Amira El-Fekki

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Journalist in DNE's politics section, focusing on human rights, laws and legislations, press freedom, among other local political issues.

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Op-ed review: The Coptic file

Several writers commented on the situation of Egypt’s Christian community given recent controversy in the Upper Egypt governorate of Minya and possible tensions. In the privately-owned Al-Watan newspaper, Magda Al-Gindi touched upon the issue of worship places for Coptic citizens, highlighting how the government has undermined churches over the years and the challenge to make …

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Op-ed review: Minya tensions, Khashoggi, Pyramids ‘indecency’

Op-ed writers picked up topics related to tourism, Copts, and Jamal Khashoggi in Sunday’s newspapers. A recent incident involving a foreign couple posing for explicit footage on the top of Egypt’s Pyramid continued to stir fury. State-owned daily Al-Ahram’s Makram Mohamed Ahmed also commented on the Yemen war, arguing that the implementation of a ceasefire …

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Op-ed review: 2019 expectations, more on France

Op-ed writers are saying goodbye to 2018 and speculating on local and foreign affairs for the upcoming year, while France continued to be a trending topic this week. In state-owned daily Al-Ahram, Gamal Zaida outlined achievements of the year in Egypt from his point of view. They include success in countering terrorism, expanding the network …

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Op-ed review: All over dress

The media has been all over a ‘revealing’ dress worn by Egyptian actress Rania Youssef at the Cairo Film Festival last week, a move she almost went on trial for, after heavy public criticism, including from the Actors Syndicate. For Egypt’s op-ed writers, the issue continues to be an interesting topic. Writers in the state-owned …

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Op-ed review: Al-Sisi’s Q&A’s at World Youth Forum

In state-owned media Al-Ahram, each writer picked up a topic. Salah Montasser chose the question on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, to which Al-Sisi responded by warning from jumping to conclusions as long as official investigations are in process.

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Op-ed review: Germany-Egypt, Trump, Jews

Egypt’s writers followed-up on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to Germany this week. The Khashoggi case continues to be of interest, as well as the recent synagogue attack which killed a dozen people in the US. German applied sciences universities opening in Egypt, was the main focus of op-eds reviewing the Germany visit on Wednesday. …

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Op-ed review: Support for Saudi Arabia in the Khashoggi backlash

A strong support for Saudi Arabia has been expressed by Egypt’s columnists since the Jamal Khashoggi case broke out. In Sunday’s papers, a few more op-eds praised the kingdom and addressed the case. Additionally, writers picked some local affairs to analyse. In state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, Osama Al-Ghazaly Harb wrote that the relationship between Egypt and …

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