George Mikhail


The logo of TV channel beIN Sports is seen on a microphone used by a TV journalist prior to a soccer match at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, March 5, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

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Gulf-Qatar crisis leaves its mark on sports

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 | George Mikhail, Contributor

Amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and a number of major Arab nations, the Qatari sports channel beIN has been banned in several countries.

TV drama explores life inside Islamic State

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017 | George Mikhail, Contributor

A Ramadan TV series dares to depict the daily realities inside the Islamic State despite threats to the cast and crew.

Sinai tribes take up arms against IS

Monday, May. 15, 2017 | George Mikhail, Contributor

Tribes in northern Sinai have joined the fight against Wilayat Sinai, raising questions about the state’s monopoly on weapons.

Is Egypt's Gamaa Islamiya returning to political life?

Wednesday, May. 10, 2017 | George Mikhail, Contributor

Gamaa Islamiya’s political wing publicly launched its elections last month with the consent of Egypt's security apparatus, which raises questions about the return of the Islamist group to the political scene.

Journalists concerned with formation of Egypt's National Media Council

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | George Mikhail, Contributor

The National Media Council was formed without including any opposition figures, which raised concern over the freedom of the media and press under Egypt’s renewed state of emergency.

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George Mikhail is a freelance journalist who specializes in minority and political issues. He graduated from Cairo University in 2009 and has worked for a number of Egyptian newspapers.

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