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Final Issue: How poor management destroyed a leading voice

This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer...

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Mubarak’s trial slips out of public consciousness

Olfat Mohamed, whose son Islam Abdel Wahab was killed at Sayeda Zeinab Police Station on 28 January 2011, was devastated...

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Amid security failures and prejudice, small sparks can set sectarian violence alight

A group of men gathered Monday in the middle of a street in Khosous, a town in the Delta governorate...

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Update: April 6 protests hit Delta

8:00 pm:  In the Nile Delta, Gharbiya, Beheira and Sharqiya Governorates witnessed several marches Saturday against President Mohamed Morsy and...

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Thursday's papers: Some are luckier than others

Al-Ahram newspaper declares that both Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah and Prime minister Hesham Qandil will remain in office. Both have...

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Analysts argue silencing of free voices detrimental to regime

The regime’s attempts to silence local satirist Bassem Youssef, often described as the Egyptian Jon Stewart, landed President Mohamed Morsy...

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Charges against Abdel Fatah, activists are politically motivated: Lawyers

Opposition activist Alaa Abdel Fatah received notice on Thursday that he would stand trial along with his sister — activist...

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Thursday’s papers: the judiciary and the presidency back in the ring

Thursday’s papers point to a new episode in the long-standing power struggle between the presidency and the judiciary, which had...

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Journalists Syndicate polls reveal anti-Brotherhood bloc, but many challenges lie ahead

  Even though the Muslim Brotherhood did not field any candidates in the Journalists Syndicate elections last week, the results...

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Monday’s papers: Trouble in Moqattam

As clashes that started Saturday between protesters and Muslim Brotherhood supporters in front of the Brotherhood’s main headquarters in Moqattam...

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Update: Brotherhood critics elected to Journalist Syndicate board

Head of the Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies Diaa Rashwan won the seat of the head of the...

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Children of the revolution: Youth wage street battles

As the firing of a tear gas canister signaled the renewal of clashes on Qasr al-Nil Bridge, two 15-year-olds stood...

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Port Said sees relative calm after contentious verdict

A day after an Egyptian court confirmed the death sentences of 21 Port Said civilians found guilty of causing Egypt’s...

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Delayed elections may defuse Egypt's crisis

An administrative court order heralds a new stage in the controversy surrounding the parliamentary elections that were scheduled to take...

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