28 May 2015
Again, there is media chaos. But the question remains: What media and what chaos?
I believe what we see on satellite media is not media chaos as much as political chaos. What we see is political indulgence, or rather political conflict and not professionalism.
Distorting the January revolution used to be indirect. Now it is blatant and deliberate. And talk shows are now pretending...
26 May 2015
On the morning of Tuesday, May 19, the students of Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Engineering saw a man entering the exam hall with a staff member and ordering their fellow student Islam Salah Eddin Attito to go to the Student Affairs Office after he finished.
The man waited for Attito at the door and then took him to an unknown place.
The next day, the Interior Ministry...
26 May 2015
We media people should stop talking about revenge and vengeance. It is not becoming to see in the papers after every terrorist attack headlines like “The Army Takes Revenge,” “The State Takes Revenge” or “The Police Take Revenge.”
Revenge is what makes terrorism deviate from laws and ethics, which the state and its institutions should not do. Terrorism...
21 May 2015
Ahmed al-Zend has become a minister while Zakaria Abdel Aziz is now on trial. Such is justice and the judiciary in a country of two revolutions.
Goodbye wisdom, and let people despair of waiting for what will not come. Justice is known from the title, and the ruler is known from his minister.
I know that power has certain balances. I know that there are pressures on the decision-...
19 May 2015
Some argue that the Islamists are the reason for the scourge and misfortune of the Arab world. They deal with the Islamists as one bloc without differentiating between the Islamists who confine their activity to preaching, others who engage in peaceful politics, those who take up arms for jihad and those who consider others infidels and cut their throats.
They want to exterminate all...
18 May 2015
The controversy over the son of a garbage collector who was not allowed to become a judge and a Christian who was not allowed to work as a gynecologist only proves that we are a schizophrenic society breathing racism and double standards.
Before you like the show we saw on TV against the Justice Minister’s provocative remarks, ask yourselves first if you really respect garbage...
17 May 2015
The Investment Minister came out on television and announced the establishment of a Canadian-Egyptian company that would build a monorail between the 6th of October City and Cairo. And when we saw on the screen a hanging train similar to those that we see in science fiction movies, we felt that we would at last be saved from the suffering on the July 26 Axis and the Ring Road.
But when his...
12 May 2015
Believe me when I tell you deep from my heart that I will not be able to pretend to be a priest, nor will you be able to pretend to be a pharaoh. For people can read us. They will immediately know what we are trying to hide.
On behalf of myself and all the priests, from the highest to the smallest editor, I say to you, unfortunately, that the time of the priests has ended. We no longer...
10 May 2015
Why all this noise about the altercation that took place between a woman and a police officer at the airport? Does this not happen every day at other government bodies between citizens and public employees? Did this incident really happen or was it the police trying to refute the press campaign accusing them of the arbitrary abuse of power by showing how the airport officer was calm and...
07 May 2015
Our world is out of balance. It is both wealthier and more unequal today than at any time since the Second World War.
We are recovering from a global economic crisis – but that recovery has been jobless. We have the largest cohort ever of educated women, yet globally women are struggling to find work. Unemployment rates are at historic highs in many countries, including those in the Middle...