Category Archives: Egypt

Threat Level Rising

Threat Level Rising Effective threats are often delivered in a voice not much above a murmur and with a smile. Fate drew me to this important conclusion when I tripped upon the Oscar nominated “The Imitation Game” for the second … Continue reading

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Defining 25 January

Defining 25 January I kneeled down to the floor, knees pressed hard to the floor, tears of rebirth rolling down my cheeks, forehead to the parquet, in prayer: Mubarak was leaving. The reaction was not unique. That day, throughout the … Continue reading

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Fear, Oppression and the Pen

Fear, Oppression and the Egyptian Pen By Amr Khalifa To be an Egyptian journalist on World Press Freedom Day (3 May), one must have a healthy sense of ironic juxtaposition. In Egypt, as most journalists and readers know, the words … Continue reading

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Tha Camera and the Gun: Khaled Abol Naga

The camera and the gun: Khaled Abol Naga By Amr Khalifa In Egypt, the Al-Sisi regime wants opposition pens dry and artist’s mouths shut. Many Egyptian viewers expected Khaled Abol Naga to be more reticent after recently saying “we may … Continue reading

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The Unholy Trinity: terrorism, state terrorism and human rights

First published here March 26 2016   The Unholy Trinity: terrorism, state terrorism and human rights To understand the Egyptian Rubik’s Cube, your eyes must turn to the unholy trinity of terrorism, state terrorism, and systematic human rights abuses. Close examination … Continue reading

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Another revolutionary wave is on Egypt’s doorste

By   Amr Khalifa For the New Arab Popular anger at state abuses may yet rise to the level of outright revolt [Getty] Date of publication: 25 January, 2016 Comment: Unless Sisi changes, he will be changed, writes Amr Khalifa. Tags: Egypt, … Continue reading

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Ban, block, battle: Egypt’s war with the truth

By    Amr Khalifa , originally published here More than ever, media in Egypt is in the tight grip of the regime [Anadolu] Date of publication: 4 January, 2016 Share this page: Comment: Amr Khalifa Tags: Egypt, Sisi, freedom of expression, … Continue reading

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