02 juillet 2013

Egyptians want to be reassured

The ultimatum issued on July 1st to the head of state by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has placed the army in the center of the board in Egypt. Essential before, she returned in the shade with the election of President Morsi last year, until popular discontent forced him out of its reserve. But what is the role of the Egyptian army, why the people support it that much? Ahmed Hassan is a journalist in Cairo, he explains that back in favor of the army. An interview conducted by Dorothy Haffner for ARTE Journal.ARTE Journal: How is the... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2013

Alaa al-Aswany : The current struggle is played between Egypt and the Islamists

The Egyptian writer, famous for his novel "The Yacoubian Building" (2002), took an active part in the revolution in his country in 2011. He gives, bluntly, his analysis for the after Arab Spring and the challenges facing Egypt. Between optimism and caution.   You anticipated the explosion of Egyptian society before the revolution in your book "The Yacoubian Building". What do you think of what is happening in Egypt? A revolution means a deep change not only at the political level but also at the human level. This change takes... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2012

Nader Omran: Morsi not affect the freedom of creativity

The spokesman of the party "Freedom and Justice", the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, Nader Omran, said the presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi is against the imposition of restrictions on freedom of creativity and innovation as long as it goes along with the customs and traditions of Egyptian society. And Omran said that the imposition of restrictions on creativity means the death of arts and culture. "The writer and artist need freedom so they can give free rein to their imaginations", he added. According to Omran, if... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2012

A Salafist MP: We will not introduce drastic changes in Egyptian society

 With 24% of seats in Parliament, the Salafis have become the second political force in Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood. They counted, most of the time, on young candidates to persuade voters. Ahmed Khalil, 33 years old, doctor of strategic planning, is one of their deputies. We meet at a hotel that the salafist party "al-Nour" has fully reserved for its members who live outside Cairo so they are not absent from sittings of Parliament. An interview to try to understand those Salafists who remained in the shade, away from... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2011

A French researcher: the Egyptian culture milieu has always resisted the tyranny

Damien Feron-Cordier is a French researcher, co-author of "Bizerte Hostage of the history ... From the second World War to the Independence of the Maghreb".How do you see the Arab revolutions in general and the Egyptian revolution in particular?I think the Egyptians, Tunisians and Libyans can be proud of their accomplishments and have only to welcome this breath of freedom. Now all the cards are on the table, but the challenges are many. We can only hope that all parties play the game and that these countries can once again move... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2011

Tangi Salaün: Before January 25, I wondered by what miracle the Egyptians had not yet exploded

Tangi Salaün is a French journalist. He is the correspondant of the french newspapers and magazines "Le Figaro" and "L'Express" and the French radio "RTL".How do you see the Egyptian Revolution? What are your comments?First of all, I have never expected this revolution to happen after having covered dozens of events that never gathered more than a few hundred people....Yet in my reports for over years i talkek about the degradation of living conditions for the majority of the population (rising prices, youth unemployment,... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2011

Marion Touboul: Cultural life in Egypt became more free after the Revolution

Marion Touboul (www.unjourici.canalblog.com) is a French journalist. She is the correspondant of several French media such as "Arte", "Europe 1", "La vie" and "Marianne", in addition to the german Radio "Deutsche Welle" and "Radio Vatican".You live in Egypt for over 3 years...What is the difference between Egypt before January 25th and Egypt after the revolution? The main difference that i can feel is when I work. Before, most of the people were afraid to talk, especially in front of the camera. they were afraid of the reactions in... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2011

France will have priority in development contracts in Libya

Iman Bugaighis: ex-spokesman for the National Transition Council. She resigned because she wanted to return to her academic life, but she still supports the NTC. She gives her vision about the future of Franco-Libyan relations. France was the first to support us since the first day of our revolution and to thank her I think she will have priority in economic development contracts in Libya. Libyan society now looks to France, the Franco-Libyan cultural relations will therefore be strengthened. The Libyans are curious about the... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2011

The tunnels persist for nothing is done in terms of development

3 questions to Ahmed Bahnassy, a researcher at the Center for Studies of the Middle East News Agency (MENA)Is that the tunnel trade will last long?The Israeli attack against the Flotilla, on May 2010, had a direct impact on the tunnel trade. Israel was forced to ease its blockade on Gaza, including the entance of food and construction. It is those products that pass through more tunnels. That is to say that when Israel tightened the blockade, the tunnels are very active and vice versa.The Israelis accuse Egypt of not doing anything... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2011

Sheikh of al-Azhar : Niqab is not an obligation in Islam...But the veil is

At a time when Islam is the target of severe criticism and several Islamic countries are, for the West, the home of terrorist groups, al-Azhar, which is the reference of Sunni Islam and host every year 16.000 foreign students to learn moderate Islam, is accused of playing a minor role to show the true image of Islam. Sheikh of al-Azhar, the Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb responds to criticism.What is the role of al-Azhar? Al-Azhar's role is the defense of moderate Islam. It is very important because without this moderation, there would... [Lire la suite]
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