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Waiting for Shady
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Witnessing the burial of incarcerated video blogger Shady Abu Zeid’s late father
Whose narrative are we writing?
Yasmine Zohdi | Tamer El Said on censorship, the Cairo International Film Festival and his film’s leak
An artistically lacking film at a morally lacking moment: The problematic rhetoric of ‘Gunshot’
Amr Ezzat | An examination of “Gunshot,” the controversial film which premiered at the Gouna Film Festival
Members of Parliament go against Constitution to preserve ‘public decency’
Beesan Kassab | On Monday Parliament voted against amending the Penal Code's provisions regarding indecency, retaining
1st lesson learned from Ahmed Naji’s jailing: Individuality
Nael El Toukhy | Many hated Naji because individuality is thorny, lonely and uncomfortable, even for those claiming to
Atfal al-Shawarea: A fatherly fear of sarcasm and the street
Mohamed Hamama and Shady Zalat | It started on the internet but may end in the street, which the regime thinks it can totally control
Global solidarity readings for Ahmed Naji to increase pressure on Egypt
Jenifer Evans | "Every grain of sand that enters a writer's life potentially becomes part of their writing, and this
In support of the Journalists Syndicate, in defense of our profession
While people around the world celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we are racing to cover the systematic
In support of Ahmed Naji: A joint statement by Mada Masr, Za2ed18, Qoll and Zahma
This is a translation of a statement initially published last night in Arabic by websites Mada Masr,
 
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Opinion
Why does Mada take World Press Freedom day off?
Some thoughts on why we do what we do, on a day we have decided to take off
Ayah Abo-Basha
#FreeBebo: Campaign to free arrested AUC student
“As a professor, there’s nothing more difficult than to enter a classroom to an empty seat — the
Iman Mersal
The police and citizens’ hair
There is no problem in a policeman, as a citizen, having an opinion about the appropriate length of a
 
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News
Egyptian actor Amr Waked speaks out against military court verdicts sentencing him to prison
Outcry against 5-year sentence handed to Khaled Lotfy, publisher of Arabic translation of Israeli-authored book
Airport authorities deny New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick entry into Cairo
3 days after activist Amal Fathy is released from detention, court upholds 2-year sentence in separate case
CPJ: 19 of 25 detained journalists in Egypt in 2018 charged over ‘false news’
Court orders conditional release of activist Amal Fathy, rejects appeal by satirist Shady Abu Zeid
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Cartoons
Open up Mr. President
Andeel | Voice behind the door: "Open up Mr. President, I am tomorrow..." Sisi: "No! No!"
Cartoon: Why is this a cartoon?
Andeel
Cartoon: Margin for freedom
Andeel | #FreedomThis is the space allowed for today's cartoon. Thank you.