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Regional and International Relations
Egypt Court Mulls Revoking Bilal Erdoğan’s Citizenship
Egypt might revoke Bilal Erdogan’s citizenship that was granted to him by ousted president Mohamed Morsi. For further reading, click here.
Egypt Reopens Gaza Crossing for First Time in Months
“Rafah Crossing has been closed since March, preventing many Palestinians returning to Gaza,” Ahram Online reports.
Russia, Egypt Eye Stronger Economic Ties at Two-Day Investment Forum
Ahram Online reports that Russia and Egypt’s ministers of trade and industry will attend the two-day investment forum in Cairo.
Twenty-Two Percent Increase in Egyptian Exports to Russia in 2014
Egypt Independent reports.
Arab Army Chiefs Conclude Second Joint-Arab Force Meeting
“Arab League secretary optimistic over talks held in this week`s meeting, says consensus reached on all issues,” according to Ahram Online.
Arab Military Chiefs to Finish Draft on Joint Arab Force before 29 June
Ahram Online reports, “Military chiefs will intensify efforts to reach a framework agreement on a joint Arab military force ahead of the 29 June deadline, Egypt`s Mahmoud Hegazy reveals.”
Israeli Arabs Rally against Morsi Death Sentence
Ahram Online reports.
Human Rights and Legal Institutions
Egypt Policeman Sentenced to Life for Raping Mentally Ill Minor
Low-ranking police officers sentenced to life in prison by Giza court for rape charges.
Egypt’s Cyber Crime Bill
Tom Rollins details a draft law that aims to criminalize regime critics on social media.
Sixty-One Alleged Brotherhood Members Referred to Military Court
Ahram Online reports, “The general prosecution refers sixty-one to military trial for forming an armed wing in the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, indicating that all confessed to their involvement in pretrial investigations.”
Egypt Postpones Verdict in Appeal to Hamas `Terrorist` Designation
“In February, the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters ruled Hamas a `terrorist organization.`”
Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About the Morsi Verdict
EgyptSource explains Morsi death sentence.
Gender and Sexuality
Q&A with Katherine Booth on the State`s Use of Sexual Violence
Pesha Magid interviews the head of the International Federation for Human Rights, Katherine Booth, on a released paper on the surge of the state’s use of sexual violence to oppress the opposition. Click here to read the report: “Exposing Hypocrisy: Sexual Violence by Security Forces in Egypt.”
Is the Egyptian State Using Sexual Torture against Women?
Shereen al-Feki writes on the International for Human Rights` report.
Harassmap Launches ‘Harasser = Criminal’ Campaign
Nourthan Fahmy writes, “Campaign is first of its kind produced by initiative, and will be found on television, radio and social media.”
Politics and Culture
Egyptian Film Icon Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s
Son of Egyptian actor Omar al-Sharif confirms that his father is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Egyptian Atheists Launch Web Video Series
Ahmed Ateyya writes, “An Egyptian couple regularly transform their bedroom into a studio to produce an online TV program on atheism.”
Egypt`s Arts Revolution Thrives at Minya`s Megraya
Rowan al-Shimi reviews the German film “The Experiment” and reflects on its relevance to Egyptian politics.
Mada Mix: Five Progressive Oud Players Working Now
Maha al-Nabawi writes on the modern use of oud.
Reports and Opinions
With Western Visitors Staying Away, Egypt Courts Chinese Tourists
Edmund Bower writes, “From launching new air routes to studying Mandarin, Egypt’s tourism industry aims for its share of the growing Chinese market.”
Reem Maged Versus the Government
Khaled Dawoud writes on the suspension of Reem Maged’s show in which she focused on inspirational women
Egypt’s Sisi: Reformer or Strongman?
Dwight Bashir presents the advancements and set backs that al-Sisi made during his one-year rule.
Egypt`s Opposition to Issue Reports on Sisi`s One Year in Power
Gamal Essam al-Din writes, “A number of Egyptian political parties have said that they will prepare reports about the successes and failures of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi after his first year in office.”
New Military Company Established with Wide Mandate
Mada Masr reports that the Ministry of Military Production has ordered the establishment of a wide-ranging military company that carries out projects in construction, development, and contracting.
محامى القديسين: " الداخلية سبب توقف التحقيقات و نطالب الرئيس بالتدخل
Ministry of Interior delays Two Saints Church investigations in which twenty-three Egyptian Copts were killed and ninety-seven injured by a car bomb attack on the Alexandria church on January 1, 2010 ahead of the January 25 Revolution. For further reading, click here.
شروخ الشرعية الدستورية
Abdullah al-Sinawy writes on illegal governmental practices in the state’s war on terror that violate the constitution.
"تكافل" و"كرامة" في مواجهة خرائط الفقر
Amr Hamzawy offers suggestions to confront poverty in Egypt.
حكاية ثلالث ضرائب أقرتها الثورات وألغاها الأغنياء|
Salma Hussain analyzes the tax system in Egypt following the January 25 Revolution.
أسباب تعرقل عمل جمعيّات حقوق الحيوان في مصر 4
Ahmed Fouad writes, “The torture and killing of animals by residents and security forces are widespread in Egypt, but animal rights associations have insufficient funding to spread awareness about the importance of animals and how to deal with them.” This article is published in English.
طريق الـ20 مليون سائح يبدأ من السياحة الثقافيّة
Safiaa Mansour writes, “The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism is seeking to attract twenty million tourists by 2020 following setbacks in the sector due to security and political instability.” This article is published in English.
هل أصبحت مياه النيل خطراً على صحّة المصريّين؟
Ayah Aman writes, “Egypt’s Nile water pollution rates are alarming, and people and natural life are being affected, while the efforts on the part of the government to fix the situation remain questionable.” This article is published in English.
جمال عيد: "لن نمسك العصا من النصف"
Hiba Afify interviews the head of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information Gamal Eid. This piece is published in English.
ننشر حيثيات براءة شهود «الصباغ»
Court acquits members of the Socialist Party of illegal protesting charges. Click here to read the article is English.
هل "سَبَق السيفُ العَدل"؟
Mohamed Homama examines the underlying reasons behind the state’s rush to execute Arab Sharkas defendants in spite of the submission of a legal appeal to overturn the death sentence. This article is published in English.
ريم ماجد: سقف حرية الإعلام لم ينخفض بالضغوط وحدها.. ولكن بقناعات أصحاب المهنة
Hiba Afify interviews Reem Maged on media freedoms. This piece is published in English.
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