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25. Baha’is in Egypt, minority without identity

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25. Bahā’īs in Egypt, minority without identity
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p. 15
Date of source: 
02-01-2008
Author: 
Umniyyah Talal
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Umniyyah Talāl reports on the complaints of followers of the Bahā’ī faith in Egypt, meeting some of them and giving them space to express their grievances.

41. General Citizenship Conference

25. Jewry of Egypt

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25. Jewry of Egypt
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p. 15
Date of source: 
28-11-2007
Author: 
Ahmad Bilal
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The author talks about Ḥārat al-Yahūd [Ally of Jews] in Cairo, referring to a number of lawsuits filed by Jews used to live in Egypt 50 years ago, in which they ask Egyptian Government to pay them 5 billion U.S. dollars as compensations on prosperities they left in Egypt.

18. Mahdi ‘Akif: The platform is our choice and the ballot boxes are determining the final word.

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18. Mahdī ‘Ākif: The platform is our choice and the ballot boxes are determining the final word.
Date of source: 
November 24-30, 2007
Author: 
Tamir Shukri
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The article shows attacks on the banned Muslim Brotherhood’s proposed manifesto and responses of the group’s leaders.

22. Press freedom in Egypt

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22. Press freedom in Egypt
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19-09-2007
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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Four Egyptian editors have been sentenced to a one-year jail sentence with hard labor and given fines for publishing false information about President Husnī Mubārak suffering from a serious health condition to undermine national security. The following report discusses the reactions of the four journalists and also those of a number of prominent journalists and writers in Egypt.

47. Rumors and the future of press freedom in Egypt

28. The conflict between the laymen and the clergy about the amendment of the rules of electing the pope

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28. The conflict between the laymen and the clergy about the amendment of the rules of electing the pope
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p. 8
Date of source: 
29-08-2007
Author: 
Viola Fahmi
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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A Coptic Orthodox group is calling for changes in the legislative system of the church. While members and advocates of the group assert their respect for the church leadership, they stress the necessity of initiating serious administrative changes within the church. The church refuses to acknowledge the group and its suggestions.

2. Creativity is between state power and religion control

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2. Creativity is between state power and religion control
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p. 18
Date of source: 
08-08-2007
Author: 
Rihab al-Samahi
Reviewer: 
Amani ‘Asim
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The article sheds light on "al-Adyān wa Hurīyat al-Ta‘bīr, Ishkālīyat al-Hurīyah fī al-Mujtama‘āt al-Mukhtalifah,’ [Religions and the Freedom of Expression; the problem of Freedom in the Different Societies] a book issued by the Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies.

41. Proselytizing Christians and Muslims

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41. Proselytizing Christians and Muslims
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p. 8
Date of source: 
11-07-2007
Author: 
Talal Sayf
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Talāl Naṣr criticizes the use of media in attacking religions. He believes that the issue of converting from one religion to another should be kept a personal affair. Nasr exclaims that problems in Egypt have nothing to do with religion but with the corruption of the ruling regime.

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