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Maher Hamoud

Editor’s letter: On the interior and stability nonsense

A few months before the revolution’s spark ignited, I had two Palestinian friends working in the media visiting me in Cairo. The last time I had seen them before this was during an Arab summit in 2007 (we were working together back then). So, the three of us met at a fancy Mohandiseen flat they …

Maher Hamoud

Will Morsi Face Mubarak’s Fate?

By Sherif Elhelwa As Egyptians celebrated the second anniversary of former president Hosni Mubarak’s ousting, protests organised by opposition groups continued against the rule of Mubarak’s successor President Mohamed Morsi, who some believe will meet Mubarak’s fate. Others believe he remains firmly in control. Although promoted as “peaceful”, marches toward government institutions and the presidential …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Columns attack Brotherhood’s electronic militias and slow decision-making processes

Writers explored an assortment of political topics in Egyptian newspapers. Some have debated the issue of the electronic militias of the Muslim Brotherhood, and others have denounced Morsi’s slow pace in making urgent decisions.   The failure of the electronic militias Mohamed Salmawi Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Salmawi speaks about the groups belonging to the Muslim …

Daily News Egypt

When will Middle Easterners stop seeking to export their image?

Despite the fact that the countries of the Middle East are not currently consumed by war, and that there exists at best a cold peace, or a rather muffled sense of competition between them, it is still a shock to see that there do not exist larger cleavages between these countries with regards to their …

Farid Zahran

Review: Op-Eds encourage consensus ahead of elections

The current state of political polarisation might drag Egypt to an even more dangerous stage after the upcoming parliamentary elections. Writers in several newspapers have debated the importance of reaching consensus ahead of the elections. On another note, some other commentators have listed the reasons for President Mohamed Morsi’s failing management.   What does the …

Daily News Egypt

The (not so) curious case of the prime minister and the dirty breasts

“Giant breasts full of milk… I want clouds, damn it!” During a memorable scene from Martin Scorsese’s Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, Hughes, played by Leonardo Di Caprio, asks Professor Fitz, a meteorologist he has hired during the making of his film, Hell’s Angels, when clouds looking like “giant breasts full of milk” will appear …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Commentaries ask if opposition is ready for elections

Writers in Egyptian newspapers have explored a variety of topics recently. Some writers questioned the opposition’s readiness to compete against the Muslim Brotherhood in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Others chide the independent and opposition media for failing to provide a fair coverage of the 12th session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which is …

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Egypt and Iran—odd bedfellows?

By Nervana Mahmoud The extraordinary and well-organised funeral procession of the deposed Iranian Shah in 1980 marked the first state funeral to be held in Old Cairo in modern Egypt’s history. The Egyptian president Anwar Sadat had done his best to give the Shah a dignified burial. Sadat had chosen the beautiful Rifa’i Mosque, where …

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Amidst the chaos, a really bad NGO law is about to be enacted

 By Robert Becker In a year that has been dominated so far by gruesome images of police brutality, horrific gang rape, curfew-busting protests, controversial court decisions, and ineffectual leadership by all Egyptian political forces, it is easy to understand how this 31 January headline caught no one’s attention: Final draft of NGO law sent to Cabinet …

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Hesham Hellyer

Egypt is not Somalia (it isn’t Switzerland, either)

The last two weeks were not a huge surprise. For some, it seems that the last couple of weeks were the result of a strategy by forces opposed to the presidency of Mohamed Morsi—that the violence was planned, arranged, and implemented. There is a corresponding logic to that line of thought—that had the violence not …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Review: Commentaries debate opposition, violence and corruption

Writers across Egyptian newspapers have explored an assortment of topics. Some of them dissected the deteriorating level of human rights in Egypt, especially after the recent clip of torture showing a man being beaten and dragged across the ground by Central Security Forces (CSF). Other writers condemned the opposition and their failing attempts to establish …

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