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Targeting Activists in the Ikhawni state

On Friday night in Alexandria, well-known activist Mahienour Al-Masry, together with several others, was arrested after they staged a protest in support for those detained in the latest clashes. Al-Masry, for those who are not familiar with her work, is one of Alexandria’s top human rights defenders. During the Mubarak era, she was known for …

Sara Abou Bakr

Review: Commentaries ask: ‘What are Islamists fighting for?’

After Islamists organised a number of protests on Friday calling for the implementation of the Sharia, many writers are asking what their exact definition of “Sharia” is. On another note, some columnists criticise the performance of the “opaque” security apparatus in Egypt.   Who stands against the Sharia? Emad Al-Din Hussein Al-Shorouk newspaper Hussein recalls …

Daily News Egypt

Protests across governorates

Clashes on Qasr Al-Nil Bridge continued into the evening with the entrances to the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis and Shepherd hotels being damaged in the ongoing skirmishes between police and protesters.

Salma Hegab

Women of the Arab Spring, beyond objects and subjects

By Natana DeLong-Bas Boston, Massachusetts – The Arab Spring introduced us to the strength and determination of the many Arab women who took to the streets and the internet to call for change in their governments and societies. Gone were the stereotypes of oppression and passivity. In their place were voices and faces of hope, …

Daily News Egypt