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Tuesday, 13 September 2022

The human rights + COP27 angle is back in the foreign press

The international press is once again honing in on human rights ahead of COP27: Imprisoned Egyptian-British activist Alaa Abdel Fattah has told his family he is scared he may die in prison as he continues his months-long hunger strike, according to the Guardian, which along with the Associated Press takes note of a new Human Rights Watch report on environmental activism ahead of COP27.

Entrepreneur Youssef Hanna and his biotech startup Khepra get feature-length ink in the Financial Times’ Masters in Management column. Khepra is exploring the use of insects in animal feed.

Also making headlines:

  • The makeover of the Giza Pyramids plateau in a bid to lure tourists is getting attention. (The National)
  • January 25 figure Wael Ghoneim has returned home from a decade of self-imposed exile for a family visit in what Emirati media claims is connected to the upcoming National Dialogue. (The National)
  • Old money + older cheese: In separate digs, archaeologists have discovered several blocks of white cheese dating back 2.6k years in Giza's Saqqara necropolis and some 300 coins dating back to the Mamluk era. (The National | The National)
  • Ahmed Bassam Zaki’s acquittal in a [redacted] assault cases is getting ink. Zaki is serving a seven-year sentence in a separate case. (The National)

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