Egypt

Twitter, Facebook and censorship in Egypt
Twitter, Facebook and censorship in Egypt

Viral videos reinvigorated resistance in Egypt. Still, social media platforms help to stymie criticism. How Twitter and Facebook cosy up to the Sisi regime and facilitate its latest crackdown.

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An analysis of Egypt’s war on ISIS in the Sinai

While being defeated in Iraq and Syria, the so-called Islamic State still fights on in other regions. In the Sinai they appear to hold their ground – despite a brutal crackdown by the country's military.

Egyptian labourers in Libya
Egyptian labourers in Libya

Egyptian laborers have been facing kidnapping and murder just to be able to make a living in Libya. While some Egyptians decided to stay, others have returned to Egypt. And some have even returned home only to go back to Libya again.

Interview about cinema in Egypt
Interview about cinema in Egypt

Egyptian director Youssef Chahine challenged the status quo and shattered taboos. Today, filmmakers Marianne Khoury and Alia Ayman experience censorship on many different levels. But nevertheless, their vision of cinema is finding its own voice.

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Remembering 1979 in Egypt

Camp David rewarded Egypt's army for peace but also paved the way for the repressive surveillance state. When the revolution hit the streets in 2011, it dawned on our author how pivotal 1979 proved to be in that context.

Interview with Elyakim Rubinstein on the Camp David Accords
Interview with Elyakim Rubinstein on the Camp David Accords

In 1978, Eljakim Rubinstein was a member of the Israeli delegation at Camp David when Sadat and Begin made peace. 40 years later, the former diplomat is still impressed by the willingness to compromise – and the last-minute efforts to save the deal.

Bedan el-Sisi is played on every street-corner of Cairo
Subtle Freedoms in Egypt

A children’s game named after the president’s testicles is the latest outlet for popular dissent in Egypt.

Tahrir Square in Cairo. Since 2013, Egypt has experienced extremist attacks in its major cities and on the Sinai Peninsula, most recently the 24 November mosque attack that killed more than 300 worshippers.
Civil War Libya and its Spillover to Egypt

Egyptian terror groups are plotting attacks from Libya, while arms smuggling across the border provides weapons to insurgents across the county. Cracking down will be difficult for Egypt’s president.