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O.I.L. Media Roundup (24 January)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com by ...  Read More »

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Statement by Emad Shahin in Response to Egyptian State Security Charges

[The following statement was issued on 23 January 2014 by Emad Shahin in response to charges Egyptian State Security forwarded against him.] Statement to My Students, Family, and Friends January 23, 2014 It was with severe shock that I received news that I have been named in a case known as the “Grand Espionage,” ...  Read More »

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إسماعيل أدهم ناقداً منسياً في عبقرية أمراضه

إسماعيل أدهم (1911-1940) ناقداً منسياً في عبقرية أمراضه... إذا كان النقد العربي توزع بين النظرية البلاغية من جهة والنظرية الأدبية من جهة أخرى. فإن النظرية الأولى خلقت لنا مؤرخي الأدب والحادثة التاريخية، ومفسريه وشارحيه، ومحللي الأجناس الأدبية، ومستوردي المناهج الجاهزة بينما دفعت النظرية الثانية إلى منطق اللغة والمعنى ...  Read More »

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Horreya or Kharya

Horreya or Kharya 23-29 December 2013 Hotel Viennoise, Cairo   "Horreya or Kharya" is a group show, which plays on the words "freedom" and "shit" as they share a similar spelling in Arabic. The exhibition, put forth by artists Hany Rashed, Ammar Abo Bakr, Ganzeer, and Ahmed ...  Read More »

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Le Caire, laboratoire de l'urbanisme insurrectionnel

Review of Beth Stryker, Omar Nagati and Magda Mostafa (eds.), Learning from Cairo. Global Perspectives and Future Visions (Cairo: Cluster and The American University in Cairo, 2013). Faisant référence au succès éditorial mondial de Denise Scott Brown et Robert Venturi sur Las Vegas (Scott Brown, Venturi, ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 20)

[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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Citizenship in Post-Awakening Egypt: Powers Shifts and Conflicting Perceptions

[The following report was written by Raghab Saad and Moataz El Fegiery of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Study in Januarly 2014. It was published by the Democracy and Citizenship in North Africa after the Arab Awakening: Challenges for EU and US Foreign Policy (EUSPRING) Project.] Citizenship in Post-Awakening ...  Read More »

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Press Release: CIHRS Issues Report on Egyptian Referendum Coverage of Twenty Media Outlets

[The following press release was issued 14 Janaruary 2014 by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS).] Report monitoring the referendum coverage of 20 media outlets CIHRS:
 Media joins the chorus of public mobilization On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies issued its ...  Read More »

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Boxed In

I (very) briefly grappled with whether to vote, or boycott this referendum but after the experience of covering the Sisi popularity contest Tuesday, I will not be ticking any boxes.  I did a little straw poll on Facebook to see what others were doing. The overwhelming majority are also boycotting, because they ...  Read More »

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Cut and Paste: An Exhibition by Huda Lutfi

Cut and Paste An exhibition by Huda Lutfi 1 December 2013 - 8 January 2014 Factory Space, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo   This video documents the latest exhibition by Egyptian artist Huda Lutfi, which was featured as part of the Townhouse Gallery's fifteenth anniversary celebrations. In "Cut and Paste" ...  Read More »

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Egypt's Terrible Three: Interview with Hossam El-Hamalawy

Nearly three years after the fall of Mubarak, with the deep state and the military openly back in control, Egypt seems to have come full circle. How did that happen and what is the situation on the ground really like, with Egyptians going to the polls yet again to vote on a new constitution? Vomena's Khalil Bendib ...  Read More »

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Joint Statement on Conviction of Three Egyptian Activists

[The following statement was issued by the undersigned and published by El Nadim Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence on 23 December 2013] The undersigned organizations condemn the verdict issued Sunday December 22nd, 2013, by the Abdeen Court in case number 9593 for 2013 Misdemeanor Abdeen ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (14 January 2014)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Seven Killed In Clashes On First Day of Egypt's Referendum Pro-Brotherhood supporters clash with police in several parts of Egypt. Seven people were killed in clashes involving supporters of ousted president ...  Read More »

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An Analysis of Egypt's Draft Constitution

Experts weight in on the possible impact on child labor and unionization. The 2013 draft constitution contains a number of provisions which some feared could be used to curb labor rights and freedoms. Other articles could be used to violate basic, internationally recognized, labor rights. The draft constitution also ...  Read More »

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يا أهلا بالمذابح

  مقالة الصديقة العزيزة ريم سعد في الشروق يوم ٥ يناير التي كانت بعنوان "أوهام دموية عن الحلول الجذرية" لفتت نظري إلى مقالة أحمد المسلماني، التي نشرها سنة ٢٠٠٨ في "المصري اليوم"، والتي كانت بعنوان "جريمة رائعة". مقالة المسلماني كانت من جزئين وأشاد فيها بمذبحة القلعة التي تمت يوم ١ ...  Read More »

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Genealogies and Balance Sheets of the Arab Uprisings

Gilbert Achcar, The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising. Translated by G. M. Goshgarian. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. In Alice in Wonderland, a flustered white rabbit asks the king: “Where shall I begin, your majesty?” The king answers gravely: “Begin at the beginning…and ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 13)

[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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استباحة النساء في المجال العام 2

[اضغط/ي هنا للجزء الأول من المقال] الجزء الثاني: الحراك و المقاومة: حركة مقاومة العنف الجنسي ما قبل الثورة وما بعدها مقاومة العنف الجنسي قبل الخامس والعشرين من يناير 2011: اقتصرت مقاومة العنف الجنسي في السنين التي سبقت ثورة يناير على صعيدين رئيسيين، أولهما هو عمل المنظمات الحقوقية والثاني هو النضالات اليومية ...  Read More »

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Remembering Ali Shaath: A Beautiful Mind

1984 might have Orwellian connotations to many, but for me, it was the year when my life took a completely different and dramatic turn. Anyone who grew up in the 1980s remembers the buzz around those new mysterious machines called “computers.” From sci-fi movies and magazine features to “experts” talking on the two ...  Read More »

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استباحة النساء في المجال العام 1

استباحة النساء في المجال العام: مدخل نقدي لفهم أسباب الظاهرة وآليات المقاومة (الجزء الأول) مقدمة  لا يحتاج الحديث عن العنف الجنسي في مصر إلى مقدمات طويلة، فالظاهرة أصبحت واقعاً يومياً لكافة النساء المصريات. ذلك أنّ أية امرأة في مصر باتت عرضه لمستويات مختلفة من الانتهاك الذي يبدأ بالتهديد أو الملاحقة أو التحرش ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (December 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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رأس المال في دستور 2013 غياب أقوى من الحضور

  النظر بشكل مدقق في مشروع دستور 2013 يُعلِّمنا الكثير بشأن الانحيازات الاجتماعية/ الطبقية المُتضمَّنة، والمسكوت عنها، في هذا المشروع. في هذا المقام نحاول أن نستكشف موقف المشروع المطروح للاستفتاء إزاء الطبقة الرأسمالية ونظام السوق الحر الذي يجسّد في المرحلة التاريخية الراهنة الإطار التنظيمي الحاكم لنشاط تلك ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 6)

[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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Open Letter from AUC Faculty Members to the American Studies Association (ASA)

[The following letter to the American Studies Association (ASA) was issued by the undersigned faculty of the American Unviversity in Cairo (AUC) on 5 January 2013.] 5 January 2014 Dear President Curtis Marez, President-Elect Lisa Duggan, and Executive Director John Stephens: As faculty members at the American ...  Read More »

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New CLUSTER Publications: Learning from Cairo and Archiving the City in Flux

CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research) aims at establishing a critical space for urban discourse. CLUSTER engages critical theorization while being grounded in professional practice, negotiating the blurred boundaries between formal/institutional regulations and everyday urban ...  Read More »

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Revolution on Ice

Sonallah Ibrahim. al-Jalid [Ice]. Cairo: Dar al-Thaqafa al-Jadida, 2011. Following the protests and coup of last summer, many of Egypt’s leading literary figures defected to the ranks of the army. As soldiers raised their guns against protesters in the streets, Leftist and liberal intellectuals cheered them on from ...  Read More »

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The 24th Youth Salon: Crossing into the Future

The 24th Youth Salon - Crossing into the future 15 December 2013 - 14 January 2014 Palace of Arts, Cairo   Egypt's Culture Ministry has organized the Youth Salon since 1989, a juried exhibition that is open to young artists. Among those at the forefront of contemporary Egyptian art today, several first ...  Read More »

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The Promise of the Wall: Reflections on Desire and Gated Communities in Cairo

“Gated communities,” which started to emerge in the US in the 1980s, have quickly spread around the world and became “a global commodity and cultural icon eagerly consumed by urban elites world-wide” (Genis 2007: 771). Since the mid 1990s, dozens of these communities have spread around Cairo. Most of these ...  Read More »

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هل تصح مقارنة قانون التظاهر المصري بقوانين الغرب؟

انتشرتْ في الفترة السابقة تصريحاتٌ من إعلاميين وقانونيين وساسة راضين عن أداء السلطة الحالية، بأن قانون الاجتماعات العامة والمواكب والتظاهرات، الصادر حديثاً برقم 107 لسنة 2013، هو قانون مشابه تماماً لقوانين الدول "الديمقراطية"، وقد تردد ذكر تشريعات فرنسا وإنجلترا والولايات المتحدة الأمريكية تحديداً في هذا ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (December 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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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
Egyptian Bloc
Islamist Bloc (Alliance for Egypt)
Revolution Continues Alliance

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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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