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1st medical professional dies in Egypt from COVID-19 as government continues taking exceptional measures
Meanwhile, the total number of positive cases in Egypt continues to rise.
Waiting for Shady
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Witnessing the burial of incarcerated video blogger Shady Abu Zeid’s late father
While human rights linger on US radar, Pompeo Cairo visit focuses on regional cooperation
Asmahan Soliman | Pompeo and Shoukry both stressed the importance of Egypt’s strategic relationship with the US
Whose narrative are we writing?
Yasmine Zohdi | Tamer El Said on censorship, the Cairo International Film Festival and his film’s leak
An artistically lacking film at a morally lacking moment: The problematic rhetoric of ‘Gunshot’
Amr Ezzat | An examination of “Gunshot,” the controversial film which premiered at the Gouna Film Festival
Members of Parliament go against Constitution to preserve ‘public decency’
Beesan Kassab | On Monday Parliament voted against amending the Penal Code's provisions regarding indecency, retaining
1st lesson learned from Ahmed Naji’s jailing: Individuality
Nael El Toukhy | Many hated Naji because individuality is thorny, lonely and uncomfortable, even for those claiming to
Atfal al-Shawarea: A fatherly fear of sarcasm and the street
Mohamed Hamama and Shady Zalat | It started on the internet but may end in the street, which the regime thinks it can totally control
Global solidarity readings for Ahmed Naji to increase pressure on Egypt
Jenifer Evans | "Every grain of sand that enters a writer's life potentially becomes part of their writing, and this
 
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Opinion
Yasmine Zohdi
What we talk about when we talk about trees
We are left with two choices: to withdraw entirely or to talk about trees. How do we create a third?
Mohamed Naeem
In Egypt, nothing has changed — but perhaps everything has
This repressive regime has set itself an unattainable goal: to silence everyone all the time forever
Why does Mada take World Press Freedom day off?
Some thoughts on why we do what we do, on a day we have decided to take off
 
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News
2 translators arrested and disappeared, enter cycle of remand detention
UN rights review roundly criticizes Egypt over prison conditions, civil society violations, discrimination
US State Department report condemns Egypt’s human rights violations, Egypt rejects it
Egyptian actor Amr Waked speaks out against military court verdicts sentencing him to prison
Outcry against 5-year sentence handed to Khaled Lotfy, publisher of Arabic translation of Israeli-authored book
Airport authorities deny New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick entry into Cairo
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Cartoons
Open up Mr. President
Andeel | Voice behind the door: "Open up Mr. President, I am tomorrow..." Sisi: "No! No!"
Cartoon: Why is this a cartoon?
Andeel
Cartoon: Margin for freedom
Andeel | #Freedom This is the space allowed for today's cartoon. Thank you.