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Jo Schietti is a freelance journalist based in Cairo.

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Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

08 July, 2020

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

28 May, 2020

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the official line.

Morsi's death: Revenge accomplished, autocracy wins in Egypt

26 June, 2019

News of the sudden death of former president Mohamed Morsi has sent shock waves in Egypt and around the world amid sympathy, indignation and calls for an impartial investigation.

Baby boom pushes Egyptians to migrate

22 January, 2018

With rampant population growth and a population of 95 million, many Egyptians are leaving in search of opportunities, writes Jo Schietti.

Sinai: No tribal front to fight back against attacks

22 December, 2017

In-depth: The call by the Union of Sinai Tribes in the wake of the Radwa mosque attack will have no effect without a unified tribal effort, reports Jo Schietti.

Egypt's 'Morality Police' get on Grindr

27 November, 2017

In-depth: The proposed bill is expected to be discussed in parliament amid fear and paranoia in Egypt's LGBT community.

Rising 'terrorist threat' in Egypt's Western Desert

08 November, 2017

In-depth: A new surge in militancy is emerging in Egypt's west, with the army already struggling to cope with an insurgency in the eastern Sinai provinces.

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

25 October, 2017

In-depth: After Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup, parliamentarians have called on President Sisi to allow 'Ultras' football fans to attend matches and release those imprisoned, reports Jo Schietti.

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's Alaa Abd El-Fattah

30 September, 2017

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah has been in-and-out of jail for the past four years. Campaigners are rallying around him and asking the world to speak out for Alaa.

Pope leaves Egypt with a strong 'No' to violence

02 May, 2017

Analysis: During his visit, the Pope spoke passionately about the need for practicing justice, writes Jo Schietti.

Pope of peace in tense Egypt

28 April, 2017

The Pope visits Egypt today, three weeks after the Palm Sunday bombings. But disillusionment is growing among Egypt's long-persecuted Coptic community, says Jo Schietti.

Police State Egypt: The war on journalism

20 February, 2017

While Press Syndicate leaders await a verdict in their appeal against imprisonment, and a new media law threatens further government control, Egypt sees its worst days for press freedom.

Jo Schietti
Jo Schietti

Jo Schietti is a freelance journalist based in Cairo.

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