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Egypt’s Street Politics and the Freedom of Assembly
Ronald Meinardus argues that newly approved “protest law” is the catalyst to dissolve polarization between Islamists and revolutionary forces.
The (Anti-) Protest Law: No More Public Space in Egypt?
Marwa Fikry argues that the streets are the only means of expression and resistance for the revolutionaries; hence, “the battle for dominance over public space in Egypt will continue.”
Egypt: The Police State
Rana Nessim says, “Peaceful protesters holding up signs and chanting are not a threat to national security. The authorities and security officials are a threat to people’s security.”
Translated Text of the Egyptian Presidential Decree on Protests
Tahrir Square publishes a translated text of approved “protest law."
Cairo University Students Rally Against Colleague`s Killing
Thousands of Cairo University students rallied against the Ministry of Interior for the death of their colleague Mohamed Reda.
Rasheed Hammouda argues that the military is unlikely to succeed if it continues to “descend into further violence, making new enemies and weakening the legitimacy of their allies along the way.”
Update: Tear Gas at Student Protest in Tahrir
Central Security Forces fire tear gas on pro-Morsi students’ rally that ended up in Tahrir Square.
HRW Condemns Unlawful Arrests of Morsi Aides
Five Morsi aids disappeared, which prompted Human Rights Watch to issue a statement questioning the interim government’s practices.
Objections and Abstentions in New Draft Constitution
Mada Masr reports on the voting process of the fifty-member constitutional committee on new draft constitution.
Alaa Abdel Fattah’s Detention Renewed, Ahmed Maher Released
Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah’s detention is extended for fifteen days, whereas founder of the April 6 Youth Movement Ahmed Maher was released a day after his arrest.
Morsi Is Out – Why Is China Still In?
Melissa Dzenis writes on Egypt-China’s economic ties to explain the timid reaction of the Chinese government towards Morsi’s ouster.
Explaining Violence in the Sinai Peninsula
Joshua Goodman argues that violence in Sinai is a result of “long term political and economic dynamics between the state and North Sinai’s native population on one hand, and the state and Egyptian Islamists on the other.”
Pro-Morsi Protesters Clash with Security in Giza and Cairo
Morsi supporters protest in several cities in Egypt, and clash with the security forces.
Update: Alaa Abd El Fattah Arrested, Being Held at CSF Barracks
Activist Alaa Abed El Fattah held at Central Security Forces barracks on the Cairo-Alexandria desert road.
Former Youm7 Editor Arrested
Former managing editor of Youm7 newspaper Hany Salah Eddin Ramzy arrested at Cairo International Airport.
Draft Constitution Calls Egypt `Civil State`
Fifty-member constitutional committee agreed to acknowledge Egypt as a “civil state.”
On Food and its Sovereignty
Hala N. Barakat argues that local farmers, fishermen, and small food production factories should become “the center of decisions on food production systems and agricultural policies” in order promote a true implementation of the concept “food sovereignty.”
Cairo University Students Clash with Police
Muslim Brotherhood supports clash with security forces at Cairo University.
Anti-Coup Alliance Holds Out Hand to Revolutionaries
Mada Masr reports that anti-coup group “to open channels of cooperation with revolutionary forces.”
The Egyptian Constitution: the Militarized State
Maged Mandour analyzes articles related to the military in the draft constitution.
Activists Detained Protesting Outside Egypt Shura Council
Walla Hussein writes on the security forces’ violence and detention of protesters in front of Shura Council building.
Egypt’s New Protest Law Provokes Demonstrations, Backlash
Shadi Rahimi writes on the police’s dispersal of protesters with tear gas and water cannons.
In Pictures: Police Violently Disperses Protest Against Military Trials and Protest Law
Mohamed Omar publishes photos of security forces’ dispersal of protesters in front of Shura Council.
Is the Protest Law a Turning Point Between Two Eras?
Farid Zahran argues that newly approved protest law might “lead Egypt to a crossroads.”
Omar Halawa analyzes Egypt-Russia rapprochement from Russia’s perspective.
Protests in Downtown Cairo Against Protest Law
Interior Ministry announced its first official approval of a demonstration against newly approved protest law in downtown Cairo.
Female `7 am` Protesters Await Verdict
Seven a.m. female movement was formed in October to protest the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi.
Update: Female Detainees Released and Dumped on Desert Road
Mada Masr gives detailed account on the protest against military trials of civilians, and police arrests of male and female activists.
Tamarod Founder says Egypt’s New Constitution Limits Military
Al-Monitor interviews Tamarod founder Mahmoud Badr, in which he shares his views on the new Egyptian constitution, Syria, and the United States .
Let`s Talk about Sex in Egypt
Shadi Rahimi on “a video by young Egyptians about sexual repression [that] has gone viral via social media.”
The Lost Promise of Turkey-Egypt Relations
Wael Nawara and Feyzi Baban write in response to the strenuous Turkey-Egypt relations by arguing that regional cooperation in the Middle East should “develop beyond ethnic, religious, and sectarian belongings.”
Between Brothers and Sisters
Mai Shams El-Din writes on “Muslim Sisterhood’s” gender role shifts in activism and political participation in the public sphere.
Students Rally Against Security Crackdown
Activist groups joined demonstrations commemorating the hundredth-day anniversary of the violent crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Rabea al-Adaweya and Nahda Square.
Beblawi Expects Referendum in Mid-January
Interim government announced that referendum on constitution to be held in January 2014.
تامر موافي: مرحباً بعودة الاستقرار في ظل قانون قمع الحق في التظاهر
Tamer Mewafi argues that “protest law” is an excuse used by Egyptian authorities to apprehend and detain 25 January revolutionary activists.
«الشروق» تحقق فى لغز المادة «233» الخاصة بتعيين وعزل وزير الدفاع
Al-Shorouk investigates article “233” concerned with appointment and isolation of Minister of Defense.
"محدّث 2 - قوات الجيش تغلق كل مداخل ميدان التحرير بعد فض مظاهرة لـ"طلاب الإخوان
Military closes off all entrances to Tahrir Square following the dispersal of the student protest.
!!يسرى السيد: الحكومة تخدع الفقراء دائما
Yusri Essayed argues that minimum wage set by interim government deceives the poor.
«منظمة العفو الدولية تطالب السلطات المصرية بالإفراج عن فتيات «7 الصبح
Amnesty International calls for the release of activists affiliated with “Seven a.m.” female movement.
تمرد من أين وإلى أين؟
Aswat Masriya compiles videos, analyses, and facts on the origins of Tamarod (Rebel) movement, and its transformation into a political party.
طرد السفير التركي: قراءة في ضوء تحولات إقليمية مقلقة
Mustafa Shafiq Allam analyzes regional implications of expulsion of the Turkish ambassador in Cairo.
بالفيديو - متظاهرو طلعت حرب يهتفون ضد السيسي والمحاكمات العسكرية وقانون التظاهر
Aswat Masriya publishes video of protest against Al-Sisi, military trials, and protest law.
مسيرتان لأنصار الإخوان بالإسكندرية تنديدا بحكم حبس 21 سيدة وفتاة 11 عاما
Two Muslim Brotherhood marches in Alexandria to protest against the court’s verdict of imprisoning twenty-one female activists for eleven years.
Bassem Youssef sheds light on the contradictory socio-political practices he witnessed following the 30 June uprising.
«بالصور.. الأمن يفض مظاهرة للعشرات أمام «الصحفيين» في أول تطبيق لـ«قانون التظاهر
Al-Masry Al-Youm publishes photos of security forces’ dispersal of protesters in what is said to be the first commencement of implementing newly approved “protest law.”
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Prominent Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El Fattah Arrested; Whereabouts Unknown
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السيسي كواجهة لن تملأ شقوق السُلطة
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