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Final Issue: Media stuck between the state and the corporate sector

This piece was written for Egypt Independent’s final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you...

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Wednesday's papers: Searching for answers in Boston and at home

Egyptian papers are joining the flurry of international press reports, commentary and speculation on the unknown culprits of the marathon...

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Maspero workers’ delayed salaries highlight institution’s dire finances

The iconic Maspero television building has long been a protest hub for activists voicing their mounting frustration with the state’s...

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Food poisoning scandal further deepens political split inside Al-Azhar

Thousands of supporters of Al-Azhar’s top cleric, Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, took to the streets across Egypt’s governorates after Friday prayers,...

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Student union electoral system reflects a highly politicized process

As Egypt’s student union elections reach their end, independents and opposition groups have achieved surprising victories against the veteran Muslim...

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Sunday's papers: Prosecutors general, past and present

The future of a court ruling to annul the appointment of the country's top prosecutor Talaat Abdallah is the main...

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Verdict leaves prosecutor general post mired in ambiguity

The Cairo Court of Cassation ruling on Wednesday annulled the presidential decree appointing Talaat Abdallah as Egypt's prosecutor general, after...

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Wednesday's papers: Summits and summons

President Mohamed Morsy's speech in front of the Arab Summit in Doha and the aftermath of clashes between protesters and...

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Misr International University clashes leave dozens injured

Clashes broke out Tuesday between students and guards at Misr International University, leaving dozens injured. MIU student Menna Alaa said...

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Thursdays Papers: Judges claim Brotherhood has no legal status, prompting much speculation

Some of the country's newspapers celebrated a non-binding report Thursday issued by the State Commissioners Authority the day before, which...

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Presidential powers questioned in elections appeal

A judicial body on Wednesday appealed the Cairo Administrative Court's recent decision to suspend upcoming parliamentary elections, raising questions over...

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Wednesday's papers: Urgent loans, looming coups

Egypt’s newspapers Wednesday were mostly concerned with different, sometimes conflicting speculations over the fate of the country’s current government, as...

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Judicial committee proves military violations, presidency remains tightlipped

A report issued by a judicial fact-finding committee appointed by President Mohamed Morsy last June has proved serious violations of...

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Violence against activists becomes more systematic, observers say

Reports released by human rights organizations over the past months say that the targeting of activists and deliberate murder of...

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