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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Lawyer Karīm ʿAbd al-Rāḍī said that the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to detain Haytham Ḥassan, journalist for al-Masry ‎al-Youm [al-Miṣrī al-Yawm], for 15 days under pending investigation case number 586 of 2020.  This is the same case number for film producer Muʿataz ʿAbd al-Wahāb...
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation issued decision number 16 of 2020 over articles published by al-Masry ‎al-Youm [al-Miṣrī al-Yawm] under the pseudonym “Newton” about Sinai.  The Supreme Council decided to make the newspaper issue an apology to the public and make them remove violating...
Joint investigations into the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni between Egypt and Italy, which have been going on for over four years, have temporarily come to a halt.  Regeni was a graduate student at the University of Cambridge, conducting doctoral research in Cairo.  He then disappeared,...
Dr. Nīvīn al-Qabbāj, minister of social solidarity, said that the 2019 law for regulating NGOs resembles some of the best laws for NGO work around the world.
Since Joe Biden won the American presidential election, Egypt has been sending mixed messages on the issue of human rights.  It released 400 political activists, some of whom had been detained for over four years.  Then came the campaign of arrests that included the leaders of the Egyptian...
A church source warned against getting carried away with people who provoke sectarian strife, especially on social media. 
Four months since Tik Tok star Mina ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz was arrested, she has returned to ordinary life after undergoing psychological rehabilitation as ordered by the Public Prosecution.

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