Category Archives: Middle East

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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A message from ‘Islamic State’ to Al-Sisi

A message from ‘Islamic State’ to Al-Sisi By Amr Khalifa The sun rose in Cairo on Saturday morning with a fury: another explosive message from “Islamic State” to Al-Sisi. The attack on a building, associated with the Italian consulate, left … 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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Hossam Bahgat: Journalism is not a crime

Instinct says to howl injustice at the sky but the mind says to relay the facts about Hossam Bahgat’s detention by Egyptian military intelligence, earlier today, and let the reader make up their mind. Approximately 9 hours ago, Bahgat walked … Continue reading

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الإخوان:بين الكذبة و الحقيقه

لم يصدر المفتي الحكم بالإعدام علي الرئيس المعزول محمد مرسي.  ولكن  علي المستويين السياسي و الإجتماعي، صدر الحكم عندما رفض مرسي والإخوان المسلمين فكرة الإنتخابات المبكرة في صباح ٣ يوليو ٢٠١٣ .فجاء الرد الأولي بالإنقلاب علي مرسي من قبل القوات … Continue reading

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Terror at sea: Doomyat

Terror at sea: Doomyat Originally published 15 Nov here Daily News Egypt  /   November 15, 2014  /   0 Comments ShareThis Facebook Tweet   Print       Email By Amr Khalifa The Mediterranean turned red last Wednesday. What we … Continue reading

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Egyptian Press Freedom: The Charade

“You are a fucking virus“, blasted the reader after reading my latest musings on Ansar Beit Il Maqdis, Islamic State and Egypt. Not the first journalist to be insulted and certainly not the last was the initial reaction. Colleagues and … Continue reading

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