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Shadows of the Imperceptible: PhotoCairo6 (15 February - 23 March 2017)

PhotoCairo6 Exhibitions run from 15 Febraury 2017, 7pm until 23 March 2017 Welcome to Shadows of the Imperceptible, the five-week-long public articulations of the sixth edition of PhotoCairo. It consists of two exhibitions at Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) and Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center as ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (February 14)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup addresses several issues affecting the MENA mediascape. Iran marked the anniversary of the 1979 revolution this Friday, and the New York Times showcased some memorable posters from the procession, some of which thanked Americans who opposed the “Muslim ban.” According to ...  Read More »

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The Price of Love: Valentine’s Day in Egypt and Its Enemies

[This Valentine’s Day, Jadaliyya is proud to republish Aymon Kreil's article "The Price of Love: Valentine's Day in Egypt and Its Enemies" from the Fall 2016 issue of the Arab Studies Journal. This month the Arab Studies Journal is offering discounted subscriptions through 28 ...  Read More »

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خطوات مرحة في شارع البهلوان

زينات صدقي فنانة تشكيليّة مهووسة بفنها وعاشقة لجمال الجسد الأنثوي العاري، أما لولا صدقي فمنقبة محافظة قليلة الكلام ومتزوجة من رجل متدين جداً .. زينات تجد في لولي الموديل الأنسب للوحتها القادمة نظراً لوجهها الجميل وجسمها الرائع الفتان. ولكن لولي ترفض أن تُرسم بدون البرقع والنقاب، فهي مخلصة لزوجها الغيور المتدين، فتقترح ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 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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تقاسيم صيّاد الشعر وجنيّاته في العتمة

سيد حجاب :شاعر فقراء العالم و محرّض الطوفان كما لو أنه أبى إلا أن يكون موته آخر قصائده الثورية، مات شاعر الفقراء ومحرض الطوفان سيد حجاب يوم 25 يناير 2017، في الذكرى السادسة لثورة لم تكتمل. لكي يجعل من الموت صرخته المدوية التي لم يفلح النظام القمعي في كتمها كما أفلح في قمع كثير من أصوات الأحياء. فإذا كان الشاعر سيد ...  Read More »

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عشوائيات ومجتمعات مسوّرة وفضاء عام: عن السياسات الثقافية العالمية والمشهد المعماري المأزوم في مصر

"لربما كان كبح الغضب عبر فهمه وامتصاص أسبابه هو واحد من أهم الضرورات الأخلاقية للفن البرجوازي. لا يهم حقاً إن كانت تلك الخلافات والتناقضات والتقرحات التي أنتجت هذا الغضب قد سويّت مؤقتاً باستخدام آليات اجتماعية معقدة أو تم التنفيس عنها عبر التفكّر المتسامي"  منفريدو تافوري[1] من حيث يقف الناظر للعالم ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 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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January 25 at Six

Six years have passed since Egyptians have taken to the streets and public squares demanding “bread, freedom, and social justice.” Traces of January 25 Revolution may appear faint in present day Egypt. Certainly, the actors and players who once led the effort to mobilize opposition against thirty years of the rule of ...  Read More »

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Revisiting the “Blue Bra” Incident: Towards a New Agenda for Researching Politics and Popular Culture in Egypt

December 2016 marked the fifth anniversary of an iconic moment in the Egyptian revolution, when soldiers were filmed and photographed brutally beating a female protester in Tahrir Square, dragging her by her abaya to reveal her torso and her blue bra. The photograph became iconic because it was emblematic of the ...  Read More »

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The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution - Afterword

[This is an edited extract from Jack Shenker’s book, published in the UK as The Egyptians: A Radical Story (Allen Lane / Penguin) and in the US as The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution (New Press) – for more details, see here.] In late February 2016, President Sisi strode up to the ...  Read More »

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هل غير الخدمة المدنية الاقتصاد السياسي للأجور في مصر

توصف منظومة الأجور الحكومية في مصر دائماً بأنها “معقدة” حتى أن مستشار وزير التخطيط الحالي قال في حوار تلفزيوني إن خبيراً دولياً حاول دراسة تلك المنظومة ثم توقف عن العمل وغادر البلاد. ويعود تعقد تلك المنظومة إلى أنها نشأت خارج إطار القانون، فالتشريعات الحاكمة لأجور العاملين المدنيين بالدولة عادة ما تهدف إلى صياغة ...  Read More »

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Mapping the Counter-Histories of Port Said: A Critical Reading Into a Communal Mapping Project

“Here the tabular space--of the map, the canvas, the textbook--comes to be transformed into a topology that rapidly acquires depth when it is bent and deviated by excluded rhythms and dislocating narratives. Space is never empty or merely geometrical; it is always full of detailed, unfolding configurations. It is not ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 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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Of Bounds and Coffers

This map (Fig.1) shows a section of modern Cairo in 1946, developed from the 1860s onwards to the west of the historic city (founded 969 C.E.). The map focuses on the downtown area or roughly what came to be called Wist al-Balad—the middle-of-the-city (country?)—curiously bounded in pink on three sides. Intense ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 16)

[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 Media Roundup (January 9)

[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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مختارات من الصحافة العربية 8 كانون الثاني

مختارات من الصحافة العربية (من 21 حتى 28 كانون الاول) مصر مُخبرين في الجامعة الأمريكية الجامعة الأميركية في القاهرة تنشر تقريراً في مجلة طلابية يحتوي على شهادات عن التدخل الأمني للدولة في الجامعة. «السجون»: إطلاق سراح أحمد ناجي خلال 48 ساعة من ورود مذكرة صحة الإفراج محكمة الاستئناف أمرت بإطلاق سراح أحمد ناجي ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (January 2)

[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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ماتخافوش مافيش حاجة

  "ماتخافوش مافيش حاجة " من وحي انفجار "القديسين" أتذكر الحدث1 كأنه بالأمس.. في الساعة الأولى من عام 2011 المجيد.. في الإسكندرية...  صوتُ الإنفجار المفزع يُعلن البداية. اهتزت الكاميرا وصرخ الناس. جرى الرجال و النساء في كل مكان و تطايرت أشلاء المختارين في الفضاء. التفت ...  Read More »

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صدور الوضع! منبر جديد ثنائي اللغة والعدد3.2

يسرُّ مؤسسة الدراسات العربية أن تعلن عن الصدور الرسمي لمشروعها الأكثر طموحاً حتى الآن: مجلة الوضع الصوتية! إنها موقع إلكتروني ثنائي اللغة، يصدر بالعربية والإنكليزية، ويحتوي على مقابلات وبرامج عن منطقة الشرق الأوسط متميّزة بعمقها وتنوّعها. وتقدم بالعربية بالتعاون مع "جدلية". يتضمّن هذا العدد ...  Read More »

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Roundtable on UN Security Council Resolution 2334: Reflections by Noura Erakat, Mouin Rabbani, and Sherene Seikaly

Introduction On 23 December 2016, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2334 confirming the illegality of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, as well as other measures to change the status of these territories. The resolution was ...  Read More »

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Security Council Resolution 2334: An Old-New Approach to Palestine at the United Nations?

Following the passage of resolution 2334 by the UN Security Council on 23 December 2016 concerning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine, it is useful to briefly address some of what it means in both legal and political terms. In short, the resolution can best be described as the embodiment of an old-new approach ...  Read More »

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Three Films, One Spectator and A Polemic: Arab Documentaries and ‘Global’ Audiences

What do we mean by global cinema? There are multiple “we(s)” and multiple meanings. But sometimes the word “global” implies an illusive horizontality, a horizontality that also features in the term "world" cinema. Different nationals are not positioned horizontally on an equal "global" plane. There ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (December 26)

[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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Media on Media Roundup (December 20)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup deals with a number of issues that occupied the media scene in the region, from the end of the battle over Aleppo to the state of journalism during 2016 and the cultural misrepresentation of Muslims on the BBC. After a four-year battle over the Syrian city of Aleppo, ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (December 19)

[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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مختارات من الصحافة العربية 17 كانون الاول

مختارات من الصحافة العربية (من 6 حتى 12 كانون الاول) مصر «الطب الشرعي» يكشف السبب وراء وفاة مجدي مكين الطب الشرعي يكشف أن مجدي مكين ضُرب حتى الموت أثناء سجنه في العامرية دراسة: النفوذ السياسي يتحكم في توزيع الأجور الحكومية و"الخدمة المدنية" لم يحل المعضلة ما تزال سياسات الحكومة تؤثر في توزيع الدخل ...  Read More »

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Media on Media Roundup (December 14)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” roundup features stories on the manufacturing of media narratives during war, Egypt’s media laws, and a new ISIS radio show for concerned jihadis. The New York Times has scrutinized Bana Alabed’s Twitter account. A seven-year-old girl from East Aleppo who tweets with the help of ...  Read More »

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In Memoriam: A Coptic Eucharist

The previous day, shortly after they had sipped the wine symbolic of the blood of Christ and in remembrance of the Holy Communion, an explosion tore through the church leaving the their blood in small puddles on the floor and splattered on the walls and pillars. “The time will come, that whoever kills you will think ...  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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Egypt Map and Stats

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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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