Egypt’s Protests: A Sign the Arab Spring Is Alive

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Imad K. Harb Original Link:  http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-protests-a-sign-the-arab-spring-is-alive/ What little is known about the demonstrations that broke out in Egyptian cities since Friday, September 20, is that they are spontaneous and the protesters are demanding the departure of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and his coterie...

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Egypt: rights and security, another crackdown

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-diritti-e-sicurezza-ancora-un-giro-di-vite-24005 The victory in the constitutional referendum of April 2019 offered the president al-Sisi the possibility of widening the range of powers, eliminating at the same time any...

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Money and image: Framing Mohamed Ali’s face off against Sisi

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Leila Arman Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/24/feature/politics/money-and-image-framing-mohamed-alis-face-off-against-sisi/ Before September 2, 2019, Mohamed Ali was an aspiring actor and minor celebrity. He looks a bit like actor Asser Yassin, loves horseback riding like Ahmed Elsaka, and is fond of being photographed with his luxury automobiles...

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Egypt: Struct. Imbalance in EFA Mechanisms

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Amgad Hamdi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-struct-imbalance-in-efa-mechanisms/ There are many problems facing the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), particularly those related to the mechanisms of choosing its boards. Although the mechanism adopted by FIFA is to choose boards through election, the Egyptian government keeps...

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How Far Will Sisi’s Government Go to Crush Protests?

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Amr Magdi Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/23/how-far-will-sisis-government-go-crush-protests Time and again, Egyptian security forces have responded to peaceful protests with harsh oppression. Rare public protests this weekend were met with tear gas, the firing of live bullets, and mass arrests. Lawyers in Cairo talk of hundreds of...

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Anti-Corruption Protests Roiling Egypt Add to Regional Insecurity

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link:  https://www.axios.com/anticorruption-protests-roil-egypt-regional-insecurity-4bef19d9-25cc-4aa8-9c77-1a21081e1f21.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/09/23/anti-corruption-protests-roiling-egypt-add-to-regional-insecurity-pub-79899...

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Shoot, post and share: The viral accusations against Sisi and the military that led to Friday’s protests

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Omar Said and Rana Mamdouh Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/21/feature/politics/shoot-post-and-share-the-viral-accusations-against-sisi-and-the-military-that-led-to-fridays-protests/ Something big — that we do not yet fully understand — is happening in the halls of power. Maybe we know some of it, and will get to know more with time. Perhaps we won’t...

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Egypt: Integration into Military Colleges & Change Requirements

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-integration-into-military-colleges-change-requirements/ A review of the experiences and examples of Islamist movements that aimed to change the ruling regimes in their countries would reveal that some of them had got clearly defined plans that helped them achieve their goals and...

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Vision of the Egyptian Political System for Education

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/vision-of-the-egyptian-political-system-for-education/ The policies that governed the education process in Egypt after July 1952 have led to deterioration of the education project as a choice for building the renaissance and progress of the Egyptian State. Although education flourished during...

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Egypt’s Prisons: History of Negotiations for Freedom

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmad Al-Azhari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-prisons-history-of-negotiations-for-freedom/ There are several reports that have recently been circulated about repentance, reconciliation, or negotiations run by some political detainees with the current Egyptian regime, hoping to be pardoned and released from prison to continue...

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Assessment of Egypt’s New Education Reform System

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/assessment-of-egypts-new-education-reform-system/ No partial experience of reforming the education system will succeed even if depends on in-depth studies since the whole thing does not go unilaterally but remains subject to the general structure that governs development of the educational...

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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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