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 The State Information Service released a statement a little while ago addressing the upcoming coverage of international media representatives, and specifically accredited correspondents of Friday the 27th of September.

 SIS’s statement revealed some information regarding this coverage which includes the following:

  • 41 accredited Media and Press establishments submitted to SIS requests for televised and photographic coverage for 195 journalists and photographers. All requests were accepted and the applicants have been granted permits for completely free coverage and
  • photo taking in all the squares and main streets of the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Qalubiya, Alexandria and Suez in accordance with international customs.
  • There are 900 accredited representatives of foreign media outlets registered with SIS in Egypt and that includes technicians and administrative staff and they all carry the accreditation ID issued by SIS. This ID allows them to move freely across the entire
  • republic unhindered to undertake none photographic coverage.
  • 30 visiting unaccredited foreign correspondents representing 15 foreign press and media establishments have applied for press permits to cover Friday the 27th; Press IDs were granted to 15 of them and the requests of the others are still pending as they
  • applied as late as Thursday, September 26th.

 SIS’s statement reiterated its previous calls on all foreign media outlets to strictly abide by globally accepted professional codes of conduct of the press and the media while covering Egyptian affairs. SIS pointed to these codes in a previous statement released on the

21st of September, and came their forefront:

  • Correspondents should only publish what that they observe themselves from their known, credible sources that must be confirmed by two other credible sources that have also observed the same incidents with their own eyes in accordance with the codes of
  • conduct.
  • In the case of publishing analysis or conclusions or interpretations or expectations, neutrality between all parties should be taken into account and space should be provided for all viewpoints to be presented in an equal manner and that includes the viewpoint
  • of the State or who represents it.

 

  • Representatives of International Media outlets and especially correspondents registered by the State Information Service in Cairo have been carrying out their coverage since the morning of September 27th up until 7 pm. Only one field complaint has been filed,
  • and it involved the brief detention of 2 photojournalists near Al Istikama Mosque during Friday prayers in Giza, Mohamed El Shahed and Farid Youssef who are employed by France 2.
  • This happened when Security forces asked them for their photography permits, which they did not have with them despite the fact that those permits were granted to them by SIS. The detention did not exceed 2 hours, as SIS intervened by sending the
  • permits of the 2 photojournalists and they were released promptly and allowed to operate freely.
  • The foreign correspondents carried out their work freely and their coverage is still ongoing. And its worth mentioning that 41 accredited Media and Press establishments submitted to SIS requests for televised and photographic coverage for 195 journalists and
  • photographers. All requests were accepted and the applicants have been granted permits for completely free coverage and photo taking in all the squares and main streets of the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Qalubiya, Alexandria and Suez in accordance with
  • international customs.
  • There are 900 accredited representatives of foreign media outlets registered with SIS and all of them operate freely in their none photographic coverage in all parts of the republic without restrictions.
  • In addition to that all visiting correspondents are still operating freely and carrying out their coverage freely; Also in the past 2 days 30 visiting correspondents representing 15 foreign media and press establishments have applied for press permits and IDs to
  • cover Friday. Permits were issued to 15 of them, and the rest were granted permits as well even though they applied on Thursday the 26th of September.

Written by : Abeer Almadawy 

What does the Black Continent want from a Chinese friend?


A question that was put forward strongly before and during the forum, and included opinions for many of the poorest African countries in the world and those suffering from poor infrastructure and education is not recovering as an economy, and hence, African countries have interests to attract them to this cooperation and If each country has its own file with China, and the host country has also taken care of it, it has not failed to conclude wholesale agreements with each country and to hold conferences and papers of understanding with this country on its own, but the African countries collectively look forward to the following;


1 - Cooperation with China will open the investment horizons in their thirsty for the flow of funds, and the recovery of their financial level


2. Cooperation with China will open the door to improve infrastructure projects, open markets to Chinese products, exchange local products for each country, enhance trade side, revive old Sino-African relations and promote the development of the trade balance of each country.


3. Cooperation with China will allow those countries to regain some control over their huge wealth. China does not show hope for the wealth of Africa but provides cooperation and work to discover and exploit these resources for the benefit of the African countries themselves, while strengthening their presence on African soil. The most important gain for China and acceptable to Africans


4. Cooperation with China will allow the transfer of Chinese science and experience in various kinds of technology and industry to that country


5. Cooperation with China has significant political interest as a rising force of considerable value and can be relied upon as a competitive alternative to Western powers in some countries.


How do the two sides see the future of their relations after adopting the proposals of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum?
Perhaps the question also shows the answer. China's generous offers of honor to the African people are irreplaceable and need only be adopted and approved directly.

What has China offered to the African countries?


The opening of China has welcomed the economic and trade cooperation with African countries, opening up huge investment opportunities and expanding hopes for the establishment of many mega projects needed by many African countries, as the start of investment cooperation for the African continent 60 billion dollars to pay for infrastructure projects and oil and the establishment of free markets .


China has also stated that it does not intend to intervene in the affairs of any African country or to impose its views on political and other internal affairs. It does not aim to dominate and dominate other Western countries, but its cooperation to promote economic, commercial, social and cultural cooperation opens up. Prospects for peace and international cooperation. This offer has made all African countries welcome this Chinese cooperation and open hopes for a better future for their country. This partnership will achieve the development of their dream country and push their countries forward without a stumbling block: domination and domination. Intervention in the Internal affairs by the other Western collaborating countries, which allows them to exploit their wealth and sense of freedom and escape from the power of the continuing disguised servitude of the day.


The other important thing for both sides is that allowing Chinese military bases on the territory of that country will change the face of the African continent in the absolute domination of the United States of America and Europe and this would constitute a new sovereign pattern on the continent, regardless of the seriousness of these rules and what can To produce a future in the event of a war between China and America, for example, these rules will re-divide the old world according to the difference of control and hegemony that can be imposed by China in this case.


The end of the report was attended by the leaders of 53 African countries, including leaders, leaders, presidents and representatives. Some 600 companies from African countries and a group of prominent businessmen, government officials and others interested in trade and investment relations with China participated. .


China's Xinhua news agency reported that some 4,000 participants from Africa and China attended the forum. A number of African leaders signed a number of cooperation and investment contracts, led by Egypt. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed a number of cooperation contracts to complement Egypt-China cooperation, During his speech that Egypt welcomes African-Chinese cooperation and gives its full support to African and Chinese brothers, giving them support from the Suez Canal, which strengthens the Silk Road and opens the horizons for economic and trade exchange.

Source: Chinese and African Media agencies 

 

Written by ; Abeer Almadawy


The 2018 China-Africa Forum was held its first session in the presence of leaders and kings of African countries in Beijing, where the forum, witnessed many conferences and visions of both China and African countries, since it was launched . The Beijing 2018 Summit of China-Africa Cooperation forum was held on 3 and 4 September 2018 under the theme "China and Africa towards a stronger society through a common future of mutually beneficial cooperation". Heads of State, Government and delegations of the 53 African countries, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa attended the Summit.
In a comprehensive analytical view, let us consider the importance of this meeting, which brings together China, the nation of one billion and 250 million people, and the African continent with all the capabilities, wealth, vision of cooperation and common interests.

China's targets  of cooperation with African countries;

China is the initiator of the idea and the proposal of this grouping, which aims to promote Sino-African relations and also enhance cooperation on all levels. China has many interests in this Chinese-African rapprochement. Its openness to the African continent basically means expanding its political and strategic influence in the world.So let's show the main aims for China benefits of this cooperation;

1- Firstly , China's openness to African countries , aimed to opens the door to Its exports, allows trade exchange, promotes economic cooperation and opens up new markets for its products, thus enhancing the value of the Chinese currency as well as its economy and business.
2- Secondly ,the opening of China to African countries means opening the wealth of the continent of oil, diamonds, gold and precious metals ,like the United States and Europe who monopolize this wealth to them, and the entry of China a strong competitor will allow the strength to put China's hand on oil specifically And energy in general, and will open the door to its cultural project Silk Road, which is working to re-create

Thirdly, China's opening up to African countries means a source of penetration of the continent and strategic political cooperation promoted as a global power competing with the other superpower, bringing with it many political benefits to become the dominant superpowers and if it declared otherwise, It will have a strong political impact, and we recall that Beijing got permanent membership in the United Nations in the seventies of the last century with the support of African countries.


4 - Fourth: China's openness to African countries to strengthen its national security in the West. Therefore, we saw the strengthening of cooperation between them and between Djibouti and the opening of a base in the Horn of Africa and its cooperation with Ethiopia and Kenya to support the same idea. India and the port of the Bab al-Mandab Straits and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, those points are very vital strategic to China's security.

Next report will show the African aims behind their cooperation with China and why there's new ideas can create new opportunities for advancement?

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A note about Writer:

Abeer Almadawy is a novelist and journalist,specialist in the international media and the diplomatic issues.She is chief of editorial administration and CEO of CJ

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 22:23

For Remembering the great poet " T. S. Eliot "

 

 

     Thomas Stearns EliotOM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".He moved from his native United States to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He eventually became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American citizenship..Today we like to stand by a great pofile who added to the modern poems a new start and till this moment his renew of writing is taken as the best style for the English poem and literary.

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri,  on September 26, 1888. He lived in St. Louis during the first eighteen years of his life and attended Harvard University. In 1910, he left the United States for the Sorbonne, having earned both undergraduate and masters degrees and having contributed several poems to the Harvard Advocate.

After a year in Paris, he returned to Harvard to pursue a doctorate in philosophy, but returned to Europe and settled in England in 1914. The following year, he married Vivienne Haigh-Wood and began working in London, first as a teacher, and later for Lloyd’s Bank.

It was in London that Eliot came under the influence of his contemporary Ezra Pound, who recognized his poetic genius at once, and assisted in the publication of his work in a number of magazines, most notably “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” in Poetry in 1915. His first book of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations, was published in 1917, and immediately established him as a leading poet of the avant-garde. With the publication of The Waste Land in 1922, now considered by many to be the single most influential poetic work of the twentieth century, Eliot’s reputation began to grow to nearly mythic proportions; by 1930, and for the next thirty years, he was the most dominant figure in poetry and literary criticism in the English-speaking world.

As a poet, he transmuted his affinity for the English metaphysical poets of the seventeenth century (most notably John Donne) and the nineteenth century French symbolist poets (including Baudelaire and Laforgue) into radical innovations in poetic technique and subject matter. His poems in many respects articulated the disillusionment of a younger post–World War I generation with the values and conventions—both literary and social—of the Victorian era. As a critic also, he had an enormous impact on contemporary literary taste, propounding views that, after his conversion to orthodox Christianity in the late thirties, were increasingly based in social and religious conservatism. His major later poetry collections include Ash Wednesday (1930) and Four Quartets (1943); his books of literary and social criticism include The Sacred Wood(1920), The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (1933), After Strange Gods (1934), and Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1940). Eliot was also an important playwright, whose verse dramas include Murder in the CathedralThe Family Reunion, and The Cocktail Party.

He became a British citizen in 1927; long associated with the publishing house of Faber & Faber, he published many younger poets, and eventually became director of the firm. After a notoriously unhappy first marriage, Eliot separated from his first wife in 1933, and remarried Valerie Fletcher in 1956. T. S. Eliot received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. He died in London on January 4, 1965.


Selected Bibliography

Poetry

Collected Poems (1962)
The Complete Poems and Plays (1952)
Four Quartets (1943)

Burnt Norton (1941)
The Dry Salvages (1941)
East Coker (1940)
Ash Wednesday (1930)
Poems, 1909–1925 (1925)
The Waste Land (1922)
Poems (1919)
Prufrock and Other Observations
 (1917)


Prose

Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern (1954)
The Three Voices of Poetry (1954)
Poetry and Drama (1951)
Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1949)
The Classics and The Man of Letters (1942)
The Idea of a Christian Society (1940)
Essays Ancient and Modern (1936)
Elizabethan Essays (1934)
The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (1933)
After Strange Gods (1933)
John Dryden (1932)
Thoughts After Lambeth (1931)
Tradition and Experimentation in Present-Day Literature(1929)
Dante (1929)
For Lancelot Andrews (1928)
Andrew Marvell (1922)
The Sacred Wood (1920)

Drama

The Elder Statesman (1958)
The Confidential Clerk (1953)
The Cocktail Party (1950)
The Family Reunion (1939)
Murder in the Cathedral (1935)
The Rock (1934)
Sweeney Agonistes (1932)

 

Written by /Abeer Almadawy

Because I love Japan , I decided to write about its history.
One of the things I cannot pass quickly is; “geisha”girl
But I hope to write my opinion before I write about her historical story,and this because I feel how much she suffers from the unfair treatment...
Geisha through the history is the respectful young lady who is able to give you everything with elegance and respect.Neither she is a prostitution nor a wife ,but she is the one who can host you gratefully and introduces a show of dancing,singing and does everything to amuse you.
In our country Egypt she looks like our beautiful dancer ,she can dances,sings,entertains you and other times can be half wife only ,wife for bed.
Here’s the problem !
The men can live with her partly,love her but can’t marry her?

In the old times people struggle to understand Geisha,loved her the most but could not forget that she is a lady for amusement only. The society looked with respect to her role that Geisha plays though that they condemned her and made from her a toy With no feeling and may they had done the worst they kidnapped her future !?

By the way nothing is changed though the time did ,just this job took more freedom but with its old view.

In another aspect to the subject,and away of talking about Geisha,let concern more with the life the woman now....Actually she is the same copy of Geisha,She is the one too who must do everything in life more than the amusement that geisha gave.

Current Woman works day by night to save money, raise up her kids, educate them and do the rest of works as a wife.

The woman accepts to be half man and half female ,running all the time to cover her responsibilities,maybe at the end her man can satisfy on her one day.
Woman still live the life such as a guilty person,but she doesn't know what is exactly her sins....More than that ,she could not save for herself at least some of love with respect from her husband or the community she lives with !
She failed to be lucky as the Geisha lady !the modern woman isn't lucky too because her destiny doesn't support,though all the huge discoveries and the high technology but in the third world and their societies still have the same low look to the woman ,they think she is " a kind of creatures ,who is created to make everything for the man, give him the support , the amusement and the money ".

If you don't believe me, please check the cases of working woman in Africa,Asia,south America ,you will find millions of sad stories with true crisis !The United Nations with all its efforts,failed to help them or end the catastrophes circumstances which these poor working women live in.

In the Middle East, there millions of women who work instead of their men,and all their money go to their husbands and kids...maybe she can't find the price of the morning breakfast.

The husbands of these women are living mostly under the influence of drugs and they are not responsible persons who work or grow up the children too .

Number of women who faced violence by her husband and kids reached to one million and half during the last five years in a country like Egypt, it is also not a correct number because most of the the cases ,women fear to inform the police or complaining.

Crisises go to the worst with the rise up of prices in everything and the workers find themselves in a need to another job besides the other...what lets the woman sleeps about four hours only daily .It effected on her health and huge number of them are sick.

laws,decisions, words of sympathy,or even raising their salaries cannot help them...So number of suiciding among them reached to the top.

Returning to Geisha who is our inspiration in this article , She was a lady can take a rest and live in high level besides the richest persons ...while the modern woman today makes the same things but lives in the underground and in a very poor circumstances.

Even her luck of marriage is bad ,no one likes to marry a working girl, she is poor and can't be suitable.
Though all these harshness believe or not,these women are the most successful,significant and supporting to their states!
And here there's another huge difference between JAPAN and the third world countries.
In Japan ,as a respected and advanced country, the society keeps on Geisha as a historical tradition they must save her and it is not accepted to be forgetten.So they courage the modern lady to Geisha but with all the rights that must have.

While in the third world, their countries do all their best just to keep the poor working women silent and never ask with a right!

Although that both nations share in refusing to reply on this important question;
Why do men give themselves the right to have 2 women in his life at the same time? One for his amusement and the other for the respected image !

This converted duplication photo can kill any sense of beauty to the art of virtue, as well as the art of giving and taking.

At the end our societies need more clearness with their vision of things and they must determine whether they want to advance with their humanity or not!
Whether they want to find true happiness or not.
Societies must stand beside the poor labor ,and never consider them as slaves with no rights!
Societies must understand that Fake attitude comes from lair visions that they believe in and that's the reason behind all our painful stories!
By Abeer Almadawy
The last circle
Castle Journal

Written by| Abeer Almadawy


Iraq first

With this wonderful and inspirational slogan of all the peoples who live in terror and sectarian wars, the Iraqis launched with their celebration with the great victory over terrorism.

 Mosul finally liberated after all this suffering and misery from the displacement of about half a million Iraqis, the elimination of entire Christian families, the attacks on Shi'a, Sunni and Kurdish citizens, and public massacres that are unbelievable. Finally, the liberation of Mosul was announced by the brave Iraqi army that spent On the Islamic state group  in one of the most important stronghold has dominated for them years ago in Iraq.

The true Victory has achieved which caused the joy for the Iraqis in all their spectrum ,that it achieved the principles of their united that precedes sectarianism in the war of liberation.

 

But soon after 2 days only on the historical victory on terrorism, the images of the heinous controversial scenes coming up to Media and with it new fears  coming up to Mosul, Iraq, these images spread through social networking sites pushed  the human rights watch (HRW) strongly to condemn the intervention of the popular crowd against the citizens of Mosul belonging to the Sunni sect and assault them and Recruiting media to promote the wrong things and counter any attempt to save these people under the pretense that they belong to a ISIL or there is doubt about them.

The issue has not ended, but escalated in the last hours of genuine fears first of the validity of these allegations and that there is a kind of dominance of the popular crowd instinct and therefore the Iranian hegemony over Mosul as promoted and there are other concerns that the sectarian conflict could rise again under the displacement To citizens who live in camps and hope to return, as well as safety and security of their lives.

The sad scene shows that the Sunni community, which has not mercilessly had a sympathetic hand in the terrorism group of Daash, now has to suffer from the popular crowd.

We do not say that the popular crowd is a terrorist, like Daash, but its intervention raises fears, especially with the aggression of its soldiers against Sunni citizens, according to human rights organizations

This is a danger to the victory that has been achieved. Mosul is a big city, its citizens are Sunnis, Shiites and others. It is not the fault of the Sunnis to pay a bill twice because of the terrorism, but the culprit and those who committed terrorist crimes against his country must be punished and tried fairly. We do not allow anger and revenge to abuse of innocent people or see human massacres as the terrorist group have done before.

The question here which we share , why did the Iraqi authorities allow the intervention of the popular armed crowd?

And why did not the Iraqi army prevent the advance and aggression of the crowd against these unarmed citizens?

Finally, where is the state of law from Mosul, which governs the humanitarian situation and preserves the rights of people and prevents the emergence of terrorist operations against the Sunni and Shiite communities together

If Mosul is a successful model of liberation, can the other Iraqi cities be liberated easily, but after these brutal aggression by the popular crowd,it could to undermine the resolve of the Iraqi citizen who does not know who is their enemy or who is their brother?

And finally if these allegations were untrue, Why aren't seen a clear position from the popular crowd with their Sunni brothers and their solidarity with Mosul to defuse any allegations that harm the Iraqi army and the most dangerous ,it can take the country again into civil wars instead their war against terrorism .

 

Actually,The officials must  respond strongly to every claim and interfere  to achieve security for the Iraqi citizen, who deserves safe life!

 

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