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US Aid Suspension Not a Punishment, Says Kerry
In his first visit to Egypt following the removal of President Mohamed Morsi, Kerry states relations between Egypt and the US “should not be reduced to aid.”
Amnesty Calls on Egypt Authorities to Ensure Morsi Appears in Court
“London-based rights group expresses concern about “legal irregularities” in trials of other Muslim Brotherhood leaders ahead of Morsi court date.”
Heba Afify gives an in-depth account of the arrest of Gehad Al-Haddad through an interview with his wife, Basma Abouzeid.
Poll Says 44% Support Bassem Youssef Suspension
Forty-Four percent of “Al-Bernameg” viewers wanted the show of the air, while forty-eight percent disagreed, according to poll.
Security on High Alert as Morsi Trial Moved
Tensions on the rise in Egypt as Morsi’s trial gets closer.
UPDATE: Egypt`s Morsi to be Tried at Police Academy
Morsi to be tried at same venue in which Mubarak was tried at.
Egypt’s Bloody Coup d’etat
Ahmed Safwat argues state violence in Egypt will continue under the interim regime.
A Tale of Two Revolutions: Egypt 2011-2013
Hesham Shafick analyzes the sociopolitical situation in Egypt that led to the January 25 Revolution and the 30 June Uprisings.
Egypt in the Balance: What the Blogs are Saying 26 - 31 October
Rana Nessim compiles reactions and responses of Egyptian bloggers on the political and social developments taking place in Egypt from 26 to 31 October.
The Rise of the Arab ‘War on Terror’ Discourse
Yazan al-Saadi explains why the discourse of the “War on Terror” increased following the Arab uprisings in the Middle East.
Alexandria`s Activist Hassan Mostafa Acquitted
Activist Hassan Mostafa who was “accused of helping the escape of protesters arrested for blocking the Alexandria Railway Station tracks” is innocent.
1300 Dead in Egypt Since Morsi’s Ouster: HRW
Rana Muhammad Taha reacts to HRW’s latest report on Egypt’s state violence against civilians following Morsi’s ouster.
Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Girls
Ania Szremski on Marwa al-Shazly’s gallery in which she satirically presents the effect female pop stars have on society.
Military Trials for Civilians not Going Anywhere – Ex-Army Official
Yasimine al-Fayoumi writes on former military prosecutor, Sayed Hashem’s statement on inability of the fifty-member constitution committee to abolish military trials for civilians.
Egypt`s Constitutional Transition, Explained in a Timeline
Aswat Masriya publishes “a chronological summary of Egypt’s constitutional transition” from 2011 to present day.
Nour Party Slams Constitution Article Banning Religion-Based Parties
Salah Abdel Ma’boud, member of al-Nour Party, criticizes the article that bans forming political parties based on religion.
Tamarod Announces Solidarity with Satirist Taken Off Air
Tamarod movement announced its dismay with CBC’s suspension of the satirical show.
Egypt Sets New Limits On Mosque Activities
Walaa Hussein reacts to Egypt’s new restrictions on mosque activities.
Freedoms in Egypt Questioned after El-Bernameg`s Suspension
This article presents the responses of politicians, film-makers and media representatives on suspending Bassem Youssef’s show and what does it mean to freedom in Egypt.
Frequently Asked Questions about Egypt`s Morsi Trial
Zeinab El Gundy prepared this FAQ on the “laws and events behind ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s trial”
Contemporary Egyptian Nonsense part 3: The Debate that Sealed their Fate!
Dr. Mohamed Fouad writes on false assumptions of the presidential debate between Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and Amr Moussa.
In Pictures: Zamalek residents protest island’s deteriorating conditions
Daily New Egypt publishes photos of Zamalek protest on Saturday.
Bassem Youssef Off the Air
Albarnamig’s host channel, CBC, cancels the show based on “administrative and technical” problems.
Orientalism and Decentralized Repression: the Case of Egypt
Maged Mandour focuses on Egypt elites’ orientalist views, and how to create a “counter hegemony within the realm of civil society”
In Pictures: Aftermath of Clashes in Azhar University
Daily New Egypt publishes photos of the chaotic scenes on Azhar University campus.
In Pictures: Sisi Supporters Face Off with Bassem Youssef’s Supporters
Daily New Egypt publishes photos of the rally.
Editor’s Letter: Egyptians Between the Two Gamals (3 of 5): A Nation on the Back Burner
Maher Hamoud analyzes the deterioration of Egypt economy during Mubarak’s rule.
Brotherhood`s El-Erian Detained for 30 Days
Tarek El-Erian, Muslim Brotherhood leader, detained on Wednesday.
Press Freedom Constitutional Articles Amended
The amended article allows Egyptians freedom of press and broadcasting, according to the reports.
Death at Sea: The via Dolorosa of Palestinian Refugees
Celine Lebrun focuses on the hardships Palestinian refugees face in Egypt and elsewhere.
Military Court Sentences Journalist to Year in Prison
Hatem Aboul Nour sentenced to a year in prison for impersonating a military officer while working on a report for Al-Watan newspaper.
Policing Al-Azhar Campus
Mohamad Salama Adam writes on the request of Al-Azhar University president to allow riot police to enter campus.
Ministry Sets New Criteria for Mosque Administration
New restrictions on using mosques for religio-political gains.
No End to Committee of 50’s Disagreements
Disagreements in the fifty-member constitution committee revolve around Articles 2 and 219 concerning the status of sharia law in the constitution.
Judge Orders Arrest of a Student Who Declared Atheism
Man sentenced for fifteen days for declaring atheism on Facebook.
What’s With All the Noise?
Maha ElNabawi writes about the tribute album-“Egyptian Females Experimental Music Session”- to multimedia artist Ahmed Basiouny, who was killed on 28 January 2011.
Al-Azhar Campus Battles
Mai Shams El-Din focuses on the resurfacing of the power dynamics at Al-Azhar University following clashes between students and the security forces.
Congress Hearing Advocates Little Change and More Excuses
Egypt-US relations will not witness drastic change.
Egypt Tries to Tackle NSA
Egyptian officials are figuring out the impact of NSA`s spying reports on Egypt.
Military Rep Walks Out of Constitution Meeting Over Right to Information
Disagreements continue in the constitution committee.
Meet Amr Ali, the New April 6 Coordinator
Amr Ali elected new April 6 coordinator with sixty-five percent of votes.
Same Game, Different Players
Omar Halawa analyzes reigniting tensions between Ultras and the state.
Inside the Campus
Mai Sham El-Din focuses on secular students who refuse to join Muslim Brotherhood loyalists, and pro-military groups.
Update: MOI Blames Al-Azhar Students for Inciting Violence
Escalation of violence between Al-Azhar students and security forces.
Drive by Shooting on Police Checkpoint Kills Three
Four assailants kill three security officers in drive by shooting in Daqahlia.
The Military Upholds Virtue
Reem Saad questions the reason behind the military`s new "social surveillance" practices.
قانونيون: تهمة مبارك التقاعس عن حماية المتظاهرين.. ومرسى التحريض على القتل
Haitham Ridwan on Mubarak and Morsi’s cases.
مقارنة بين محاكمتي القرن.. مرسي يواجه اتهامات أخطر قد تصل عقوبتها للإعدام
Mohamad Abu Al-Ghait compares Mubarak and Morsi’s trials.
«الإخوان» تصدر بيانا عبر موقعها الرسمي يطالب المصريين بالزحف إلى محاكمة مرسي
Muslim Brotherhood issues statement calling for protests to Morsi’ trial.
Amr Khafaji argues freedom of press is not implemented through laws only, but we should take into consideration private media owners and what aligns with their interests.
عفريت حماس فى المحكمة
Fahmi Huwaidi responses to Ahram’s claim on Hamas attempting to break Morsi out of Turrah prison.
محدّث - "استئناف القاهرة": قرار نقل محاكمة مرسي إلى أكاديمية الشرطة صدر من وزير العدل
Minister of Justice ordered transferring Morsi’s trial to Police Academy.
بلاغ يتهم باسم يوسف بنشر «الإباحية» وتهديد الأمن القومي والخيانة العظمى
Bassem Youssef accused of dissemination of “permissiveness”, threatening national security, and treason.
بي بي سي.. ماهي تداعيات محاكمة الرئيس المعزول محمد مرسي؟
BBC Arabic on implications of Morsi’s trial.
«المعزول» وقيادات الإخوان في قفص المحاكمة غدا.. والجماعة تتوعد بـ«يوم أسود»
Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood leaders will appear in court tomorrow, Monday.
فيديو تعذيب جديد يثير عاصفة من الغضب.. والداخلية: سنعاقب المتهمين لو ثبت صحته
Leaked video shows inmates getting tortured by police in Minya prison complex.
الداخلية»: سنستخدم الأسلحة النارية لمواجهة العنف أثناء محاكمة المعزول»
Interior Ministry threatens pro-Morsi protests with the use of live ammunition during trial on Monday.
أحمد ماهر: حرية الإعلام في ظل «النظام العسكري الجديد» أسوأ من عهد مبارك
Ahmed Maher says freedom of press under the interim government is worse than Mubarak’s.
بوابة الشروق تنشر تفاصيل الحلقة الموقوفة لباسم يوسف.. وسي بي سي: المنتج ومقدمه خالفا التعاقد
Al-Shurouk publishes details on El-Barnamig’s banned episode.
بالفيديو.. «الحياة» نقلا عن «مرسي»: مازلت الرئيس الشرعي للبلاد
Fasaa Safwat on video of the deposed Mohamed Morsi in which he stated he remains the “legitimate” president of Egypt.
مصر حادفة يمين
Bassem Youssef questions the integrity of those who claim to be “liberal” and call for freedom and democracy.
Emad El-Din Hussain compares the mistakes committed by the interim government to the Muslim Brotherhood’s.
الفورين بوليسي: قرار السيسي بالترشح للرئاسة هو ما سيحدد مستقبل مصر وليس الدستور
Aswat Masriyya translates Nathan J. Brown’s article on Foreign Policy, which stresses that it will not be beneficial for Al-Sisi to nominate himself to the presidency.
Fahmi Huwaidi warns against praising the military.
مصر- مشروع قانون قد يحظر النظاهر فعليا
Human Rigths Watch issues statement on protest law.
بالصور.. «بوابة الشروق» تبحث عن إجابة السؤال الصعب: كم عدد ضحايا فض رابعة؟
Al-Shurouk questions the toll number of Rabea`s victims.
بوابة الشروق» تعرض صورًا نادرة للرئيس محمد نجيب»
Al-Shurouk publishes rare photos of president Mohamed Nageeb.
علاء عبد الفتاح: «السيسي ومرسي وطنطاوي ومبارك» أوجه متعددة لنظام واحد
Alaa Abdulfattah says Sisi, Moris, Tantawi and Mubarak “are merely different faces of the same regime”.
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Egypt’s Roadmap to Crisis
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We Are All Complicit
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Sixth Floor Exhibition
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