Cheating is a widespread behavioural pattern among Egyptian students that goes often unpunished rendering the parties involved in education responsible
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The prevalence of Turkish soap operas on Egyptian television is disproportionate, and especially among women their popularity is startling
The new current is part of an ongoing evolution of opposition parties in preparation for parliamentary elections
When poverty and lack of awareness turns marriage to a business deal; this deal plagues some poor villages and urban areas in Egypt
“The children we deprive today of their childhood, will deprive us from their youthful energies in the future” Dr Samar Youssef
Downtown Cairo is Egypt’s heart of cultural and political dynamism and coffeehouses have long been a contributing force in that momentum. Some of them belong to the past but still serve the present. Daily News Egypt visits Cairo’s historical coffeehouses and examines their impact on politics and culture.
Early marriage in Egypt is a prevalent problem, too often framed within a religious vs. secular debate
After the revolution, strolling around the streets of Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura or other big cities is never boring. Now like never before, you might run into marches, graffiti, posters and video projection that women political parties, groups and activists hold. Women activists have created many initiatives and campaigns to campaign for their rights. Daily News Egypt speaks to some of these emerging initiatives, their goals and activities, evaluates their impact and what it takes for them to reach their aims.
Street vendors pose many challenges to the government, would policing them solve the problem?
The legal framework governing civil society organisations is restrictive, discussions continue to create a new law but consensus seems unlikely
Prosecution accuses NGOs of using democracy and good governance as a disguise
Musicians and activists respond to cancelled concert
The current Constituent Assembly is the biggest in Egypt’s history. However, it is not just the number of constituency assembly members that distinguishes the current draft. The curious reader will also notice a comparative difference in the choice of words and sentence structures, exhibiting the current assembly’s lack of legal knowledge…
Angry families fight with playground staff
Lately, Sufis have been one of the vital cards utilised in Egyptian parliamentary and presidential elections. Being supportive of the “civil state” camp and against political Islam added more to the long list of misconceptions about Sufis. Not only are they depicted as indulgers in folkloric celebrations, poetic recitals and religious chants, but also as allies of secularism, a precondition to be bashed by their rival religious group, the Salafis. Daily News Egypt explores the meaning of Sufism through the eyes of its adherents, the insightful explanations of some Sufi sheikhs about the long rivalry against Wahhabism and the current Sufi involvement in politics.
Amid a crackdown on houses of worship, incidents of persecution, accusations of contempt of religion and the rejection of their political party, Egyptian Shi’as are no longer a forgotten community in Egypt. After the 25 January Revolution, Egyptian Shi’as sought to have more freedom in the new era. Hence, they were brought under scrutiny. Daily News Egypt investigates the Egyptian Shi’as file; their quest for more freedom, their attempts to enter the political arena, their demands for the new constitution, and Al-Azhar’s response to their activities
A documentation of some organisations dealing with the injured
How Post Traumatic Stress Disorder changed the lives of some Egyptians after the revolution
The injured and their families have been going back and forth between NCCMFI and other stakeholders to ask for better treatment
Islamist parliamentarian says no to prospect of alliances
Female activists tell Daily News Egypt why they are hunger striking
Daily News Egypt speaks to Syada Greiss, former MP and chairperson of the Association of the Protection of the Environment
Daily News Egypt investigates the “Clean Homeland” campaign and its impact on Al-Zabaleen community
“The Sudanese who chose to come to Egypt had certain expectations that this country that had long historical and cultural bonds with Sudan would be a better refuge for them. The question remains, have their expectations been fulfilled?”
El-Hawat talks about her rise from playing in the streets to representing and coaching women’s professional football in Egypt
As a result of the instability during the Egyptian revolution, UNHCR closed their offices and the Sudanese community suffered from a lack of financial assistance and protection services throughout that period