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September 17, 2011

Time for a new look around...
Falling back into old routines, but with a difference: there's been a revolution after all...

 

 

Politics, hot as ever...

Presidential hopefuls want early poll date...

 

Why is the trial not being televised? Is the prosecution weak?

 

Wael Ghoneim's letter to Tantawi gets foreign press play...

 

Bilal Fadl's powerful letter to the head of SCAF translated...

 

A check list of what the SCAF has and has not accomplished...

 

Interesting and astute analysis of the military's mindset...

 

Interesting perspective on the military's views of civil society and foreign funding...

 

Interesting take on Mubarak the father figure... An alternate view from VOA...

 

Great short article about a meaningful reconciliation....

 

Azhar's constitutional suggestions welcomed...

 

Interesting tidbits on the revolution and its future...

 

More critical insights...

 

 

Media, a mixed bag...

An analysis of the state of the media today...

 

Jazeera to sue over station raid...

 

Getting dangerous for journalists...

 

Monitoring how the media has covered SCAF...

 

Why have all these new TV stations suddenly sprung up...

 

Comprehensive analysis of the woes of the state-owned press... Another depressing look at state media...

 

Original new cooking show generates good press for channel 25...

 

Social media activists raise big money for slum dwellers...

 

 

Economy, attempting to cope...

Trying to raise 15.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($2.6 billion) over the next week at auctions of government debt...

 

Egyptian firm amongst most environmentally aware...

 

 

Foreign policy, changing all the time...

Suggestions for a new type of US-Israeli-Egyptian relationship...

 

Egypt rallies support for Palestinians at U.N...

 

 

Everything else, still interesting...

Busboys and Poets event in Cairo...

 

New national team coach...

 

Successful Sufi musical festival..

 

Dangers of amateur henna tattoos

 

AUC feels protest pressure...

 

News on Egypt’s Paralympians

 

Was he really Cairo's most notorious criminal?

 

Art flourishing on the streets...

 

Global Post offers an original report on why one potential minister wasn't chosen..

 

In search of a 'national project'

 

Strong argument against moving the Egyptian museum away from Tahrir -- with highly relevant thoughts regarding national history...

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

August 8, 2011

Been a long time...

Nearly seven months since the revolution began: a historic trial, and lots of tribulations...

 

 

This is really what it should be all about...
Columnist asks the right questions about Mubarak's trial...

 

Meanwhile: Upset about the cage... Bloomberg summarizes the lead-up to the Mubarak trial. The former president's lawyer wants Tantawi to take the stand...

Tantawi to testify? Old era over?

 

Earlier: Mubarak's trial -- is it actually going to happen? AP has all the details, and a lot of photos.. Reuters says trial may scare other Arab leaders...

 

 

In-depth and optimistic...

What have workers gained from Egypt’s revolution?

 

 

Analysis overload...
"If the military council fails to find a way forward with the democratic reformers, he will weaken both groups, and lead the country toward chaos."

 

Reuters goes anecdotal...

 

A pessimistic analysis of the current situation from Brookings...

 

 

Politics unusual...

Brotherhood holds public elections for senior posts... Meanwhile, CNN looks at the Muslim sisterhood...

 

A look at the new governors...

 

Old school trade union federation dissolved...

 

No international observers for elections...

 

No more gathering in Tahrir... not even for iftar...

 

Earlier: Salafis and other hardliners flood Tahrir.. A first hand account... Look at it from the Salafi point of view... Broken agreements...

 

What the prosecutor general should do...

 

Polls show Muslim brotherhood is not that popular... Liberals versus brothers: compare the crowds...

 

 

Not happy about...

Gazans still not satisfied with Egypt's Rafah policies...

 

Generals, protesters moving to open clash...

Military stokes xenophobia...

 

Interesting perspective on the army's paternalism...

 

Suggestions on getting the military interested in democracy...

 

Who's driving a wedge -- violent Abbasiya protests complicate, clarify at the same time... First hand account of Abbasia clashes...

 

Army draws fire over military trials

 

More Vodafone revolutionary backlash...

 

 

On a lot of other fronts...

Tweeting for a good cause...

 

An interesting community effort in Zamalek...

 

Cairo ranked highest in list of cities that never sleep...

 

Ipad revolution game...

 

A look at the summer movie season...

 

Ups and downs for the media...

 

 

Making history...

Catharsis for victims' families...

 

Interesting multimedia feature on some of the people who made the revolution happen...

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

July 20, 2011

Rough road,
raw insight...

Challenges and conclusions, and a lot of clarity emerging in Egypt's revolution...

 

 

The summary...

Two articles convey the reality of the current situation:

 

A great analysis of Tahrir in the National -- describes it as an "experiment in communal protest politics..." that is re-charging people power, and keeping the military council on its toes...

 

Meanwhile, FP suggests a way for the revolution to move forward: "The only way... is progress on a new social contract that makes credible commitments to improving, in the short term, the living conditions of the mass of the Egyptian people, and in the long term, their productive capacity."

 

 

A look at the latest politics...

AP reports on the new cabinet... More from Reuters... A few more interesting tidbits about why it happened... Stock market reacts positively...

 

End of an era for Zahi Hawass... Who will follow?

 

 

At the heart of the Revolution

The similarities between Tahrir and Egypt...

 

Tahrir, part 2...

 

The revolution is in a rut... but far from over...

 

Military council member visits Tahrir, does not succeed...

 

Deep analysis of what's going on in the square: "All parties are well advised to avoid another confrontation, since it is to the benefit of everybody to engage democratically in the battle over the minds and hearts of the silent majority."

 

Summary of concessions and demands...

 

 

Important econ indicators...

Fighting for a $50-a-Month Factory Job

 

Future might not hold too much privatization... Growth might not be as big as expected...

 

Brotherhood's economic strategy outlined by Bloomberg...

 

More Marks and Spencer's on the way...

 

Financial support from the Gulf inspires fear...

 

 

Cementing a role?

Astute analysis of the relationships between the military, the Islamists and the revolutionaries going backwards and forwards -- from Atlantic -- with suggestions and conclusions to take serious note of...

 

Military trying to guarantee its role via the constitution... On a path resembling Turkey...

 

Trading places: interesting BBC comparison with 1952 with a reversal of sorts between the brotherhood, the liberals and the Wafd...

 

 

On other fronts...

Internal chaos at the interior ministry... Over 600 high ranking officers fired... BBC says 700...

 

Documenting the revolution...

 

Why the revolution was a "foreseeable" surprise...

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

July 12, 2011

Rewind to
fast-forward...

Re-igniting the revolutionary spark, Egypt realizes it must go back in order to move ahead...

 

 

Taking over again...

Back in Tahrir Square to salvage the revolution... Back to the streets...

 

Must read -- AP tells the tale of how post revolutionary activists were improving a neighborhood before they were stopped by officials from the former regime...

 

First timeline-- Egypt's PM Essam Sharaf races against time as protests escalate...

 

Why it's hard to neutralize the interior ministry... Some investigation of police abuse begin here and here...

 

Why so late? Charges against former regime officials right before the Friday protest...

 

Astute analysis of what's going on right now...

 

 

True monetary signs...

Inflation eases slightly...

 

Stocks dip...

 

Bloomberg tackles banks and debt management...

 

 

A side of politics...

Is Abul-Futuh a wolf in sheep's clothing?

 

Suleiman not thinking of entering presidential race...

 

Newsweek picks Moussa as the presidential frontrunner...

 

Suing the army...

 

Meet the new US ambassador... More...

 

FP suggests foreign policy changes are not that significant...

 

 

Media and more...

Private media enjoys new freedoms...

 

Not many happy about new info minister...

 

Pop culture and the revolution -- graffiti artists versus corporate marketing...

 

Drop in AUC's international students...

 

Special Olympians perform well...

 

Will the Central Park obelisk stay in NY?

 

Debating wikileaks' claim to have started the revolution...

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

July 3, 2011

Turning points...

The revolution in Egypt continues to witness critical developments. Which way will it all go in the end?

 

Back to square one?

The latest clashes in Tahrir -- Attempts to understand what really happened from Ahram, NY Times, FP...   Photos...

 

Fears of a lost revolution...

 

Another delay in Khaled Said justice case...

 

 

Political maneuvers...

Anti-Sawiris campaign because of veiled Mickey Mouse...

 

Military committed to September elections...

 

Local councils will be dissolved...

 

Limited contact with Islamists for the US... Brotherhood says it's ready to talk... Meanwhile, the group is undergoing a generational rift...

 

 

All about equality...

Good ideas on how to improve the economy...

 

Must read -- LA Times profiles a day laborer -- some things are better, some things are not...

 

Analysis: "There is total class warfare going on in Egypt right now that I don't even think [the liberal movements] can see..."


Interesting discussion of why Egypt might have rejected the IMF/World Bank loans...

 

Gap store to open soon...

 

Internet shutdown 'will never happen again,' says IT chief

 

Budding entrepreneurs get boost from US...

 

 

Much ado about media...

CNN says state TV has not changed much...

 

 

A whole lot of other...

Now Europe  E. Coli Probe Looks at Egyptian Seeds... Egypt denies...

 

Calls to wean Egypt from U.S. dependence

 

LA Times tries to penetrate the hidden world of military trials... Military admits to virginity tests...

 

CNN meets the revolutionary soccer ultras: How football fans toppled Mubarak...

 

Post revolutionary chaos scares the elderly...

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

June 26, 2011

All or nothing...

Pressure to keep the Egyptian revolution going can be seen all over this round-up of all the latest stories from the global media...

 

 

Where are we headed?

Heading for Pakistan or Turkey? Excellent analysis by the Economist...

 

Much more than elections...

 

Massive rally on July 8 to "save the revolution"? More...

 

Has the revolution ground to a halt?

 

The poor and the revolution...

 

 

Money matters...

Not applying for a big IMF loan...

 

Why what happens in the slums is important...

 

Big US business leaders in town...

 

The woes of workers coming back from Libya...

 

Famous author encourages Brits to visit Egypt...

 

 

Politics as unusual...

Amr Moussa's balancing act...

 

Time thinks brotherhood are best prepared... NY Times tries to analyze the brotherhood's internal splits... Brotherhood members not allowed to join other parties...

 

Why wont they let Yehia El-Gamal resign?

 

Baradie tops army's presidential facebook poll...

 

Now the hard part -- party politics in the villages...

 

Blog slams liberals for not trying hard enough...

 

 

More information...

A media explosion... Media is still state-controlled...

 

Why Egypt needs public access to information... In the works?

 

More journalists summoned for questioning...

 

 

Science and arts...

Zewail discusses his new Science City in CS Monitor... LA Times interview...

 

Another solar boat to be restored... Photos...

 

 

Crime and punishment...

Who will help all the injured protestors?

 

Hussein Salem arrested in Spain...

 

The weird Israeli spy case...

 

After years of Mubarak's health being a taboo topic, now his lawyer is saying the former president has cancer...

 

 

Here and there...

Problems with sewage-fed agriculture...

 

Obama meets Khaled Said's sister...

 

Harassment of women continues...

 

Controversial choice for foreign minister...

 

Will Zawahiri try to focus Al Qaeda's efforts on Egypt?

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

June 16, 2011

Party politics
& much more...

Revolutionary Egypt seems to be maturing rapidly. Check out the following roundup of the latest stories in the international media...

 

 

Thirteen versus three?

Brotherhood and Wafd unite... Coalition of 13... 3 new parties emerge...

 

 

Meanwhile, three views...
A pessimistic outlook... A more optimistic look... Something in between...

 

 

Finally...

End of curfew...

 

Imagine if "all Egypt’s better-off citizens embarked on a project to change their country through the simple act of getting to know it better."

 

 

Business basics...

Central Bank keeps rates unchanged...

 

A look at the changing labor union scene...

 

Walking a fine real estate line...

 

Debt Buoyed by Obama Guarantee for $1 Billion Eurobonds

 

Mall builder still confident about expansion plans...

 

 

Changing scenes...

BBC looks at graffiti...

 

Interesting observations on the future of tourism...

 

Bloomberg looks at the power of the press...

 

 

Complicated questions...

Why the constitution should come first..

 

Why Sufis are worried...

 

Military told human rights advocates Monday that at least 7,000 civilians have been sentenced to prison terms by military courts since Hosni Mubarak was ousted

 

 

Arts and history...
Black lists affect pop stars who supported Mubarak...

 

Hawass cleared of corruption charges...

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

June 6, 2011

Getting interesting...

Careful observations make sense of the endless stream of revolutionary events in Egypt. The latest collection is below...

 

 

A look at public opinion...
Latest poll results reveal interesting views... More interpretations...

 

Insightful piece on PR gaps between the revolutionaries and society....

 

Time tries to analyze other gaps...

 

 

Still angry...

Some activists not interested in talking... Protest outside...

 

Testimony from an arrested protestor...

 

Still tense -- protests over alleged police brutality in downtown Cairo...

 

A year after Khaled Said...

 

 

Economic shifts...

Interesting Bloomberg story on businessmen and politics...

 

3 billion in IMF loans... Is it enough?

 

Against the capital gains tax...

 

 

Stories from here and there...

NY Times in-depth human interest story....

 

Newsweek worried about the future...

 

 

Party politics...

Muslim Brotherhood party and movement analyzed...

 

Televised presidential debate...

 

 

New developments...

End of curfew soon...

 

Youssef Boutros Ghali gets 30 years...

 

2 convicted of attacking Coptic sit-in...

 

Private security for historic mosques...

 

Revolution may save Neolithic treasure...

 

Interesting and unexpected: How China is threatening the Nile...

 

Almost out of the Nation's Cup... Shehata gone...

 

New blood in the art world...

 

Vodafone revolution?

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

May 31, 2011

Fast forward...
Nearly five months into the Egyptian revolution: a roundup that rapidly puts you in the know...

 

 

First, the news...

Why the protests have started again... More from AP... May 27th was not just in Cairo... Where it came from... Alternate opinion: "Will they squash it with a clench of their fists or will they allow it to fly?"

 

Washington Post not optimistic after a visit to the countryside...

 

 

Parliamentary panic...

Why the parliamentary elections will be very different from the referendum...

 

Friedman: "But I only hope that Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton understand that right now — right this second — Egypt needs something more from Washington than money: quiet, behind-the-scenes engagement with Egypt’s ruling generals over how to complete the transition to democracy here."

 

An interesting female presidential candidate...

 

 

It's all about the economy...

Big talks with the IMF...

 

Anxiety over the economy...  "Bad, but we've seen worse"

 

5.5 % growth?

 

Official take on planned minimum wage...

 

 

In court...

Beware of revenge... Debate over Mubarak... His attorney talks...

 

$90 million fines for shutting down the internet...

 

Third ex-minister convicted...

 

Investigating an alleged police abuse case...

 

Military questions activist, tries to dialogue with more youth... Lots of support... Much more...

 

Someone admits to virginity tests... Reactions...

 

 

Looking East...

Opening up Rafah... Tunnel trade still booms...

 

 

Trouble abroad...

Egyptian immigrant to US killed in robbery...

 

Meanwhile, visiting businessman charged with sexual harassment...

 

 

Some good news...

Money from tobacco tax may boost health budget...

 

 

The mysteries never stop...

Pyramids found by infra-red satellite images... Hawass is not happy...

 

More mysteries at the pyramids...

 

 

Fun times...

Skiing on the way...

 

Big game with South Africa...

 

Kids take part in the revolution...

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2011

Still searching for a path...
Rising tensions, economic concerns, and plenty of different views. Take a tour of today's Egypt in the eyes of the world's media...

 

 

Pure politics...
Major Washington Post package reveals a new tone... Rare army interview... Tough talk from the new foreign minister... and from the brotherhood... and Amr Moussa's take...

 

Walking out of the national dialogue talks..

 

Baradei and Moussa speak to CNN...

 

Baradei is worried...

 

Moussa wants to delay parliamentary elections...

 

The Atlantic tries to figure out the brotherhood...

 

 

 

Seeking justice...

Mubarak on trial soon?

 

VOA asks how much justice is enough?

 

Coptic sit in ends...

 

Latest on police brutality trials...

 

 

 

Rising tensions...

Second revolution?

 

Second round of rage protests coming up...

 

Tension with the military...

 

Fareed Zakaria CNN GPS full episode from Cairo assessing the revolution...

 

Guardian full coverage -- 100 days later...

 

Labor activist says revolution is just beginning...

 

 

 

Economic concerns...

$4 billion Saudi aid...

 

Details on US aid...

 

Dubai, Egypt bourses plan dual listing...

 

Very pessimistic economic prognosis...

 

Sobering budget deficit predictions...

 

Bloomberg takes a look at the future of real estate... Much more...

 

 

 

Tourism and antiquities...

Tourism industry wants Mubarak out of Sharm...

 

Guardian calls Zahi Hawass revolution's great survivor...

 

New Tut related tombs opened to tourists...

 

 

 

Differing views....

Realistic but optimistic personal account in the Guardian...


New channel: "25TV's programming is not always polished, but it is honest and uncensored..."

 

Four young people speak to the Guardian about 100 days after the revolution...

 

Caravan not happy about new City Stars signs...

 

Full results of the recent Pew survey on the population's various views...

 

Good analysis: "the enforced silence of repression gives way to the cacophony of diversity..."

 

The unique role of AUC...

 

Another big award for Wael Ghonim...

 

 

 

Diplomatic moves...

New Arab League head...

 

New US ambassador...

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2011

Where are
we now?

Contrasting opinions, tons of news, ups and downs, analysis: it's all here...

 

 

Other views...

Contrasting progress on democracy in Tunisia and Egypt...

 

Liberals worry about loss of clout as Muslim Brotherhood rises...

 

Look to Indonesia says a Guardian writer...

 

Should Mubarak hang?

 

Why the Gulf Arab rulers may not want Mubarak tried...

 

NY Times tries to interpret the police problem...

 

Post revolutionary formula for success...

 

 

The news...

Thousands in Tahrir for national unity...

 

Protests head for Israeli embassy...

 

Suzanne Mubarak to jail...

 

Popular delegation visits Ethiopia...

 

Controversial coroner is canned...

 

Biggest post-revolt meeting of political forces aimed at "protecting the revolution"...

 

Salafists pray for bin Laden... "small number of attendees reflected how little support Islamist militants enjoy among Egyptians..."

 

What happened on Labor Day?

 

 

Imbaba...

Imababa three times more crowded than Manhattan, says NY Times...

 

Relations between Muslims and Christians degenerated to a new low...

 

No longer enough to voice "shock and bewilderment following each successive attack..."

 

Lifting restrictions on building churches...

 

Sectarian tension getting worse... 190 arrested after church burning...

 

 

Economic issues...

Requesting $10 billion in IMF help...

 

Stepping up wheat production...

 

Reuters looks at long term investor optimism...

 

Tough talk about the economy...

 

Food prices too high...

 

Court has annulled a 2006 deal to sell Egypt's historic Omar Effendi department store chain to a Saudi investor...

 

More debt relief from the US...

 

Tour operators looking to resume tours

 

Dangerous drop in foreign reserves...

 

 

Cultural moves...

Cairo Film Festival to be cancelled this year...

 

Controversy at Cannes...

 

Big plans for museums...

 

Still asking Germany for Nefertiti back...

 

 

King-making...
The man who made the revolution possible...

 

Wael Ghonim signs book deal...

 

Baradie fetes Wael Ghonim in Time...

 

Revolutionaries in NYC...

 

 

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

 

 

 

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