Al-Ahram Weekly Online   17 - 23 July 2008
Issue No. 906
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Clean sweep
In spite of claims of fraud, the ruling National Democratic Party easily won by-elections in Alexandria and the Nile Delta. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Obituary: A suave gentleman
Mustafa Kamal Helmi 1922-2008
Race against time
Overseas Copts protest against the alleged persecution of their co-religionists back home. But are these outbursts detrimental to the wider interests of Egypt's Coptic community, wonders Gamal Nkrumah
Go on green
Will chaotic traffic improve after the new traffic law? Reem Leila stands at the crossroads
Air waves
No bad news is good news. That's what a reported draft law regulating broadcast media might espouse. Mohamed El-Sayed writes on what's feared by critics to be a possible muzzle of the media
Law versus practice
Days before Female Genital Mutilation was legally banned, 60 girls came under the knife of a female doctor, Reem Leila investigates

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