Friday, October 9, 2015

#Maspero Anniversary : We are not dead yet !!

Today is the anniversary of Maspero Massacre where not less 28 people were killed including 27 Egyptian Christians and 1 one military police conscript in the worst clashes between Egyptian people in general and military police in 2011. How can anyone forget the pleas of Rasha Magdy to the people to save the army from the Copt protesters ?? How can anyone forget Mina Daniel !?
Mina Daniel in Omar Makram mosque treated
after being injured on 2 February 2011 clashes in Tahrir
Well, it seems that except for that group that still supports and believes in 25 January revolution, people forgot sadly enough. I am not surprised about how most people forgot that bloody moment in our recent history thanks to the media. It seems that the mainstream media careless about the anniversary of Maspero as it used to be in the past.
I also noticed that shamelessly the Pro-military/Pro-regime newspapers like Al-Wafd newspaper boldly claims that the so-called social media activists blame the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists for what happened in Masepero in a very loussy and weak report !!
I am not surprised that this claim is spreading across the Pro-Military/Pro-regime media and the regime supporters because Pope Tawdros II himself said last year that what happened in Maspero was a “Muslim Brotherhood plot” !! In an interview with Sky News Arabia, the head of the Egypt’s Orthodox Church claimed the Brotherhood pushed the protesters to the military police and then withdrew leaving them to be killed !!

October 09, 2015 at 04:59PM

تهنئة بفوز مرشحي الحزب الوطني في دائرة الباجور في انتخابات مجلس الشعب لعام ١٩٩٥. وقتها فاز الوزير كمال للشاذلي بالتزكية بكرسي الفئات في البرلمان و لان في عام ٢٠١٥ يترشح ابنه معتز لمقعد الباجور في نفس الدائرة. An ad congratulating the NDP candidates for winning the people's assembly elections in year 1995 in Bagour constituency , Monufia including infamous NDP leading figure and minister Kamel El-Shazly.In 2015 , his son Moatez is running for the same seat. #Egypt #Blogger #Citizenjournalism #Egyelections October 09, 2015 at 04:59PM via Instagram

October 09, 2015 at 04:49PM

سعر الذهب في مصر من عشرين عام The price of gold in #Egypt from 20 years ago , from 1995. #Citizenjournalism #Blogger October 09, 2015 at 04:49PM via Instagram

October 09, 2015 at 04:39PM

سعر الصرف الأجنبي من ٢٠ سنة في مصر the foreign exchange in #Egypt from 20 years ago in 1995 from an old newspaper #Blogger #Citizenjournalism October 09, 2015 at 04:39PM via Instagram

Thursday, October 8, 2015

This is What I call a quick restoration

Do you remember how the Italian consulate in Cairo was bombed in July !? Do you remember how the old consulate looked like after that bombing that destroyed part of its façade as well affected the old poor buildings in Maspero shanty towns.
Here is how the Consulate looked like two days after the bombing.
During then the Egyptian government announced that it would repair and renovate the building of consulate on its own expense.
In no time, the Arab contractors started working in the location.
In September, it looked like that.
The consulate building was repainted

Now We should be very worried about Massouny

At last after two weeks and lots of public pleas, the Ministry of interior “MOI” issued a statement about the forcible disappearance of Mostafa Massouny.
أكد مسئول مركز الإعلام الأمنى عدم صحة ما تداولته بعض وسائل الإعلام حول إلقاء القبض على الناشط / مصطفى الماصونى أو إحتجاز...
Posted by ‎الصفحة الرسمية لوزارة الداخلية‎ on Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The officials at the security media center denied what was said in the media that activist MostafaMassouny was arrested or detained in any facility following the ministry of interior. The officials also added that the ministry of interior was investigating the case of Massouny.
I think we should be very worried now about Mostafa Massouny.
This statement makes you wonder about what really happened to Massouny.
The family of Massouny does not believe the MOI statement.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Talk to me about a true triumph for Women in the new cabinet

I did not speak about the new cabinet of PM Sherif Ismail as I used to do in this blog sharing the new ministers’ who is who. It is never too late to share some of my thoughts about the new ministers.
I noticed that in the past two weeks there has a lot of talk about the new female ministers in Ismail’s cabinet and needless to say, there were lots and lots of sexism towards those ladies.
Only three ministers were appointed in Sherif Ismail. Minister Ghada Wali kept her position as minister of social solidarity, Sahar Nasr was appointed as minister of international cooperation and Nabila Makram Ebeid as the minister of the newly founded ministry of immigration and Egyptians abroad affairs.
As soon as their photos of the ministers swearing in hit the wires, we found such comments on how beautiful and elegant they are as a triumph for women in Egypt !! We found a famous college photo for them.
The popular photo college showing the ministers swearing in
First , appointing three female ministers in the cabinet already is not a huge triumph or achievement for women in Egypt because actually it seems that the maximum number of ministerial seats the Egyptian woman can get in any cabinet is three women.
 I do not know why some of our feminists are cheering for appointing 3 women ministers when we used to have four women ministers in the second reshuffle of Ibrahim Mahlab’s cabinet.
Second, I read that comments of so-called and self-claimed feminists on Facebook and I feel that they are actually superficial sexists who judge women on how they look.
“I can say the Egyptian mentality in decision-making cabinet has progressed to meet the 21st-century global requirements” !! 
This is is the exact comment of a famous writer specialized in women’s issues on Facebook !!
I do not know what the 21st-century global requirements are, let alone we do not know really if those ladies were chosen according to those requirements.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October 04, 2015 at 12:33PM

A Catholic Church in #Cairo #Cairowalks #Places #Egypt #Blogger #Citizenjournalism October 04, 2015 at 12:33PM via Instagram

October 04, 2015 at 12:03AM

The #Nile at night in #Cairo #Citizenjournalism #Blogger #Egypt October 04, 2015 at 12:03AM via Instagram

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Where is Massouny ?

On 26 June 2015, Mostafa Massouny was staying with his friends in downtown Cairo. At the
Where is Mostafa Massuny? 
evening, the young film editor went to get some food for him and his friends. He has never been seen since then.
For nearly two weeks , his families and friends failed to find him searching in hospitals , morgues, prisons and police stations. In the end his family found a friend of a friend who works in Egypt’s National Security “NS” and told them Massouny was arrested and detained for a couple of days at the NS at Lazghouli street in Cairo and he would be released. That friend of friend warned the family of contacting media or his activist friends.
Days passed and became weeks, weeks passed and became months and Mostafa Massouny did not show and has not been released from his alleged detention.
For three month and week, Massouny has just vanished with no what so ever official trace.
I know Mostafa Massouny as a tweep and protester in 2011. He was once arrested , detained and beaten while covering an anti-SCAF protest in Aswan in July 2011. Then he was arrested later in August from the same year briefly at Tahrir square as the military police was dispersing a sit-in there.
After 2011 , the young graduate of faculty engineering had left politics and activism altogether and focused on his work as a video editor. For 3 years Massouny was focusing on his work with no reportedly political activity.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 01, 2015 at 03:29PM

#Egyptian flag in #Tahrir square #Blogger #Citizenjournalism October 01, 2015 at 03:29PM via Instagram

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