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


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...


"They Came To Kill," Sinai Mosque Victim Describes Attack

BIR AL-ABED — "For 20 minutes, they kept firing at us. We couldn’t hear anything else because of the sounds of the gunfire. Everybody was running. Some were trying to escape and others were ...


Reflections On Capital Punishment, Cries From Death Row

-Essay- CAIRO — I had never really thought much about my position on the death penalty. After I watched the film The Life of David Gale, I started to ask myself how one might possibly work on ...


Cairo Bipolar, A Tale Of Stage Management And Survival

An Egyptian writer shares her struggle with keeping bipolar disorder from invading everything she...


Hunger Games? What's Wrong With Cairo's Prison-Themed Restaurant

The restaurant "Garemt Akl" (eating crime) aims to tap into Hunger Games morbidity and real-life ...


Egypt's "Christian-Free" Soccer Traditions

The absence of Christian players at the professional level can be traced to discrimination that b...


Erdogan's Global Witch Hunt, With A Little Help From Interpol

-Analysis- Even as the European Union has wavered on whether to let Turkey into its exclusive grouping, Ankara has flexed its muscles within the bloc. It has done so by using a shared tool and ...