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Anything
but easy...

Everywhere you look, the news reveals a nation deeply engaged in post-revolutionary action and thoughts...

 

Politics...

Roundup of political parties...

 

Brotherhood steps up...

 

Wael Ghonim Leaving Google to Launch Tech NGO...

 

Telegraph says Mubarak was arrested because he broke a secret deal...

 

Mubarak's name to be removed from all public buildings...

 

Mubarak metro station will be renamed "Martyrs" station...

 

Mubarak could face death penalty... Suffering from depression...

 

Getting serious about sectarianism...

 

Blogger wants better military council PR...

 

Counterrevolutionary efforts still going...

 

 

Economy...

Needed: tourists and investors...

 

A little bit of hope for hotels... Big Washington Post story promotes travel to Egypt...

 

Labor day protests... Revolution moving into the factories...

 

AP tries to tackle the housing challenge...

 

HSBC under fire over leading role in land deals for Mubarak regime

 

 

Foreign...

Stepping up on the Palestinian track... More...

 

Trying to step up relations with Iran...

 

 

Culture...

Special place for Egyptian cinema at Cannes...

 

Youtube phenomenon Youssef continues to get international press play...

 

 

Analysis...

Nawal Saadawi sees the same old writing on the wall...

 

Three cheers for Egypt's revolutionaries...

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

 

 

Big leaps...
Historic events continue to dominate the revolutionary news landscape... Here's a summary of the key stories...

 

Mubarak and the NDP...

US watching Mubarak investigation closely...

 

NDP dissolved... Dissolving NDP 'icing on the cake' of revolt...

 

High profile prisoners at Tora Farm: ''They do everything they are asked. They don't raise their voices.''

 

 

Economic ups and downs...

Adjustment in gas prices likely... Revision off all contracts to supply gas abroad, including to Israel...

 

Market jitters as corruption probe widens... Citadel Capital boss in banned from travel...

 

Extra 10 billion Egyptian pounds over the next three months to help slow rising food prices...

 

Ghonim worried about economy... Wael Ghonim versus the IMF...

 

Inflation hits 11.5% in March...

 

 

Monitoring the media...

Another story on how the media has changed...

 

Outlook on the media... More...

 

 

Revisiting the revolution...

Economist provides a concise analysis of where the revolution is now...

 

Why nobody noticed what Egypt’s opposition has won...

 

Revolutionary feminists...

 

Official death toll in Egypt uprising doubles to over 800...

 

Insightful: 7 Popular Myths about the Revolution...

 

Perseverance is the key...

 

Where are all the revolutionary ideas?

 

 

Army questions...
Jailed protesters find
hope in call for retrials...

 

Heated meetings over military trials...

 

Earlier: Army in a very tough spot... More... AP's take...

 

 

Interesting politics...

A Historical Moment: Egyptian peasant woman at the cabinet...

 

Behind the scenes of Egypt's nomination to head the Arab League...

 

Time surveys nascent politicians...

 

Reassessing the relationship with the US...

 

 

Beyond categories...

Another story on Egypt's John Stewart...

 

Washington Post profiles a fallen steel magnate...

 

Vanity Fair slideshow of revolutionary heroes...

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

 

 

Up and down...

How people feel about the revolution depends on the news they're seeing. This round up covers all the bases...

 

Politics...

26 questions Egyptians are asking...

 

Democracy is messy...

 

Sawiris starts a party...

 

FP provides the junta with some good advice...

 

What happens in Tahrir Square stays in Tahrir Square?

 

3 top Mubarak cronies banned from leaving Egypt...

 

One of the strings of the convoluted Mubarak fortune...

 

Gamal to be investigated...

 

Back to Tahrir...

 

Is Egypt too big to fail?

 

 

Religion...

A look at the new arena of religious politics...

 

Ali Gomaa in NY Times on role of religion in democracy...

 

Worried about Salafists...

 

No Khomeini...

 

 

Economy...

Tourism official says don't slash hotel prices...

 

Growth set at 2.5 per cent...

 

 

Foreign...

Ready to re-establish diplomatic ties with Iran...

 

Nile river row becoming more serious...

 

 

Culture...

Art and #Jan25 revolution...

 

Art and life in the new Egypt...

 

 

Media...

New editors for state press...

 

 

Sports...

Game fiasco... League back on track...

 

 

Everything else...

AP reports on a crime wave...

 

Vanity Fair slideshow of revolutionary injured...

 

Very in depth analysis of why the revolution took place...

 

Portrait of a veteran revolutionary...

 

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

 

 

Worth the wait...

Egyptian revolutionary debates continue, with accusations and advice from all sides, all at once...

 

Following the news...

Emergency laws will be lifted before parliamentary elections set for September...

 

Penalizing some cases of protest and strikes...

 

Mubarak banned from leaving the country...

Guardian admits Mubarak fortune story was a bit misleading...

 

The revolution moves to college campuses...

 

Rights group alleges military mistreatment of protesters... NY Times pursues... More...

 

Former interior minister and four aides to court on charges of ordering the shooting of anti-regime protesters...

 

German advice on dealing with state security...

 

 

Economic forecasts...

Good news for the bourse... More...

 

Tourism still struggling... Wanting to welcome tourists back...

 

 

Post referendum analysis...

How religion played a part in the referendum... Arabist's red vs. blue map showing the trends across Egypt's 29 governorates...

 

Good post referendum advice from blogger Sandmonkey... Blogger Shanfaraa also suggests a very practical way forward...

 

 

Where are we headed?
Interesting NY Times debate: Will Egypt's Youth Movement Be Pushed Aside?

 

A pessimistic view with a hint of hope...

 

Washington Post tries to understand the Salafists...

 

NY Times chronicles the brotherhood's post Revolution rise...

 

Sober reading of the future of the revolution...

 

Is it better to focus efforts on protests or politics?

 

 

Affecting more than politics...

National team may not qualify for the African Cup of Nations...

 

Some artifacts found...

 

The man they're calling Egypt's John Stewart...

 

Ghonim to receive JFK Courage Award...

 

Signs people are sticking on cars: "Shame on you. Egypt is changing & you're double parked" ...

 

Trying to turn Trafalgar into Tahrir...

 

Egyptian cobra wreaks havoc in the Bronx...

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

 

 

People
have spoken...

Landmark referendum takes the revolution to a whole new level. And much much more...

 

Constitutional amendments approved... Interesting analysis... AFP interprets: "Egyptians say 'yes' to military's post-Mubarak plans"

 

Reuters: "The thugs stayed home, the judges resumed their seats with confidence and the police officers waved observers through into the polling stations with a smile and a polite "Welcome"..."

 

Historic day -- no turning back...

 

New Yorker on referendum day...

 

Baradei attacked...

 

A blogger suggests that data from referendum will draw a new map of Egypt...

 

Photos from the referendum...

 

 

 

Money matters...

Targeting businessmen... Offering to pay back money...

 

Bourse to finally re-open...

 

Trying to change the terms of the gas deal with Israel...

 

Pound might reach 6.30 to the dollar...

 

 

 

Media and more...

Is this the end of the "Establishment Media"?

 

Dalai Lama does not want to be like Mubarak...

 

Atlantic -- deeply divided mess...

 

Washington Post critical of military... Relationship getting complicated... CNN's take...

 

Rolling Stone -- a hipster's sum-up of the revolution...

 

Big game against South Africa...

 

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

 

 

Problems, solutions, questions...

More than a month later, the complexities of post-Revolution reality are hitting all at once... The roundup below helps chart a course...

 

 

The referendum...

Referendum confusion... NY Times summarizes... What happens if it's no...

 

 

State security...

No more state security... While dismantling state security, Egypt should look to other countries' examples, says BBC...

 

 

Economy...

Investors optimistic...

 

Bourse to re-open soon? Will it be back by the 28th?

 

 

Politics...

Fewer restrictions on starting a political party...

 

A democracy academy?

 

 

The world watches...

Gas back to Israel...

 

Clinton in Cairo... Youth groups refuse to meet... Lots of praise and $90 million... More... "Egypt, the mother of the world, is now giving birth to democracy," she says...

 

 

The presidency...

Washington Post wonders if Baradei would make a good president... Baradei says he will run...

 

 

The church...

Army begins re-building burned church... Village tries to come to terms...

 

 

The media...

Ahram on the wrong side of history...

Newsweek tries to interpret the new Ahram...

 

Aswany defends his interview with Shafik...

 

Muslim Brotherhood to launch TV channel...

 

 

Antiquities and tourism...

Museum issues list of looted items... Zahi Hawass speaks up...

 

Tourists in Egypt treated like rock stars...

 

 

More...

Al Zomor cousins out of jail...

 

Crime soars...

 

The best thing about the revolution is the freedom of conversations after it...

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

 

Getting complicated...
The ramifications of the revolution seem to be moving in all directions, all at once. Here's a roundup of the latest news and analysis...

 

 

General analysis...

Military minds and that crucial extra mile...

 

Profiles of some of the military in charge...

 

Stratfor provides a different outlook on what the revolution was actually about...

 

Why the revolution is not just for "youth"...

 

Cabinets, new and old...
The new cabinet...

More on the cabinet and arrests...

 

The show that brought Shafik down.... More...

 

Amr Moussa begins campaigning...

 

 

State security...
Possible nuances related to the State Security documents... BBC's take...

AP iconic storming of State Security pic... More from Reuters...

 

A policeman's dilemma...

 

Trying to cool sectarian fires...

 

Back to thugs?

 

Hawass gives up on protecting antiquities...

 

 

Relations with the US...
Why Egypt has to be the U.S. priority in the Middle East...

The complexity of USAID to the military...

 

US Senators sound off...

 

 

Economy-related matters...

Mubarak funds to be seized...

 

Nile cruises slowly start up again...

 

An important economic prognosis: More taxes and less subsidies for the rich. FP reports that, "Establishment of a social democracy in Egypt, however, will require the upper and professional classes to make economic sacrifices on a scale that they perhaps did not contemplate when they embarked on this revolution, demanding only greater democratic freedoms."  

 

Related miscellaneous...
Zimbabweans in trouble for
Watching Egypt Coverage

 

New book -- Tweets from Tahrir...

 

Revolution affects volleyball...

 

Educational Initiatives Based on Egyptian Revolution Introduced

 

 

Back to Tahrir...

Will Oprah Winfrey come to Tahrir?

 

Tahrir an an ongoing experiment in debating public space...

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

Hope and fear...

There is optimism and pessimism in the following roundup of the most recent revolution related stories in the local and global media...

 

 

Forecasts for the future...

 

Insightful analysis by ICG...

 

Hamzawy argues that in the transitional stage, mechanisms and measures should come before personalities...

 

The cabinet as it looks now...

 

What is the counter-revolution all about?

 

Some wishing the revolution never happened...

 

Advice for democracy promoters...

 

 

Worried about the economy...

 

RT report suggests next revolution will be of the hungry if democracy is not forthcoming...

 

A long, in depth analysis of whether economic neoliberalism caused the revolution, and whether it will be its savior as well...

 

Atlantic is optimistic about the economic potential...

 

Other economic recipes...

 

Stimulus package and debt restructuring...

 

The woes of tourism...

 

 

Still talking Tahrir...

 

Army apologizes for clashes with protestors..

 

More impressions from the square...

 

This is interesting -- wanting to turn Hyde Park into Tahrir...

 

Facebook's bigger behind the scene role emerges...

 

Details of the field hospital's important role...

 

 

And more...

 

Naming a daughter Facebook...

 

New Yorker magazine cover imagines an Egyptian Oscar...

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

The next stage...

Looking forward while looking back, the media tries to interpret various aspects of the revolution & its ramifications

 

POLITICS...

Carnegie provides a quick prognosis of the nuts and bolts of what's needed...

 

Moussa not necessarily the right choice...

 

Wasat party gets long-awaited approval... More...

 

Egypt's pursuit of the corrupt: Justice or a Witch Hunt? Plus: Former big wigs arrested...

 

 

ECONOMY...

$150 million in transition assistance from the US

 

How much of the economy does the military control...

 

An interesting theory on the dynamics of an economic revolution...

 

 

TOURISM...

The charms of an empty Sharm... Having the whole country to yourself...

 

Saudis going to Malaysia instead of Egypt?

 

Political cruise...

 

 

MEDIA...

Inside story of one the mini revolutions at Ahram...

 

 

FLASHBACKS...

The "Ghonim moment" seemed a decisive turning point...

 

Army's role in ousting Mubarak is still being clarified...

 

The tragedy of the Mubaraks...

 

Young activist is profiled as veteran....

 

How they shut down the internet...

 

 

REGIONAL...

Iran asks permission for warships to use Suez Canal...

 

FP argues that Israel is confused...

 

 

OTHER...

Revolutionary virus reaches Wisconson...

 

Renegade boxer thinking of coming back...

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 


Talk of the town

The Egyptian revolution is in full swing... Here is a look at some of the most important developments in the post Mubarak era...

 

Revolution to-do-list...

 

Last protestors leave... Next steps...

Protestors to be back every Friday...

 

Lightning-fast development of long-suppressed political parties?

 

"Unless that youthful force for change is directed toward improving schools and neighborhoods, creating jobs through entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, democracy in Egypt is imperiled..."

 

...

 

Mubarak might be very sick...

 

Family infighting...

 

How hard will it be to find out how much Mubarak is worth...

 

"But if the first 29 years of the Mubarak era helped kill Egyptian self-confidence and sense of their own political empowerment, his final 18 days in power witnessed a dramatic resurgence of both. When the protesters took control of Tahrir Square, something was unleashed. Reservoirs of confidence, creativity and empowerment emerged which some feared had been lost forever."

 

...

 

Amazing BBC interactive infographic on the square... Interesting NY Times map of the protests... And another...

 

...

 

NY Times: how the protests expanded...

Different kinds of protest emerge...

 

Wael Ghonim's story in Newsweek...

 

Very insightful Le Monde Diplomatique article about where things might be heading -- Revolution 2.0, phase 2...

 

...

 

Some Tut treasures missing...

 

Internet refund...

 

...

 

Amr Moussa to run for prez...

 

 

Scenes from

a successful revolution...

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 



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