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Men who don't know the impossible

I met Shicko and Fahmy in 2010 when they were still thinking about their big Ramadan hit “Al-Ragol al-Innab” (Hibiscus Man).

At that moment the two actor-writers, with their third musketeer Hisham Maged, had a CV...

Sometime in June, cars in Egypt began displaying plain sheets of A4 paper with the sentence: “Have you prayed for the Prophet today?”

There was nothing particularly noteworthy about the message — Egypt is plastered with generic...

Journalists strike at syndicate of journalism_01

In a scene reminiscent of Hosni Mubarak’s regime, a group of photojournalists sat on the platform of the Journalists Syndicate with bandages on their mouths, raising photos of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a freelance photojournalist arbitrarily detained...

Wages

During a June 24 speech, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared that no public employee in Egypt would be paid more than LE42,000 per month, the same salary the president is entitled to.

A month later, a decree by Prime Minister...

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