[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week`s roundup to email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.]
Andrea Teti, Vivienne Matthies-Boon, and Gennaro Gervasio argue that al-Sisi will not bring stability to Egypt because of the “fundamental social and economic problems.”
Mob Sex Attacks and The Everyday Reality of Street Children in Egypt
Nelly Ali says, “What the revolutionary class are experiencing in Egypt now is only the initiation of what thousands of children on our streets, boys and girls, experience.”
Egypt’s Lost Power
The Arabist’s Editors post Al-Jazeera English’s documentary titled “Egypt’s Lost Power” in which it focuses on the “EMG gas deal between Egypt and Israel.”
Making It Flow, Somehow
Mariam Ali reviews the documentary film Cairo Drives directed by Sherif Al-Katsha.
The Arab World: Between Liberal Imperialism and Liberal Oppression
Magid Mandour explains the dynamics that lead to imperialism and oppression in the Arab world through the exploitation of notions of liberalism.
Only in Egypt’s Media: Women Raped because the “Guys Were Having Good Time”
Ahmed Magdy Youssef says, “A long battle lies ahead. People need to start taking responsibility and stop trying to find scapegoats, whether the Muslim Brotherhood, the culture, women’s clothing, etc… We all need to stand side by side and make Egypt`s streets safer for women.”
Rape in Tahrir Square
Amr Khalifa says, “It is troubling to say the least that a conservative society, in both its Muslim and Christian variants, demands a certain amount of decorum from its female members.
On the Price Egypt Paid, Unacceptable Arrogance, and Major Challenges to Come
Amr Hamzawy argues that the military-backed regime’s undemocratic practices will lead to unfavorable consequences in Egypt.
Sisi, Do Not Put Our Backs against the Wall
Ahmed Naje writes on al-Sisi’s emphasis on re-establishing security and boosting the economy and possible outcomes on Egypt.
The Stigma of Sexual Harassment: Egypt’s Uphill Battle
Nancy Messieh argues that state institutions, rights organizations, state and private media, and society must collectively address the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in Egypt.
The Program is Over, but the Show has Just Begun
Amro Ali and Nesreen Salem argue that the government’s banning of Bassem Youssef’s El-Barnameg will not stop Egyptians from creating similar shows.
`Between Hope and Despair There Is Mahienour`
Nadine Marroushi reflects on Mahienour El-Masry’s activism in defending people’s rights.
Behind Bars, With No Hope and No Despair
Heba Afify writes on Alaa Abdel Fattah’s fifteen-year sentence, discussing an interview he gave before his imprisonment.
The ‘Legal Woman’: Sexual Violence, The State and The Law
Bahaa Ezzelarab argues, “The law and the courts indirectly nurture harassment by establishing a definitive image of the model woman — an image that is used by many in society to justify sexual violence and blame the victim.”
The Field Marshall Plan
Mathew Hall sheds light on the impact of al-Sisi’s project The Development Corridor on the economy.
Freedom of Expression is Not the Only Victim
Sarah El Sirgany argues that the state’s obstruction of various channels of expression will lead to severe consequences.
Holding Down Revolutionary Ground
Heba Afify argues, “Amid scarce popular support, a disconnect between political and social demands and mounting despair, activists struggle to keep a revolutionary movement alive.”
Getting an Abortion in Egypt: The Journey
Gehad Abada sheds light on the alternative methods women seek in order to get an abortion which lead to severe health risks.
الحقوق والحريات وتداول المعلومات كمكونات للأمن القومى
Amr Hamzawy argues that personal rights and freedoms are the fundamentals of national security.
الوعي السياسي بلغ الذروة لدى المصريين ولن يسمح بعودة حكم الفرد المطلق
Hassanein Karum argues that Egyptians will reject all forms of autocracy in the country.
Amr Khafaga sheds light on the restrictions facing Egyptian citizens in receiving free health care.
خوف مستحق على الديمقراطية فى مصر
Fahmy Huwaidy reflects on the state’s restriction of religious sermons and the law’s impact on Egypt’s democracy.
ميدان التحرير 2014: التظاهر والاغتصاب ودولة القانون
Abd al-Ghani Sayyid writes on the Egyptian state’s double standards in addressing sexual harassment as compared to protesting.
مطالب أهل النوبة بالعودة تتجدد بعد خمسين عاماً من تهجريهم بسبب السد العالي
Ayah Aman sheds light on the impact of construction of the Aswan High Dam on the displacement of Nubians and their calls for justice.
نادر بكار لـ"المونيتور": حزب النور قلق من تقييد الحريات في مصر
Anas Hamid interviews Al-Nour Party’s Deputy Chairman for Media Affairs Nader Bakkar.
قانون تغليظ العقوبة على الخطابة بدون ترخيص: استمرار لتقييد حرية الدين دون مواجهة التحريض على العنف والتمييز
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemns law regulating religious sermons in Egypt.
«٥ نقاط مثيرة للجدل بقضية «مجلس الشورى
Mostafa Mohie lists five (il)legal issues in the Shura Council case.
على مسرح بيرم التونسي، كانت لنا ثورة
Hakim Abdel Moneim reflects on the impact of the January 25 Revolution on Alexandrian actors and playwrights.
ما بعد الباسميوسفية ولا مركزية السخرية
Osama Diab argues that political satire in the twenty-first century fits French literary critic and theorist Roland Barthes’ argument in “The Death of the Author.”
أليس للجنرال من ينافسه؟
Mahmoud Salah offers a comparative analysis of the ways in which Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Gamal Abdel Nasser persecuted the Muslim Brotherhood.
مقارنة رقمية : إنتخابات ٢٠١٢-٢٠١٤
Rania Al-Malki offers a quantitative analysis of the 2012 and 2014 presidential elections.
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Jadaliyya’s A Profile from the Archives Page publishes a biography on the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood Hassan Al-Banna.
Experimenting and Exploring: Student Photography from Cairo
German University in Cairo 2013 Photography Students present a photography project reflecting on social and environmental issues in Egypt.
Press Release: Sentencing Activists for Fifteen Years in Absentia Confirms Our Concerns
Jadaliyya’s Reports Page releases the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights’ (EIPR) statement on the Shura Council’s court verdict.
Legal Issues In The Shura Council Case
Mostafa Mohie lists five (il)legal issues in the Shura Council case.
On Revolutions and Defeated Revolutionary Movements: A Reply to Brecht De Smet
Joel Benin argues that the key to better understanding the difference between anti-democratic military-backed regimes throughout history and the ongoing developments in Egypt is to focus on class analysis in the case of Egypt.
We Shall Continue
Mahienour El-Masry releases her second letter from her prison cell reflecting on the discrimination practiced against Egypt’s poor.
Press Release: Egyptian Leader Faces Rights Crisis
Jadaliyya’s Reports Page releases Human Rights Watch’s statement on the dire human rights conditions in the country.
Egypt’s Nile Blues
Sharif S. Elmusa writes on how Egypt managed—until recently—to maintain hegemony over the Nile.
تقرير حول أداء وسائل الإعلام خلال الانتخابات الرئاسية 2014
Jadaliyya’s Reports Page releases a statement on the media’s role during the 2014 presidential elections.
الاعتداءات الجنسية والاغتصاب في ميدان التحرير
Jadaliyya’s Reports Page releases a joint statement by Egyptian human and women’s rights organizations condemning the harassment of nine women amid celebrations of al-Sisi’s inauguration in Tahrir Square.