23 Aug 2011
Along with fasting during the day, the other main feature of Ramadan is the peak television and talk show season in Egypt.
During the first Ramadan since the revolution, though, many Egyptians have been surprised by the...
22 Aug 2011
As Israel’s diplomatic crisis with Egypt intensified this past week, commentators in the Israeli press have been unable to resist making comparisons with Turkey in mid-2010, when Israeli soldiers killed eight Turkish nationals during...
21 Aug 2011
Ahmed Abu Haiba, the host of a new talk show this Ramadan, has an ambitious agenda. He hopes that his daily show “To Reassure My Heart” can critically engage the current Islamist political discourse and deconstruct many of its...
17 Aug 2011
Minister of Information Osama Heikal on Wednesday dismissed 385 Egyptian Radio and Television Union advisers, including 20 legal consultants, as part of plan to scale back the union's payroll.
According to MENA, the decision is part of...
16 Aug 2011
Egypt's state-run TV has refused to air parts of a sitcom that parodize officials from the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, Al-Ahram newspaper's website said.
The move seems to revive practices by the old regime against...
10 Aug 2011
There is a part of the internet that will forever remain 24 January 2011, and much of it lurks on Facebook.
The social networking site is littered with numerous “I Am Sorry, Mubarak” pages at various stages of activity - a bit...
09 Aug 2011
In his 18 years as a television news director, Ayman al-Habbal can’t remember covering a single event that compares with Mubarak's trial. “Maybe when they moved the Ramses statue to its new location,” he says. “...
05 Aug 2011
For much of the world, Mubarak’s trial on Wednesday represents a watershed moment in the history of holding dictators to account for crimes committed against their people. However, in Israeli media outlets, the proceedings - in which...
03 Aug 2011
Bloggers on Prime Minister Essam Sharaf’s Facebook page have accused him of putting his personal ambitions for power above serving the revolution.
They also denounced him for labeling protesters in Tahrir Square as “thugs...
01 Aug 2011
The journalists of BBC Arabic are continuing a six-day strike against the management for what a representative has described as treating them like slaves. The strike began on 29 July.
The staff has railed against a change in their rota...