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الخوف والغضب: المرأة وعنف ما بعد الثورة

 أحد الملاحظات التي لا يمكن إغفالها أثناء انتفاضات ‘الربيع العربي’ في مصر وتونس أتت من النساء اللواتي ادعين أنهن شعرن أخيراً بالأمان في الأماكن العامة في مجتمعات سِجلّها من التحرش الجنسي ضد المرأة يدفع المرء لتمني الكثير من التحسن. إن اندماج المواطنين وتعبئتهم – الشاب والمسن، محجبات وغير محجبات، ذكر وأنثى، مسلم ...  Read More »

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الثورة أنثى

شاركت المرأة العربية في الثورات العربية على مدى السنتين الماضيتين باشكال وادوار مختلفة. ومع ذلك، يطل عيدها وسط محاولات حثيثة لاعادتها إلى البيت وإلى «بيت الطاعة» معما يرافق ذلك من استخدام للتشريعات  وللممارسات الاجتماعية ضدها. كل ما يرمي إلى الارتداد على الدولة المدنية يصيب المرأة. وهذا الارتداد يتجلى على أنه ...  Read More »

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عن ثورة الموسيقى الكلاسيكية وقاعات السلطة وأمور أخرى

انتهزت فرصة عطلة نهاية الأسبوع للخروج قليلاً والتخفيف من الضغوط. دخلت وزوجتي مطعم Busboys في شارع قريب من شارع U ذي التاريخ المرتبط بنضال السود من أجل حقوقهم المدنية. كان نصيبنا في الجلوس بقاعة العروض الكلاسيكية، حيث تناولنا الطعام على ألحان موسيقى كلاسيكية عزفها بعض أعضاء حركة Classical Revolution الموسيقية، دون أن ...  Read More »

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الخروج من المعبد: توليفات في أنثروبولوجيا الغناء العربي

يصدر أحمد الواصل كتابه الجديد" الخروج من المعبد: توليفات في أنثروبولوجيا الغناء العربي" عن دار العين للنشر ، القاهرة، 2013.  ويخص مجلة "جدلية" بمقدمة الكتاب.  مقدمة الكتاب: زفير أبي الهول الطويل 1/ قالت فيروز أن أبا الهول صديقها أيْ: هما صديقا الصمت. اختارت أن تشدو بقربه على مسرح ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (February 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 (March 4)

[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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Whatever Happened to Egypt's Democratic Transition?

There is a paradigm nobody talks about much anymore in regard to Egypt: the democratic transition. The problem with the idea of democratic transition, dearly beloved by the Barack Obama Administration, most of my colleagues in political science, and the Muslim Brotherhood, was that it presumed the institutions of ...  Read More »

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NGO Conference Calls for Regional Human Rights Reform

[The following press release was issued by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights on 25 February 2013, following the conclusion of a NGO seminar on human rights issues throughout the Middle East.] An NGO high level strategic conference urges the Arab League to adopt an effective human rights protection system as ...  Read More »

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What Does Morsi Not Understand About Police Reform?

In mid-1861, Saeed Pasha, the ruler of Egypt, issued a Sovereign Decree to all police chiefs replacing the penalty of beating with imprisonment. Accordingly, regulations were issued stating that since  penalties in the form of beatings of some criminals are intended to once and for all discipline those who ...  Read More »

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Representation and the Egyptian Black Bloc: The Siren Song of Orientalism?

Much in the way of media coverage has highlighted the appearance of a Western-style Black Bloc on the streets of Cairo during the protests marking the second anniversary of the Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The Egyptian state, having perceived the formation as a distinct political organization, ...  Read More »

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NEWTON in Focus: Egypt

This week we highlight various NEWTON texts relevant to the study of Egypt. The authors of these texts write from a wide range of perspectives and approach questions with which Egypt has grappled, not only in the wake of Tahrir, but throughout its modern existence. We encourage you to integrate these texts into ...  Read More »

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Don'ti Mixi: A Song by The Great Departed (Video)

The following song/video was released by a recently formed Lebanese band, The Band of the Great Departed (Sandy Chamoun, Imad Hsheishou, Abed Qbeisi, Ali Al-Hout, and Khaled Soubeih).  The song was inspired by Egypt's President Morsi. During a recent talk in Germany, Morsi mixed Arabic and English while ...  Read More »

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ثقافة السحل

حين تشاهدُ صورة الشّاب السّلفي الذي يقود دراجةً نارية ويسحلُ جثّة وسط تهليل ومشاركة عدد من شركائه في شوارعِ عاصمة مصر، فإنّ كلّ ما سمعت أو قرأت عن التعذيبِ والعقابِ والانتقامِ سوف يتقافزُ أمام مخيلتك . تلك الصّورة وبقدرِ ما تثيرُ من سخطٍ وخوفٍ في آن معاً، فإنها تضيف مزيداً من القتامةِ والذعرِ على صورةِ الأوضاعِ التي ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 25)

[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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قضاة مصر: قدرة تحرك هائلة في خدمة أي وظيفة قضائية؟

حراك جديد لقضاة مصر في غضون أقل من سبع سنوات. ففي خطوة أصبحت جزءاً مألوفاً من المشهد السياسي المصري في العقود الأخيرة، اندفع عدد كبير من القضاة انطلاقاً من ناديهم المركزي ومن أنديتهم الفرعية وأيضاً من الجمعيات العمومية للمحاكم للتعبير عن اعتراضهم الشديد على مقررات الرئيس المصري محمد مرسي، وبشكل خاص ازاء اعلانه ...  Read More »

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Sexual Violence Against Women and the Increasing Frequency of Gang Rape in Tahrir Square and its Environs

[The following position paper was issued by Nazra for Feminist Studies on 4 February 2013.] Sexual Violence Against Women and the Increasing Frequency of Gang Rape in Tahrir Square and its Environs  With this paper, Nazra for Feminist Studies offers a feminist theoretical attempt to understand the rise of ...  Read More »

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Corruption without Remnants

The Arabic definition of feloul depends on the sentence, but basically covers an array of negative adjectives, including defeated, barren, broken or bankrupt. Three press statements by senior figures in President Morsi’s regime in less than two weeks made the same point. First, Minister of Trade and ...  Read More »

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The Silence of the Law: Khaled Fahmy on Shari'a and the Origins of the Egyptian Legal System (Video)

What does it mean to implement shari'a today? Khaled Fahmy, Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the American University in Cairo, tackles this question by examining Egypt's encounter with modernity in the nineteenth century and the origins of the Egyptian legal system. The interview was produced the by ...  Read More »

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اعتقال، تعذيب، اختفاء، الظلم مستمر

 [الشريط من إعداد حركة "مصرّين" يتضمن شهادات من أقرباء المعتقلين والمختفين"]  Read More »

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"تودّد" أو "الثورة التي لا تؤنّث لا يعوّل عليها"

على امتداد أربعٍ وثمانين ليلة من ليلة وألف ليلة، في ظلال الحكي الشهرزادي (الأنثوي) في أبهة الحضور الذكوري لشهريارالثقافة/السلطة/الذكر (وكما سيتضح تباعاً الذكر/اللغة)، في حضور السطوة "المسرورة" للسيف المذكر أيضاً، وعلى ركام إناثٍ/حكيٍ سابقٍ على شهرزاد، ظلت تلك القّاصّة، تسرد على مسامع الأمير قصة الجارية ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Jeannie Sowers, Environmental Politics in Egypt: Activists, Experts, and the State

Jeannie Sowers, Environmental Politics in Egypt: Activists, Experts, and the State. London and New York: Routledge, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Jeannie Sowers (JS): In Egypt, as elsewhere, environmental issues are often viewed as secondary to issues of “high politics,” such as national ...  Read More »

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Statement on FJP Endorsement of Repressive NGO Law

[The following statement was issued by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 14 February 2013.] On February 13, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) participated in a second meeting at the Ministry of Justice to discuss the new NGO law. During the meeting, CIHRS representatives received a ...  Read More »

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تنظيم المخلّ بالنظام؟ الباعة المتجولون والدولة التنمويّة

 عندما أصدر الرئيس مرسي في العشرين من تشرين الثاني (من العام الماضي) مرسومه المثير للجدل والذي يقع خارج صلاحياته الدستورية، والذي قام لاحقاً بإلغائه جزئياً جرّاء ضغط شعبي هائل، وعد باستعمال صلاحياته التشريعية الإستثنائية الممنوحة له فقط في حدود مقلصة للغاية. وعندما قام فعلياً بممارسة هذه الصلاحيات، قام بذلك ...  Read More »

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The Show Trial of Port Said

The second anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, and the first under Muslim Brotherhood rule, was never going to pass peacefully. Nationwide, pro-democracy demonstrations were planned in protest at undemocratic decrees and increased police brutality under the current government, and the general lack of progress ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (February 18)

 [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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Ahram Online Editor Says Brotherhood Drove Him out of Institution

Prominent journalist Hani Shukrallah said the current Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated administration of the country’s flagship paper Al-Ahram has driven him out of the institution. In a note published on his Facebook page, Shukrallah — the former editor-in-chief of English-language website Ahram Online — ...  Read More »

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Clashing with the Ultras: A Firsthand Account

A march, scheduled earlier today, demanded that members of the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) be brought to justice for past crimes and abuse against revolutionary activists and Ultras protesters. The march started at El Fath mosque and was supposed to reach the area surrounding the Ministry of Defense. ...  Read More »

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The Maspero Massacre: Adding Injustice to Insult and Injury

Amidst the marches, street battles, and political deadlock covered night after night by the Egyptian media, one recent story almost escaped notice. On 4 February Michael Farag and Michael Shaker were each sentenced to three years in prison for having stolen weapons from the armed forces. With noteworthy decisions ...  Read More »

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تكنولوجيا الاتصالات والتنظيم الثوري في القرن الحادي والعشرين

لا يعني إيمان أفراد بنفس الهدف أو الفكرة السياسية أنهم يشكلون كيانا. ما يقيم الكيان أو يدمره هو مدى تناغم حركة أولئك الأفراد، مدى قدرتهم على تنسيق المواقف، مدى سرعتهم على الحشد والتعبئة، أي قدرتهم على الاتصال السريع بينهم لوحدة الفعل. عندما يتناول تراثنا الماركسي عملية بناء الحزب السياسي نجد الإستعارات والتشبيهات ...  Read More »

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Open Letter to President Obama

To President Barack Obama: Three years ago, I had the honor of meeting you in the White House as part of a delegation of some fifty human rights defenders from around the world. I was one of three rights defenders who were asked to speak during the forty minutes out of the ninety-minute meeting during which you and ...  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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