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BBC's Safety of Journalists Symposium calls for Al Jazeera staff release in Egypt
Media

BBCs Safety of Journalists Symposium calls for Al Jazeera staff release in Egypt

BBC Global News and CFOM, the Centre for Freedom of the Media at the University of Sheffield, in cooperation with the BBC College of Journalism hosted the BBC’s Safety of Journalists Symposium,

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Egypt: Journalists, Protesters, Academics Charged over Speech Offenses
Egypt Politics

Egyptian authorities in recent months have demonstrated almost zero tolerance

Egyptian authorities in recent months have demonstrated almost zero tolerance for any form of dissent, arresting and prosecuting journalists, demonstrators,

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Open letter from BBC and news organisations to the Egyptian authorities concerning Al-Jazeera journalists
Media

Egypt Peter Greste reporting for al-Jazeera Cairo

Open letter from BBC News and international news organisations to the Egyptian authorities concerning foreign correspondent Peter Greste.

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High-Speed internet and the Values of the Arab Spring
Technology

High-Speed internet and the Values of the Arab Spring

I remember once at a conference in Tunisia being asked by a young member of parliament why it made sense to invest in a fiber optic cable to a remote village in Djerba instead of improving more basic services such as electricity grids or water irrigation.

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Can MENA Break the Vicious Cycle of Low Growth and Political Instability?
Economics

Can MENA Break the Vicious Cycle of Low Growth and Political Instability

Egypt’s Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail announced last week that spending on petroleum subsidies is expected to increase by 10 percent in the current fiscal year ending June 2014.

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The Egyptian revolution still grinds on
Opinion

The Egyptian revolution still grinds on

What does it say about the state of Egypt's revolution when Ramy Essam, the "singer of the revolution", the artist most identified with Tahrir Square, couldn't risk going anywhere near Tahrir on the third anniversary of its outbreak - for fear of getting arrested, beaten by roving mobs of pro-Sisi celebrants, or worse?

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€205 million from EIB to fund energy project in Egypt
Energy

electricity million from EIB to fund energy project in Egypt

The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a loan agreement for an amount of €205 million to fund El Shabab power plant project in Egypt.

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There is no justice in Egypt any more
Opinion

Gika stencil at a protest in Tahrir Square

No parent should have to bury their child. But a year ago, the parents of teenager Gaber Salah Gaber Ahmed – also known as “Gika” – told us they had to do just that.

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Will a return to political stability solve the economic problems in the Arab world?
Economics

A young Egyptian holding a flag

In the three years since the Arab Awakening of late 2010, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has seen an increase in conflict and political instability, on the one hand, and a deteriorating economic situation on the other.  Given the vicious cycle between economic hardship and conflict, it is natural to ask whether a return to political stability will restore prosperity in the region.

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The Threat of Natural Disasters in the Arab Region: How to Weather the Storm
Economics

The Threat of Natural Disasters in the Arab Region - How to Weather the Storm

Last January, a severe weather storm swept through Egypt, Jordan, Gaza and the West bank, Syria, and Lebanon.

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Leveraging Financial Inclusion to Promote Economic Development in Egypt
Economics

Leveraging Financial Inclusion to Promote Economic Development in Egypt

Egyptian policymakers are facing a significant challenge: how to address acute economic challenges while managing ongoing political and social transitions. Output in major sectors of the economy (construction, trade, and tourism) remain weak while foreign direct investment (FDI), once a core tenant of Egyptian growth, reached nearly zero in the second quarter of this year. The Egyptian unemployment rate, which traditionally hovered around 9.5 percent in the years preceding the revolution, has increased to 13.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013 (World Bank 2013).

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Egypt: A week of violence and curfew
Egypt Politics
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Tension is palpable in Cairo’s eerily empty streets. The night-time curfew imposed last Wednesday following the violent dispersals of pro-Morsi sit-ins has transformed the buzzing metropolis into a near ghost town.
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Egyptian rescue workers in the line of fire
Egypt Politics

Egyptian rescue workers in the line of fire

The killing and bloodshed was already well under way when Salma Bahgat, a Red Crescent volunteer, arrived at Rabaa Al Adawia, one of two sites of support for ousted president Mohamed Morsi raided by the Egyptian authorities.

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