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8 millions d'Egyptiens vivant à l'étranger appelés à voter pour les prochaines élections

8 millions d'Egyptiens vivant à l'étranger appelés à voter pour les prochaines élections | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le nombre de 8 millions, est-il précisé, est approximatif, d'autant plus que le nombre d'Egyptiens expatriés officiellement enregistrés dans les ambassades ne dépasse pas 1,5 million.

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Freedom and Justice Party Receives French Ambassador in Cairo

Freedom and Justice Party Receives French Ambassador in Cairo | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Dr. Mohamed Morsi, Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), received the French Ambassador in Cairo, Wednesday evening (9/November/2011), in the context of dialogue on the FJP’s vision of upcoming elections and the government after the elections as well as post-revolution Egypt’s international relations.The French ambassador stated that his government would not resist dealing with any government resulting from the parliamentary elections, whether Islamist, liberal, or any other political currents in Egypt, adding that the basis of dealing with any government is the extent of its popular legitimacy." (Ikhwan Web)

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Female Salafist candidate is using her husband’s photo on campaign posters

Female Salafist candidate is using her husband’s photo on campaign posters | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"A female candidate in Egypt from the conservative Salafist party al-Nour is campaigning in an interesting manner: instead of putting her face on her campaign posters, she is using the likeness of her husband.

Marwa Ibrahim al-Qamash, who is running in the ad-Adaqahliyah province, initially used a flower as her campaign photo, but after sarcastic remarks about the campaign appeared on Twitter the flower picture was removed from her posters and her husband’s photos appeared.

However, replacing the flower photo with her husband’s picture did not stop Egyptians from deriding and ridiculing the woman and her campaign, again, on twitter. The woman is said to have a bachelor’s degree in Islamic studies." (Al Arabiya)

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Arab filmmakers celebrate the absence of fear

Arab filmmakers celebrate the absence of fear | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"This year's uprisings in the Middle East have sparked interest in the Arab Film Festival Berlin, which closes Thursday. Cinema buffs looked for explanations to the Arab Spring, and found a good deal of optimism. (...)

The absence of fear is what characterizes the new Egypt, pointed out the young filmmaker Amal Ramsis who began shooting "Forbidden" well before the January uprisings began. (...)

Ramsis had deliberately decided to interview activists who were aware of the consequences and knew she was making a political statement, because it would have been too dangerous for her to go out onto the streets and talk openly about the government with strangers. She did not apply for permission to shoot on the streets, so right from the beginning she was doing something "forbidden." (Anne Thomas)

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Egypt : Military ‘Virginity Test' Investigation a Sham

"The Egyptian military has not investigated or prosecuted anyone for the sexual assault of seven women by military officers on March 10, 2011, in the military prison in Hikestep under the guise of "virginity tests," Human Rights Watch said today. More than seven months later, military prosecutors also have failed to investigate adequately the other documented incidents of torture of those women and 13 others and of up to 170 men on March 9 on the grounds of the Egyptian Museum. (...)

This failure to investigate highlights the problems of the military justice system, in which the people investigating and prosecuting cases are within the chain of command and therefore not independent of those they are investigating."

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Hassan Hanafi - Islam from within: a new contribution to society at UOC part 1

Dr. Hassan Hanafi is an Egyptian philosopher.

He talks here about the strong lines of Arabic classic thought, its misconceptions, misapprehensions and misrepresentations at UOC - The Global Online University - Open University of Catalonia.

 

2d part : http://youtu.be/GvJxAZVNesI

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Claire-Gabrielle Talon, "Al Jazeera. Liberté d'expression et pétromonarchie"

Claire-Gabrielle Talon, "Al Jazeera. Liberté d'expression et pétromonarchie" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

P.U.F., 2011, 296 p.

 

"La liberté d’expression : un privilège démocratique ? La création d’une chaîne d’information pluraliste dans une pétromonarchie de la péninsule arabique laisse perplexe. Pourtant, la plus populaire des chaînes arabes s’est rapidement imposée dans le paysage médiatique mondial, au point de devenir une source d’information de référence sur la scène internationale, même pour ses concurrentes occidentales.
Comment expliquer qu’Al Jazeera se soit affirmée comme un espace de liberté alors qu’elle était dépendante de la famille régnante du Qatar ? Comment interpréter la création par l’État d’un média pluraliste dans un système politique dominé par une oligarchie tribale où les institutions démocratiques n’existaient pas encore ? Comment la chaîne a-t-elle pu relayer pendant des années les aspirations démocratiques des peuples du Moyen-Orient – allant jusqu’à jouer un rôle crucial dans la diffusion des révoltes tunisienne, égyptienne et libyenne sans menacer le régime de l’Émirat ? Jusqu’où a-t-elle relayé la politique étrangère du Qatar ? A-t-elle occulté ses affaires intérieures ? Comment la société locale a-t-elle réagi à la chaîne ? Plus de dix ans après le lancement d’Al Jazeera, ces questions sont restées largement irrésolues. La diffusion de vidéos d’Al-Qaida par des studios situés à quelques dizaines de kilomètres du Commandement central américain dans le Golfe reste à cet égard le plus célèbre des paradoxes de ce média hors normes.
Ce travail précurseur, fondé sur une analyse exhaustive des émissions de la chaîne arabe et des entretiens sur le terrain avec de très nombreux acteurs et témoins, montre comment, au sein d’une monarchie tribale, a émergé un discours médiatique pluraliste qui a su efficacement concurrencer les normes de production de l’information du journalisme occidental." (présentation de l'éditeur)

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Partial eclipse in Egypt on November 25

Partial eclipse in Egypt on November 25 | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egypt and the Arab region will witness a partial solar eclipse on November 25, the fourth eclipse this year, the head of the National Institute for Geophysical and Astronomical Research said.

This eclipse coincides with Muharram, the first month of the Islamic Calendar." (The Egyptian Gazette)

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Silencing Egypt’s poor

Silencing Egypt’s poor | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"... probably the only real way for the world to see and hear the true message of all Egyptians, not only what those editors thousands of miles away want, is to focus on local media, like Bikyamasr.com, Al-Masry Al-Youm’s English Edition, The Daily News Egypt and others in order to give a complete picture of a country that is as diverse in its views as that diversity is lacking in foreign coverage of Egypt." (Joseph Mayton/Bikya Masr)

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Le printemps arabe au programme des Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal

Le printemps arabe au programme des Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) - du 9 au 20 novembre 2011 - proposent notamment au public deux films qui décrivent le printemps arabe en Égypte et en Tunisie.

Le réalisateur italien Stefano Savona est arrivé au Caire six jours après le début de la contestation en Égypte. Il a vécu 18 jours avec les manifestants rassemblés place Tahrir, jusqu'à la chute du président Hosni Moubarak.

Stefano Savona a été un des rares témoins étrangers de la marche de l'histoire en Égypte. Tahrir, place de la Libération est un documentaire qui pourrait devenir avec le temps un document historique précieux."

 

Interview de Stefano Savona par Eve Payette :

http://www.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/pop.shtml#urlMedia=http://www.radio-canada.ca/Medianet/2011/CBAF/WebCulturel201111090012_m.xml

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Egypt’s New Rulers Declare War on ... Graffiti

Egypt’s New Rulers Declare War on ... Graffiti | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"From Ali al-Halabi to Ahmad Samhan and Janzir, the list of artists being harassed by the Military Council for bringing art to the street is a long and growing one.

Over the past months, Egypt’s Military Council has mounted what amounts to a “war on graffiti,” targeting the political artworks that are now widespread in Egyptian cities. Graffiti works calling for demonstrations, demanding the completion of the revolution, and advocating solidarity with labor’s demands are now being treated as the enemy.January 25 transformed Egyptian graffiti normally reserved for sports slogans into an effective method for raising awareness among citizens about their rights." (Mohammad al-Khouly)

 

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Anonymous launches Operation Muslim Brotherhood

Anonymous launches Operation Muslim Brotherhood | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Anonymous targets Muslim Brotherhood In Egypt, claims Muslim Brotherhood is a threat to Egyptian revolution, plans a coordinated Distributed Denial of Service attack on Nov. 11.Monday, those claiming to represent the nebulous and notorious international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous released a YouTube video announcing an operation directed at the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to the announcement, the Muslim Brotherhood is a “corrupt” organization “bent on taking over sovereign Arab states in its quest to seize power.” The announcement goes on to compare the Muslim Brotherhood to the Church of Scientology, and declares the Brotherhood to be “a threat to the people.” (Michael Stone, National Anonymous Examiner)

 

Video : http://youtu.be/s6MWJ2YYitc

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Elections 2011 : Women in elections “1”

Elections 2011 : Women in elections “1” | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

- Al Nour Salafist party posts the photo of a rose instead of its women candidates in its list !

- The First woman wearing Naqab to register in the elections.

- Al Wafd candidate for Downtown Cairo “Zamelak, Kasr Al Nil , Boulaq Abu El Ela, Abdeen, Al Aazbaqia” Nehal Ahady (picture).

- Our young ladies in Parliamentary elections.

(Egyptian Chronicles)

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"Temples egipcis del Regne Nou"

"Temples egipcis del Regne Nou" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

12 nov 10:00 am a 5:00 pm

Hotel Balmes Mallorca, 216

Barcelona, Spain

 

"A Egipte hi havia dos tipus de temples: els temples a dedicats a les divinitats i el temples funeraris. Es tracta, però, de temples diferents: uns es trobaven a la ribera est del Nil, mentre que els altres s'erigien a l'oest; uns estaven consagrats a les divinitats del panteó egipci, i els altres es construïen per a perpetuar el culte funerari pòstum del rei. Ambdós tenien una planta arquitectònica similar, però diferien en llurs objectius i funcions. Durant aquesta jornada veurem uns i altres, aprendrem a diferenciar-los, veurem la temàtica iconogràfica que s’hi representa i ens endinsarem també en la vida que duia el sacerdoci de cadascun d’aquests temples."

 

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=242279045832509

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"Egypte, la vallée du Nil", un reportage de Jean-Claude Sadoine

"Egypte, la vallée du Nil", un reportage de Jean-Claude Sadoine | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Théâtre Communal - Place Roi Baudouin 1e, Ciney - Belgique, le mercredi 16 novembre à 20h

 

"Des mystérieuses pyramides jusqu’au temple colossal d’Abou Simbel à la frontière du Soudan, des trésors fabuleux de la vallée des Rois à Louxor jusqu’au site encore secret de Dahchour, la vallée du Nil exerce depuis toujours sa fascination. Pour la découvrir grâce au Centre Culturel de Ciney, cette projection numérique de grande qualité est servie par des effets spéciaux qui permettent autant de rêver que de se retrouver au temps des pharaons. A travers une multitude de séquences qui rythment cette réalisation, vous remonterez le Nil en bateau de croisière pour contempler les paysages. Vous voyagerez sur plus de mille kilomètres le long des berges depuis Le Caire jusqu’à Assouan à la rencontre de l’Égypte d’aujourd’hui."

 

L'auteur : le reporter conférencier professionnel Jean-Claude Sadoine.

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Maher Zain - Freedom (Official Music Video) | ماهر زين - الحرية

Dedicated to all the people struggling for freedom and dignity in the world.

Maher's Zain new music video, inspired by the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and across the Arab world.

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Egypt Guest of Honour at Turkey’s book fair

Egypt Guest of Honour at Turkey’s book fair | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Dr Emad Abu Ghazi, Egypt’s minister of culture and his Turkish counterpart will inaugurate the Egyptian wing at Turkey’s International Book Fair in Istanbul. Egypt is the guest of honour at the fair which runs from 12 until 20 November.

Dr Ahmed Megahed (...) added that Egypt’s participation won’t be limited to the book fair; it will be a comprehensive cultural festival. A special cultural programme will be attended by several prominent figures in Egyptian culture. The novelist Gamal Al-Ghitani and Dr Kamal Ehsan Oglo, secretary-general of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, a Turkish man who lived in Egypt until he finished his college studies, will organise a seminar entitled ‘Cultural Links between Egypt and Turkey’. (Ahram Online)

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Arab nations aim to win back tourists

Arab nations aim to win back tourists | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"With popular uprisings leading to regime change in Egypt and Tunisia, popular beach resorts such as Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh were left deserted in the early part of the year, as holiday companies evacuated European tourists. (...)

Mohamed Yousef, chief executive of Egyptian tour company Ramasside Travel, says talk of sectarian strife between the Muslim majority and Christian minority has been exaggerated by the Western media. (...)

"The reality is that visiting Egypt is very safe. For example, I feel far more unease walking around parts of London than I do in Cairo", [he says].

"And it is important to say that not one tourist in Egypt at the time of the revolution suffered even a scratch on his hand, and the main tourist resorts such as Sharm [el-Sheikh] were completely unaffected."

As well as Egypt being perfectly safe for Western tourists, he says they should return to see the new democracy." (Will Smale/BBC News)

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Habib Ayeb, "La crise de la société rurale en Egypte, la fin du fellah ?"

Habib Ayeb, "La crise de la société rurale en Egypte, la fin du fellah ?" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Karthala, 2010, 197 p.

 

La crise de la société rurale est l'un des multiples paradoxes de l'Egypte contemporaine. Si l'agriculture égyptienne est l'une des plus productives et des plus intensives du monde, ses paysans sont parmi les plus pauvres : 50 à 80% d'entre eux, selon les analyses, sont au-dessous du seuil de pauvreté. En outre, bien que l'Egypte soit devenue l'un des grands exportateurs de produits agricoles, elle demeure l'un des plus grands importateurs de denrées alimentaires. Une dépendance qui s'est traduite en 2008 par une grave crise qui a entraîné des troubles sociaux significatifs.
"Accès" est le mot-clef qui résume la crise à laquelle est confrontée la communauté des fellahs, alimentée par l'ensemble des difficultés du pays. L'inégalité de l'accès à la terre agricole tout comme l'inégalité de l'accès à l'eau ne sont en fait que les revers d'une même médaille. La situation du fellah découle d'une incapacité à faire entendre sa voix. Le paysan égyptien, privé des possibilités d'une action politique et d'une participation citoyenne ne peut guère se rendre maître de son destin." (présentation de l'éditeur)

 

Aperçu de l'ouvrage (quelques pages en consultation) :

http://books.google.com/books/p/karthala?id=tcQlLBHJMD8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=La+crise+de+la+soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9+rurale+en+Egypte&ei=BIa7To2bKIiayQShsKm-Aw&hl=fr&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Supporters gather in solidarity with imprisoned activist's mother on hunger strike

Supporters gather in solidarity with imprisoned activist's mother on hunger strike | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Ahead of a planned demonstration Wednesday in solidarity with detained activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, his family showed resilience and optimism, as his mother entered her fourth day on hunger strike.“I’m proud of Alaa,” University professor Laila Soueif told Daily News Egypt at the family’s Dokki apartment. She has always been proud of his stances, she explained, but to see the number of youth who joined a march in his support last week has made her feel even more proud of “his success.”

Abdel-Fattah, an activist and outspoken critic of the ruling military council, was remanded in custody earlier this month pending investigations into accusations of inciting violence, stealing army weapons and vandalizing military property on Oct. 9, during the Maspero events." (Sarah El Sirgany /Daily News Egypt)

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Insatisfaction égyptienne des services offerts aux pèlerins (de la Mekke)

Insatisfaction égyptienne des services offerts aux pèlerins (de la Mekke) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Les autorités égyptiennes se sont déclarées “insatisfaites” des services rendus aux pèlerins égyptiens cette année bien que leurs homologues saoudiennes se soient félicitées de ce qu’elles ont qualifié de "succès", après la clôture hier mercredi de la saison sans incident du Pèlerinage 2011.

“Le ministre des Wakfs, Dr Mohamed Abdel Fadil El-Qoussi, chef de la mission officielle de pèlerinage, s'est déclaré insatisfait du niveau des services qui ont été offerts aux pèlerins égyptiens au cours de la saison de pèlerinage qui vient de s’achever, malgré les grands efforts déployés dans ce sens”, apprend-t-on de source ministérielle.
Il a indiqué que cela a suscité la colère des pèlerins au point qu'un d’entre eux a manifesté en se couchant devant sa voiture à Arafat pour l'empêcher de quitter les lieux." (Le Progrès égyptien)

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Liberals and leftists say Islamists bribed poor people with meat to get votes over Eid

Liberals and leftists say Islamists bribed poor people with meat to get votes over Eid | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Amr Hamzawy, the liberal parliamentary candidate in the Heliopolis district of Cairo criticised the use of food gifts by Islamist parties in electioneering stating it was clearly against election laws because it exploited a religious celebrations for political gain.

Similarly, Abdel Ghaffer Shuker, a founder of the Socialist Popular Alliance and a top organiser in the leftist Revolution Continues electoral bloc, also told the Rose Al-Youssef daily newspaper on Sunday that the distribution of meat was simply an electoral bribe.

The Islamist parties deny the distribution of food or their use of religious slogans were ploys to influence potential voters, and insist that they have maintained charity work in off-election years." (Zeinab El Gundy/Ahram Online)

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Safar Khan Gallery : Current Exhibit "Momentum", by Marwa Adel

Safar Khan Gallery : Current Exhibit "Momentum", by Marwa Adel | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Safar Khan Gallery: 6 Brazil St.,
Zamalek - Cairo, Egypt.

to November 30th, 2011

 

"Marwa has captured the spirit of the Egyptian youth's rebellion in stunning fashion, with a strong emphasis on the constant and frantic movement of the country during this critical period through a seamless combination of graphic design and photography. 'The Momentum' is symbolic of unceasing action and physical movement of the youth as well as the actual nation-wide movement of change that swept the country and defied the injustices of a corrupt system. Marwa Adel’s work breathes a fresh air over an already greatly popular subject, depicting the events of Egypt’s revolution with an unrestricted and unique artistic vision. Her talent lies in the way she has used lighting and graphic design techniques to conceal her subject’s identities, presenting them in basic human form but highlighting that the events of Egypt can inspire similar events anywhere else in the world, and that we all share one identity as humans striving for freedom. In her own words Marwa’s work is the discovery and revelation of the relationship between form and essence, spirit and materialism, image and ideas and the metamorphosis from primitive to supreme."

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Cashing in on Egypt's black cloud

Cashing in on Egypt's black cloud | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"After the rice harvest each autumn, Egyptians take a deep breath and brace for the "black cloud", a thick layer of smog from burning rice straw that spreads across Cairo and the Nile valley for several weeks.

Environmentalists blame the burning of agricultural "waste", mostly rice straw, for the pall of smoke that turns the capital's already noxious air into an even more toxic mix.

Farmers produce about 30 million tonnes of what they see as waste each year. What they burn is responsible for 42 per cent of autumnal air pollution, the environmentalists say.

Rice straw has plenty of potential uses, experts contend." (Ahram Online/Reuters)

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Ahead of Egypt’s Vote, Parties and Skepticism Grow

Ahead of Egypt’s Vote, Parties and Skepticism Grow | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egypt’s basic election math goes something like this: Among up to 50 million voters, 20 to 30 percent are believed to be supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood or other Islamist factions and are sure to vote. Less than 20 percent, the elite and the Coptic Christian minority, are likely to be committed to civilian rule and are also eager to vote.

Hence the challenge is to win over the roughly 50 percent of undecided voters — not least in getting them to vote. Attempts to form unified slates derailed, with, by rough count, 14 liberal organizations and 8 Islamist parties fielding candidates. Standing out among more than 6,000 candidates for 498 seats is difficult. (...)

Almost the entire political spectrum was outraged anew last week by proposals floated by the caretaker government meant to guide the process of writing a new constitution. It had been expected that the new Parliament would choose the next cabinet and a 100-member council to write a new constitution, paving the way for presidential elections in a year.

But the ruling military council seems determined to dilute that. First, nothing obliges it to pick the next ministers from the winners. Second, the proposed constitutional guidelines suggest that the generals will pick 80 members of the council, leaving just 20 from the new Parliament, and put the military outside civilian oversight." (Dina Saleh Amer and Heba Afify/The New York Times)

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