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: Egypt-Sudan relations

Over the past month, most op-eds focused on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s activities and support ahead of the upcoming election, which was in itself a subject of debate. While these topics will continue throughout the last week in the run-up to the election, opinion writers also discussed Egyptian-Sudanese relations in Wednesday’s newspapers. Editor-in-chief of privately-owned …

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Op-ed review: Local affairs ahead of presidential election

Writers focused on various local affairs occurring shortly before presidential election In the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper, Editor-in-chief Emad El-Din Hussein revived last week’s talks on the Saudi megaproject involving Egypt, known as Neom, where he reflected on the context of the project with regards to challenges such as terrorism, normalisation with Israel, and developmental and …

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Op-ed review: Senior journalists’ meeting with the Saudi crown prince

Most editors-in-chief and senior writers focused on their meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman who was on a three-day visit to Egypt. “The prince who impressed us” was the headline of Al-Ahram newspaper’s columnist Salah Montasser, who praised bin Salman’s “youth enthusiasm, eloquent speech and futurist vision.” Montasser said he was one of …

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Op-ed review: criticising BBC, Turkish tour of Africa

Some writers dedicated their op-eds to follow into the footsteps of recent escalation by Egypt’s State Information Service against the BBC network over a report on detention, torture, and enforced disappearances. Al-Youm Al-Sabea Managing Editor Akram Al-Qasas believed that reporters did not make attempts to complete the story by reaching for further sources. Moreover, he …

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Op-ed review: Writers review press, media situation in Egypt

Al-Masry Al-Youm celebrated its 5,000th issue, with several writers taking the opportunity to comment on the situation of the press in Egypt. Politician Amr Al-Shobaky, who writes regularly for the private newspaper, said Al-Masry Al-Youm succeeded in positioning itself among the three leading local newspapers, alongside the state-owned dailies Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar. According to him, …

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Op-ed review: Writers evaluate democracy amid political developments

As the presidential election nears, the political scene continues to witness interesting turns of events. The past days were marked by controversy over the regime’s handling of political opponents. In Al-Shorouk, Editor-in-chief Emad El-Din Hussein commented on the arrests of former state officials Sami Anan and Hisham Geneina, and former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul …

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Op-ed review: civil opposition under fire after calling for election boycott

For several days, the media has been slamming civil opposition formed of political groups and figures, including former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabahi and Khaled Ali, after they launched a campaign calling for boycotting the upcoming presidential election. Such criticism was further reflected in op-eds published in Sunday’s newspapers, occasionally putting civil forces and the outlawed …

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Op-ed review: Al-Sisi in Africa, presidential election

State media focused on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit on Saturday to Addis Ababa to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit. Both leaders of the two main state-run dailies addressed the role of Egypt in Africa. In Al-Ahram, Abdel Mohsen Salama, chairperson of the newspaper and president of the Press …

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