Personal Status of Copts: Crisis Made by State and Church

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/personal-status-of-copts-crisis-made-by-state-and-church/ Recently in a rare ruling, an Egyptian court, in a case brought by a Christian woman demanding the equal distribution of inheritance between herself and her male siblings, ruled that Christians...

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Global tech and domestic tactics: Egypt’s multifaceted regime of information controls

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/global-tech-and-domestic-tactics-egypts-multifaceted-regime-of-information-controls/ Egyptian security agencies have effectively combined sophisticated technology purchased internationally with their own home-grown surveillance and censorship tactics to produce a...

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Hardened and Brittle: Egypt’s Authoritarian Fragility

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/hardened-and-brittle-egypts-authoritarian-fragility/ At the core of many states’ decisions to maintain close ties with Egypt’s ruling government and its president Abdel-Fattah El Sisi is their confidence in the strength and stability of his regime. At a time in...

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Egypt Parliament Watch Session IV Report: October 2018 – July 2019

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/epw/egypt-parliament-watch-session-iv-report-october-2018-july-2019/ When Egypt’s current legislature gathered under the dome of the parliament building on January 10, 2016, the country completed the final step in its “democratic road map.” But simply convening as a parliament...

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Ramy Kamel, Mada Masr, and Seeing Coptic Issues as Civil Liberties in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amy Fallas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/ramy-kamel-mada-masr-and-seeing-coptic-issues-as-civil-liberties-in-egypt/ On November 23 security forces arrested Ramy Kamel, a Coptic activist and founder of the Maspero Youth Union (MYU), from his home in Cairo, preventing him from accessing legal representation...

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“Freedom for the Black Gown”: Egypt’s Crackdown on Lawyers and the Rule of Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Yasmin Omar Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/freedom-for-the-black-gown-egypts-crackdown-on-lawyers-and-the-rule-of-law/ In 2016, Egyptian human rights lawyers launched “Freedom for the Black Gown,” a campaign dedicated to highlighting the ongoing crackdown that had expanded to include the legal community. The...

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How the Egyptian State Codifies Media Censorship

Source:  The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/how-the-egyptian-state-codifies-media-censorship/ With a raid on one of Egypt’s only independent news media outlets and the arrest of four additional journalists in just two weeks, rights groups and press freedom advocates sounded the alarm yet again regarding the...

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TIMEP Brief: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEOP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam/ The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 6,500-megawatt hydroelectric power plant being constructed in Ethiopia, has been a major point of contention between Egypt and its southern neighbors, as the completion of the dam poses...

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TIMEP Brief: China’s Role in Egypt’s Economy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-chinas-role-in-egypts-economy/ Since Egypt signed a multi-year 12.5 billion USD loan with the IMF in 2016, its government has dedicated its efforts to implementing wide-ranging economic reforms. These have included measures such as slashing subsidies, reforming...

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Obstacles to Renewing Religious Discourse in Egypt: Reasons and Results

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/obstacles-to-renewing-religious-discourse-in-egypt-reasons-and-results/ In recent years, the Egyptian regime has promoted a new “vision” of Islam, both locally and internationally, to combat terrorism and religious extremism. President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi not only...

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TIMEP Brief: Use of Surveillance Technology in MENA

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-use-of-surveillance-technology-in-mena/ Governments across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have increasingly procured surveillance technology, often from technology firms based in North America and Europe , in...

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“Stuck” in Transit: Systematic limitations on the integration of Syrian refugees in Egypt and its impact on mental health and well-being

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Diana Rayes Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/stuck-in-transit-systematic-limitations-on-the-integration-of-syrian-refugees-in-egypt-and-its-impact-on-the-mental-health-and-well-being-of-a-population-in-flux/ According to the most recent report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees...

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