Reports

In Sinai, people suffer beyond imagination

Kareem RaafatJuly 5, 2019 Nine civilians were killed in the North Sinai Governorate last week, after a shell hit their house in the area south of Sheikh Zuweid. Seven of them owned the house, the other two were kidnapped by…

War against Aboutrika

Kareem RaafatJune 30, 2019 After Mohamed Aboutrika, the former player of the national team and Al-Ahly club, expressed his condolences for former President Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian media launched a horrendous attack against him. However, in minute 22 (which corresponds…

Al-Tahrir shutdown: the demise of Egyptian businessmen’s political ambitions

Mohammed AhmedJune 30, 2019 Journalists have been surprised by the decision of Al-Tahrir newspaper to shut down the publication within two months from now. However, the surprise was not that great given that their website has been blocked for more…

The end of the press in Egypt

Ibraheem Ali June 27, 2019 Article 70 of the Egyptian Constitution of 2014 states that “freedom of press and printing, along with paper, visual, audio and digital distribution is guaranteed. Egyptians — whether natural or legal persons, public or private…

In Egypt, blocking websites threatens the last hope for independent journalism

Kareem Raafat June 27, 2019 The board of directors of Al-Tahrir Newspaper has announced that the website will be shut down completely within two months, after efforts to resolve the widespread blocking of websites inside Egypt has failed. The institution…

Egypt imposes tight regulations on academic freedoms

Kareem Raafat June 26, 2019 Since 2014 the Egyptian regime has imposed tight regulations over academic freedoms in order to maintain full control over universities. This was particularly evident when severe restrictions were enforced on university staff travelling abroad and…

What is the future of the USD and the EGP? 

Mohammed AhmedJune 26, 2019 Since the beginning of 2019, the EGP has appreciated against the USD. The EGP has appreciated at 7 per cent its value within the first five months of 2019, however this is low when compared with…

The former Egypt President was killed slowly through medical neglect

Basel Abdullah On 17 June it was suddenly announced that the former President Mohamed Morsi died within his court session after a heart attack resulted in his immediate death. Actually it wasn’t a surprise; over his years in custody he…

The Nation’s Future Party and the problem of creating a ruling party

Kareem Raafat June 17, 2019 In April, during the constitutional amendments referendum, members of the Nation’s Future Party distributed food packages and gave money to citizens voting in the referendum. This was reminiscent of the practices of the now dissolved…

Egyptian-Gulf relations should not always be taken for granted

Mohammed AhmedJune 11, 2019 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi began his relations with the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia and UAE, by saying that defending the security of Gulf states is the same as defending the security of Egypt. Sisi’s…