Amira El-Fekki

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Journalist in DNE’s politics section, focusing on human rights, laws and legislations, press freedom, among other local political issues.

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Op-ed review: Saalah Eissa mourned, presidential elections, Sinai development

Prominent journalist Salah Eissa was widely mourned in Wednesday’s newspapers. The privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm published the last piece by Eissa who passed away on Monday. The article was titled “Where did laws to liberate the press and media disappear?” Eissa was talking about a promising unified press and media law that was drafted by top …

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Op-ed review: national development projects, Palestine & opposition to US, sectarianism & citizenship

Saturday kicked the week off with the inauguration and launch of developmental projects by the armed forces in the Suez Canal, including tunnels and bridges to facilitate access to Sinai. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi attended a ceremony Saturday for the occasion. In the privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm, several pieces reflected on the event. Newspaper Chairperson Mohamed …

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Op-ed review: Egypt-Russia relations, resumption of flights

Friendship with the Russians was the theme of two full-page opinion pieces by the leaders of state-owned daily Al-Akhbar. This follows President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Egypt last Monday, which witnessed the signing of the Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant deal. The newspaper’s CEO Yasser Rizk’s op-ed was titled “Egypt and Russia: a friendship that doesn’t …

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Op-ed review: Palestinian issue, alternatives to two-state solution

The repercussions of the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel continued to be the most discussed topic in Egyptian newspapers. Abdul Moneim Saeed wrote, in the stat-run daily Al-Ahram, in an op-ed titled “Revision of the Palestinian cause” that the two-state solution is over on the ground because “nobody is serious about …

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Op-ed review: Saleh’s assassination, Houthi danger

The assassination of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh continued to top the Egyptian media’s agenda on Arab affairs, as well as recent controversy which followed US intentions to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital amid Arab and international warnings. Wessam Bassandowa, Yemeni writer and researcher, criticised Saleh’s assassination, the use of violence, and bloodshed …

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Op-ed review: writers support Al-Sisi, say MB backing Shafiq

Ahmed Shafiq continued to receive media attention as he returned to Egypt for the first time since he left to the UAE after the 2012 presidential elections. Shafiq announced his intention to enter the presidential election against President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who is expected to run for a second term. In state-run daily Al-Ahram, Head …

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