Mada Masr is an independent Egyptian online newspaper, founded in June 2013, with content in Arabic and English.

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Testing A Mother-Daughter Relationship At The Gaza Border

-Essay- CAIRO — I dropped her off at the first of many stops that make up the long journey back to her home, and I went back to mine. We both like “homemaking;” we hoard the smallest of things, ...


Egypt v. BBC? Press Freedom Threatened Ahead Of Elections

CAIRO — There are “forces of evil” that control Egypt’s media outlets, according to a statement issued last week by Public Prosecutor Nabil Sadek. To protect “national security” and prevent ...


In Egypt, Parenting And The Power Of Language

CAIRO — I was four years old when, while visiting a relative at his home, he urged me to eat some food. He told me playfully, as children are often told: “Eat, you donkey.” But, according to my ...


Zohr Ambitions: Can Egyptian Gas Help Europe Bypass Russia?

Egypt's Zohr gas field is the largest ever natural gas find in the Mediterranean. But reshapi...


Anba Makarios, Coptic Bishop's Tough Line On Egypt's Islamist Violence

MINYA — Anba Makarios, a bishop in the governorate with Egypt's highest number of violent sectarian incidents, does not employ the usual appeasing rhetoric of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox church. He ...


Sinai Spectral: High-Tech In Ancient Library Reveals Layers Of History

Egypt's St. Catherine's Monastery holds a treasure trove of ancient texts. But spectral i...


Segregation By The Nile, When Egypt's Christians And Muslims Share A Village

In villages in Minya, Christians and Muslims are confined to separate districts, a condition that...