Council of Islamic organization. In Parliament functions like Senate.
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.
The article represents the different viewpoints of the Muslims and Copts regarding Coptic-Muslim relations in Egypt and the political agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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.
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."
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,
International Religious Freedom Report 2006, released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
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.
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.
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.
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.