Feeling naughty?

Then read something the government doesn't want you to. Like this week's Cairo magazine, which the censors at the Ministry of Information have decided is just not appropriate for Egyptian readers. The magazine may yet come out in a few days -- we hope the good folks at the censorship office will come to their senses -- but in the meantime the whole issue is online, as usual. Maybe they didn't like this article on the referendum?

Or could it be the cover below?


Surely not.

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.