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“Take to the streets on July 8, the revolution is still on,” reads graffiti on Qasr al-Nil street a few miles away from Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 25 January Revolution. This graffiti attests to the disillusionment as well as the frustration of many Egyptians with the course taken by the...
My fifteen years living in Egypt has given me a lot of connections, including Egyptian diplomats, who are now providing me with stories about current developments in Egypt. It is very common among diplomats that they are ready to give visitors an off the record insight in what is happening in their...
Many Copts organized protests in front of the Radio and Television Union Building, demonstrating against the media coverage of recent sectarian incidents. In addition, they accused the Union of increasing the sectarian strife.
The article discusses freedom of opinion, and the restrictions upon this freedom. It highlights a new transmission draft law, designed to regulate censorship of satellite broadcasts.
The author highlights incidents in Egypt in the last month that deal with religions and relations between Muslims and Christians, he believes that these incidents are representative of Egyptian attitude in general toward religions. He concludes by wondering if Egypt is going backwards.
While the majority of Muslims call to boycott The Netherlands because of the offensive movie ’Fitna,’ some extremists attacked Dutch interests in certain countries. However, Dr, ‘Alī Jum‘ah, the muftī of Egypt explained the way he reacted: “I carried the Glorious Qur’ān, kissed it and read it for...
The article discusses the recent charter that Arab Information Ministers agreed upon during a meeting in Cairo on February 12. Many commentators believe that it is just another way for the government to impose restrictions on freedom of speech.
The article reports on Egypt’s political, religious, and public reaction toward recent republication of blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in Danish and European press.
Islām Kamāl and Shawqī ‘Isām attacks the private press and satellite channels, accusing them of contributing to the increasing feeling of depression in Egyptians’ lives.
The controversy over hijāb-wearing television presenters is back in the spotlight as a new court ruling concerning the return of three presenters to the screen is added to the previous rulings - none of which have been enforced.


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