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Jo Schietti is a freelance journalist based in Cairo.

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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.

National Police Day: Commemorating Egypt's fading 'revolution' six-years on

25 January, 2017

Arguably living conditions and restrictions on civil liberties are even harsher in Egypt today than they were before Hosni Mubarak's ouster, says Jo Schietti

Analysis: Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian, after all

17 January, 2017

Monday's final court ruling over the Red Sea islands came amid public outcry at Sisi government's unpopular agreement with Saudi Arabia, reports Jo Schietti.

Police state Egypt: NGOs under attack

01 January, 2017

While Egyptian authorities have visibly clamped down on political dissent, less well-known is the suppression of civil society deemed a potential threat to the regime's monopoly on power.

Police state Egypt: Crackdown on campus

21 November, 2016

Egyptian students are seeing the state's crackdown on opposition on campus, with fear and restrictions leading to suffocating environments in places of learning.

Police state Egypt: Jailing political opposition

25 October, 2016

In the first of a series examining the war against democracy and civic life in Egypt, we look at the mass imprisonment of political opponents, activists and social media commentators.

Jo Schietti
Jo Schietti

Jo Schietti is a freelance journalist based in Cairo.

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