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Untold stories of sexual harassment in Egypt's newsrooms
Mai Shams El-Din   

Untold stories of sexual harassment in Egypt's newsrooms | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanYasmine,* an intern at a major Egyptian newspaper went to submit some photos in the photography department, only to find a technician watching a pornographic movie with one of the office assistants. She threw the memory card and ran away. Mada Masr

 
Egypt. Breaking the back of the Journalists Syndicate
Omar Said   

Egypt. Breaking the back of the Journalists Syndicate | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA month after security forces stormed the Egyptian Journalist Syndicate and arrested two reporters, the standoff between police and journalists continues. Despite the syndicate’s attempt to de-escalate the crisis, the state seems determined to fuel the conflict. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
The Journalists Syndicate's victory
Mostafa Mohie   

The Journalists Syndicate's victory | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIn an outrageous move, Egyptian security forces stormed the headquarters of the Journalists Syndicate late Sunday night, 1st of May. But what was even more unexpected, perhaps, was the impressive emergency general assembly meeting that was held at the syndicate on Wednesday, May 3rd, with over 3,000 members present. An unexpected victory for the press,amid an unprecedented crackdown by the current administration on press freedoms in Egypt. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
Boycott drive proposes martyrs, prisoners as parliamentary candidates
Mada Masr   

Boycott drive proposes martyrs, prisoners as parliamentary candidates  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanSome young activists are calling on Egyptians to boycott the parliamentary elections in honor of the martyrs of the revolution and imprisoned political dissidents. But given the boycott's limited outreach and a general political apathy, some dismiss the campaign as an elitist folly. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
Why watching soap operas won't make you rich: A TV history of Egypt
Andeel / Mada Masr   

Why watching soap operas won't make you rich: A TV history of Egypt | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanLooking at how TV shows in Egypt have evolved since the Sixties doesn’t just reveal Egypt’s reaction to the way the world has changed and is still changing — it also says a lot about those changes, and in which direction they’re moving.

 
Court rejects novelist Ahmed Naji's appeal to suspend 2-year sentence
Mada Masr   

Court rejects novelist Ahmed Naji's appeal to suspend 2-year sentence | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA Cairo court rejected Ahmed Naji's request for a stay of execution on his two-year prison sentence, of which he has served six months, on Saturday. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
Deadlock in legislation regulating press freedom in Egypt
Mohamed Hamama   

Deadlock in legislation regulating press freedom in Egypt | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanEgyptian journalists continue to face a critical threat to their freedom following the storming of the Journalists Syndicate headquarters by security forces on Sunday, May 1st. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
On Giulio and the cost of doing business in Egypt
Isabel Esterman   

On Giulio and the cost of doing business in Egypt | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe death of Giulio Regeni exposes the continuous human rights violations that critical voices, activists, journalists are facing under the government of General Al-Sisi. Foreign diplomats and intelligence officers in Egypt “understand the dirty politics, the abuse, the broken bodies and shattered lives that keep Egypt ‘open for business’… But until now they have not appeared to care” writes Mada Masr.

 
The difficult transition
Tom Rollins   

The difficult transition | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanRefugees and migrants face increasing arrests in Egypt for attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Syria operation just 40-percent funded for this year, while socio-economic challenges remain. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)

 
In pursuit of bread the Egyptian workers risk their lives in Libya
Nadia Ahmed   

In pursuit of bread the Egyptian workers risk their lives in Libya | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIn pursuit of bread the Egyptian workers risk their lives in Libya | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAfter a graphic video showing 21 Coptic Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State forces was released last February, some activists are holding their government accountable for the grim conditions faced by Egyptian migrant laborers in the Country. (Ebticar/MadaMasr)

 

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