Al-Jazeera's Chairman Wadah Khanfar declared that he would be stepping down from his position after 8 years. There is much controversy surrounding this, as a Wikileaks cable recently released shows his cooperation with some American intelligence services.
Presidential candidate Muhammad al-Barād‘ī called for full application of the party-list proportional representation in the upcoming elections. He called the PR system the best way to represent all segments of Egyptian society following decades of democratic absence.
The Freedom and Justice Party's (FJP) vice president 'Isām al-'Iryān held a meeting with Egyptian investors in order to identify their political and economic trends, and called on them to support the tourism sector in order to encourage growth in the Egyptian economy. This statement was made following warnings over the potential collapse of tourism in Egypt if an Islamic group took power.
Sources from inside the democratic alliance have revealed candidates from the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB)Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) are currently dominating the preliminary list formed by the electoral coordination committee.
Prime Minister 'Isām Sharaf has promised to lift the emergency law once Egypt regains a stable state of security, which has been a fragile issue since the breakdown of the police institution after the January 25 revolution.
36. Azhar: "Islam calls for democracy and respect for human rights"
Date of source:
September 20, 2011
Osama al-'Abd, Chairman of Azhar University, has said the January 25 revolution's aim was to achieve reform and a better future for Egyptians, adding that the Azhar's role is to spread the moderate principles of Islam.
Five journalists affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) applied on Monday (September 19, 2011) competing for board positions in the Journalists Syndicate elections, scheduled for October 14, 2011.
30. US religious freedoms document criticized by Salafist Front
Date of source:
September 15, 2011
Yusif Ramz, Nadi al-Makhouli and Mustafa Hashim
A report on the situation of religious freedoms around the world - and countries that have failed to effectively protect them - was issued yesterday (September 14) by the U.S. Department of State. Middle Eastern and African countries were numerous, and Egypt was one of these countries to be reported on, noting the sectarian strife plaguing the country in the post-Mubārak era.
The Israeli ambassador to Egypt, Yitzhak Levanon, will reportedly be returning to Cairo after the Jewish holiday season. Four Israeli diplomats - the consul, chancellor, head of security and his deputy - are said to have arrived in Cairo on Monday (September 19), but Levanon and some remaining diplomats will return later.