Q&A: Legal Framework and Environment for Nongovernmental Groups (NGOs) in Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/15/qa-legal-framework-and-environment-nongovernmental-groups-ngos-egypt The following questions and answers respond to the government’s misinformation and address the main freedom of association issues around the 2019 law and its consequences for independent groups in Egypt. Read more at...

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Egypt’s overpopulation a real or a feigned crisis

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Fathi Elnadi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-overpopulation-a-real-or-a-feigned-crisis/ Egypt is a meeting point for several civilizations that have contributed to shaping its culture over different ages. The north African country has gone through several prosperous eras and also witnessed periods of decay and decline...

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Egypt has a water problem—and no, it’s not only the GERD

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Yaniv Cohen Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypt-has-a-water-problem-and-no-its-not-only-the-gerd/ The much-talked-about Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the mega-dam threatening to leave Egypt thirsty, is just the latest straw straining the camel’s back. Egypt’s water stress has been building up long beforehand. The...

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Egypt’s Officials Don’t See Unrecognized Religious Minorities

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-officials-dont-see-unrecognized-religious-minorities/ Egyptian institutions do not officially recognize some religious minorities. As a result these minorities do not receive a set of basic constitutional rights, most notably the freedom of religion, belief...

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Egyptian Revolution Challenges, and Proposed Solutions

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Fathi Elnadi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-revolution-challenges-and-proposed-solutions/ Since its early days, the Egyptian revolution has faced various challenges and difficulties; and with the Islamic stream, manifested in the Muslim Brotherhood, at the forefront of the political scene, difficulties and obstacles...

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Co-opting cybersecurity in Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Bassant Hassib and James Shires Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/co-opting-cybersecurity-in-egypt/ Cybersecurity is a key area of contest for digitalized politics, especially in uncertain and turbulent situations. Nowhere is this more starkly illustrated than in states such as Egypt, where the period since the January 2011...

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Egypt: ‘football fights’ to the beat of patriotic songs

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Usama Haggag Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-football-fights-to-the-beat-of-patriotic-songs/ When art declines, morals of society are the most affected aspects within a certain nation, and vice versa. But the influence of art is much stronger on simple citizens that view the artist as a role model that should be emulated. That is...

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Ikhtiar 2 When the magic turns on the magician

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Shokr Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/ikhtiar-2-when-the-magic-turns-on-the-magician/ The episodes of the Egyptian serial “Ikhtiar 2”, which is being aired during the holy month of Ramadan this year, have sparked much controversy and rage, especially after the fifth episode that was dedicated to showing scenes from the dispersal of...

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Arab Spring Revolutions: Dreams and Prospects of Political and Social Change for LGBTIQ+ Community (Egypt and Sudan as a Model)

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Azza Sultan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/arab-spring-revolutions-dreams-and-prospects-of-political-and-social-change-for-lgbtiq-community-egypt-and-sudan-as-a-model/ The Arab Spring protests were a strong cry against injustice, marginalization, and political corruption. Despite the different local contexts...

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Music in Egypt in the Last Decade: Hit and Run with the Authorities

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ahmed Naji Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/music-in-egypt-in-the-last-decade-hit-and-run-with-the-authorities/ I started my career in journalism seventeen years ago. In a series of unplanned incidents, I ended up covering musical activities and the contemporary music scene as my main focus.  In a pre-2011...

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Egypt Trains Crises: Problems, Priorities and Alternatives

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-trains-crises-problems-priorities-and-alternatives/ Over the past decades, hardly a year goes by in Egypt without occurrence of a tragic accident on Egypt’s railways. Since the 1980s, the Egyptian government has addressed railways, means of mass transport and their related bodies as...

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No sticks, just carrots: a negative income tax for Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ahmed Rashad Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2021/03/29/no-sticks-just-carrots-negative-income-tax-egypt/ Egypt’s government has provided cash assistance to vulnerable workers during the Covid-19 crisis. As this column explains, there is an opportunity to transform this temporary policy into a rules-based fiscal stimulus or automatic...

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