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: Egypt’s political opposition, women’s rights and David Kirkpatrick

On political opposition in Egypt, two contradicting views were portrayed in Sunday’s op-eds. Over the weekend, several government critics were arrested including former ambassador Maasoum Marzouk who announced an initiative calling for a public referendum on the regime’s stay in power. The first op-ed in the state-owned media Al-Ahram by Morsi Atallah and political currents …

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Op-ed review: Presidential term extension, St. Macarius murder case

In the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper on Sunday, Makram Mohamed Ahmed opinionated that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s term should be extended to six years instead of four in order for him to be able to complete the economic reform programme, but he also said that power should not exceed two presidential terms. Meanwhile, the murder case …

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Op-ed review: Reviewing political issues, relations with US

Writers in Sunday papers picked several political issues related to freedoms and democracy to comment on. In state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, two journalists directed their attention towards Egypt-US relations. First, Morsi Atallah criticised some congressmen who he said rely on information from untrusted sources giving a critical image of Egyptian affairs and human rights, which in …

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Op-ed review: Nasser, perceptions of 1952 revolution

Egypt commemorated on Monday the 66th anniversary of the 23 July 1952 revolution during which the Free Egyptian Officers removed King Farouk from power. In this week celebrating the occasion, writers reflected on the significance of that historical phase. In state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, Farouk Goweida discussed the image of the revolution’s leader, Gamal Abdul Nasser, …

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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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