Sarah El Masry

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Institutionalised cheating

Cheating is a widespread behavioural pattern among Egyptian students that goes often unpunished rendering the parties involved in education responsible

Sarah El Masry

Pedestrians pass by the alluring exterior of Cafe Riche Hassan Ibrahim

Cairo’s Downtown coffeehouses

Downtown Cairo is Egypt’s heart of cultural and political dynamism and coffeehouses have long been a contributing force in that momentum. Some of them belong to the past but still serve the present. Daily News Egypt visits Cairo’s historical coffeehouses and examines their impact on politics and culture.

Sarah El Masry

Women marching to the Shura council on the International day of women Women’s march

The proliferation of women initiatives

After the revolution, strolling around the streets of Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura or other big cities is never boring. Now like never before, you might run into marches, graffiti, posters and video projection that women political parties, groups and activists hold. Women activists have created many initiatives and campaigns to campaign for their rights. Daily News Egypt speaks to some of these emerging initiatives, their goals and activities, evaluates their impact and what it takes for them to reach their aims.

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The Constituent Assembly of 1923 was composed of only 30 members Archive

Egypt’s Constitutional Experience

The current Constituent Assembly is the biggest in Egypt’s history. However, it is not just the number of constituency assembly members that distinguishes the current draft. The curious reader will also notice a comparative difference in the choice of words and sentence structures, exhibiting the current assembly’s lack of legal knowledge…

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Sufi Islam in Egypt

Lately, Sufis have been one of the vital cards utilised in Egyptian parliamentary and presidential elections. Being supportive of the “civil state” camp and against political Islam added more to the long list of misconceptions about Sufis. Not only are they depicted as indulgers in folkloric celebrations, poetic recitals and religious chants, but also as allies of secularism, a precondition to be bashed by their rival religious group, the Salafis. Daily News Egypt explores the meaning of Sufism through the eyes of its adherents, the insightful explanations of some Sufi sheikhs about the long rivalry against Wahhabism and the current Sufi involvement in politics.

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Al Hussein Mosque at Al Azhar Hassan Ibrahim

No Longer Forgotten

Amid a crackdown on houses of worship, incidents of persecution, accusations of contempt of religion and the rejection of their political party, Egyptian Shi’as are no longer a forgotten community in Egypt. After the 25 January Revolution, Egyptian Shi’as sought to have more freedom in the new era. Hence, they were brought under scrutiny. Daily News Egypt investigates the Egyptian Shi’as file; their quest for more freedom, their attempts to enter the political arena, their demands for the new constitution, and Al-Azhar’s response to their activities

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