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Hoqook is an Egyptian online newspaper, both in Arabic and in English. It is a large network of journalists and activists reporting on human rights issues and development policies in Egypt. On January 2013 Hoqook became a FocusMéditerranée partner and opened the window "EGYPT, revolution goes on" in our homepage. |Hoqook è una testata online egiziana, diffusa sia in arabo, sia in inglese: una vasta rete di giornalisti, attivisti ed esperti di comunicazione che scrivono di diritti umani e di politiche di sviluppo in Egitto. Nel gennaio del 2013 Hoqook è diventato partner di FocusMéditerranée, aprendo la finestra "EGYPT, revolution goes on" (EGITTO, la rivoluzione continua).

The building story of Ramlet Boulaq

SOCIETY-Hoqookby Fanny Ohier | Hoqook

Boulaq, Cairo (Egypt). Ph. Silvia DoglianiIt is the story of many informal settlements in Cairo, and informal settlements represent about 75 percent of the Egyptian capital.

Former president Hosni Mubarak had established a urban plan called Cairo 2050, years ago. The housing project set down that all residents in informal neighbourhoods would be expelled, in order to leave the space for other property projects, such as ‘tourism facilities’ on several of Cairo’s islands for example.
So, as many slums’s residents in Cairo, those of Ramlet Boulaq – an informal neighbourhood located about three kilometers north from the famous Tahrir Square, nearby the Nile Corniche – have to fight for the property of their land.

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Syrians in Egypt: an overview

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by Amina Hussein | Hoqook
Syrians in Egypt (credit: Al Ahram online)Walking in the busy streets of Cairo is not uncommon to meet a Syrian or a newly opened Syrian little shop. Since the beginning of the uprisings in March 2011 thousands of Syrians fled the country; the great majority of them took shelter in the neighbouring countries, including Egypt.

Syrians who have decided to come to Egypt did so because they consider it a better option than tent camps in Jordan, Lebanon or Turkey. The cost of living in Egypt is lower and employment opportunity greater: Jordanian and Lebanese job market cannot absorb them and in Turkey they face the language obstacle.

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Egyptian cabinet approved the new draft law on limitating the demonstrations

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by Fanny Ohier | Hoqook

Protest in CairoOn the 13th of February the Egyptian cabinet approved the new draft law on limitating the demonstrations, proposed by the legislative and human rights committees of Shura Council, the upper chamber of the Parliament.

As the Minister of Justice Ahmed Mekki underlined it in a press statement on last Wednesday, the interior ministry does not have the right to forbid protests, though the law does put several limits to the demonstrating process.

The conditions to organize a demonstration, specified by the new law, concern its notification to the Interior Ministry at least five days before its proceedings; the ability for the Interior Ministry to refuse it organization «for security reasons»; and other several bans concerning the proceedings of the demonstration itself.

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Port Said: the second day of civil desobedience

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by Fanny Ohier | Hoqook

Port Said protests. Ph.@Captramy

Port Said protests. [email protected]

On the 17th of February protesters filled the streets of Port Said launching a campaign of civil disobedience asking ‘retribution’ for those who died in Port Said’s clashes last month.

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