Monthly Archives: May 2016

Can Tunisia’s Ghannouchi divorce political Islam?

  Leader of Tunisian political party Ennahda, Rachid al-Ghannouchi. (Photo: AFP) The rebranding of political Islam has just started. In an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde, Ennahda leader and founder, Rached Ghannouchi, announced that Ennahda would no longer … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 21 ( May 23- 29)

Top Headlines Elderly Christian woman was stripped naked and paraded through streets by mob in southern Egypt. Thursday Search teams have picked up a beacon possibly from Egypt Air Flight 804, narrowing the search radius. Friday Egypt deported a French … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 20 ( May 16-22)

This week, it was tough to follow, verify and gather that most reliable information about Egypt Air crash. My condolence to the families of All the victims.    Top Headlines  An Egypt Air jetliner MS804 en route from Paris to Cairo … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Coverage of Egypt Air Crash

Let’s admit it, Egypt is in a pretty pickle, out of fresh oxygen and overwhelmed by the poisonous impacts of seemingly endless crises. The latest is the Egypt Air flight that crashed into the Mediterranean, with 66 passengers on board. … Continue reading

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Tunisia: On the Road to Nowhere

This post originally appeared at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): Steven Cook’s From the Potomac to the Euphrates blog. Steven Cook is a Middle East’s expert and a senior fellow at CFR. He just visited and wrote this insightful. … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 19 ( May 8-15)

  Court sentences 152 Egyptian protesters demonstrate in Cairo on April 25 to prison Photo via NPR Top Headlines Egypt sentences 152 to prison for protest over transfer of islands. Saturday Germany summons Egypt ambassador over closing of German foundation … Continue reading

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Podcast: Alternative media and the American Elections

Here is the second episode of Media Studied Podcast, in which I am honoured to join Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz from Boston college, with Benjamin Dixon and also James Miller, the managing editor of the Interpreter magazine. In this episode we discussed alternative … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 18 ( May 2-8)

Top Headlines Egyptian prosecutors ordered the detention of journalists Amr Badr and Mahmoud El-Sakka. Monday Egyptian papers begin publishing interior minister’s photo in negative. Wednesday Espionage case of former President Mohamed Morsi has been adjourned. Saturday Egyptian policemen killed in an … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Decline and Fall of Ahmet Davutoğlu — Ottomans and Zionists

Great read by Michael Koplow on the latest drama in Turkey. Enjoy…   And just like that, he’s gone. After leading the AKP to victory in November and regaining the parliamentary majority that the party had failed to win a … Continue reading

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Remembering Islam El-Behery on his Birthday

  Islam el-Behery Via Youm 7 newspaper “Today is Islam El-Behery’s birthday”____ Facebook has always been diligent in sending Birthdays notification, but this one was awkward. What is the point in writing a Facebook message to a man in prison? … Continue reading

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