Monday, October 23,  2017
Midan Masr

 


Editorial

From the Midan - Welcome to Midan MasrWelcome to the first issue of Midan Masr. Midan Masr aims to be a focal point for information, discussion, and debate regarding current issues that affect Egypt. The content is entirely opinion pieces that we hope reflect the richness and complexities of Egyptian society on a myriad of issues

Priorities, Priorities, PrioritiesWithout enshrined justice, we will always be at risk of losing any gains made along our journey to establishing the new Egypt.  The very foundation of any society is justice – this is not simply a demand of the January 25th, 2011 revolution, this needs to be the first demand of new Egypt

MediocrityIn all of our decisions let’s take a momentary pause and think, “is this how to be great?”, “Is this what a great people would do?”

ConstitutionThe success of a constitution derives not only from the wisdom and the fairness of the text/document, but most importantly from the widespread involvement, informed participation, and buy-in by all of the people of Egypt into the constitution making process


Mish Fahem

Mish Fahem?Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction, conflict of interest, or something that just doesn’t “seem” right; and simply asks the question Mish Fahem?  We don't have the answers and are just as confused on these issues as everyone else, hence - Mish Fahem?  We hope you enjoy cartoons and we particularly welcome readers’ suggestions on future Mish Fahems – the funnier, the better!


Winners


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Abdullah HassanThis time we’re featuring videos by a talented rising filmmaker, Abdullah Hassan.


Rants

Wars equal violence and destruction while Education equals hope and the future.For decades governments all over the world have been spending far too much money on arms, the military and senseless wars.

The fight for Egypt’s national identityProtests and Demonstrations against the newly appointed Minister of Culture have become a fight for Egypt’s national identity

Reality CheckAnyone who thinks the army - regardless of how much violence happens - is going to push Morsi out, is extremely naïve and making a serious political 

Legitimate Illegitimacy, the Army, and the Way ForwardGiven the massive scale, fervour, and determination of the protests today, the one way we suggested would prompt the army to react may be happening 

There’s No Grey in Our Flag “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt.

Rants

There’s No Grey in Our Flag

 “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt. Continue Reading

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EDITORIAL

Editorial – The Nile

It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading

An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. We can never forget that it was your courage and foresight that called for change and a transition...  Continue Reading

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Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...  Continue Reading

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