Is the Egyptian media starting to hold Sisi to account?

By Mohamad Elmasry     Leading Egyptians, including media figures, have begun to turn their fire away from the Brotherhood and toward President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi A large body of media research suggests that media systems inevitably reflect the larger sociopolitical systems in which they are situated. Thus, democratic political systems tend to produce relatively free press institutions…

Egypt minister apologises over police abuses

  Egypt’s interior minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar said authorities were exerting “huge efforts” to investigate last month’s torture and murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni (photo by Mostafa Abulezz/AFP/File)   Egypt’s interior minister apologised Monday for human rights abuses committed by police after an officer killed a driver with his service weapon in Cairo last week. Magdy…

Egypt’s hollow parliament

By Abdullah Al-Arian     The final step in the restoration of Egypt’s authoritarian system of government appears to be complete.   Ali Abdel Al is elected speaker of Egypt’s parliament [REUTERS] Egypt has been without a parliament since 2012. As the drastically reconstituted legislative body convenes this week for the first time in nearly four years,…

How Corrupt Is the American Government?

      Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants An EPA employee who downloaded 7,000 porn files, then spent 2-6 hours each workday watching porn. He’s been doing…

The countries where a majority of Muslims want to live under sharia law

  Countries where Islam is already favoured in law, like Afghanistan and Iraq, show the strongest backing for having Sharia as the official law of the land     The legal framework based on the moral and legal code of Islam is rarely out of the news. The most extreme interpretations of Sharia are being enforced by Isis…