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


40 Years On, How Egypt Saw The Camp David Accords

Peace with Israel, signed in 1978, was never widely popular, but the context of a poor, war-torn ...


Tora Prison Diary: Conjuring Harry Potter Magic In The Darkness

Abdelrahman al-Gendy, a standout student and Harry Potter aficionado, was just 17 when he was arr...


Female Sexuality, Still A Victim Of Egypt's Patriarchy

CAIRO — A friend of mine lived alone in downtown Cairo. She was single when she moved in but after getting into a relationship, her boyfriend joined her. One day in 2012, her neighbors saw her ...


Exile Of Mind: To Be Young And Far Away From My Native Egypt

BERLIN — On the bus I now take to university in Berlin every day, I reach compulsively for my phone to check Facebook for updates from Egypt. I see that someone else has been arrested, this time a ...


Why Egypt Could Be In The Path Of Turkey's Currency Crisis

Egypt’s Finance Minister says the country is actually benefiting from the Turkish crisis, b...


"Opium" No More: The Changing Relevance Of Religion In Austerity-Hit Egypt

Is religion numbing Egyptians into acquiescence amid a number of merciless austerity measures?


Why Egypt Is Ultimately Destined For Democracy

Egypt's "operating system," to borrow a tech-world term, needs replacing — and the mili...


In Cairo, Makeshift Slums v. Government Housing Project

The two-year-old housing project is clean and orderly, unlike the makeshift dwellings its thousan...