TOPIC 2016 year enders
2016 in critical culture writing
We tried to continue to grow Mada Masr’s arts writing in ambition and scope.
In the year of the economy, Egyptians kept their eyes on the dollar
Heba Afify | Can the conversations that have emerged amid Egypt's economic crisis get at the root of economic policies?
Whatever happened in the year of the youth?
Waad Ahmed | Sisi declared 2016 the year of the youth, but what actually happened for young people?
Coping mechanisms: Late night walks and spinning tops
Laura Bird | As 2016 draws to a close, some Cairenes' anecdotes on how they deal with political and personal difficulties
A hopeful year for Egypt’s cinema industry  
Rowan El Shimi | 2016 has seen multiple films produced independently from Egypt’s major production companies reach commercial
Our top 10 society articles of 2016
These are the stories from our society coverage that were most popular with readers over the past year
While a bad year for civil society, all vow to find ways to continue
Lina Attalah | Facing intensifying restrictions, which may hurt the rule of law most, civil society workers vow to continue
11 music releases from 2016: Space is a desert
Maha ElNabawi's moving & reinvigorating selection of this year's best releases from Egypt and beyond.
Culture A-Z: Only a few shining moments punctuated the gloom in Egypt’s arts this year
Our A-Z of arts phenomena in Egypt is less joyful than previous years, yet not completely hopeless.