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Following the tragic incidents of Naj‘ Hammādī, an angry Youssef Sidhom asks “Where is President Mubarak?” Focussing on the report to the president by the NCHR, Sidhom asks the regime to intervene to protect Copts from future attacks and to apply the law without discrimination so that justice is...
Watani Editor-in-Chief Youssef Sidhom write on Naj‘ Hammādī: The crime which took place in Nag Hammadi last Wednesday on the eve of Coptic Christmas, can be seen in no light other than being a gross, criminal terrorist act. The Copts were targeted as they left church following Midnight Mass; five...
Yūsuf Sidhum continues his series of articles about the church’s attitude toward publicity and the media. The author believes that it is vital for the church to have an efficient tool to communicate with the media and claims that the establishment of a church media office is long overdue.
The author regrets the irresponsible and sensational way in which the press treats church affairs, and says it is time that the church made official announcements about controversial subjects.
Even though the Supreme Administrative Court issued a final ruling last March giving Bahā’īs the right to have ID cards and birth certificates with an empty religion field there are still examples of discrimination taking place.
Sidhum continues his series of articles about the difficulties Copts face in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya. In this article Sidhum focuses on Coptic NGOs and states that such societies are often used by Coptic congregations when there is no church nearby. The article highlights the case...
The article describes Watani’s struggle to obtain a permit from the Supreme Press Council for the Watani Braille publication
Watani Braille which was first published in 2005 applied to the Supreme Press Council for a permit over four years ago. The publication has just found out that it has not been granted a permit.
Sidhum continues his series of articles that look at instances of persecution against Copts in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya. In this article he investigates the case of a church in the village of Safaniya in Adawa which has no toilets and the case of Nazlet Ramadan, also in Adawa, which...
The author focuses on the way the Egyptian media criticizes the Swiss minaret ban, but ignores the plight of Christians trying to build churches in Egypt, citing examples of leading religious leaders’ statements that could just as well apply to the Christians of Egypt as they do to the Muslims of...

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