Amira El-Fekki
1113 Articles
Journalist in DNE's politics section, focusing on human rights, laws and legislations, press freedom, among other local political issues.
LATEST BY AMIRA EL-FEKKI
Op-ed review: The Coptic file
Several writers commented on the situation of Egypt’s Christian community given recent controversy in the Upper Egypt governorate of Minya and possible tensions. In the privately-owned Al-Watan newspaper, Magda Al-Gindi touched upon the issue of worship places for Coptic citizens, highlighting how the government has undermined churches over the years and the challenge to make …
Amira El-Fekki
December 19, 2018
Op-ed review: Minya tensions, Khashoggi, Pyramids ‘indecency’
Op-ed writers picked up topics related to tourism, Copts, and Jamal Khashoggi in Sunday’s newspapers. A recent incident involving a foreign couple posing for explicit footage on the top of Egypt’s Pyramid continued to stir fury. State-owned daily Al-Ahram’s Makram Mohamed Ahmed also commented on the Yemen war, arguing that the implementation of a ceasefire …
Amira El-Fekki
December 17, 2018
US Senate condemns Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murder, Trump reiterates support for Bin Salman
Yemen peace talks progressed as US lawmakers push for ending military assistance to the Saudi-led military coalition
Amira El-Fekki
December 16, 2018
Op-ed review: 2019 expectations, more on France
Op-ed writers are saying goodbye to 2018 and speculating on local and foreign affairs for the upcoming year, while France continued to be a trending topic this week. In state-owned daily Al-Ahram, Gamal Zaida outlined achievements of the year in Egypt from his point of view. They include success in countering terrorism, expanding the network …
Amira El-Fekki
December 12, 2018
Op-ed review: Yellow Vest movement denounced, writers adopt conspiracy theory
Op-ed writers kept eye on incidents occurring in France
Amira El-Fekki
December 9, 2018
Time bomb: Egypt’s growing population reaches 98 million
Experts warn growth rates will hinder economic stability, 2030 goals
Amira El-Fekki
December 9, 2018
Op-ed review: All over dress
The media has been all over a ‘revealing’ dress worn by Egyptian actress Rania Youssef at the Cairo Film Festival last week, a move she almost went on trial for, after heavy public criticism, including from the Actors Syndicate. For Egypt’s op-ed writers, the issue continues to be an interesting topic. Writers in the state-owned …
Amira El-Fekki
December 5, 2018
Hope for Yemen talks amid US-disputed military support for Saudi Arabia
Fighting continues as coalition faces mounting pressure
Amira El-Fekki
December 2, 2018
Op-ed review: Stray dogs’ export, NGOs law, and SMEs
Egyptian writers picked up variety of local topics which topped this week’s news agenda
Amira El-Fekki
November 28, 2018
Op-ed Review: writers support Bin Salman, Trump; slam Turkey, Qatar, Washington Post in Khashoggi case
Ahead of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman’s expected visit to Egypt, some writers picked up once more the Jamal Khashoggi’s murder case, showing their support of Saudi Arabia and praising US President Donald Trump’s position on the issue. In state-owned Al-Ahram, Ahmed Abdel Tawab said Qatar and Turkey were waiting for this opportunity to …
Amira El-Fekki
November 25, 2018
The years-long tale of going after Mubarak wealth
After the revolution, a new goal appeared: restoring that money, with the illusion of distributing that money to the people, plus some calculating each person’s share in the wealth estimated at the time to be between $40 to $70bn
Amira El-Fekki
November 25, 2018
Op-ed review: Palestine, among more Arab affairs
Arab affairs with Palestinian cause at its heart dominated Egyptian writers’ op-ed in Sunday’s newspapers
Amira El-Fekki
November 18, 2018
Palermo summit on Libya yields uncertainty over joint effort for solution
Al-Sisi among few country leaders to attend, summit conclusions support unified military dialogue hosted by Egypt
Amira El-Fekki
November 18, 2018
Op-ed review: Bika,Shatta; Shaabi music singers top writers’ attention
Amid debates on cultural taste, critics oppose ban on artists
Amira El-Fekki
November 14, 2018
Op-ed review: Economic challenges pressuring Egyptians, calls on government role
Egypt’s writers looked at economy in Sunday op-eds
Amira El-Fekki
November 11, 2018
Terrorism in the US; gun uncontrol
Over 12,000 people killed by firearms, 307 mass shootings in 2018 in US
Amira El-Fekki
November 11, 2018
Op-ed review: Al-Sisi’s Q&A’s at World Youth Forum
In state-owned media Al-Ahram, each writer picked up a topic. Salah Montasser chose the question on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, to which Al-Sisi responded by warning from jumping to conclusions as long as official investigations are in process.
Amira El-Fekki
November 7, 2018
Op-ed review: Terror attack, World Youth Forum
State-media writers say victims endangered themselves
Amira El-Fekki
November 4, 2018
Egypt’s Copts targeted by terrorism, again
‘We have suffered from this incident and previous ones,’ says Pope
Amira El-Fekki
November 4, 2018
Op-ed review: Germany-Egypt, Trump, Jews
Egypt’s writers followed-up on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to Germany this week. The Khashoggi case continues to be of interest, as well as the recent synagogue attack which killed a dozen people in the US. German applied sciences universities opening in Egypt, was the main focus of op-eds reviewing the Germany visit on Wednesday. …
Amira El-Fekki
October 31, 2018
Op-ed review: Support for Saudi Arabia in the Khashoggi backlash
A strong support for Saudi Arabia has been expressed by Egypt’s columnists since the Jamal Khashoggi case broke out. In Sunday’s papers, a few more op-eds praised the kingdom and addressed the case. Additionally, writers picked some local affairs to analyse. In state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, Osama Al-Ghazaly Harb wrote that the relationship between Egypt and …
Amira El-Fekki
October 28, 2018
Western media role exposed Khashoggi’s true fate
Case topped news agenda for weeks pushing world leaders, Saudi Arabia to seek accountability
Amira El-Fekki
October 28, 2018
Op-ed review: Calls on Education Minister to include experts, involved parties in reform process
Comments on how Saudis are handling Khashoggi’s case
Amira El-Fekki
October 24, 2018
Op-ed review: Media role in Khashoggi case, hopes for Saudi justice
In state-owned daily Al-Ahram, Osama Al-Ghazaly Harb praised Egypt’s stance through statements issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry demanding truth to be revealed through transparent investigations, and warning against politicising the case and using it against Saudi Arabia.
Amira El-Fekki
October 21, 2018
Media issues in Khashoggi case
Despite Saudi Arabia’s admission of journalist’s murder, case coverage problematic
Amira El-Fekki
October 21, 2018
Op-ed review: Al-Sisi’s visit to Russia, travel ban, Khashoggi case
For Al-Akhbar’s Karam Gabr, Al-Sisi’s visit comes amid a series of successful connections with economic powers
Amira El-Fekki
October 17, 2018
Op-ed review: More support to president, more slamming of opposition
In state-owned newspaper Al-Akhbar, Elham Abu El-Fateh seconded Al-Sisi’s rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood, writing that Egyptians won’t forget, and will not let them back in the scene, after they learnt the lesson the hard way, and found out under their rule what treason meant.
Amira El-Fekki
October 15, 2018
Egypt’s most wanted militant’s arrest recounts fighting extremist groups in Derna
Libya in Italy conference next November, elections off table
Amira El-Fekki
October 14, 2018
Op-ed review: arrest of Egypt’s most wanted terrorist, New Valley fire, Luxor temple party 
Praise given to military operation that arrested Al-Ashmawy
Amira El-Fekki
October 10, 2018
Op-ed review: 6 October, Israel’s continued aggression against Palestinians 
2018’s Nobel prize had no ‘peace recipients,’ perhaps absence of peace will last for a while, says Nour
Amira El-Fekki
October 7, 2018

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