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‘Surprise’: Shawkan from prison, after winning UNESCO 2018 press freedom prize
Shawkan shares his thoughts on a recent prize and his unjust detention
6 May 2018
8 min read
Security forces crack down on refugees protesting violence, harassment
| Within 15 minutes, security forces began to use batons and water cannons to disperse the protest.
2 November 2020
9 min read
Land expropriation, not Mohamed Ali protest calls, behind demonstrations in Aswan village
Hadeer El-Mahdawy and Hossam Abdullatif
| On 1-year anniversary of the September 20 protests, Aswan villagers protested for a different reason
5 October 2020
13 min read
Awamiyah under siege: Residents of Luxor village detail events after murder of Ewais al-Rawy
| Since September 25 security forces have carried out daily arrest campaigns in the village.
3 October 2020
14 min read
Detox | Reclaiming the city
| I decided to give those walks another try. I timidly began to take to the streets again
12 September 2020
gender and labor
29 min read
How the justice system shuts women out
| Among the 335 new appointees, all graduates of public law schools, there was not a single woman.
30 August 2020
22 min read
Where do survivors of sexual violence turn? The case of Ahmed Bassam Zaki
| The legal system’s past handling of sexual violence cases does not inspire confidence in victims.
9 July 2020
5 min read
New National Translation Center guidelines criticized as censorship
17 August 2020
6 min read
In new precedent, women jailed for 2 years for violating ‘family values’ in TikTok videos
28 July 2020
attacks on churches
7 min read
Coptic Christian place of worship shuttered in Minya after Muslim residents protest
16 January 2019
freedom of the press
6 min read
Leaked proposal of media bylaws outlines ambiguous press violations, imposes hefty penalties
21 November 2018
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