Amira El-Fekki

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Journalist in DNE’s politics section, focusing on human rights, laws and legislations, press freedom, among other local political issues.

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Op-ed review: Questioning ministries’ decisions, performances

Writers directed much of their critical opinions to the different ministries, especially the new health minister who recently issued a decision imposing the national anthem to be played on a daily basis inside hospitals, along with the doctor’s oath. In the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper, Yasser Abdulaziz compared the decision to a sarcastic Arabic …

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Op-ed review: Economic measures’ impact on citizens revisited five years after 30 June

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reiterated the necessity of undertaking economic reform measures in a public speech commemorating the 30 June uprising, promising prosperous results and job opportunities, and saying that Egypt is on the right track in implementing its programme. Writers continued to evaluate its impact on citizens. In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, Farouk Goweida demanded …

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Op-ed review: Writers stop at team’s incidents in World Cup

Op-ed writers have still not tackled Egypt’s defeat against Russia on Tuesday in the World Cup tournament. However, they stopped at two incidents related to the event, which occurred within the week. In Al-Shorouk, Sameh Fawzy, discussed the implications behind Egyptian Goalkeeper Mohamed Al-Shenawy’s turning down the “Man of the Match” prize, following the football …

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Op-ed review: Al-Sisi’s second term promises need to be implemented through responsible executive, political powers

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi swore the oath of office on Saturday to begin his second presidential term. The president was the subject of several opinion pieces in this weekend’s newspapers, focusing on how to implement his economic and political vision. In state-owned Al-Ahram, Morsi Attallah wrote that it is the responsibility of political and executive …

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Op-ed review: Mohamed Salah…

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was the subject of several op-eds on Wednesday. Describing him as the “happiness maker” in state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, Khaled Ezzedine praised the footballer’s achievements and awards, speaking about Salah’s chances to remove Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from their “throne.” Also in Al-Ahram, Farouk Goweida argued that Salah was the subject …

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Op-ed review: Talk on economy continues, Ramadan media content

As the holy month of Ramadan started last week, annual TV series are often the subject of commentary in the media and discussion on social media. In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, two op-eds tackled the issue. To Adel Sabry, these series shift people’s attention from the purpose of the holy month, which should be focused on …

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Op-ed review: Reflections on economic effects on people

Last week, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held a conference which included sessions to debate current issues on top of which came economic burdens, just a few days after a sudden increase in metro ticket prices that sparked criticism among citizens. Op-eds analysed different aspects of that conference. In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, Makram Mohamed Ahmed supported …

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Op-ed review: Writers support Palestinian people

The editor-in-chief of privately-owned newspaper Al-Shorouk, Emad El-Din Hussein, commented on Arab countries’ stance towards the recent US embassy opening in Jerusalem, saying news outlets reported an “Arab boycott” of the event, as though Arab leaders were initially supposed to attend and making it sound like a victory that they did not. Hussein wrote that …

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Nakba Day and the unquestionable right to return

Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation might go back and forth about their living conditions; they could protest arbitrary measures at times or submit to force in others, they would voice abuses they suffer from or bear the violence, they would go around in discussions on their political leaders and their cause, but one thing …

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Op-ed review: Egypt’s economic reform impacts, political future pressurised

As a number of writers continue to comment on the Iranian-Israeli conflict, many focused on local affairs, especially economic ones, amid the new increase in metro ticket prices. Emad El-Din Hussein, editor-in-chief of the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper, was almost the only writer to pick up the metro tickets issue. He presented both the government’s argument …

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Op-ed review: Middle East, Iranian presence

In state-owned Al-Ahram, Makram Mohamed Ahmed wrote a piece titled “Why did Tehran turn against Al-Abadi?” in which he argued that Iran was trying to mobilise forces in Iraq to face the local popularity of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi ahead of the upcoming elections. According to Ahmed, Iran is backing former prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki …

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Op-ed review: Mohamed Salah, robot Sophia, changing the Quran

Football star Mohamed Salah was the subject of several op-eds on Wednesday. Editor-in-chief of the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper Emad El-Din Hussein criticised the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) which attempted to take advantage of Salah without considering sponsorship rights, in addition to bad management of the crisis when their attempt was officially contested. Hussein argued that …

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Op-ed review: Arab forces should not be implicated in Syria

CEO of state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram Abdel Mohsen Salama warned Arab countries of continuing to give space to foreign interferences, using Syria as an example, and before it, Iraq. Salama argued that the recent US-led strikes on Syria upon unproven claims of use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime is a continuation of similar meddling …

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