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Fact-checking journalism gains momentum

AFP – The facts are the focus as part of a trend in journalism spreading from the United States to many places around the world. Journalists have always faced up to facts, but a new wave of fact-checking journalism has gained prominence in the past decade to counter misleading or outrageous claims of political figures. …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt ‘surprised’ by exclusion from US-Africa summit

 AFP – Egypt said on Wednesday it was “very surprised” by a decision by its longtime US ally to exclude it from a high-profile African summit being convened by President Barack Obama. Egypt joins international pariahs Sudan and Zimbabwe in the short list of African countries not among the 47 invited to the August get-together. US officials said …

Daily News Egypt

Morsy a catalyst for a new global political system?

The current international political system is the result of dominant power relations between the biggest nations and also the smaller ones. The way the UN is managed, global trade is conducted, and security issues are settled are all created by man, as is the UN veto system. Therefore, they are not everlasting, unquestionable formalities and …

Mustafa Salama

Is Morsy pivoting eastwards?

Last week was quite eventful for our illustrious president. From his visit to China to his presence in the Non- Aligned Movement’s (NAM) summit, Morsy’s political clout has been progressively expanding as he strives to reinvigorate the image of Egypt, the leader of the Arab world. Since his ascent to power, Morsy has confidently taken …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

Morsy’s “balanced” foreign policy

By Alya Essam As Mohamed Morsy commences his three-day trip to China, which will be followed by a five-hour visit to Tehran, the president comes to introduce himself to world wide leaders, striving to hint at new approaches with countries that Mubarak had cut back relations with. “International relations between all states are open and …

Daily News Egypt

Opinion pages kept busy with 24 August protests and Morsy’s visit to Iran

As three days passed after the 24 August anti-Morsy protests were organised, columnists have continued to analyse the repercussions of the demonstrations. Some writers condemned the entire notion, while highlighting angles and reasons of failure, others praised the move describing it as one of the first successful trials of democracy and one of the most …

Daily News Egypt