Egypt


  Israel Launches Counterattack In Gaza Amid Soaring Tensions

“This is Razan’s weapon”, Razan’s father said, emptying out his vest pockets. Holding the gauze and bandages as if it were made of glass, he repeats. “This is her weapon.” According to Al Jazeera, Razan al-Najjar was a 21-year old Palestinian medic. She volunteered at the increasingly violent protests and […]


The Uncensored Playlist

The uncensored playlist was released on March 12th, 2018, in which musicians and journalists alike teamed up to exploit a loophole of modern-day censorship. Five journalists from five heavily censored countries aligned with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany to break through the free speech blockade through the use of music. […]


The Historical And Political Roots Of Veiling And Unveiling For Muslim Women

Despite the widespread practice of veiling in Islam, and its present-day status as an emblem of Muslim womanhood throughout the world, it has surprisingly little to back it up in the Qur’an, something acknowledged by many Islamic feminists, but less well-known throughout mainstream discourse in both the West and Muslim-majority […]


17 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Forces During Land Day Protests

This past Friday marked the onset of a six-week protest in Gaza, nicknamed the Great March of Return. This major demonstration commemorated the 42nd anniversary of Land Day, an incident in 1976 when six unarmed Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces while protesting the government’s decision to expropriate two thousand […]


Coalition Of Human Rights Groups Calls For Reduction In U.S. Aid To Egypt

Amid Egypt’s ongoing criticisms from human rights groups, a coalition of non-profit organizations called on the U.S. government recently to continue limiting its funding to the Egyptian military. Ten organizations, focused primarily on human rights and LGBTQ issues, signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to uphold […]


Sami Anan’s Arrest Is Another Nail In The Coffin For Egyptian Democracy

Egypt’s electoral race experienced yet another disappointment with the arrest of former candidate, Sami Hafez Anan, in Cairo two weeks ago. Anan, a retired military general and former member of Egypt’s supreme military council for armed forces, was detained on January 23 following accusations of electoral violations. A statement by […]


Opposition Member Hesham Genena Injured During Kidnap Attempt

Hesham Genena, a former anti-corruption watchdog chief and a leading member of an opposition campaign against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, was seriously injured during a suspected kidnapping attempt on Saturday, 27 January 2018. Genena was heading to court to protest his sacking as Egypt’s top corruption official when four men […]


Qatar – UN Report Proof That Saudi-Led Blockade Illegal

An Al Jazeera news report quoted Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, the head of Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), as calling the blockade of its country by neigbouring states an act of “economic warfare.” A new United Nations (UN) report on the blockade’s effects has demonstrated as well that the […]