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 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!
Mish Fahem 1
Mish Fahem 2
Mish Fahem 3
Mish Fahem 4
Mish Fahem? - Cartoon Caption Contest
Smell of The Country
For your Eyes
Abdullah HassanThis time we’re featuring videos by a talented rising filmmaker, Abdullah Hassan.
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.
“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
It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading
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...
Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...
Democracy in the Age of American Idol
Slow Return to Normal Politics in Egypt
Revolutionary Business: Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the Middle East
Speak the Truth or Keep Silent
How to become a political activist in Egypt
Mish Fahem 2
Replacing Humiliation with Dignity
Egypt Calling: Lessons in Democracy
The Economic Consequences of the Arab Revolt
The Impact of Digital Technology on Art and Artists
Egypt's Economic Crisis: How to Help Cairo Help Itself
Egypt’s Beard Complex
Finding the trend in transition
An immediate roadmap for the Egyptian opposition
The Day After
Trafalgar has much in common with Tahrir
Does Egypt Need a Magles al-Shura?
Egypt Tries to Reconstitute Itself
A History of Tahrir Square
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