Egypt’s Online Repression Thwarts Both Growth and Democracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-online-repression-thwarts-both-growth-and-democracy/ After outlawing protests and slowly dominating traditional media, the Egyptian state has embarked upon a multipronged strategy aimed at completely controlling and curtailing digital spaces...

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Rabaa Massacre & Memory of a Whole Generation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Attieh Adlan Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/rabaa-massacre-memory-of-a-whole-generation/ This generation will never forget Rabaa Massacre (14 August 2013) committed by the Egyptian police and military forces against the peaceful protesters in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, cairo, simply because it is unforgettable – particularly for those who...

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Sisi’s Vanity Projects

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/79625 Since coming to power, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has undertaken various mega infrastructure projects with dubious economic benefits. Despite a worsening debt crisis, these projects remain a government priority. The debt crisis has grown with the percentage of the total debt of the GDP...

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Alone at the Top in Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79562 Official Egyptian responses to civil conflict and political transitions among countries since early 2019 have shown an instinctive preference to help a military strongman to power in Libya and preserve the overriding say of the armed forces in the governing arrangements of Sudan and Algeria. However, a...

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Egypt: New NGO Law Renews Draconian Restrictions

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch   Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/24/egypt-new-ngo-law-renews-draconian-restrictions Egypt’s parliament approved a new law governing nongovernment organizations on July 14, 2019 that would maintain many of the existing restrictions on their work, Human Rights Watch said today. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should not...

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Why Is Egypt Attacking Human Rights Groups?

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Hassan Elmasry Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/24/why-egypt-attacking-human-rights-groups The brave people who work to protect Egyptians from abuse are under aggressive and accelerating attack. The attackers come from the government, its proxies in the media, its security forces, and even elements of the supposedly independent...

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EGYPT: DRAFT NEW NGO LAW RETAINS REPRESSIVE ESSENCE OF OLD ONE

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/0715/2019/en/ Despite the Egyptian government’s claims to the contrary, a draft new NGO law passed by parliament yesterday preserves the repressive essence of the law of 2017 currently in force and would help perpetuate the devastating crackdown on human rights defenders...

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Political Implications of President Morsi’s Demise

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Badr Shafei Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/political-implications-of-president-morsis-demise/ Death of someone may have some social consequences after the family’s loss of their bread winner; where the wife becomes a widow and the children become orphans. Sometimes, the deceased’s family is subjected to attitudes of cupidity both from...

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TIMEP Brief: Draft NGO Law of 2019

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP   Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/draft-ngo-law-of-2019/   Egypt’s 2019 draft NGO Law governs the process by which domestic and foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can achieve legal recognition and sets forth provisions on their activities, oversight and monitoring, funding, and sanctions for...

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Arresting Hope in Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79457 When the Egyptian authorities arrested yet another group of well-known public figures in late June, the detainees were accused of involvement in a Muslim Brotherhood plot to bring down the government. Meanwhile, the Trump administration in the United States continues to give serious consideration to...

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Morsi’s Demise and the Black Box Problem

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Badr Shafei Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/morsis-demise-and-the-black-box-problem/ The process of documenting the historical stages of any nation, state or even group is significant for several reasons, including preserving its memory and saving it from oblivion, and enlightening the future generations on these events so that they...

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New judicial heads first in series of appointments under new law granting Sisi power to select judicial leadership

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/07/feature/politics/new-judicial-heads-first-in-series-of-appointments-under-new-law-granting-sisi-power-to-select-judicial-leadership/ The heads of two top judicial bodies were sworn in by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday, the first in a series of anticipated appointments following the constitutional...

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