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“Morsi appoints 17 new governors”
Seven of the newly appointed governors belong to the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Egypt tourism insiders voice misgivings over Luxor’s new Islamist governor”
Luxor residents gather in front of the governor’s office to protest appointment of a former member of al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, which was responsible for a 1997 terror attack in the city.
“Egyptian salafist preacher slams anti-Mursi protesters as ‘unbelievers’”
Sheikh Mohamed Abdel-Maqsoud calls activists preparing for the upcoming 30 June protest as unbelievers and hypocrites.
“Egypt cuts diplomatic ties with Syria”
The Muslim Brotherhood gathers supporters in Cairo stadium to rile up enthusiasm for the president with his incendiary speech against Bashar Al-Assad.
“Morsi’s Syria speech angers opposition”
Opposition says Morsi’s speech against Syrian regime in the packed Cairo stadium a show of force before 30 June protests.
“Contempt of Religion: Weapon Against Religious Minorities”
The prosecution starts court cases against blasphemy with increasing ease in Egypt.
“Egypt’s worrying rise in criminal blasphemy cases”
Amnesty International warns against Egypt using blasphemy legal provisions to clamp down on freedom of expression.
“The Islamisation of a culture”
Rana Allam talks about the background of the new cultural minister whose recent actions sparked a series of sit-ins and protests.
“Sexual harasser to stand trial for beating victim up”
The woman who managed to take her attacker to the police was then told by the prosecutor that she encouraged the harassment.
“Police captain killed in Sinai”
Interior ministers forced to leave the funeral of the officer after facing hostility from mourners.
“Ethiopian dam “a matter of life or death”: PM”
PM Hisham Qandil says Ethiopia’s Nile dam will affect negatively water levels in Egypt and ability to produce electricity.
“Ethiopia discards Egypt threats over Nile dam”
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dina Mufti says Ethiopia will take measures against threats from Egypt.
“Egypt considers banning Viber, WhatsApp”
The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority considers outlawing popular free messaging applications.
“Special Report: Egypt`s Brotherhood turns to flour power”
Criticized for their failure in governing the country, the Muslim Brotherhood starts a bread deliveries initiative.
“Officer acquitted in police torture case”
Alexandria criminal court acquits one of Sayed Belal’s police torturers.
“In Pictures: Culture Ministry protest continues”
Photos from the clashes in front of the culture ministry in Zamalek after Islamists organized a counter-demonstration which faced off with protests against the culture minister.
“Morsi’s popularity declining”
Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research poll shows the president’s popularity drops from fort-six percent to forty-two percent in one month.
“When Al Akhbar Newspaper Speaks About #Qatar”
Al-Akhbar newspaper issue pulled out after controversial heading about Qatar providing gas to Egypt.
“تواصل اعتصام «الوفد» بدمياط مطالبين بإقالة السيد البدوي واتهامه بتدمير الحزب”
The sit-in in Al-Wafd Party office in Domyat continues, as members are calling for the removal of its president, Al-Sayyid Al-Badawi.
“«مصر القوية» يلتقي «6 أبريل» لتوحيد المواقف خلال مظاهرات «30 يونيو»”
Leaders of Misr Qawiya Party meet with April 6 activists to coordinate activity on planned June 30 protest.
“«مشعل» يصل القاهرة على رأس وفد من 11 عضوًا”
Hamas leader Khalid Masha‘l arrives in Cairo heading a Hamas delegation.
“بالفيديو.. اشتباكات بين مؤيدين ومعارضين لوزير الثقافة الإخوانى أمام الوزارة تنتهي بانسحاب المؤيدين”
Clashes between protesters against the cultural minister and Islamists erupt in front of the ministry.
“تحقيقات فى «الأمن الوطنى» حول تسريب مهمة الشهيد «أبوشقرة»”
Information leaked about officer killed in Sinai alleges that he was on a mission to track down the kidnappers of the seven soldiers recently released.
“براءة حسن عبد الرحمن وجميع المتهمين في قضية فرم مستندات أمن الدولة”
Former head of state security acquitted in the case of destroying files after the January 25 Revolution.
“بالفيديو.. خبير عسكري: ليس من حق «مرسي» استخدام الجيش حسب توجه عشيرته”
General Hamdi Bakhit says the president does not have the right to use the army for his own interest or that of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“النيابة: ضبط وإحضار أحمد المغير ورشا عزب فى أحداث اشتباكات وزارة الثقافة”
Prosecution orders arrest of journalist Rasha Al-Azab and Ahmed Al-Mogheer in connection with clashes in front of the culture ministry.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
Sultan of Sultans
Khalil Bendib’s take on recent trends of authoritarianism in Turkey, Egypt and Tunis.
Tahrir to Taksim: We Demand the Fall of the System (Video)
Mosireen’s video expressing solidarity with the protests in Turkey.
Ministry of Culture or Ministry of Intellectuals?
Khaled Fahmy says that the biggest problem of the Ministry of Culture is not Brotherhoodization but the belief of some intellectuals that the ministry is meant to serve them, not the general public.
The Body as a Site of Contest: Sherene Seikaly on the Gendered Exercise of Power and Resistance
Jadaliyya co-editor Sherene Seikaly and professor at the American University in Cairo talks about the body as a battleground during the Revolution.