Monthly Archives: April 2016

Podcasts: the U.S. election and beyond

I am delighted to join Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz of Boston College in producing a series of podcasts discussing various media issues. Here is our first one on the U.S. election. Enjoy…..  

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Egypt and the land

  “Awad sold his land” is a slogan that surfaced in Egypt following president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s agreement with Saudi Arabia to transfer two Red Sea islands (Tiran and Sanafir) to Saudi sovereignty. Egypt has been controlling those strategically placed … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 16: April 18 – 24

Top Headlines An Egyptian judge renews detention of 25 protesters against the Red Sea islands deal An Egyptian policeman shot and killed a vendor. Tuesday Egypt arrests dozens ahead of protests against the president. Friday Egypt’s military deploys forces nationwide … Continue reading

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Egypt: A coup against the coup?

Gamal El-Gaml wrote an interesting article in Egypt’s Al-Masry Al-Youm.  He claimed that weeks ago he received detailed information on what he described as arrangements for a “manufactured popular revolt” against the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. He claimed, according to … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 15 (April 11-17)

Top Headlines Thousands of Egyptian protested against Egypt ceding two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Friday French president recieved by Egypt’s Sisi. Sunday Sisi deflects criticism over human rights record, says ‘evil powers’aim to isolate Egypt. Sunday   French … Continue reading

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Islands of Trouble

Originally posted on salamamoussa:
Reactions to Egypt’s transfer of the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia have generally ranged from the factually inaccurate to the emotionally febrile. The merits of the case (likely to favor Saudi…

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 14 (Apr 4-10)

Top Headlines Italy recalls its ambassador from Egypt for consultations over Italian student murdered in Cairo. Friday Saudi King Salman starts Egypt Thursday Saudi Arabia and Egypt agree to build a bridge over the Red Sea. Saturday Egypt and Saudi … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 13 ( Mar 28- Apr 3)

Top Headlines ‪Egypt’s Sisi sacks top auditor. Monday Egypt Air flight is hijacked for few hours and redirected to Cyprus. Tuesday Hijacker of Egypt Air plane never entered cockpit according to pilot of hijacked Egypt Air flight. Sunday Mother of … Continue reading

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