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Egypt’s 21st century witch-hunts

Imagine this: you are sitting, sipping a cup of coffee in the morning and sifting through the pages of a literary weekly, Akhbar Al-Adab, and you happen upon this excerpt from a book. You read it and you are shocked. It has indecent sexual content and the characters are also smoking hashish! You can’t handle …

Mohanad Elsangary

Citizen X speaks to Al-Sisi

Dear Mr Al-Sisi, This letter will do something you are not used to: it will force you to listen to a citizen rather than lecture or imprison him. I recognise this will be incredibly difficult for you, as you are accustomed to giving orders, rather than receiving advice. This letter is not about venting or …

Amr Khalifa

In Pictures: Journalists demonstrate in objection to Charlie Hebdo attack

A group of Egyptian journalists protested in front of the Press Syndicate in Downtown Cairo, along with Syndicate Director Diaa Rashwan on Sunday, in objection to the attack on French satire newspaper Charlie Hebdo.   The journalists held peaceful signs that expressed their sympathy with the killed journalists, and their support for free speech. The attack left nine …

Menan Khater