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Changing Egypt: Sexual Harassment Criminalized



Beautiful Arabic Eyes, Photo by Fernando Cortes

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:28 a.m. DST, 18 June 2014 CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, has approved amendment to sexual harassment laws this month that would make sexual harassment a punishable offense with fines and prison sentences. This action from Mansour also reflects newly-elected incoming President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s stance against sexual […]

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Woman Stripped Naked, Beaten by Mob in Tahrir Square


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"Demonstration Against Authoritarian Government in Cairo (Jan. 25, 2011)" Photo by: Ron Rothbart

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 07:45 p.m. DST, 11 June 2014 CAIRO, Egypt — The inauguration of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday, 8 June, was a cause for celebration and excitement throughout much of Egypt. But hours after the commencement of al-Sisi’s presidency, the festivities turned violent. Several women were sexually assaulted and […]

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What the Election of Sisi Means for Egypt



"thierry Ehrmann : l'homme fort du géant Arabe: le général Al-Sissi _9842" Photo by: thierry ehrmann

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 02:26 a.m. DST, 3 June 2014 CAIRO, Egypt—In a landslide victory, former military chief Abdul Fattah el-Sisi won the 2014 presidential election in Egypt on Thursday. However, his win is sparking concern for Egyptians who question what will become of the country by reinstating military rule. El-Sisi resigned from his […]

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A Political Façade | Egyptian Military Turns Against The People


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Ministry of Defense Clashes, Photo by Jonathan Rashad

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 21:35 p.m. DST, 04 April 2014 CAIRO – In Egypt’s chaotic political climate, the most basic freedoms are granted one moment and abolished the next, not unlike the seasonal implementation and suspension of the nation’s Constitution. The same Society of Muslim Brotherhood members that were freely elected into public […]

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Egypt’s Victors



Egyptian Convoy at the Rafah Border, Egypt, Photo by Gigi Ibrahim

Ty Butler, Senior Correspondent International Development and Conflict Last Modified: 23:59 p.m. DST, 22 August 2013 RAFAH, Egypt – At least 25 Egyptian police officers were killed on Monday near the Rafah crossing with Gaza in Egypt’s increasingly lawless Sinai Peninsula region. The attack occurred as rocket propelled grenades stuck the security force’s transport while […]

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