02 Apr 2012
The number fans of a Facebook page against the Muslim Brotherhood’s nomination of its former deputy supreme guide, Khairat al-Shater, surpassed that of Shater’s official fan page on Monday.
Shater’s official campaign page...
31 Mar 2012
China is closing a dozen websites, penalizing two popular social media sites and detaining six people for circulating rumors of a coup that rattled Beijing in the midst of its worst high-level political crisis in years.
20 Feb 2012
Bassem Youssef is visibly exhausted. A man known for his vitality and humor both on and off-screen, he seems tired, mentally and emotionally. Like many Egyptians, the past year has taken its toll on his wit. And given his field of work...
08 Feb 2012
Dozens of employees at Maspero, the state TV and radio headquarters, held a protest outside the building on Wednesday. They denounced restrictions placed on them, the lack of free speech and what they described as a “militarized...
05 Feb 2012
US-Egypt relations have soured following the latter’s recent blows to its most important benefactor. For the first time, US aid to Egypt appears at stake. At the outset of revolutionary upheaval last year, voices in the US media...
26 Jan 2012
Press freedom in Egypt has suffered under military rule, with the country dropping 39 spots on the annual Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.
Egypt was ranked 127th in 2010 and 166th in 2011, the Paris-based...
22 Jan 2012
Dozens of employees at the state-run Nile News TV Channel started an open-ended strike Sunday at the Maspero building, as they protested policies still in place since Mubarak’s rule. They demanded editorial independence from the...
16 Jan 2012
As the Muslim Brotherhood strives to project the image of a moderate and democratic political organization, a book featuring the angry account of a former member has hit the market.
"The Memoirs of a Former Sister: My Story with the...
15 Jan 2012
US foreign policy toward Islamist parties in Egypt is shifting, and this shift has become visible in the US media's reporting on Islamists in Egypt, and the Muslim Brotherhood in particular.
Three weeks ahead of the first phase of...
27 Dec 2011
In a spacious newsroom divided by pillars, reporters, focused on their computers, sit at a round table. Around the corner, some colleagues have removed their shoes and lined up for noon prayers.
Meanwhile, Mohamed Mostafa, one of the paper...