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Protesting Blasphemy or Foreign Policy?

For the most part media has portrayed the protests in front of American embassies as just as a protest over the amateur video insulting Islam and prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. Moreover, it is surprising how some media outlets choose to describe the regions where the outrage occurred as the “Middle East”, …

Mustafa Salama

Review: columnists observe Morsy’s attitude, IMF loan, and Coptic community

Egyptian opinion writers have explored a variety of topics that relate to President Morsy’s surprising moves, starting from his first trip to Saudi, to his latest in Iran. Many columnists continue to dissect Egypt’s internal platform with regards to the growing fears of the Coptic community in the country. Others criticise the acceptance of the …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Columnists debate emergency law, Coptic community and Tahrir Square

Across different Egyptian newspapers, columnists have tapped upon various issues that relate to Mohamed Morsy’s rule. Some writers have condemned the debate over female circumcision; others criticise proposals of the new Justice Minister to reinstate the long-lived emergency law. On another note, some commentators discussed how the deteriorating Tahrir Square is calling upon Egyptians to …

Daily News Egypt

New chairmen of the boards announced for state newspapers

The Shura Council’s general committee has appointed new heads for the country’s state-owned newspapers. The Islamist-dominated assembly appointed current head of the Press Syndicate Mamdouh Al-Waali as head of Al-Ahram and Ahmed Sameh Saadallah the head of the board of Al-Akhbar Al-Youm. Shaker Gamal Eddin, who was already appointed editor-in-chief of the MENA last month, …

Basil El-Dabh