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Dr. H.A. Hellyer

Days of impunity

On 2 February 2011, I was in Tahrir Square and I left in the early afternoon to go home. Within a half hour of my leaving, camels, horses and thugs attacked Tahrir Square, resulting in more than a dozen deaths and hundreds wounded. That day is now etched into Egyptian revolutionary history as the Battle …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Your mission, if you choose to accept it…

The moment I heard of the closure of Egypt Independent I felt solemn and gloomy. I knew that this was always a possibility, especially with their financial troubles, but this has been the case for a while now, and the suddenness of its shutdown shocked me as well as most of its readers. Suddenly I …

Mahmoud Salem

Under pressure

Working at a newspaper is tough stuff. I’ve likened it somewhat to the songs on Nirvana’s Nevermind album. The day starts off quietly and melodiously as I saunter into the office, everything strumming along nicely at first, lulling you into a false sense of security: “Today should be an easy day,” I think to myself. …

Daily News Egypt

What’s the use of journalism in Egypt?

By Mohamed Abdelfattah Egyptians are once again confronted with, and unified in, the only thing that has sustained their togetherness: calamity. At least 50 children died as their bus recklessly traversed a malfunctioning level crossing, only to be hit by an oncoming train and dragged for close to 1,000 metres, according to witnesses. Seventeen more kids reportedly …

Fady Salah

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Mosireen receives full support

The social media offensive worked like a charm, because as the minutes ticked down the final count of the donations reached $40,415 which will guarantee that Mosireen will be able to continue their work for another year.

Adel Heine

Where the shoe pinches

By Mohammed Ali Ibrahim the former editor in chief of both The Egyptian Gazette and Algoumhoria newspapers In 1928, Muslim Brotherhood founder, Hassan Al-Banna, adopted an approach to critics and skeptics which his followers and loyalists still adhere to today. His method was to shun reasonable argument or debate, opting instead for criticism and shouting …

Daily News Egypt

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