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43. New composition for Supreme Council of Press

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43. New composition for Supreme Council of Press
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November 4, 2011
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Usāmah Wadī‛
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The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), under the chairmanship of Field Marshal Husayn Tantāwī, approved the new composition of the Supreme Council of the Press proposed by Dr. 'Isām Sharaf, Prime Minister.

The proposed council is to be composed of the president of Shūrá Council, as a chairman, and the membership of chairpersons of the national newspapers; namely, al-Ahrām, Akhbār al-Yawm, Dār al-Tahrīr, Rose al-Yūsuf, Dār al-Ma'ārif, Middle East News Agency (MENA), and the National Company for Distribution; editors-in-chief of al-Ahrām, Al-Akhbār, Al-Jumhūrīyah, Al-Musawwar, Rose al-Yūsuf, October, and Middle East News Agency (MENA) in addition to editors-in-chief of newspapers of some parties including al-Wafd, al-Ahālī, al-'Arabī, al-Nūr and Freedom and Justice, and Mamdūh al-Wālī, President of Journalists’ Syndicate, Jalāl 'Arif, Dr. Usāmah al-Ghazūlī Harb, Amīnah Shafīq and Salāh 'Īsá.

The proposed composition also included president of the General Union of Employees at Press, Printing, Media, and Publishing, Ahmad Zakī 'Abd al-Hamīd, Hamdī Mislhī, Khālid Kāmil and Nabīl Farūk 'Abd al-Hamīd. It also included some press professors including Dr. Mahmūd 'Alam al-Dīn and Dr. Najwá Kāmil 'Abd al-Rahīm, some law professionals including Dr. Muhammed Anas Ja'far and Kamāl al-Lam’ī, and some public figures including al-Sayīd Yāsīn, Jamāl al-Ghitānī, Salāmah Ahmad Salāmah, Dīyā' Rashwān, Farūq Juwaydah, Labīb al-Sibā’ī, Muhammed Salmāwī, Salāh al-Dīn Muntasir, Mustafá Bakrī, Dr. Mustafá Kāmil al-Sayīd and Dr. Wahīd 'Abd al-Majīd.

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44. Coptic march from Shubrá to High Court of Justice condemning Maspero incidents

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44. Coptic march from Shubrá to High Court of Justice condemning Maspero incidents
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November 4, 2011
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Mustafá al-Shurbajī
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Usāmah Wadī‛
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Dozens from the Maspero Youth Union, Second Anger Revolution, and We are all Mena Daniel organized yesterday afternoon a protest march from Shubrá area to the High Court of Justice condemning the recent Maspero incidents, and requesting the instant release of detained political activists. Protesters gathered in Shubrá area where they repeated shouts against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) such as “Muslims and Christians are one hand,” “No to sectarian sedition,” “No to persecution of Copts,” and “We will get their right, otherwise we will die like them.” In addition, they demanded that the Governor of Aswan and the Minister of Information be dismissed and the videos recorded by the CCTVs of the Egyptian Television & Radio Union (ETRU) be released. They also raised signs “Release Mena Tala´at Noshi and Alaa Ahmed Abd al-Fattāh.”

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35. 'Anān to Church delegation: We all work for establishment of democratic civil state

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35. 'Anān to Church delegation: We all work for establishment of democratic civil state
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October 20, 2011
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Shirīf Jāb Allah, Ashraf Sādiq and Mamdūh Sha’bān
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Usāmah Wadī‛
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Military Chief of Staff Sāmī 'Anān met with a delegation of Coptic bishops on Wednesday at the Defense Ministry to discuss the community's problems. 'Anān discussed with the Christian delegation, which included a number of bishops the Maspero incidents, the organization of the building of churches, the status of unlicensed churches and reactivating all relevant decisions.

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32. "Unknown civilians are behind Maspero incidents…12 protestors were crushed under the wheels of armored vehicles" says NCHR report

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32. "Unknown civilians are behind Maspero incidents…12 protestors were crushed under the wheels of armored vehicles" says NCHR report
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November 3, 2011
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Wā'il 'Alī
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Usāmah Wadī‛
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The report prepared by the fact-finding committee formed by the National Council for Human Right (NCHR) has blamed "unknown civilians" for stirring up the events that left 28 persons dead and dozens injured following clashes between army personnel and Coptic protestors.

 

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16. Minister of Information: Egyptian TV coverage of Maspero clashes constitutes 'professional misconduct”

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16. Minister of Information: Egyptian TV coverage of Maspero clashes constitutes 'professional misconduct”
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October 18, 2011
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Micheal 'Adil
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Usāmah Wadī‛
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Usāmah Haykal, the Minister of Information, made a visit yesterday morning to H. H. Pope Shenouda III at the Papal Residence in St. Mark's Cathedral. During the visit, the Minister offered his condolences to the Coptic Pope over the victims of Maspero incidents and acknowledged mistakes made by the Egyptian Television in covering the events, stressing that such mistakes will not be repeated in the future.

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31. Saudi flags appear in Shubrā march to Tahrīr

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31. Saudi flags appear in Shubrā march to Tahrīr
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November 18, 2011
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'Imād Khalīl
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Usāmah Wadī‛
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Saudi flags appear in Shubrā , 29 injured in clashed between unidentified people and Coptic activists during a march to al-Tahrīr

 

A Coptic march to commemorate the 40-day anniversary of Maspero clashes has been attacked by unidentified persons in Shubrā. The march had set out from Shubrā Square and was heading to Tahrīr Square.

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41. Pope Shenouda sent approval of 'Unified law' to Cabinet, SCAF, says Bishop Yu'annis

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41. Pope Shenouda sent approval of 'Unified law' to Cabinet, SCAF, says Bishop Yu'annis
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November 4, 2011
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Ahmad al-Bihayrī and 'Imād Khalīl
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Usāmah Wadī‛
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Bishop Yu'annis, secretary of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, said that the Coptic pope sent his approval of the law on the construction of houses of worship and churches to the Egyptian Cabinet and the Supreme Military Council. Bishop Yu'annis added that the Pope had intended to visit the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar and the Muftī of the Republic Dr. A’lī Jum’ah to wish them a happy 'Īd al-Adhā [the Greater Bairam] but he became ill and his temperature rose to (38 C). Instead, Pope Shenouda sent telegrams to the two Muslim clerics, and to Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī Sulaymān and Lt. General Sāmī 'Anān, the army's chief of staff.

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25. NCHR releases its report on Maspero incidents today

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25. NCHR releases its report on Maspero incidents today
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November 2, 2011
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Usāmah Wadī‛
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The Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) holds a press conference today to announce the report of its fact-finding committee on Maspero incidents.

 

The committee has met with a large number of eyewitnesses, visited the site where the incidents took place, as well as obtained forensic reports and a number of video tapes recorded during the incidents.
The results of the fact-finding investigation will be announced by Muhammad Fayiq Deputy Chairman of the National Council for Human Rights.

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11. Church not directing Copts to vote for certain candidates, says bishop

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11. Church not directing Copts to vote for certain candidates, says bishop
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November 29, 2011
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'Imād Khalīl
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The Coptic Orthodox Church said Saturday it is not specifying a list of candidates for Coptic adherents to vote for in the upcoming parliamentary elections and is merely calling on Copts to vote.

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15. Azhar Shaykh calls for immediate ceasefire

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15. Azhar Shaykh calls for immediate ceasefire
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November 24, 2011
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Dīyā' Abū al-Safā
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Diana Maher Ghali
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Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, the Azhar's Grand Shaykh, called on the Ministry of Interior Affairs to immediately ceasefire against the protesters. Shaykh al-Tayīb called on the Egyptian Armed Forces to avoid any confrontations among the people.

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