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Egypt Media Roundup (October 14)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Journey Around My Living Room by Hala Elkoussy

Journey Around My Living Room  an exhibition by Egyptian artist Hala Elkoussy May 2013 Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo   This project by Hala Elkoussy borrows its title from Xavier De Maistre's book "Journey Around My Bedroom." In the book, the author undertakes a two-week journey in his ...  Read More »

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الخروج من الأزمة أم تعميقها؟: تأمل في خريطة المرحلة الانتقالية الجديدة

[نقاش حول الدستور هو مجموعة من المقالات والتعليقات يكتبها بالأساس باحثون من المبادرة المصرية، ومن اصدقائها، ويشتبكون مع عملية تعديل الدستور، والمرحلة الانتقالية بشكل عام، من منطلقات مختلفة سياسية واقتصادية واجتماعية وحقوقية، وتنشر عبر وسائط الكترونية عدة.] السؤال الأهم فيما يخص خريطة طريق المرحلة الانتقالية هو مدى ...  Read More »

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جدلية" في عامها الثالث: خلاصة رحلة"

في الأسبوع الماضي بلغ عمر "جدلية" ثلاث سنوات. لسنا متعبين. نحن منهكون، ولم نشعر أبداً بأننا أحسن حالاً. ”حين اتصل بي بسام أول مرة في تموز/يوليو 2010 كي يطلب مني الانضمام إلى فريق جدلية قال: لن يأخذ الأمر من وقتك سوى بضع ساعات في اليوم. لم أعرف أنه كان يعني كلّ يوم!“  ليسا حجار، محررة في ...  Read More »

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الجنرال الفاشل والجماعة الفاشية... أو العكس

مقدمة إعلانية: الداخلية تعلن مقتل فرنسي داخل مقر احتجازه بأحد أقسام الشرطة التحقيق في مقتل 37 من نزلاء سجن أبو زعبل القبض على 6 نشطاء نظموا وقفة أثناء نظر قضية خالد سعيد بالإسكندرية ****  أتفق مع الجنرال السيسي في أمر واحد فقط، ذكره في حديث تم نشره على اليوتيوب، وهو أنّ الطريق الذي تسير فيه مصر منذ ثورة 2011 ...  Read More »

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After Maspero: Have Egypt's Christians Reconciled With The Military?

Fear of Islamist rule has driven many Christians to embrace the army, but some cannot forget the killing of dozens of Christian protesters at Maspero on 9 October 2011. As Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III praised Egypt’s military rulers at Christmas mass in January 2012, Christian youth chanted “down with military ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (September 2013)

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that ...  Read More »

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At Least Fifty-Three Dead, Four Hundred Arrested in Sunday Clashes

Clashes broke out in several areas around Cairo as mass marches of protesters chanting against military rule were stopped from entering Tahrir Square, where thousands of others had gathered early in the morning to celebrate the anniversary of the 1973 October 6 War. By the evening, the Health Ministry reported that ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (October 7)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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RETUNE CD Release Concert

RETUNE CD release concert September 2013 Rawabet THeater – Cairo   RETUNE STUDIO was established as a part of an initiative of the Cairo-based independent music label 100Copies, which focuses on supporting the city’s “alternative” music scene. For its first project, the studio worked with seven upcoming ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (6 October 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.] Counter Rallies, Clashes on Egypt's War Anniversary One dead as clashes begin in Egypt on anniversary of war against Israel; thousands celebrate the army while others stage counter protests. Protests commenced on Sunday ...  Read More »

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Arise and Bear Witness: In Memory of Mohammed al-Deeb

Friday was the arbaeen (forty-day death anniversary) of Mohammed al-Deeb: director, activist, martyr, witness, supporter and critic of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian, Islamist, terrorist, revolutionary. He died on Sunday 18 August, 2013/the eleventh of Shawwal 1434, gassed to death inside a detainee ...  Read More »

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Cairo Contemporary Dance Center Student Performance

Cairo Contemporary Dance Center Student Performance 17 April 2013 Hal Badeel Arts Festival Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt   In 2012, Egyptian choreographer and dancer Karima Mansour began a professional training program at the Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, where she designed a three-year, ...  Read More »

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A Scenography Workshop by Hussein Baydoun

A Scenography workshop by Hussein Baydoun 8-16 September 2013 Falaki Theater, Cairo, Egypt   Hussein Baydoun is a Lebanese artist, architect, and scenographer who is known for his unique approach to set design. Baydoun frequently participates in the creation and development of performances from their early ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 30)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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الشجرةُ ساعةُ الله

              الشجرةُ ساعةُ الله رباعياتُ حُبّ     جلستُ في حديقةٍ قربَ شيخٍ، مدَّ الربيعُ يدَ الوقت لكلينا. سترينه عندما تعبرين المكان، سيأويكِ عندما تبكين عليّ. *** لا أعرفُ كيف تكون السعادة؟ ولا أرى غير ظلالٍ داخل رأسي. ربما تكون غيمةً، ربما ...  Read More »

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عندما تضطهد الثورة المضادة الحلقة الأضعف

 "انتم تبع مرسي والا السيسي؟"، هذا ليس سؤالا في جلسة نقاش سياسي على مقهى، بل هو سؤال وجهته النيابة إلى أحد اللاجئين السوريين، عقب القبض عليه أثناء محاولته الخروج من مصر، بعد أن كان متواجدا فيها بشكل شرعي لشهور. هذا السؤال العبثي يلخص مأساة اللاجئين السوريين والفلسطينيين في مصر، فعلى الرغم من أن التهم ...  Read More »

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New 'Anti-Brotherhood, Anti-Military' Front Launched to 'Achieve Revolution Goals'

'Revolutionaries' front launched on Tuesday in Cairo to provide 'alternative path to military and Muslim Brotherhood'. A new front, dubbed "Revolution Path Front" aimed at providing an alternative to the current "polarization" between the military and Muslim Brotherhood has been launched on ...  Read More »

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Under Morsi, Red Lines Gone Gray

The job of political cartoonists is to push the envelope. But what happens when the size and shape of the envelope changes? That, in effect, is what has been happening ever since Hosni Mubarak was removed from power by the combination of a mass uprising and a military coup. Since then, the contours of permissible ...  Read More »

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Egypt Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

Muslim Brotherhood and its NGO banned by a court in Cairo, leaving Islamist group with no legal status. A court in Cairo has banned "all activities" by the Muslim Brotherhood. The ruling on Monday applies to the group, its NGO and "any organization derived from it," judges said. The court also ...  Read More »

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L'armée égyptienne et la révolution de 2011

L'armée égyptienne s'est imposée comme l'un des acteurs les plus puissants et les plus influents depuis la fondation de l'Etat égyptien moderne. Malgré cela, depuis les années soixante-dix, peu de recherches ont cherché à contextualiser et à historiciser l'institution militaire, alors même qu'elle continue à jouer un ...  Read More »

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Face the Vitrine

Face the Vitrine An interactive installation by Ganzeer and Yasmin Elayat - Egypt 2nd D-CAF Festival, Downtown Cairo, Egypt April 2013   In April, pedestrians on Mahmoud Basiony Street in Downtown Cairo were taken by surprise when they encountered a giant face watching them from an unassuming storefront. As ...  Read More »

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SMSlingshot

SMSlingshot An interactive show by VR/Urban - Germany 2nd D-CAF Festival, Downtown Cairo, Egypt April 2013   VR/Urban is a German collective of artists, designers, and researchers focusing on technology, media sciences, and architecture. Since 2008, the collective has been working on empowering the public by ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 23)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Event: Bassam Haddad on Understanding the Arab Uprisings and Their Aftermath (23 September, Fairfax)

Understanding the Arab Uprisings and Their Aftermath A Lecture by Bassam Haddad Director, Middle East Studies Program George Mason University Monday September 23, 2013 7:00pm Center for the Arts, Concert Hall Fairfax Campus - GMU This talk addresses the causes of the Arab uprisings and ...  Read More »

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الحق في قتل الجسد: الزومبي جسد/نص ما بعد كولونيالي

الجسدُ البَشري يُشحنُ بدلالاتٍ متغيرةٍ وغَير مستقرةٍ، على مَدى تاريخِه في جَانِبيه المُطلق/ المَعنوي والنِسبي/ المَادي؛ كَما في دلالةِ زمنيةِ أَكل التُفاحةِ من شجرةِ المَعرفة. وبالتَالي فَالنتيجةُ منذُ تِلك اللحظةِ الوجوديةِ الهًامة والمُعبرة في الوَعي الإِنساني أَنتجت الحاجة لـ"ترويض الجسد الإنساني" –في ...  Read More »

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إعادة تشكيل النخبة بعد 3 يوليو في مصر

إعادة تشكيل النخبة بعد 3 يوليو في مصر. دراسة مقارنة في تشكيلات لجان الدستور والمجلس القومي لحقوق الإنسان والمجلس الأعلى للصحافة  إن توظيف النخبة وتجديد دمائها بالشباب وإحلال نخب أكثر ثورية مكان النخب القديمة المتحالفة مع السلطة، شكّل على الدوام مطلباً ثورياً منذ اندلاع ثورة الخامس والعشرين من يناير في مصر. ...  Read More »

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قصة الكركدن

معرض وإصدار كتاب للفنانين المصريين أحمد صبري ومحمد عبد الكريم. 9 يونيو-4 يوليو 2013.”غاليري المشربية"، وسط القاهرة، مصر. معرض التصوير والكتاب هو ثمرة تعاون بين محمد عبد الكريم أثناء دراسته في بيروت وبين أحمد صبري أثناء عمله بالقاهرة على مدى عدة أشهر في عام 2011. أراد  محمد عبد الكريم ...  Read More »

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Exercises in Collective Reading: A Workshop by Marwa Arsanios

Exercises in collective reading  A workshop by Marwa Arsanios  January 2013 Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) Cairo, Egypt   Participants in this workshop at Cairo’s Contemporary Image Collective were invited to re-read and reflect on copies of the Arab cultural magazine al-Hilal that ...  Read More »

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Exhibition of Collage Workshop by Hany Rashed

Exhibition of collage workshop led by Hany Rashed  August 2013  Darb 1718 for Contemporary Art Cairo, Egypt   This exhibition at Darb 1718 presents the work of ten artists who took part in a collage workshop led by Egyptian artist Hany Rashed. Through the workshop, Rashed encouraged attendees to ...  Read More »

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Egypt Elections Watch Update





A Jadaliyya and Ahram Online Initiative

As part of the Egypt Elections Watch (EEW), Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, with the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) as co-sponsors, will produce articles/posts/profiles on a weekly basis, covering organizations, political parties, coalitions, relevant laws and procedures, and profiles of key individuals related to the Egyptian elections. This is in addition to news updates summarizing major developments surrounding the lead-up to the election, such as emerging or shifting alliances, new political positions, and candidacy announcements. If you have questions, comments, contributions, and/or an eye-witness account, please email us at: eew@jadaliyya.com. For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here.

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Democratic Alliance for Egypt
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Population   82,079,636
GDP  $497.8 billion
Unemployment   9%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.8%
Internet Users   20.136 million (2009)
Exchange Rate  5.6124 Egyptian pounds per US dollar
GDP Growth Rate  5.1%
Military Expenditures   3.4% of GDP (World Rank: 35)
Health Expenditures  6.4% of GDP (World Rank: 94)
Population Growth Rate  1.96%
Age Structure   0-14 years: 32.7%; 15-64 years: 62.8%; 65 years and over: 4.5%
Literacy   71.4%
Religious Demographics   Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%; Coptic 9%; other Christian 1%

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