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This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here. “It’s Always the Fixer Who Dies” is the title of a seminal article...
This piece was written for Egypt Independent’s final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here. On 19 April 2012, the management of the English-language newspaper Daily...
This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here. Mohamed Abdel Barr starts his day at 4 am, when he wakes up for the dawn prayer. He...
It was a déjà vu in Sunday’s newspapers as Hosni Mubarak’s picture was splashed across all the front pages, overshadowing current President Mohamed Morsy. Both state-owned and independent newspapers gave priority to Mubarak’s trial...
As Egypt’s pronounced generational divide increasingly challenges the dated and unavailing politics of the old guard, the post-uprising Dostour Party struggles with its own brand of pro-democracy youth.   The party, founded by reform...
At a time when political Islam is thriving in Egypt, mosques and imams had hoped to garner more relevance than in pre-revolution days, when they were mostly controlled and sidelined by the ruling regime. But many imams speak of ongoing...
A deteriorating political and economic situation has created a tense situation for the president and the military, muddied with rumors, sly press statements and decrees. It all began in late January with Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi...
A face-off between the Muslim Brotherhood and the National Council for Women (NCW) over a newly ratified United Nations declaration has raised more flags around the Brotherhood’s attitude toward women’s rights. Unexpectedly, it also...
  Bloody clashes that took place in Moqattam on Friday dominated Sunday’s newspapers, with both independent and state-owned newspapers offering detailed coverage of the violence and its aftermath, as well as the blame game played by...
Salafi preacher and former presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail has raised a flag and is calling on the masses to follow suit. With his newly launched party, aptly dubbed Raya — Arabic for flag — Abu Ismail seeks to achieve the...