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The Arab Democracy Index: A Marked Decline in Freedoms and Reform

A report published today by the Arab Reform Initiative and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, in partnership with ten research centres in the Arab world, shows a decline in the Arab Democracy Index and the shortcomings of the process of democratic change and its inability to transform …

On the absence of Arab intellectuals: a class under siege

The peculiar case of the Arab middle class came to the fore during a dinner with some friends and their parents in Germany. As I was sitting there enjoying my meal, the mother of a friend, aware of my opposition to the military regime in Egypt, started to attack me …

Prominent lawyer Khalid Ali to be investigated for establishing unauthorized political party

The Dokki prosecution affiliated to the Giza governorate decided on Sunday to summon former presidential candidate and prominent lawyer Khalid Ali to undergo investigations over charges of establishing a political party without getting the authorities’ approval.

Drafting a law to reconcile with brotherhood is impossible: Heikal

Head of the Media, Culture, and Antiquities Committee Osama Heikal said during a press conference on Monday that the parliament will not be committed to drafting a law of transitional justice and reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Dostour Party member referred to trial, Bread and Freedom Party member arrested for insulting president

The Port Said prosecution referred Dostour Party member Ahmed Hefny to court on Tuesday, four days after he was arrested and held pending investigations for a number of charges, including insulting the president, misuse of social media and belonging to an outlawed organization, according to lawyer and party member Tarek …

Presidential Team initiative calls on government to secure free, fair elections

For the sake of guaranteeing a democratic and appropriate political atmosphere for the upcoming presidential elections in 2018, the “Presidential Team” initiative called on the current government to follow a number of rules to reach a free and fair electoral atmosphere.