US to boost numbers in Iraq; South Korean President postpones visit to US due to MERS; China rejects calls to release Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo; suicide bomber attacks Luxor in Egypt; African countries set up free trade zone; and more
The Egyptian Court's sweeping exoneration of Hosni Mubarak, his henchmen and his sons is an insult to Egyptians who give their lives in support of democracy and human rights. It is also a signal that the new and brutal man in charge has done his job regaining lost ground for his old boss.
The Egyptian judiciary has fulfilled its purpose.
Its acquittal of former President Hosni Mubarak of conspiring to kill 240 protesters has turned full circle on the January 25, 2011 revolution.
In the words of the court Egypt has apparently “overcome the revolutionary phase”.
Egypt brokers brief cease-fire in Gaza; China refuses to suspend development in South China Sea; Armenia and Azerbaijan pledge $200 million to fight ebola; and more
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Seventy-Two Hour Cease-Fire Initiated in Gaza
Afghanistan to audit all votes cast in presdiential election; Shinzo Abe calls for Japan-China summit; Thailand to repatriate 100,000 Burmese refugees who have been living in Thai camps for two decades; Egypt suggests initiative to halt Israel-Palestinian conflict; Russia and Argentina sign nuclear cooperation deal; and more
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Kerry Deal Breaks Afghan Electoral Impasse
The outrageous sham that Egypt's President calls independent justice should stand as a warning not just to journalists working in the country, but to Egyptians themselves. If Sisi can stare down world-wide condemnation, think how little thought he will give to anyone who has no international voice
Politicians can not function without media exposure - whether that be fair or propaganda.
Political journalists can not function without politicians - be they democratic, autocratic or anywhere in between.
The symbiosis of these two spheres legitimizes the respective worlds of voters and audience/readers.