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إشكاليات الحقيقة والضمير فيما يخص اعتصامات ومظاهرات الشرعية

في ظل الانقسام الشعبي الذي تشهده مصر وجب توضيح عدة نقاط فيما يخص طبيعة الصراع الحالي ومسألة فض اعتصامات مؤيدي مرسي و”الشرعية“: لا يقلل منتقدو استخدام السلطات السيادية للقوة المفرطة وانتهاكها لحقوق الإنسان، من شأن التحديات التي تواجهها البلاد. وإن فضت قوات الشرطة اعتصاماً فعليها أن تكون مدعومة بأمر قضائي مبني على ...  Read More »

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Agyptens Militar im 'Krieg gegen Terrorismus'

[This article was originally written by Jadaliyya Egypt Editors, and published by Jadaliyya in English. It was translated/published in German by Kommunisten.]  Ägyptens Militär im 'Krieg gegen Terrorismus' Seit dem Sturz von Präsident Hosni Mubarak wurde Ägypten zu einem Schlachtfeld der ...  Read More »

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Alianzas militares-empresariales en Egipto antes y despues del 30 de junio: entrevista con Wael Gamal

[This interview was originally conducted in Arabic by Bassam Haddad with Wael Gamal. It was published by Jadaliyya in both Arabic and English. It was translated into Spanish by Sinfo Fernández and published by Rebelión.] Entrevista con Wael Gamal: Alianzas militares-empresariales en Egipto ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (July 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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Egypt Media Roundup (August 5)

[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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Amnesty International: Evidence Points to Torture By Morsi Supporters

[The following was published by Amnesty International on 2 August 2013] Egypt: Evidence Points to Torture Carried Out by Morsi Supporters Evidence, including testimonies from survivors, indicates that supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi tortured individuals from a rival political camp, said Amnesty ...  Read More »

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Editors Take Over Egypt’s Leading Literary Journal

The past two weeks brought Akhbar al-Adab, Egypt’s foremost Arabic literary journal, back under the spotlight with the publication of two new issues: “Salvation” and “Against Fascism.” The editorial team has also proposed a collective management approach that sidelines current Editor-in-Chief Magdi Afifi, against whom ...  Read More »

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نموت ويحيا الوطن

”نموت ويحيا الوطن“ عبارة طالما سمعناها في مشاتل الوطنية ومراعي الطفولة منذ ذلك اليوم المشهود من شهر  أيلول، حيث حملنا تلك الحقائب المحملة بأطنان الأسفار النازة بالوطنية، قاصدين ذلك البناء الحديث المنتصب بزهو في قلب القرية: المدرسة. طالما أطربت العبارة آذاننا بموسيقاها وبجمالها الأخاذ وتركتنا نسيح في أرض الله ...  Read More »

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Police Will Not Storm Sit-Ins, State TV

State television said on Friday that police do not plan to storm the Muslim Brotherhood's sit-ins, but only to surround them, Reuters News Agency reported. The statement comes after the Cabinet ordered the Ministry of Interior to deal with the sit-ins and take necessary measures "to confront violence and ...  Read More »

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Egypt VP ElBaradei Highlights 'Possible Safe Exit' for Morsi, Brotherhood

Interim VP Mohamed ElBaradei says he would gladly lead talks with Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, to end ongoing stalemate and prevent more bloodshed. Egypt's interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei said a safe exit for all the Muslim Brotherhood leaders is "on the table," including deposed ...  Read More »

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Two Police Injured at Media Complex, Morsi Loyalists Remain Defiant

Third sit-in in Cairo launched as well as three massive marches calling for ousted president's reinstatement; earlier demonstration at media complex leaves two police injured. Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and supporters staged fresh defiant rallies in Egypt following government orders to disband. Most ...  Read More »

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Peace Keeping in Demonstrations and Public Disorder Situations

[The following statement was recently released by the Egyptian Initiatve for Personal Rights (EIPR)] Peace Keeping in Demonstrations and Public Disorder Situations In every clash between demonstrators and security forces since the January revolution, the security forces involved in the violence, whether they were ...  Read More »

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In Search of The Third Wave

The ouster of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated President Mohamed Morsi has left the nation starkly divided down lines popularly described as either “fascist” or “terrorist.” The latter accuse the former of siding with the military in their tour de force against the Islamists, while the former describe Islamists as ...  Read More »

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Cabinet Decision to Disperse Sit-In Is 'Terrorism': Brotherhood

Brotherhood plan to continue their Cairo sit-ins despite cabinet's instructions to police to disperse them. The Muslim Brotherhood described a decision by the Egyptian cabinet to order security forces to disperse a pro-Morsi sit-in as “terrorism.” “Morsi loyalists will continue their sit-in, and no threats will ...  Read More »

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Update: Sit-Ins Will Not End, Promises Pro-Morsi Coalition

A human rights delegation would visit the Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in on Thursday as part of a fact-finding mission conducted in coordination with the Muslim Brotherhood, reported the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper. The delegation includes representatives from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, the ...  Read More »

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Keywords: Revolution/Coup d’état

What is in a name? When the name is thawra or inqilab, revolution or coup, everything. Or so it would seem in light of the intense debates and major PR campaigns that emerged in the wake of 3 July over how to name the events surrounding ex-President Morsi’s removal from power. What is at stake in the debates over the ...  Read More »

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لا أبطال ولا أشرار: حوار مع طلال أسد عن مصر بعد مرسي

[تم تسجيل هذا الحوار مع طلال أسد يوم الخميس، الحادي عشر من يوليو (تموز) 2013. وأجرته عايشة كوبكجو، محرر مشارك في صفحة تركيا في “جدلية”. ] عايشة كوبكجو: قبل كل شيء، أود أن أشكرك على موافقتك على إجراء هذا الحوار المفتوح، والذي نأمل أن نتشارك فيه مع قراء “جدلية”. بعد التدخل العسكري في الثالث من يوليو (تموز) في مصر، زعم ...  Read More »

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Cabinet Authorizes All Means Necessary to Deal with Sit-Ins

The Cabinet has ordered that two pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo be dispersed and has authorized the police to use whatever force necessary to do this. In a televised statement the Cabinet said that the continuation of the sit-ins represents a threat to national security that is “no longer acceptable.” In its statement ...  Read More »

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Three Muslim Brotherhood Leaders Sent to Criminal Court

Prosecution orders arrest of Brotherhood's Osama Yassin, Essam El-Erian; extends detention for leading figures pending investigation. Egypt's general prosecutor ordered on Wednesday the referral of the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohamed Badie, deputy supreme guide Khairat El-Shater, and deputy leader Rashad ...  Read More »

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Pretty Names and Ugly Things: Getting to Know the Law of Egypt’s Second Transitional Period

Since 25 January 2011, Egypt has been ruled by three consecutive basic documents, each buffeted with a collection of military and presidential decrees, then set in litigious motion with a seemingly never ending stream of conflicting court decisions.  It all began with the March 2011 Constitutional Declaration, ...  Read More »

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The Hunt for the Mubaraks' Assets

The current financial crisis in Cyprus has thrown a harsh light on that island’s economic system, and in particular on its financial irregularities. Along with allegations of fiscal mismanagement, much has been made of Cyprus’s policy of providing a safe harbor and a tax haven for ill-gotten gains within the Eurozone. ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (July 29)

[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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مصريون يدعون لإجراءات محددة لوقف نزيف الدم

طالب مجموعة من المواطنين المصريين اليوم في بيان أرسلوه للحكومة المؤقتة وجماعة الإخوان المسلمين بوقف إراقة الدماء عن طريق إجراءات محددة وعاجلة تكفل مواجهة الإرهاب مع عدم التعدي على الحقوق السياسية وضمان حق الاعتصام السلمي. وطالب الموقعون وهم مهنيون وكتاب وصحفيون وأساتذة جامعات وفنانون وعاملون في منظمات مدنية وطلاب ...  Read More »

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To Willingly Enter the Circles, the Square

We were on the edge of Tahrir Square on Wednesday 3 July when the army made its announcement. The square burst into jubilation. A member of our team checked his smartphone. He shouted over the din of drumbeats and squealing vuvuzelas: “Morsi's gone. They've appointed the head of the constitutional court in his place ...  Read More »

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Statement by Egyptian Rights Groups Calling for Dismissal of Interior Minister and Cessation of Violence by Muslim Brotherhood

[The following statement was issued by the below signatories and published by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 29 July 2013.] Rights Groups Demand Dismissal of Interior Minister, Call on Muslim Brotherhood to Refrain from Violence and Turn Over Those Responsible The undersigned organizations ...  Read More »

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Mansour Delegates Emergency Law Powers to Beblawi

Interim President Adly Mansour authorized Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi to grant arrest powers to security and armed forces in a decree Sunday, Al-Ahram reported. Mansour mandated certain presidential powers pertaining to the Emergency Law to Beblawi, including three of the law's articles. The most prominent ...  Read More »

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An Account of Abuse in Rabea

With its one-month anniversary around the corner and attacks on its participants only increasing, tensions are high at the Rabea al-Adaweya Muslim Brotherhood sit-in, defiance now sharing the air with paranoia and suspicion. Reports of the torturing of “infiltrators” by the sit-in’s members have by this point been ...  Read More »

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Human Rights Watch: Many Egyptian Protesters Shot in Head or Chest

[The following report was issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on 28 July 2013] Egypt: Many Protesters Shot in Head or Chest Risk of Further Killings as Security Officials Threaten to Forcibly Break up Sit-Ins (London) – Many of the at least 74 pro-Morsy protesters killed in clashes ...  Read More »

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عن هيبة الدولة، أم عن خيبتها، واحتمالات الأفول

كثر في الآونة الأخيرة الحديث عن "هيبة الدولة." فالإعلام لم يمل خلال الأشهر الماضية من ترديد هذه العبارة والتذكير بأهمية ما تنطوي عليه من خطورة بالغة. بل إنه قد جرى اعتقال ومعاقبة بعض الكتاب والإعلاميين والناشطين في العمل العام بتهمة أنهم أغفلوا هذه الأهمية فتعدوا على هيبة الدولة أو أساؤوا لسمعتها و شوهوا ...  Read More »

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The Officers’ War of Terror

Since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has become a battlefield of narratives. Each narrative has sought to appropriate and define the January 25 Revolution. The wielders of power, most notably the army, along with its allies, advanced a narrative claiming that the revolution succeeded—thanks to the ...  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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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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