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The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression Launches the First Egyptian Website Specialized in the "Right to Know"

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression Launches the First Egyptian Website Specialized in the "Right to Know" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Considering the deep belief of the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression in the right of citizens to access information, and as a commemoration of the International "Right to Know" Day; the institute declares the launching of the trial version of the first Egyptian website specialized particularly on this subject. The website will include the most important violations of the right to information and the most important national and international laws and cases in this regards. In addition the website will include a various program activities, news, publications and other contributions of the institute in this area."

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Cairo driving : The five most dangerous habits

Cairo driving : The five most dangerous habits | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Whether it’s the hours spent in traffic commuting each day, the arguments that ensue over fender benders, or the shock of seeing cars speed by at night without lights, everybody has something to say about the challenges of driving in Cairo. What about those who make their living driving passengers or goods across the city? Here are some of their opinions and the top five most dangerous habits when it comes to driving." (Celia Alexander)

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AWT Conference 2011 – Christianity on the Edge: The North Tombs Settlement at Amarna. By Gillian Pyke.

AWT Conference 2011 – Christianity on the Edge:  The North Tombs Settlement at Amarna. By Gillian Pyke. | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Gillian Pyke was the only speaker at the 2011AWT Conference to discuss aspects of Amarna which date to outside the Pharaonic period. Her subject was the Christian settlement which occupied a cliffside area which is better know for its tombs of Amarna nobles, and which overlooks the ancient city of Amarna. The investigation of early Christian Egypt is still quite a new field, and a challenging one thanks to the destruction of many sites. This largely undisturbed site is a very welcome addition to knowledge of early Christianity in Egypt." (Andrea Byrnes and Kate Phizackerley)

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Meeting to discuss protection of tourism facilities

Meeting to discuss protection of tourism facilities | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The Egyptian head of Tourist Facilities Chamber, Adel Omar, will have a meeting with head of Tourism Police, Abdel Raheem Hassan, on Wednesday to discuss the current security situation and its effects on tourism in Egypt.

The discussion in the meeting will include how to secure Egypt's archeological areas in Cairo and other cities." (Hend Mukhtar)

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عمال السكة الحديد بالمنيا يضربون عن الطعام

عمال السكة الحديد بالمنيا يضربون عن الطعام | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

La Révolution égyptienne et ses conséquences dans la vie quotidienne, comme un grand souffle de liberté...

Les grèves se multiplient, dans de multiples secteurs économiques. La dernière en date -une grève de la faim - est celle des employés des chemins de fer égyptiens de Minieh qui manifestent pour la défense de leurs droits et l'obtention de meilleures conditions de travail.

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خبير من اليونسكو يعاين حالة هرم زوسر

خبير من اليونسكو يعاين حالة هرم زوسر | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Conformément aux engagements pris par l'Unesco d'apporter un soutien financier aux travaux de restauration de la pyramide de Djoser (Saqqarah), un expert de cette organisation internationale a visité, le mardi 27/09.11, la pyramide et s'est entretenu avec une délégation du Conseil suprême des Antiquités égyptiennes, conduite par 'Atif Abou al-Dahab, responsable du département des antiquités égyptiennes, en vue de finaliser la coopération entre les deux organismes.

 

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"Egypt's first leftist party sees the light", by Ekram Ibrahim

"Egypt's first leftist party sees the light", by Ekram Ibrahim | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The Socialist Popular Alliance becomes the first leftist party since the January 25 Revolution to submit a formal notification to the parties committee.

On Wednesday (28/09/11), members of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party marched in joy through Tahrir Square, playing the oriental ‘Hasabla’ music in celebration of collecting the minimum 5,000 notarised memberships needed to apply for official status. The Popular Alliance has now become the first leftist party to reach the mark since the January 25 Revolution."

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"Le Caire", de Pierre-Arnaud Barthel, Safaa Monqid et Olivier Coret

"Le Caire", de Pierre-Arnaud Barthel, Safaa Monqid et Olivier Coret | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Editions Autrement, collection Villes en mouvement, 2011

 

"Février 2011. Des centaines de manifestants campent en plein cœur de la plus grande ville d’Afrique pour réclamer le départ de Moubarak. À l’origine du mouvement : un irrépressible besoin de liberté. Mais aussi des conditions de vie indignes de l’un des plus grands pays du Moyen-Orient. Partout en Égypte. Et d’autant plus au Caire. 17 millions d’habitants en 2006. 20 millions prévus en 2011. L’une des densités les plus fortes au monde. Des embouteillages gigantesques. Des montagnes de déchets. Un ciel gris de pollution. Un patrimoine pharaonique et islamique menacé. Le Caire souffre. D’une centralisation excessive. D’un défaut d’investissement. D’un laisser-aller et laisser-faire prégnant. D’une politique visant à contrôler les foules plutôt que de les écouter. Et pourtant, des jeunes militent sur Internet, des artistes s’engagent dans les quartiers informels, des promoteurs investissent dans des éco-quartiers, des entrepreneurs lancent des business innovants. Écrit juste avant l’explosion de colère de janvier 2011, cet ouvrage donne la parole à ceux qui l’ont incarnée et rêvent de la voir fructifier.

Le livre est divisé en 6 séquences de 3-4 entretiens : 1. Planifier « la victorieuse » (surnom du Caire) 2. Gérer les déchets 3. Des mobilités en crise 4. Un nouveau chantier : éco-construction, aménagement durable et participation 5. Une nouvelle génération activiste 6. (Re)nouer avec la nature dans une mégapole surpolluée" (présentation de l'éditeur)

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"New video shows Egypt military police torturing two men", by Manar Ammar

"New video shows Egypt military police torturing two men", by Manar Ammar | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"A new videoshowing military police beating up and electrocuting two suspects sparked anger among activists and human rights groups in Egypt after the clip was shared on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.The video shows a dozen military officers kicking, slapping and using a taser on two men to force a confession out of them.

The men were allegedly arrested and weapons were found on them.

The video shows the two men abused badly by the officers who rotated taking turns beating them up while others in the room took pictures and videos of the violence."

 

Je n'ai pas voulu mettre cette vidéo en "une" de cette note, par respect des personnes torturées. Mais, dans la mesure où l'information est un droit, et même souvent, d'un point de vue journalistique, un  devoir, j'insère ci-dessous un lien, en laissant à chaque lecteur le choix de consulter ou non ce document.

http://youtu.be/pZwEIanm2YE

 

L'information est reprise ici : http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/22765/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-military-to-start-swift-investigation-into-.aspx

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"Égypte : les libéraux sont mal partis" par Jean-Noël Ferrié

"Égypte : les libéraux sont mal partis" par Jean-Noël Ferrié | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Dans une lettre adressée à Raymond Aron au lendemain des événements de Mai 68, Georges Pompidou expliquait la stratégie qu’il avait suivie : laisser les étudiants réoccuper la Sorbonne, éviter de braquer l’opinion par une répression déterminée et attendre que celle-ci se lasse du désordre, pendant que se faisait le tri entre radicaux et modérés. C’est, pour l’essentiel, la stratégie suivie par les militaires égyptiens, depuis le coup d’État qui les a ramenés sur le devant de la scène."

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"Egypt: Faith, society and politics", by Bassem Sabry

"Egypt: Faith, society and politics", by Bassem Sabry | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"A recently released poll that was originally conducted in June by the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information And Decision Support Center (IDSC) was, to say the least, a very interesting numerical, statistical and sociological exercise. The poll aimed to investigate the attitudes of Egyptians with regards to religion, both on a social and a political level. While some might debate and dispute the sample, its suitability, the research methodology and the overall findings as many normally would, the numbers seem to be neither too shocking nor surprising, at least for me personally.

To begin with, 73% of the sample described the Egyptian society as generally religious. 71% also said that they pray regularly, while 26% said that they only pray intermittently. Interestingly, 76% said that for a person to be of good manners and noble character, he “must” be religious, a clear indication of the prevalence of the belief that good character mainly emanates from religious practice & faith, with implications on the selection of political candidates of course among other things."

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Egypt tourism to plunge in 2011, tourism industry supports 10% of active population

Egypt tourism to plunge in 2011, tourism industry supports 10% of active population | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egypt’s once lucrative tourism industry has started to recover after an uprising in January nearly paralyzed it, but the number of visitors this year will still fall 25%, the tourism minister said on Tuesday.

“Egypt has managed to bring back tourism after the events in January,” Munir Fakhry Abdul Nur told AFP on the sidelines of the World Tourism Day ceremony, held this year in the historic southern Egyptian city of Aswan.

“We expect the number of tourists to reach 11 million by the end of the year with revenues of up to $10 billion, which would bring us up to 75 percent of tourist arrivals compared to last year,” he said."

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Issandr El-Amrani :"The new Egyptian censorship"

Issandr El-Amrani :"The new Egyptian censorship" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the censorship of two newspapers in the past four days, the first instances of their kind since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak in February. Production of the Saturday edition of the independent weekly Sawt al-Umma was halted, while the daily Rose al-Youssef was prevented from printing a page in today's paper that was to feature a controversial story."

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Egypt’s archaeologists continue to strike

Egypt’s archaeologists continue to strike | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"A group of Egyptian archaeologists and workers from the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) are on strike, demanding higher pay and improved working conditions.

The strikes are set to continue until all workers are given new contracts." (Sarah Sheffer)

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Rural Egyptians suffer most from increasing poverty

Rural Egyptians suffer most from increasing poverty | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Poverty is on the rise in Egypt, particularly in rural areas, according to a study released earlier this month by the government statistics agency. Analysts blame the worsening situation in rural governorates on the government’s bias towards urban development over the past two decades.

Between 2004 and 2009, the percentage of Egyptians living at or below the World Bank’s official poverty line of US$2 per day increased from 19.6 percent to 21.8 percent, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) study found." (Mohamed Elmeshad)

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Des partis égyptiens menacent de boycotter les élections

Des partis égyptiens menacent de boycotter les élections | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Les Frères musulmans et des dizaines d'autres formations politiques et organisations égyptiennes ont annoncé mercredi qu'ils boycotteraient les élections si le Conseil suprême des forces armées, qui assure l'intérim du pouvoir, n'amende pas la loi électorale.Dans un communiqué commun, ils réclament notamment que les militaires interdisent aux partisans de l'ancien président Hosni Moubarak de se présenter à une fonction élective.

Une autre de leurs exigences repose sur la répartition des sièges: en l'état, les deux tiers des sièges du Parlement seraient pourvus sur la base de listes présentées par des partis politiques, le tiers restant étant pourvu sur la base de candidatures individuelles. Les signataires du communiqué veulent que les partis politiques puissent aussi présenter des candidats pour ces sièges "individuels"." (Reuters)

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ذكرى رحيل الزعيم جمال عبد الناصر

La commémoration de la mort de Gamal Abd el-Nasser (15 janvier 1918 à Alexandrie – 28 septembre 1970) prend un relief particulier dans le contexte actuel de la vie politique et sociale de l'Egypte.

 

Cliquer sur le titre pour voir la vidéo.

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"Je n’aurais aucune difficulté à voter pour un musulman si je le retenais indiqué pour la charge", déclare l’évêque copte catholique de Louxor

"Je n’aurais aucune difficulté à voter pour un musulman si je le retenais indiqué pour la charge", déclare l’évêque copte catholique de Louxor | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Le problème principal de l’Egypte d’aujourd’hui est l’ignorance politique qui fait que tout finit par avoir une connotation religieuse", déclare Mgr Zakaria, évêque de Louxor. "Ceci est vrai, poursuit-il, tant pour les chrétiens que pour les musulmans. Nous avons tous besoin de mûrir politiquement. Ici, dans le diocèse, nous travaillons intensément afin de promouvoir une conscience critique et responsable parmi les fidèles. Au cours d’une récente rencontre avec des groupes de jeunes, j’ai suscité l’étonnement lorsque j’ai affirmé que si se présentait un candidat musulman que je retiens véritablement adapté à une importante charge publique, je lui accorderais mon suffrage sans problème. Ceci parce que je ne considère pas la religion des candidats, mais leurs qualités humaines et politiques. Les jeunes ont été scandalisés par mes affirmations. J’ai répondu qu’en politique, il ne faut pas prendre en compte la religion des candidats, mais leurs propositions sur des thèmes tels que le développement économique."

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"What Is Egypt’s Revolution Really All About?", by Raymond Stock

"What Is Egypt’s Revolution Really All About?", by Raymond Stock | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The stirring, iconic scenes of courage and national unity, sacrifice and magnanimity, have long since faded, like a discarded bouquet of lotus and jasmine.

They have been replaced with endless strikes ; attacks on churches ; countless, sometimes bloody, demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square ; growing radical Islamist (Salafi) control of Sinai ; cross-border attacks on Israel (and Israel’s inevitable response) ; and, finally, the sacking of a sovereign embassy with the ruling military’s apparent complicity. For the first time in Egypt’s five thousand years of Pharaonic-style rule, the people have put the top man on trial, but the exercise somehow seems cheap and tawdry.

Meanwhile, tourism has all but died and investment has retreated as chaos reigns and foreign currency reserves shrink to a memory. There is even talk of imminent mass famine, as Egypt can no longer afford to import staple foods and can’t even effectively get subsidized bread to those who actually need it.

By almost any measure, things looked better for most people under the reviled ancien regime. While violent crime (bag-snatchings, burglaries, petty thefts, domestic murders, kidnappings, and muggings) were on the rise in Mubarak’s last years, they have surged since his fall. One novelty of the new Egypt is an epidemic of attacks on police stations in which guns are stolen and people often killed. That simply did not happen under Mubarak." (la suite avec le lien ci-dessus)

 

Raymond Stock lived in Cairo for 20 years before being deported in December 2010, apparently due to his 2009 article criticizing then-Culture Minister Farouk Hosni’s bid to head UNESCO. He has translated stories by many Arab writers, including seven books by Naguib Mahfouz, whose biography he is writing.

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وقفة احتجاجية لطلاب الثانوية أمام «التعليم» تطالب بتطوير المناهج وحل مشكلة الدروس

وقفة احتجاجية لطلاب الثانوية أمام «التعليم» تطالب بتطوير المناهج وحل مشكلة الدروس | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

A qui le tour ?

Après les professeurs de l'enseignement supérieur, ce sont maintenant les élèves du secondaire qui manifestent devant le ministère égyptien de l'Education.

Leurs revendications : un accès à l'enseignement libre de fait et des programmes adaptés aux exigences (technologiques) modernes

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"Commander son propre mastaba, ou préparer son voyage vers l'au-delà égyptien"

"Commander son propre mastaba, ou préparer son voyage vers l'au-delà égyptien" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Cet atelier destiné aux enfants (à partir de 6 ans) et aux familles est proposé par le musée du Louvre (Paris) du 21-09-2011 au 19-10-2011.

Chaque sance dure 2 h

 

"Dans l‘Égypte des pharaons, la mort n‘est pas un événement triste mais un grand voyage qu‘il faut préparer de son vivant. Après avoir observé dans le musée les scènes figurées dans les chapelles des mastabas, des tombes construites il y a plus de quatre mille ans, imaginez votre propre mastaba en le dessinant !"

 

Plus d'infos : http://www.louvre.fr/llv/activite/liste_evenements.jsp?nature=activite_nature_2&bmLocale=fr_FR

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"Le frère de Maikel Nabil Sanad sous pression pour avoir soutenu le blogueur, prochainement rejugé en appel"

"Le frère de Maikel Nabil Sanad sous pression pour avoir soutenu le blogueur, prochainement rejugé en appel" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Reporters sans frontières dénonce les tentatives d’intimidation à l’égard de Mark Sanad, qui déclare avoir reçu des menaces d’emprisonnement pour son soutien public à son frère, le blogueur égyptien Maikel Nabil Sanad. L’organisation réitère sa demande de libération du net-citoyen dans les plus brefs délais, et appelle les autorités à renoncer aux méthodes d’intimidation, dignes de l’ère Moubarak."

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"Egyptian Bloc calls for election boycott", by Joseph Mayton

"Egyptian Bloc calls for election boycott", by Joseph Mayton | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Less than 24 hours after the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) announced a timetable for Parliamentary elections, leaders from the Egyptian bloc – a group of pro-change activists and political leaders – called for an election boycott. The SCAF said on Tuesday that candidacy would open on October 12, with the first stage in the voting to commence on November 28."

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Egypt jails former information minister for 7 years and top TV official for 5 years

Egypt jails former information minister for 7 years and top TV official for 5 years | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egypt’s former information minister, Anas al-Fiki (R) and Osama al-Sheikh (L), the former head of the union were sentenced by an Egyptian court.

 

"An Egyptian court sentenced former Information Minister Anas al-Fiki to seven years in prison for squandering public wealth from the state television union, the latest prison sentence to be handed to a member of Hosni Mubarak’s former cabinet.

The court also sentenced Osama al-Sheikh, the former head of the union, to five years on the same charges, the court ruled, according to Reuters.

The ruling was aired by state television."

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"Old Kingdom, New Perspectives : Egyptian Art and Archaeology 2750-2150 BC", edited by Nigel Strudwick and Helen Strudwick

"Old Kingdom, New Perspectives : Egyptian Art and Archaeology 2750-2150 BC", edited by Nigel Strudwick and Helen Strudwick | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Oxbow Books, 2011, 344 p.

 

"Recent research on all aspects of the Old Kingdom in Egypt is presented in this volume, ranging through the Pyramid Texts, tomb architecture, ceramics, scene choice and layout, field reports, cemetery layout, tomb and temple statuary. The contributions also show how Egyptology is not stuck in its venerable traditions but that newer forms of technology are being used to great effect by Egyptologists. For example, two papers show how GIS technology can shed light on cemetery arrangement and how 3D scanners can be employed in the process of producing facsimile drawings of reliefs and inscriptions. The authors cover a wide range of sites and monuments. A large part of the work presented deals with material from the great cemeteries of Saqqara and Giza of the Old Kingdom capital city of Memphis but all the smaller sites are discussed. The book also includes a paper on the architecture of mastabas from the lesser-known site of Abu Roasch. The provinces are by no means overlooked, with articles on material from Deir el-Bersha, el-Sheikh Said and Akhmim. Between them, the authors discuss material from the milieu of the king right down to that which concerned the tomb workmen and those who supplied their basic needs, such as bakers, brewers and potters. Containing papers presented at a conference at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in May 2009, this book continues a series of publications of the latest research presented at previous meetings in Paris, Berlin and Prague. Much new material is published here and the papers are fully illustrated, with over 200 photographs and drawings." (présentation de l'éditeur)

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