Forced fiscal loosening in a world already swamped with debt and heading into another downturn may unnerve creditors and bond holders, especially those holding government debt as an insurance against recession and a haven from volatility.
Ramy Essam wrote a song in 2011 that became the anthem of the Tahrir Square protests. But fast-forward eight years and Essam is living in exile in Sweden making music protesting some of the very same things about the Egyptian government.
Former actress and model Amal Fathy posted a 12-minute video lamenting her experiences with sexual harassment in Cairo, Egypt. Police detained and accused her of broadcasting false news affecting national security and the possession of indecent materials. Two days after her arrest, Fathy was also charged with belonging to a terrorist group.
Vlogger Shadi Abu Zeid was neither taken to a local police department nor charged in a civilian court. His whereabouts remained unknown for more than a day, until Monday evening, when his sister posted online that he had appeared at a state security prosecutor’s hearing in Cairo.
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