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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...
In 2011 many demonstrations were held in Egypt against the military adminstration. During one of these demonstrations one female protestor was subjected to the torture of soldiers, her clothes were torn, and her blue bra was uncovered. As a result of this event, 10.000 women filled the streets on...
Thousand days have passed since the disappearance of Muṣṭafā al-Najjār Egyptian politician, founder of the Justice Party, and a symbol of the January revolution 2011. The Egyptian authorities still did not investigate his case, denying his imprisonment and rejecting the disclosure of his...
The conflict between the Coptic and Ethiopian Churches over the ownership of the Monastery of the Sultan [dayr al-Sulṭān] that lies in the Old City of Jerusalem began in 1820 and was impacted by the situations in the two countries and involvement of other international groups, who used the issue as...
Ṣafwat al-Sharīf, former Minister of Information under late president Ḥusnī Mubārak, died at the age of 88. His death came following a struggle with leukemia, and several days after becoming infected with the Coronavirus.
Egyptian Musician Hānī Mihannā’s statements about prison conditions in Egypt for senior businessmen, politicians, and ministers at the beginning of President al-Sīsī’s reign in 2014 has sparked controversy. 
Statements made by musician and composer Hānī Mihannā about his time in prison with former President Ḥusnī Mubārak's sons and others have sparked outrage on Egyptian social media
The history of the late Waḥīd Ḥāmid’s works shows that he was a role model for artists and creative types.  He knew, according to the title of his early film “Man Only Lives Once” (1981) that the intellectual’s intense struggle with power would bring an end to the stable life that he had wanted to...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) was established in 2002.  Its goal was to strengthen and defend basic rights and freedoms in Egypt.  However, since its founding 18 years ago, it has become clear that its real goal was to attack the Egyptian state and constantly try to bring down...
Several Arab governments, specifically in the Gulf, are having a tough time dealing with the results of the American presidential elections as their favored candidate, Donald Trump, lost to Joe Biden, whose policies are expected to be more critical towards them.

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