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Polarised, politicised and biased: Covering Egypt

In Egypt’s dire political situation, one of the most important ways to understand the complexities of the situation is the media; supposedly the institution that seeks to find the truth and present it to its audience. However, in Egypt’s case, much of the local media is polarised, politicised and biased, and international media as well does not serve as an alternative for objective reporting due to the many challenges it faces. The Daily News Egypt reviews the positions of local and international media coverage of Egypt’s latest events, and the different narratives that are presented.

Sarah El Masry

IMF loan talks to resume

This loan will be a certificate of trust for the Egyptian economy, it proves that Egypt can repay its loans, so they can seek more loans

Liliana Mihaila

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In Pictures: AUC protest escalates

Following attempts by striking AUC students to lock the gates of the campus to prevent people from entering, the university’s administration elected to completely remove the gates to allow free traffic. Later on, it closed its campus and subsequently announced the university would suspend all operations until further notice. Photos by Hassan Ibrahim

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Egyptians design ‘faster, cheaper’ hepatitis C test

By AFP CAIRO: The American University in Cairo said Wednesday that a team of its researchers has designed a faster and cheaper test for all types of hepatitis C, which it says affects about 10 million Egyptians. The development “reduces the two-step testing process carried out over a number of days to a one-step process …

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Young entrepreneurs find training at Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement

By Amir Makar CAIRO: Young students and fresh graduates willing to work on development projects and with civil society are able to find the necessary skills and training at the Youth Leadership Program, provided by the Amerian University in Cairo’s Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement. Quoting the Gerhart Center’s website, the YLP offers young …

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Egypt revolt poses a test for American University

By David Crary / AP CAIRO: Any university likes to brag about prominent alumni. But when they end up taking opposite sides of a revolution on its doorstep, some nimble footwork is required, as the American University in Cairo learned in recent months. Case in point: a campus building called the Suzanne Mubarak Conference Hall. The …

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Workers’ strikes reach AUC campus

CAIRO: Demonstrations calling for better wages, which have become a common scene in front of government buildings and at factories nationwide, are echoing in New Cairo where workers at the American University in Cairo (AUC) had their paychecks cut in half this month. Around 400 disgruntled AUC workers demonstrated last Wednesday in front of the …

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