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“Ahram Gate reporter arrested”
A journalist working for the state-run news portal Ahram Gate has been arrested in Beni Suef for “disturbing public opinion.”
“UPDATED: Pro-Morsi protesters march in `tribute to martyrs`”
Security forces block of key locations in Cairo, as pro-Morsi protesters march in response to ‘Essam Al-‘Arian’s call for demonstrations to commemorate one month of Rabe‘a Al-‘Adawiya dispersal.
“Egypt security forces arrest Brotherhood supporters after clashes"
Pro-Morsi protesters were arrested in Alexandria, Mansoura and Mahalla.
“Ahmed Shafiq interview reveals UAE`s role in Egypt`s massacres”
Former presidential contender Ahmed Shafiq claims that the UAE sent weapons to Egypt after June 30.
“Activists file complaint against 76 media entities”
Gamila Ismail from Al-Dostour Party has filed a complained against media outlets for publishing a story alleging that her and dozens of other activists have receiving foreign funding.
“State of emergency extension draws condemnation”
Al-Nour Party and April 6 Movement criticize the extension of the state of emergency announced by the presidency.
“Morsi supporters deprived of basic legal rights: Amnesty International”
Amnesty International documents cases of arrested pro-Morsi supporters being denied the right to see a lawyer or be visited by family members.
“Egypt rights groups denounce military trials of civilians”
Rights groups call for the amendment of the law to prevent further military trials against civilians.
“Egypt: Nothing was inevitable”
Ibrahim Al-Houdaiby argues that the outcome of July 3 was not inevitable and that Mohamed Morsi could have made choices that would have averted military intervention.
“Egypt: How the Army Demonized the Brotherhood”
The campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood extends beyond its political isolation.
“Amending 2012 constitution `not possible`: Committee spokesman”
Mohamed Salmawy, spokesperson for the 50-member constitutional committee, says that the constitution of 2012 will only be used as a reference.
“University guards granted powers of arrest to counter sabotage: Deputy PM”
Minister for Higher Education Hossam Eissa says that his decision to grant powers of arrest to university guards to defend buildings against sabotage.
“Egypt military helicopters hit Sinai militants”
Army helicopters target militants near Sheikh Zuwayid, as violence continues to shake the Sinai peninsula.
“Sinai: Tipping Point or Pretext for Ouster?"
Sahar Aziz argues that Mohamed Morsi’s failure to assume a more aggressive stance on the problems in Sinai led to his overthrow.
“Over 3,000 arrested in Cairo: independent count”
The Front to Defend Egypt Protesters says more than 3,000 individuals have been arrested since 3 July.
“Egypt’s underground sisterhood”
Khalid Diab comments on the state of women’s emancipation in Egypt.
“Editor’s letter: You and the future of independent news”
Daily News Egypt’s editor-in-chief
“إنهم يكتبون دستور الثورة.. معًا للعمل في الثورة المضادة”
Ahmed Samir criticizes the contents of the constitution currently being written by the constitutional committee.
“لاتهامه بالتحريض على العنف وتهريب أسلحة.. نيابة السويس تحقق مع محافظ المنوفية السابق بعد ضبطه بالشرقية”
Former governor of Menufiya is to face charge of incitement to violence.
“«بالفيديو.. زاوية «الغفور» تغلق أبوابها أمام المصلين للمرة الأولى في «الجمعة”
A decision by Ministry of Religious Affairs closes prayer areas smaller than 80m2 and prevents imams not affiliated with Al-Azhar from delivering Friday sermons.
“حي «بولاق أبو العلا» الشعبي بالقاهرة ينتفض ضد أبراج رجال الأعمال”
Despite the recent victory in court against eviction order of the previous regime, the residents of Bullaq continue to struggle with lack of utilities provision.
“براءة جميع المتهمين في قضية «قتل متظاهري السويس» أثناء ثورة يناير”
A Cairo court acquits all policemen and security officials in the case of killing protesters in Suez during the 25 January Revolution.
“مصادر مطلعة: الضبطية القضائية بالجامعات ستطبق على الأساتذة وليس الطلاب فقط”
The power to arrest which was granted to university guards will be valid not only for students but also for professors.
Khaled Fahmy writes about his memories of 9/11 and the price of the “war on terror” and fear mongering .
“أبوالفتوح»: لجنة الخمسين غير متوازنة..ويسيطر عليها تيار معين»"
Abd Al-Mone‘im Abou Al-Fotouh says that the constitutional committee is not balanced and will be taken over by a specific political current.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
جذور أوسلو: كيسنجر، منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية، وعملية السلام-الجزء الأول
Osama Khalil argues that the roots of the Oslo Accords go back to the political dynamics right after the October War of 1973.
Universities Missing in Action in a New Egyptian Literary Wave
Since the 25 January Revolution, Egypt has witnessed a new wave of literary activity.
Egypt’s History Problem
Paul Sedra talks about the failure of the Egyptian state to take care of the modern historical heritage of the country.
Ahmed Sabry and Mohamed Abdelkarim talk about their recently-launched book project.
Sawsan Bou Khaled and Hussein Baydoun talk about their contemporary art performance.
The Moral Ambiguity of United States Aid to Egypt
Frida Alim says that human rights were never a consideration in the disbursement of US aid to Egypt.