Shayfeenku: the movie

As part of the Why Democracy? project, a documentary has been made on Egypt's Shayfeenku, an anti-corruption watchdog borne out of the Kifaya movement in 2005. It will be playing on different TV networks and cinemas across the world (on al-Arabiya in the Middle East on 5 November at 2100 GMT), check the listings for your area.

(Thanks, Maria.)
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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.