s office. Censorship Board bans ...

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DARS Media Roundup (May-June 2017)

[Protesters clash with riot police in northern Morocco, 2 June 2017. Image by arif_shamim, via Flickr]

[This is a bi-monthly roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Resistance, Subversion and Civil Society in the Arab world and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the DARS Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each monthly roundup to DARS@jadaliyya.com.]       News & Comments March for “Justice” by Erdogan Opponents in Turkey Gains Momentum and Alarms Government, by Kareem Fahim On 15 June, the day after the arrest of Enis Berberoglu, a CHP parliament member, a two hundred sixty-mile march began to protest a spate of government arrests. The ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (July 3)

[Union of Jerboa poster displayed on the Cairo metro. Photo from the Union of Jerboa Facebook 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 Egyptian authorities questioning labour activist Kamal Khalil The Egyptian prosecution is questioning prominent leftist and labor activist Kamal Khalil on charges of inciting illegal protest, spreading false news and insulting the president. Young people detained from Azhar Park charged with forming ‘Union of Jerboa' Six young ...

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Syria Media Roundup (June 28)

[A glimpse of Damascus taken in April, 2011. Image by Henry Patton via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]              Inside Syria Air strikes pound southwest Syrian city of Deraa (20 June, 2017) Government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa, on the border with Jordan, on Tuesday after a two-day ceasefire expired, witnesses, rebels and the army said. US ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (June 26)

[Labor Leader Kamal Khalil. Photo from Wikimedia Commons, taken by Lilian Wagdy.]

[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 Sisi to ratify Tiran and Sanafir agreement within days: Source President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will move to ratify the Tiran and Sanafir islands agreement in a matter of days, according to an official source who spoke on condition of anonymity. Sisi ratifies Tiran and Sanafir agreement, cedes islands to Saudi Arabia President Abdel ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (June 19)

[Protesters chant after the ruling against the Egypt-Saudi border demarcation agreement on Monday, 16 January, 2017. 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 5 websites offering VPN services added to list of blocked sites in Egypt Egyptian authorities banned access to five more websites on Monday, bringing the total number of sites blocked in Egypt to sixty-three. Another website is blocked in Egypt, taking total to 64 Egyptian authorities banned access to another website, ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (August 14)

[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 Sisi attempts to reassure Warraq island residents During a meeting with Warraq island residents at his office on Tuesday, head of the Armed Forces’ Engineering ...

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Syria Media Roundup (July 31)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]             Inside Syria Deadly ambush near Damascus hits pro-Assad forces (20 July 2017) Firefight in village east of Damascus comes ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (July 30)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Forces Have Carried Out Violent Raids On Hospitals As Tensions Escalate In East Jerusalem The raids on al-Makassed Hospital took place after recent violence in ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (July 22)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces A Palestinian Man Came Under Fire After "Driving Dangerously" Near Ramallah The Palestinian citizen of Israel, driving with Israeli plates, came under fire by ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (July 17)

[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 80 Wadi al-Natrun prisoners join hunger strike protesting maltreatment More than eighty political prisoners in Wadi al-Natrun Prison’s maximum security facility, ...

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Syria Media Roundup (July 12)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Inside Syria Rebels accuse Syrian army of chlorine attack, army calls it fabrication (1 July 2017) A Syrian rebel group accused the Syrian army of using chlorine gas against its ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (July 9)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces A Palestinian Man Fired Shots At Israeli Soldiers During A Raid On A Memorial In JeninNo Israeli forces were injured and the Palestinian man dropped his weapon and fled the ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (July 4)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations  When Franklin D Roosevelt met Ibn Saud “After a lavish exchange of gifts, followed by a royal feast ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (July 2)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces An Israeli Minister Is Calling For Military Operations In Gaza Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, has called for the use of military force to persuade the ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (June 27)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula for the past two weeks and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Final Battle for the Arab World “So it might be useful to step back from examining ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (June 25)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Palestinians Are Being Subjected To "Collective Punishment" In Jerusalem After An Attack In The Old City Israeli authorities are continuing to enforce strict measures ...

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Critical Currents in Islam Media Roundup (June 5-June 18)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating about Islam and reflects a wide variety of opinions and approaches. It does not reflect the views of the Critical Currents in Islam page or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to cci@jadaliyya.com by Saturday night of every week.]  June 12-18 "You are Islam's black sheep," RT News  Three hundred Austrian Imams condemn ISIS terrorists: Islamic ...

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