Ibrahim Eissa


Two Hundred Public Figures Call for Dismissal of Interior Minister

Two hundred public figures signed a statement calling for the dismissal of the Minister of Interior, Al-Adly, achieving the “fair” demands of the Copts after the incident in the Saints

Background Report on Egyptian Civil Society Election Monitoring in Upcoming Elections

The Egyptian government has steadfastly refused to grant international election monitors access to monitor parliamentary elections this week. Senior Egyptian officials have rebuffed repeated requests from US government officials, claiming

Obama’s task on Egyptian democracy

wHEN HE met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in September, President Obama brought up the need for "a vibrant civil society, open political competition, and credible and transparent elections in

Obama’s half-hearted efforts for Egyptian democracy

Since Obama brought up the need for "a vibrant civil society, open political President Mubarak’s regime has done exactly the opposite of what Obama asked.

Egypt’s media ban effects independent satellite channels

Egypt's ruling regime has announced the suspension of 12 satellite channels, renowned for their religious themes and warned 20 other channels concerning their alleged incitement to religious hatred, unlicensed medical

Egypt 2010: The Other Way to Monitor Elections

The Egyptian government recently issued a series of control measures that serve to further restrict freedoms of expression prior to parliamentary elections in November, reports Asharq Alawsat.

Egypt’s emboldened press now feeling the backlash

With lively independent newspapers and rollicking TV political talk shows, Egypt's journalists in recent years have pushed the boundaries of what you can say about the government in this authoritarian


"Oblique threats and backroom deals that are not visibly linked to the government have started silencing some of Egypt's most critical independent voices," says Mohamed Abdel Dayem, Middle East and

Egypt witnesses increased media control as elections approach

According to government officials the recent crackdown on independent media outlets stems from what it describes as its efforts to regulate unauthorized channels and not politically motivated.

Egypt cracks down on media ahead of elections

With Egypt’s parliamentary elections drawing closer, the Hosni Mubarak government has begun cracking down on the media.