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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. Journalism is becoming an increasingly dangerous and precarious profession...
Today’s papers are full of news pertaining to the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his continued hospitalization, along with questions of where the toppled leader will be held whilst serving his prison sentence. At the forefront...
State authorities halted attempts at conscripting striking train drivers into the service of the Armed Forces on Wednesday, a campaign they had begun the day before.  The state’s “public mobilization” order was rescinded...
The Dokki Misdemeanors Court issued its verdict today acquitting Prime Minister Hesham Qandil from liability and impeachment in light of a lawsuit filed by workers at the Tanta Flax and Oils Company, accusing him of failing to uphold an...
A nationwide train drivers strike continued into its second day on Monday, in protest against the “government neglect of their demands for higher salaries.” An official source at the National Railway Authority estimated its losses at...
  Topping today’s news are the clashes which took place outside the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo’s neighborhood of Abbaseya. These clashes are reported to have erupted following a funeral procession from the cathedral of four Copts...
Monday’s papers are replete with news pertaining to the legal investigations against TV comedian Bassem Youssef, who is charged with insulting President Mohamed Morsy and Islam. Also topping the news is a nationwide railroad workers’...
Time and time again, officials have accused ongoing protests, workers’ strikes and labor action of halting the so-called wheel of production. The counter argument has also been reiterated, attributing the ailing economy to the government...
The Association of Egyptian Doctors in Riyadh (AEDR) was officially established on 21 March 2013, making it the first such entity to service tens of thousands of Egyptian doctors in Saudi Arabia’s nearly non-existent civil society. The origins...
The fallout from Friday’s “Battle of Moqattam” between opponents and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood tops the news in all papers on Monday. All of today’s papers highlight the accusations and legal charges pertaining to...