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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Other international coverage

Also worth a quick skim:

  • The increasing cases of torture in Egypt are not always politically motivated, Khaled Hassan writes for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • Reporters Without Borders condemned “the disproportionality” of photojournalist Mohammed Abu Zeid’s death sentence to his crime of covering a protest.
  • Up to 10 Coptic Christian asylum seekers in Melbourne are pleading with the Australian government to be allowed to stay, days before they are scheduled to be deported, says SBS News.
  • Duke University gave 40 students, faculty, and community members a crash course on Egyptian politics.”
  • The foreign press takes note of Egyptian women’s efforts on int’l women’s day with The Straits Times report on Rania Seddik’s GebRaa and Xinhua’s look at how APE’s women turn waste into beautiful products.
  • i24NEWS follows the story of a former Israeli Mossad agent who posed as a French painter in Egypt in the 1950s.
  • The Global Post’s Salma Islam takes a look at the Grand Egyptian Museum, which will hold 100k artifacts, including 5,000 items found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
  • A new exhibit of Egyptian mummies at Chicago’s Field Museum aims to give visitors an up-close view, according to the Chicago Parent.

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