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15 Egyptian independent newspapers refused to publish their publications on October 7, 2007. Other newspapers criticized the gesture and its motivations, choosing instead to express themselves “positively.” Freedom of the press is a pivotal issue in Egyptian media nowadays.
The Egyptian press is still focusing on the case of the four editors-in-chief who were sentenced to jail for spreading rumors and false information about President Mubārak’s health condition. While some observers denounce the jail penalty, others believe that journalists who do not adhere to the...
The incidents of sectarian violence in the Egyptian village of Bimhā provoked commentators who believe that the scenario of sectarian unrest related to church building has repeatedly occurred, demanding that the government take prompt actions to resolve the problem of church construction.
The author warns of the dangers of publicly tackling religious issues of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and the current campaign deeming the pope Kāfir.
The interview with Muṣṭafá al- Fiqī, chief of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the People’s Assembly, is about the new amendments to the Constitution, the concept of the citizenship, and the Coptic political stance among these changes.
The review deals with a court ruling against Mustafá Bakrī, the editor-in- chief of al-Usbū‘ newspaper, sentencing him to six months in prison for "slandering Hishām Tal‘at," when he accused him of falsely claiming to be a journalist and issuing his newspaper Misr al-Fatāh without prior...
The author introduces four approaches to deal with the repercussions of the initiative denouncing violence declared by the Gama´at Al-Islamiya, namely, human, religious, political and institutional approaches. He speaks about the obstacles that may face the application of some approaches.
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