Media features

Profile: Magda Haroun, Egypt’s Jewish community chief

Magda Shehata Haroun, president of the jewish community in Egypt.
16 Jul 2013
Magda Shehata Haroun was chosen to head the Egyptian Jewish community because of her young age, notwithstanding her remarkable personality. At 60, Haroun is the youngest Egyptian Jew in the community.   Haroun feels the great...
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Final Issue: More than a language — Politics of local English media

25 Apr 2013
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...
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Final Issue: Job security, financial problems and dangers plague journalists

Journalists face apparent dangers in the field only to return to offices where their careers face their own kind of risks.
 
25 Apr 2013
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...
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Final Issue: Media stuck between the state and the corporate sector

25 Apr 2013
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. Amid a troubled political climate and an unsettled transition...
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Anti-Egypt journalist: Cairo has failed to produce anything

10 Apr 2013
DOHA — Days before his controversial tweets sparked an outcry in Egypt; prominent Qatari journalist Ahmed Ali told Egypt Independent in an exclusive interview that as of today, Egypt has failed to produce anything of worth. In his...
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Maspero workers’ delayed salaries highlight institution’s dire finances

08 Apr 2013
The iconic Maspero television building has long been a protest hub for activists voicing their mounting frustration with the state’s media arm. After the 25 January uprising, the iconic Maspero building was the site of regular...
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No photo, no story: Photojournalists protest abuses

Al-Fagr photojournalist Al-Husseini Abu Deif
31 Mar 2013
"No photo, no story" read one poster carried by one of many photojournalists at a protest held on 19 March in front of the Shura Council, in response to ongoing violence toward them during the last wave of clashes between...
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Journalists Syndicate polls reveal anti-Brotherhood bloc, but many challenges lie ahead

26 Mar 2013
  Even though the Muslim Brotherhood did not field any candidates in the Journalists Syndicate elections last week, the results have still been perceived as a blow to the ruling group.   Candidates seen as the strongest...
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Breaking the news mold: Egypt’s community media gains a much-needed voice

17 Mar 2013
When major clashes in areas like Mansoura or Port Said break out, the Egyptian and international press descend upon the city for momentary coverage before retreating back to the capital. At other times, events of a smaller scale often...
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With poor economy and lack of political incentives, newspapers struggle to survive

21 Feb 2013
Over the last two years, the number of privately owned newspapers in Egypt has multiplied — but so also have the challenges they face. Talk of cutting losses, increasing copy prices, shutting down publications and going from daily...
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