Local press review

Thursday’s papers: Out of the bottleneck

Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy shout slogans against him and members of the Muslim Brotherhood during a demonstration in Tahrir square in Cairo June 30, 2013.
04 Jul 2013
Egypt’s people and its army launched a new chapter in the country's history after successfully withstanding a dire political impasse that some say brought the country to the brink of civil war.  The issue of presidential...
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Wednesday’s papers: Scenarios for a post-Morsy Egypt

A boy holds up a banner reads "Leave Morsy" during funeral of one of Port Said victims, al-Manakh neighborhood, 29 January 2013. Violence erupted in Port Said following verdict of Port Said massacre, which left more than 35 killed, and hundreds of injured people.
03 Jul 2013
Though President Mohamed Morsy’s televised address on Wednesday strongly indicated that he still intends to cling to power, as he refused to offer serious concessions to calm public ire, Thursday’s papers stress that the...
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Press review: Egypt’s uncertain future

Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy shout slogans and flash laser lights during a demonstration in front of the presidential palace in Cairo 1 July 2013.
02 Jul 2013
“The last warning,” reads a red, bold headline at the top of flagship state-owned daily Al-Ahram’s front-page.   The same headline appears in other dailies along with pictures of masses breaking into loud cheers upon...
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Thursday's papers: Ethiopia dam dominates headlines, judges protest

30 May 2013
News about Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam and Cairo’s fears over its water supply continued to dominate Thursday’s headlines in Egypt.  Meanwhile, the controversy surrounding the judicial authority law returned to the...
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Wednesday’s papers: Tensions mount in Nile dispute

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
29 May 2013
The news that Ethiopia is diverting the course of the Blue Nile in order to build a giant dam dominates Wednesday’s headlines in Egypt.   The Ethiopian government held a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the decision to alter the path...
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Tuesday’s papers: Documentary made about Morsy, ‘Tamarod’ gears up efforts

A boy holds up a banner reads "Leave Morsy" during funeral of one of Port Said victims, al-Manakh neighborhood, 29 January 2013. Violence erupted in Port Said following verdict of Port Said massacre, which left more than 35 killed, and hundreds of injured people.
28 May 2013
  Independent daily Youm7 publishes exclusive news on President Mohamed Morsy. The paper reports that state-owned Egyptian television has been “secretly” producing a documentary film entitled “A Year of Achievements...
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Monday’s papers: Tamarod gaining popularity, SCC ruling causes rift

Dozens of protesters participate in protests against the constitutional declaration issued by president Mohamed Morsy, last Thursday, demanding to bring it down, Suez, 27 November 2012. Political forces called for massive protests in Tahrir Square, and other governorates against the constitutional declaration.
27 May 2013
Monday’s newspapers reveal that the political situation in Egypt is reaching a boiling point amid escalating tensions between the liberal-secular opposition, and President Mohamed Morsy and his Islamist allies. Meanwhile, the...
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Sunday’s papers: A widening rift between Shura and judges

Session of Shura Council, Cairo, 2 January 2013.
26 May 2013
Sunday’s independent newspapers criticize the Shura Council’s decision to deliberate on a controversial proposal to amend the judicial authority law. “Shura (Council) chooses escalation with judges,” reads the top...
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Saturday’s papers: Egypt plunges into electricity crisis

25 May 2013
Saturday’s newspapers cover the continuous power cuts with big headlines. While independent dailies discuss the negative ramifications of the mounting crisis, state-owned papers opt for more optimistic language, expressing hope that...
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Thursday’s papers: Little known about Sinai rescue operation

The seven soldiers who were seized in Sinai by kidnappers are seen upon their arrival at Almaza military Airbase in Cairo on May 22, 2013 following their release. 
23 May 2013
All daily papers publish headlines, features, and articles pertaining to the release of the seven Egyptian soldiers who were seized by unknown assailants in North Sinai last Thursday. The lack of details regarding the success of the...
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