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Dec 22 2013

Egypt’s Divisive Vote

Egyptians are deeply polarized on the draft constitution, but most seek stability Egyptian students who support the Muslim Brotherhood clash with riot policemen outside the University of Cairo campus in the capital on December 11, 2013. (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images) The cogs of the Egyptian media machine are in motion once again as we approach yet …

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Oct 20 2013

The Brotherhood and the Politics of Healthcare

Nearly two weeks ago I ran into a throng of doctors gathered outside a Cairo courthouse. Members of the non-partisan group Doctors Without Rights and the Doctors Syndicate, as well as independent medics, were protesting against the Syndicate’s general assembly’s decision to indefinitely postpone elections for membership to the Syndicate board. Half of the Syndicate’s …

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Jun 23 2013

Street, Camera, Action

Egypt’s street photographers shoot for social change It was during the January 2011 uprising that street photographer Mohamed Elsayyed realized how important a newsworthy image is in conveying the truth. He was a novice when he first shot images of the revolution—but he did know that a good photograph should show raw emotions and reflect …

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