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Mob rule

By Philip Whitfield I don’t have to be here. Shouldn’t be, according to some who brand the likes of me Peeping Toms. They say we’re voyeurs reporting naughtiness we’re not supposed to see. They’d rather we skulk around Northern Ireland counting the bandaged heads of police and politicians bashed up during their marching season. Egypt’s …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt in another transition, what to expect this time?

Indeed, Egyptian people together with the Egyptian state have proved to be much more interesting than the majority would have thought. What happened in the beginning of July was surprising to so many people around the world and once more, to Egyptians themselves. A week ago we were busy debating terminology and whether what happened …

Ziad A. Akl

The unprofessional coverage of the ‘coup’

A coup d’etat is, according to Oxford English Dictionary, “a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government”. According to western media, this is what happened in Egypt on 3 July. It’s all cut and dry for the all-knowing western media who decided to label what happened a “coup”, not caring for what …

Sara Abou Bakr

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