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Bassem Sabry

Bassem Sabry is an Egyptian political commentator as well as a political and media consultant. Bassem's writings have appeared in an array of English-language publications, among them Foreign Policy, The Atlantic and Hurriyet Daily News. He has also published in Egypt's leading dailies, including Al-Masry Al-Youm, Al-Shorouk and Al-Tahrir.

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Egypt sends movie back to censorship board for review

By  Bassem Sabry | Mon, Apr 21, 2014
The Egyptian government's decision to close down the movie "Halawet Roh," considered by critics as racy and salacious, and send it for further censorship review has provoked a broader debate about censorship red lines.

Sisi submits his candidacy to 'will of the people'

By  Bassem Sabry | Thu, Mar 27, 2014
The Egyptian defense minister steps down to run for president.

Biblawi’s resignation leaves more questions for Egypt

By  Bassem Sabry | Tue, Feb 25, 2014
Hazem el-Biblawi's resignation highlights the difficult realities of governing and the uncertainties facing Egypt, and paves the way for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s candidacy.

Egypt’s elections: the meaning of Sabahi’s entry and Abul-Fotouh’s exit

By  Bassem Sabry | Sun, Feb 9, 2014
Egypt’s presidential politics just got more interesting as Hamdeen Sabahi, the head of the Popular Current, announced his candidacy.

Four questions about a Sisi run for president of Egypt

By  Bassem Sabry | Wed, Jan 29, 2014
It is time to consider the reasons behind a potential presidential run by Field Marshal Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and what it means for Egypt.
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