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Minister of Information Abdel Maqsood said he wanted more Muslim Brotherhood candidates to hire for the ministry (Photo by Hassan Ibrahim)

Maspero in crisis: report

The AFTE also claimed former head of the state-run TV sector Essam El-Amir resigned last December because of intervention in the coverage of the presidential palace clashes.

Daily News Egypt

Cherish freedom

By: Philip Whitfield How do you feed your prejudice? Choosing what bits to read? Or who to hang out with? It’s an infectious disease. One minute you’re as tolerant as can be, the next you’re ranting about someone’s views. We are all united in a crisis, says Nancy Taylor, pastor of the Old South Church …

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Letters of Freedom

Palestinian Prisoners Week Good Morning, Allow me to break through the spatial dimensions. I send you this letter from my cramped compartment, laced with the breath of those who are experiencing the hardship of real struggle. It has taken me a month to send this letter to you and mail it through the Red Cross, …

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How the prosecution has helped Bassem Youssef

By Nick Gjorvad It is rare to hear someone say that a court summons could be viewed in a positive light.  However, Bassem Youssef’s recent interrogation by Egypt’s Prosecutor General’s Office may bring with it some benefits for his cause.  Youssef’s satirical television show has criticised several political figures for quite some time, especially Islamists …

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The ‘insult’ of political criticism

By Nick Gjorvad Few would argue against the maxim that freedom of speech is one of the foundational pillars on which democracy rests.  Freedom of speech is widely understood to include speech concerning government officials, which may be critical or even demeaning of an officials’ performance.  While the lines between unfounded slander and legitimate criticism …

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