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The tarboush, a/k/a the fez of Middle Eastern and Arab lore, was pegged as the root cause of the recent flap between ...
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Egypt may get a freedom of information law, but it comes in the wake of renewed harassment of the media and revival of the infamous Information Ministry that was eliminated following the January 25 revolution.
The ax is falling and heads are rolling in Egyptian media to rid once stodgy state-run organizations of deadwood noted for hampering professional and balanced news reporting.
Democracy Now! interviewed journalist and editor Ahmad Shokr of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, who called in from a landline in a Cairo hotel room Friday morning.
The government may have shut down religious channels, limited live political broadcasts and used licensing requirements to silence texting services, but this hasn't halted the political discourse.
Egypt and Sudan almost came to blows 17 years ago over the Halayeb region, said to be rich in manganese. Since then, the Sudanese government has called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute.
Print media in the west may be struggling for survival but newspapers in the Arab world, which took a few hits, are nonetheless thriving and expected ...
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