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“UPDATE 2: Counter rallies, clashes on Egypt`s war anniversary”
The Ministry of Health says that at least fifteen have died in today’s clashes in Egypt.
“UPDATE 3: Four protesters killed as pro-Morsi rallies fail to reach Tahrir”
Pro-Morsi protesters clash with the police and local residents as they try to reach Tahrir Square.
“UPDATE 2: Liberal Constitution Party`s Khaled Dawoud stabbed in Cairo"
Khaled Dawoud says he was stabbed by protests on Qasr Al-‘Aini St in downtown Cairo.
“April 6 co-founder defends ElBaradei against `fascist` media attacks”
Ahmed Maher criticizes smear campaign against Mohamed ElBaradei.
“UPDATED: Pro-Morsi protests in Tahrir end shortly after clashes erupt”
Hundreds of pro-Morsi protesters clash with street vendors and onlookers at Tahrir Square.
“What Happened to Egypt’s Liberals After the Coup?”
The events of the past three months have exposed many liberals in Egypt as supporters of illiberal views.
“Canadians released from prison in Egypt"
Canadian filmmaker and doctor were released after spending almost two months without charges in prison.
“Freedom for John and Tarek”
‘Omar Robert Hamilton tells the story of the two Canadian citizens who continue to be kept in prison after an arbitrary arrest in August in Cairo.
“Anguish ongoing for jailed Al Jazeera staff”
Two members of Al-Jazeera Arabic staff are still in detention.
“On Egyptian women after the Arab Spring”
Nasreen Salem writes that demands for gender equality in Egypt should not be delayed.
“Downtown says goodbye to two walls”
Local residents celebrated the removal of the concrete walls, although access to Tahrir Square from Qasr Al-‘Aini Street continues to be blocked by another wall.
“Explosives found in Cairo fuel terror fears”
Local press reports on two alleged attacks on gas installations in Cairo.
“Abu Deraa gets suspended prison verdict”
Journalist Ahmed Abu Dera‘a handed a six-month suspended sentence for “spreading false information.”
“Only room for one general”
Egyptian media has recently focused on Sami ‘Anan and claims that he intends to run for president.
“While atheism in Egypt rises, backlash ensues”
Egyptian atheists share their paths to renouncing religion and their struggles within the family and the society.
“Pro-military campaign says collected 5.5 million signatures for Sisi presidential bid”
The goal of the “Kamel Gemelak” campaign is to collect 30 million signatures.
“6 April`s Ahmed Maher calls military trials `treason`”
Ahmed Maher withdraws from the constitution drafting committee after it approves articles allowing military trials against civilians.
“Al-Sisi affirms Armed Forces will not support any presidential candidate”
The defense minister also said that the conflict in Egypt is political and not religious.
"Ashton meets with broad spectrum of political players"
European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton meets with members of the anti-coup coalition, as well as parties supportive of the current regime.
“Ministry of Manpower workers sit-in dispersed”
Workers protesting for unemployment benefits dispersed as the Minister of Manpower Kamal Abu ‘Eita fails to fulfill promises.
“Labor activist wades into the deep state”
Controversy surrounds manpower minister Kamal Abu ‘Eita’s post and his inability to meet workers’ expectations.
“Egypt cabinet criminalises insulting the flag”
Egyptians can get up to 6 months in prison for not honoring the flag and national anthem.
“Tamarod joins 6 October’s demonstrating camps”
Tamarod responds to Muslim Brotherhood supporters’ planned anti-military protests on 6 October with calls for demonstrations celebrating the October War.
“Video shows Egypt generals plotting media gag”
A video shows General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi discussing ways to control the Egyptian media’s criticism of the army before 30 June.
“Arrest warrant for former Minister of Information”
Former Minister of Information Salah Abdel Maqsoud and member of the Muslim Brotherhood is investigated for the damage of six state media broadcast vehicles.
“Egypt Back at Square One”
Ursula Lindsey says a lot of Egyptian activists feel that the political and human rights situation in Egypt has deteriorated to pre-revolutionary levels.
Third Square Plots Path for Survival Amid Egypt`s Military Crackdown
Sam Kimball focuses on Third Square Youth Movement and the stuggles it is facing with the military.
“مسيرات للإخوان من مساجد بالعمرانية وإمبابة وأكتوبر وتحركات فردية بكرداسة"”
A number of pro-Morsi marches start from mosques in Giza.
“من أفسد من؟”
Belal Fadl calls on the media to focus on publishing news rather than fabricating them
“«بوابة الشروق» تنشر مشروع قانون «العدالة الانتقالية» بشأن احترام الرموز الوطنية"
The government proposes a law on the flag and national salutation.
“«تمرد»: لا يجب أن يكون منع المحاكمات العسكرية للمدنيين على حساب هيبة الجيش”
A member of Tamarod, Mohamed ‘Abd Al-‘Azeez says that a balance has to be struck between the rights of the civilians and respect for the army when dealing with the constitutional article on military trials.
“شريف جمال صيام”
Amr Al-Shobki dedicates his column to the tragedy of Sharif Gamal Siam, one of the victims of the Abu Za‘bal prison incident.
“إسلام الكتاتني: تظاهرات الإخوان غدا «شهادة وفاة» الجماعة إلى الأبد”
Islam Al-Katatny, a former Muslim Brother, says the Brotherhood’s demonstrations on 6 October are a sign of the final death of the organization.
“حبس معلمة 4 أيام لتلويحها بإشارات رابعة بمدرسة "جول جمال" بالمحلة”
An elementary school teacher will remain under arrest for four days pending investigations into her waving “Rabe‘a” signs during a speech of the school director about Egypt’s army.
“«المسلماني»: لا مصالحة مع «الإخوان» دون اعترافها بـ«ثورة 30 يونيو»”
Ahmed Al-Muslimany says that there cannot be any reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood unless they acknowledge the “30 June Revolution.”
“«أبو الفتوح»: لن أترشح للرئاسة.. وترشح «السيسي» خطر على المؤسسة العسكرية”
‘Abd Al-Mone‘im Abou Al-Fotouh says that he will not run in the next presidential elections.
“نادر بكار: أرفض عزل «الإخوان».. وأكبر أخطاء مرسي معاداة «الدولة العميقة»”
Nader Bakar, spokesperson for Salafi Al-Nour Party, says his party is not religious and that he rejects the mixing of religion and politics.
“"شاهين" يحرِّم الشراء من "محال الإخوان"”
The sheikh of Omar Makram mosque issues a fatwa saying that it is forbidden to purchase goods from shops which belong to Muslim Brotherhood members.
“إنهم سعداء.. حان الوقت ليتوقف هذا”
Ahmed Samir criticizes the direction in which the current regime is taking Egypt in.
“بين شقي رحى.. تقرير عن أوضاع اللاجئين السوريين بالإسكندرية”
ECESR’s report on the state in which Syrian refugees find themselves in Alexandria.
“فن خسارة المعركة”
Bassem Youssef argued that with its actions the Muslim Brotherhood has precluded any sympathy from varios groups it affronted
:Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt
Arise and Bear Witness: In Memory of Mohammed al-Deeb
At the forty-days memorial of the death of Mohammed Al-Deeb at Abu Za’bal Prison, Patricia Kubala Kubala writes about his life and death.
Cairo Contemporary Dance Center Student Performance
Highlight of a students’ performance at Hal Badeel Contemporary Dance Festival.
A Scenography Workshop by Hussein Baydoun
Highlights of the Cairo workshop with Lebanese scenographer and artist Hussein Baydoun.