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About Aya Nader

Aya Nader is an independent journalist based in Egypt, writing for Daily News Egypt, Al-Ahram Weekly, and BECAUSE among others. She is an MA candidate in International Relations at the American University in Cairo. Tweets @AyaNaderM

Articles by Aya Nader

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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Egypt: the deep state’s war on journalism

The state is aware that free press means more accountability and their fear of being monitored, exposed, or held accountable indicates how fragile and insecure they are.

Insecurity under Egypt's ‘security’ forces

Abuses are systemic despite regime attempts to portray them as 'isolated'. People have much to fear from the police and their sense of impunity but they are not taking it quietly.

The photojournalist who ‘damaged Egyptian national unity’

Shawkan, an Egyptian photojournalist, has had his detention extended yet again. His camera has been as cold as the regime currently ruling Egypt - locking up anyone and everyone on no grounds at all.

Update: Egypt’s Hossam Bahgat released from military intelligence

The award-winning journalist was released after being held for interrogation, sparking an outcry from local and international rights organisations.

Egyptian journalist under military interrogation for “harming national security”

Prominent journalist and rights activist Hossam Bahgat faces military trial in Egypt for his investigative journalism.

Sisi’s men: anticipating the coming regime

The challenge Sisi will face, will be in keeping his outer circle intact, a challenge which will be the main determinant behind his policy-decisions.

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