Shūrá

Council of Islamic organization. In Parliament functions like Senate.

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32. Journalists celebrate their day - Ample place for improvement

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32. Journalists celebrate their day - Ample place for improvement
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p. 1
Date of source: 
01-04-2007
Author: 
Majid Samir - Rimon Edward
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The author discusses a number of issues related to the Egyptian press, such as low salaries, level of professionalism among journalists, and where money for advertising comes from. The article focuses on the effects these issues have on press freedom and quality.

27. Secret ’’quota’’ for Copts in the People’s Assembly and Shurá Council elections

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27. Secret ’’quota’’ for Copts in the People’s Assembly and Shūrá Council elections
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p. 2
Date of source: 
02-04-2007
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Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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National Democratic Party [NDP] leaders and Coptic activists have secretly agreed to allocate a quota for Copts in the NDP lists rather than declaring a quota in the Constitution or the law.

21. The judiciary released al-Shatir and senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood

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21. The judiciary released al-Shātir and senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood
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p. 24
Date of source: 
02-04-2007
Author: 
Ahmad Badawi
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The Supreme State Security Court has decided to release Muhammad Khayrat al-Shātir, and three other senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood who were arrested last December along with 140 other members and students in the case known as "the Azhar militia."

1. Editorial

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1. Editorial
Date of source: 
13-06-2007
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
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An interesting discussion in Al-Dustūr between Muslim and Christian men of religion, including arguments of two prominent Christians and a Muslim Brotherhood member of parliament.
Remark on the Shūrá Council discussing a new law for building houses of worship,

69. International Religious Freedom Report 2006 (Original in English, not edited by AWR)

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69. International Religious Freedom Report 2006 (Original in English, not edited by AWR)
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15-09-2006
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International Religious Freedom Report 2006, released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

42. Egyptian intellectuals denounce caricatures defaming the grand imam of the Azhar

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42. Egyptian intellectuals denounce caricatures defaming the grand imām of the Azhar
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pp. 1 - 3
Date of source: 
23-03-2007
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Yasir ‘Ukashah al-Manawi, Nabil Badr, Isma‘il Ibrahim, Inshirah al-Shal, Nabil Bibawi
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Egyptian intellectuals respond to an offensive cartoon depicting the grand imām of the Azhar dressed in papal robes with a cross in his hand published by an independent newspaper as a sign of protest to his potential visit to the Vatican.

33. The secret letters of Coptic leaders to leaders of the National Party

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33. The secret letters of Coptic leaders to leaders of the National Party
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p. 8
Date of source: 
26-03-2007
Author: 
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Latif
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A number of Catholic and Orthodox church leaders have sent letters to leaders of the NDP recommending Marqus Ishāq Nakhlah as an NDP candidate for the Sh?rá Council in Cairo’s eastern constituency.

2. Arab-West Report, Annual Report 2006

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2. Arab-West Report, Annual Report 2006
Date of source: 
25-05-2007
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Arab-West Report
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The Center for Arab-West Understanding presents its annual report for 2006, highlighting the objectives achieved and the goals for the upcoming year. 2006 was landmarked by growing toward the Center for Arab-West Understanding, and laying the basis for an electronic documentation center.

66. Urgent appeal to amend article two of the Constitution

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66. Urgent appeal to amend article two of the Constitution
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p. 2
Date of source: 
11-03-2007
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend article two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic Sharī‘ah is the main source of legislation.

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