New blog

There's a newish blog called Egyptian Hopes that's worth bookmarking. He/she hasn't updated in a couple of weeks, but let's hope they continue. I liked this comparison of Al Ahram and Al Akhbar during the 1982 and the 2005 elections. Funny yet depressing.
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.