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Dr. Rev. Munīr Ḥanna, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said that the Egyptian people chose democracy as their path when they voted for the constitution of 2014.
Studies resumed yesterday in the nuns school in Beni Suef governorate after it has been stopped for a year and a half since it has been burnt in the aftermath of the events that followed the dispersal of Rāb’ah and Nahdah sit ins.
40% turnout on the first day ... The Chief of Staff visits the city and inspect the committees accompanied by the second army commander. Port Said residents continued to vote in the referendum on the Constitution for the second consecutive day yesterday amid tight security while international...
Bishop Pochmious, Bishop of Beheira, also voted on the referendum and stated that the draft Constitution meets the aspiration of all segments of the Egyptian people (Muhammad al-‘Isaawī, al-Tahrīr, Jan. 15, p. 12). Read original text in Arabic.
The Grand Mutfī Shawqī ‘Allām voted on the referendum in Nasr City. He commented that participation in the referendum is a testimony of truth that cannot be withheld (Al-Shaymā’ ‘Abd al-Lattīf, al-Tahrīr, Jan. 15, p. 11). Read original text in Arabic.
Pope Tawadros, too, has cast his vote in the constitutional referendum after asking for permission from the queue to vote before them. A lady waved the flag of Egypt to him and women were hallowing in happiness. People also sang the national anthem in celebration of the referendum in Abāssiyah (...
The author, Ayman al-Jundī, believes that the reason behind the advancement of Europe is democracy, which he says is the best system of governance developed by mankind. He points out that democracy does not mean to run fair elections, but it is a whole cultural system of peaceful devolution of...
We are now passing the sixth anniversary of the January Revolution, which was the hope of the Egyptian people for freedom, human dignity, and social justice, which are still a demand of the masses, and were drafted into the Egyptian constitution and became binding on all state institutions despite...
Over the course of two days, 25 Egyptian civil society organizations will meet to form the "Alliance of Civil Society Organizations for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)", the first of its kind in the world to be established formally and permanently.
A Movement calling itself “the Civic Patriotic Alternative” had launched a new political initiative that seeks to discuss ways required to solve the current crisis of Egypt. Without submitting clear political approaches for dealing crucial problems the country endures, the Movement believes that...
Saʿd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm was born in Mansūrah, Egypt in 1938. He has been a highly controversial figure in Egypt for many years because of his strong stance on civil society, democracy and minority rights. In 2000, Ibrāhīm attracted international attention when he was arrested by Egyptian security along...
Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī was born in Kafr Tahlah in Egypt's Delta, in 1931. Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) which was headed by al-Saʿdāwī  came to existence as an international non-profit organization that aims at promoting Arab women's active participation in social, economic, cultural, and...
Jacques Waardenburg is a Dutch emeritus professor and believes that most Muslim countries have great drawbacks, and that Muslims want and need to see values such as justice, security and democracy prevail. Regarding democracy, Waardenburg believes that, in principle, people should participate in...
Hāla Muṣṭafā was born in Egypt in 1958, although Muṣṭafā was appointed to be a member of the new Policies Committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2002, Muṣṭafā presents herself as an independent writer and thinker more than a party member. This commitment is reflected in her...
Najād al-Barʿī: “Civil society in Egypt is suffering from attempts to crush it”  Lawyer Najād al-Barʿī head of the Lawyers and Legal Consultants United Group, said that civil society is threatened by attempts to crush it. He pointed to the attempts of striking human rights activists, citing the...
The Maspero Youths Union criticized the limited representation of Copts in the constitutional assembly, saying that the number given to all three Egyptian churches – four – does not represent the real size of Copts in Egypt. [Shādyah Yūsuf, al-Ahrām, June 12, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
The following is the most recent information available regarding the investigation of the NGOs that were raided in Egypt. AWR has followed the news regarding NGO status in Egypt closely and will keep our readers informed of any information that we receive regarding this matter. A brief explanation...
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...
Hānī Labīb, AWR's Managing Director, wrote the following after his meeting with CEOSS in Alexandria.
Statement of the Anna Lindh Foundation   Alexandria; 13 February 2011: The Anna Lindh Foundation considers of historical importance the events which are taking place in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and particularly the democratic change which has been undertaken by the people of Egypt after 18...

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