The coming Cairo autumn


My latest column at al-Masri al-Youm, touching on the Ibrahim Eissa affair, is now up. It looks back at the political opening of 2005, its subsequent reversal, and wonders whether the most lasting gain of the "Cairo spring" — media freedom — is now under threat.

David Kenner talked to Eissa over at Foreign Policy.

Bonus post theme song: David Bowie — Five Years