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Veritas Egypt

Welcome to Veritas Egypt 2013 !

Welcome to the official page of the 2013 Edition of Cairo Media Forum. In reflection of Egypt’s 2013 events, this year’s theme of the Forum is “Veritas Egypt”. Remarkable global media and politics professionals are hosted to discuss Egyptian 2013 events and explore their reflections and implications on Egyptian politics and economy and horizons of the country’s relationships with the world. Veritas Egypt is our objective …

Egyptian Council for Democracy Support (EGCODS) is an Egyptian non-governmental organization founded by a group of elite Egyptian thinkers, professionals and activists to spread the values of democracy throughout the Egyptian society. EGCODS seeks to deepen the essential understanding of democracy through vast social engagement in the formulation of sound democratic practices. The Council endeavors to create a sort of balance between internationally-acknowledged basics of democracy and the inherited values of Egyptian culture. For more information

Location & Hotel

Address: Abdel Aziz El Shennawy St., behind the Stage, Nasr City 11371, Cairo, Egypt

Azpiroz, Ana Terradillos

Ana Terradillos Azpiroz is an editor-in-Chief of international affairs, specialized in the Middle East, in Cadena SER Radio, the largest radio station in Spain. Her primary objective is working as a specialized journalist in the Middle East and reporting on the armed conflicts. During the last two years she has been travelling several times to Egypt. She made several interviews with Civil Society in Supporting Democracy, leaders of Arab Spring, leaders of political formations including Amr Moussa, Ahmed Shafik and Abdel Ghafour, the ex-head of Egypt’s Al Nour Party. She’s very interested in the horizons of Egyptian Economy, the impact of Media on the Arab Spring and the popular impact of mixing religion with politics.

Girard, Renault

Renaud Girard is a French journalist. He was born in 1955 in New York; he is the author of books on the Middle East. As an international reporter at the newspaper Le Figaro, Renaud Girard has covered almost all the major political crises. He is known for covering the wars in Afghanistan, the Levant, the Balkans and Africa.
As an expert in geopolitics, he has written several books on the Middle East and regularly hosts international conferences.
In 2001, he won the Thucydides award of international relations for his article entitled "l'inquiétante paralysie des institutions européennes."
In April 2013, he succeeded Alexander Adler as an international columnist in Le Figaro.

Steinbach, Udo

Professor Udo Steinbach is a Middle East specialist who teaches at the Centre of Near and Middle East Studies at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany.

He was the director of the German Institute for Middle East Studies, a research institute dealing with the contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia from 1976 to January 2007, before becoming Director of GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) from February to December, 2007.

Professor Dr Steinbach, was awarded a Phd in Arabic and Islamic Studies and has written numerous books and publications on political and social developments in the Middle East. He is a counselor and expert for various public and private institutions.

His main areas of research are political and social change in the Arab countries and Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan; the manifestations of political Islam and the Middle East in the international system.




  • 12 October 2012

    Morsi tries to exclude prosecutor general Abdel Meguid Mahmoud by appointing him as Egypt’s ambassador to the Vatican but retreated from his decision before returning again to fire him under the constitutional Declaration issued on November 21, 2012.

  • 17 November 12

    A train crash in the city of Manfalut near Assiut leaving fifty people, mostly children, were killed when a train slammed into a school bus as it crossed the tracks at a rail crossing south of Cairo on Saturday, further inflaming public anger at Egypt's shoddy transport.

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