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احمد عبدربة: أخونة الدولة

August 31, 2012 by

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Photo: Ahmed Khattab تخشى القوى المدنية والثورية من أخونة الدولة وعدم إعطاء المنافسين السياسيين فرصة العمل السياسي وحق الوصول للسلطة وإيقاف العمل بالديمقراطية كأساس وآلية وحيدة للوصول للسلطة وذلك ليس تجنيا على جماعة الإخوان بل جزأ من عقيدتهم حيث أن مراحل بناء الدولة الإسلامية من منظورهم مرحلة التعريف (تعريف فكر الجماعة ونشاطها إلى عامة الناس […]

Ylva Berglund: Where dreams about a better life in Europe break

August 29, 2012 by

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Photos: Ylva Berglund                         Activist getting arrested during a protest You can easily see it in most European countries. Migrants work collecting garbage, driving buses and cleaning dishes in cheap restaurants. A few years ago someone made a documentary movie called ”My Taxi” where […]

Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Hillel Schenker : Iran and Israel – A Way Out of the Crisis?

August 29, 2012 by

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 Ali Fathollah-Nejad Possible alternatives and the perception of the spiral of violence discussed in Berlin by German–Iranian political scientist Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Israeli journalist and peace activist Hillel Schenker at the invitation of German branch of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW Germany) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES). The debate […]

Ed Giles: The Crush – Covering Egypt’s Presidential Elections

August 27, 2012 by

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Photo: Ed Giles Ed Giles, Photojournalist/Videographer from Australia, based in Cairo remembers the days of the presidential elections in Egypt. 15 months after dictator Hosni Mubarak was pushed out of Egypt’s presidency by countrywide street protests, Egyptians prepared to choose their next leader. Thirteen candidates presented themselves to Egyptians as country’s best new leader, one […]

Eman Hashim: Wall of Shame – Ramadan Television in Egypt

August 25, 2012 by

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Now that Ramadan is over, I can get it out of my mind and scream hard on how women were portrayed in the Egyptian TV throughout the whole month. Women are seen as sex objects: there’s no better way to put it than this cliché; it is as simple, as shallow, and as degrading as […]

Ahmed Khalifa: Photos from the Inside

August 25, 2012 by

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Ahmed Khalifa, 35, is a german-egyptian political scientist and Photo-Journalist. He teaches at the University Witten-Herdecke about the Transformation in Egypt. He works also as a Researcher at the BICC, Bonn International Center for Conversion. During the uprising in Egypt, Ahmed Khalifa took thousands of photographs. Here are some of them. Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes before […]

Marie-Jeanne Berger: The tragicomedy of a seriously bad haircut

August 22, 2012 by

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Frustration required that I cut my hair. Short. On a sunny and optimistic Friday a few months ago I wandered the streets of Zamalek looking for the perfect venue for my transformation. Have you ever been into Luna? The salon is a bit in from the street that Alfa market sits on. Old iron tongs […]

Kristin Jankowski: It is the energy

August 17, 2012 by

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Amr Waked and Salah al Hanafy in “Winter of Discontent” Photo: ZAD Communication and Production I jumped in the taxi, the Air Condition was too cold. And it was too smoky in the car. “Where do you want to go?” asked me the driver. He looked in the mirror, smiled at me. “Dokki” I said, […]

David Degner: Remembering the egyptian uprising

August 14, 2012 by

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I started photographing a small protest on January 25th that grew into something larger than I ever imagined. This is a quick edit of images showing a different side of the protest than you may have seen.     I’m a photojournalist in Cairo, Egypt, seeking out interesting stories and ideas. I studied photojournalism and […]

Nelly Ali: Egypt and the Racial Distribution of Labour

August 13, 2012 by

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You don’t need to be the sharpest tool in the box to realise how racist Egypt is, or how little the discourse of rights relating to race is embraced. I have not previously written about this because it is one of the very few things that make me ashamed to be a human being. Racism: […]