26 mars 2012

The Egyptian cultural society refuses the "absurd" way used to form the committee responsible of drafting the constitution

    The vice-President of the Egyptian Writers Union, Gamal el-Tellawi, stated that the Union refuses the way followed by the Islamist majority in the Parliament to form the committee responsible of drafting the Egyptian constitution. "Why do they insist that 50% of the members of this committee are members of parliament?" he asked. "They have even taken over the choice of individuals who adhere to this committee". According to el-Tellawi, what is happening now proves that there has been no real change in politics in... [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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07 décembre 2011

Will The Islamists affect the cultural life in Egypt if they come to power?

The results of the first phase of post-revolution elections in Egypt and the rise of the Islamist movements have alarmed the cultural community. The urgent question posed currently Egyptian intellectuals is that what will be the future of culture and art if the Islamists dominate political life in the country? For the actor Amr Waked, who plays a role of gangster in the film "Dam El-Ghazal" (the blood of the gazelle), the rise of Islamism is not a surprise, it is a natural result of the unconstitutional and distorted electoral... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2011

The islamist youth redo their revolution

On the eve of first parliamentary elections in Egypt after the revolution, the Egyptian youth is determined to defend the democratic values for which they took to the streets there for ten months. Some chose politics, others are engaged in social action to build Egypt of tomorrow. "The future is us, the youth! We must not let the old generation take over", says Mohammed al-Qassas, thirties, while distributing his programm for the elections in a coffee shop in the district of Ain Shams in eastern Cairo. Mohamed decided to enter... [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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17 avril 2011

Why Misrata?

Two months after the outbreak of the Libyan revolution, and fierce fighting is taking place between the Libyan revolutionaries and mercenaries of Qadhafi to control the area between "Ajdabiya" and "Ras Lanuf" in the east, a question arises: Why the insurgents are trying to defend the city of Misrata, in west of the country, while the Qadhafi regime is racing against time to recover the city. At the beginning of the Libyan revolution, Qafhafi tried to describe what is happening in the country as a conflict between eastern and western... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2011

Egypt in the heart of libyan revolution

Whenever an Egyptian meets the Libyan revolutionaries, they receive him with great joy in welcoming him. The Egyptian revolution encouraged, morally, the Libyan people to fight against their tyrant regime. Meanwhile, the Libyans also benefit from humanitarian aid offered by Egypt to the insurgents as well as opening borders for refugees from Libya, even those without identity cards, and opening Egyptian hospitals to Libyans injured. In this context, Sheikh Mohammed Boussedra said that Egypt had offered everything but arms to Libyan... [Lire la suite]
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