RAMZY BAROUD: Euphoria has given way to hard truth throughout the Arab world. It’s difficult to generalise but there are certain commonalities
M. LYNX-QUALEY: It may be Cairo’s oldest book market but heritage is no protector from increasing development
MOHAMED EL-SAYED, CGNEWS: A very unlikely relationship indeed is beginning to take shape.
M.LYNX-QUALEY: At a press conference today, award-winning author Mohamed Hashem was the target of accusations by the SCAF’s General Adel Emara.
MOHAMED EL SAYED, CGNEWS: The huge turnout showed that Egyptians are hungry for democracy. Whoever comes to power, though, has three ‘top priority’ issues to address.
RAMZY BAROUD: It has endured some punishing attacks but the democratic experience in Turkey is presented as a model for the region to follow. How useful is it, however?
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The Arab Writers Union has listed the Top 100 Arabic novels. Puzzling, annoying, lists such as this are nevertheless fun.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: With many of the ‘red lines’ now swept away novelists throughout the Arab world are free to touch on subjects hitherto out of bounds.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Victory was met with hopes that red lines had been blown away and a new era of artistic freedoms had begun. But the red lines may take a bit more rolling.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The Arab world’s highest circulating daily newspaper goes live with a beta version of its new English portal. There’s a strong focus on ‘the intellectual arena’.