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Egyptian Revolution

6 Years After The Revolution, Egyptians Still Face Abuse And Repression

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.27.2017 | World

This week marks six years since the start of the Egyptian revolution, when 18 days of demonstrations by millions of protesters nationwide ousted autoc...

Walking Into A Trap: How I Ended Up On Trial In Egypt

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 11.01.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

In the months after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president it seemed as though some invisible force was trying to turn what had been a peaceful revolution into a deeply divided and violent one. There were riots, assassinations and acts of arson; all committed by unknown perpetrators.

A Bullet Between the Eyes: Memories of Tahrir Square

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

On the night of January 28 - or "Angry Friday" as it became known - mobs of bullies began to circle the protesters gathered at Tahrir Square. On each side of the Square, small groups of 10 to 15 started charging at the demonstrators. It was a test; a way of assessing how those inside the Square would react.

An Egyptian Childhood:' One Day, I Would Like to Be Free'

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 09.16.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

It sometimes seems as though the older generations of Egyptians, those who have lived for decades under a dictator, have forgotten what freedom tastes like and failed to fight for it. But I will always remember that 11-year-old boy whose dream for the future was simply that he would be free. There are many more like him. And they will have their way.

Ankara and Cairo: A Tale of Two Coups

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 08.06.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Anti-coup protestors on the streets of Istanbul, July 16, 2016. The eastern Mediterranean has witnessed two military coups in the last three years...

The West Needs a Large Dose of Humility

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 02.09.2017 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

What we have today is a West that is retreating militarily and shrinking economically, yet one that still speaks as the lord and master in command of the fates of nations and continents.

The Only Weapon We Have Is Memory: Remembering The Camel Battle

Sabah Hamamou | Posted 02.05.2017 | World
Sabah Hamamou

I wanted to stretch my arms into the clouds and pull the moon closer; perhaps its light would expose the perpetrators, stopping them from committing the crime they were plotting.

Egyptian Authorities Cannot Have Our Right to Speech

Menna Elnaka | Posted 01.29.2017 | World
Menna Elnaka

On the fifth memoir of the revolution, young actor Ahmed Malek, and satirist and correspondent at an Egyptian local TV show, Shady Abu Zaid, hit the street with condom balloons as a sarcastic gratitude way to the police on the national holiday of Police Day in Egypt.

Arab Spring Generation

Afrah Nasser | Posted 01.23.2017 | World
Afrah Nasser

(Tunis, Photo/Salma Amer) I happened to be in Tunisia on the 14th of January, which not only marks the 5th anniversary of the Tunisian 2010 revolutio...

How A Leading Egyptian Historian Found Himself In The Middle Of A Revolution

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.29.2016 | World

After over a decade of teaching in the United States, Professor Khaled Fahmy arrived in Cairo a few months before the Egyptian revolution. A leading h...

Will Egyptians Ever Be Ready For Democracy?

Menna Elnaka | Posted 01.25.2017 | World
Menna Elnaka

I believe we're ready to be liberated. But for this to take place, for any change to take place at all, people have to see and admit the ugly situation that surrounds them first.

On the Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution, Sisi Is Terrified

Iyad El-Baghdadi | Posted 01.25.2017 | World
Iyad El-Baghdadi

Sisi's state is franticly trying to suppress a movement it claims to have already suppressed. As Egypt's central security chief declared they "will not allow another revolution," the hashtag "the people demand the downfall of the regime" quietly became the top trending topic in the Arab Twittersphere.

Erdogan, Sisi and Western Hypocrisy

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Soumaya Ghannoushi

A funereal atmosphere descended over western capitals with the announcement of Turkey's parliamentary elections' results, widely described in European and American media as a "shock" and a "black day for Turkey." The picture painted appeared very bleak, as a stream of reports, editorials and op-eds by opposition figures warned of a "return to autocracy and despotism" and declared the outcome as a threat to the "survival of democracy" in the country.

Egyptians Say No to Sisi's Propaganda

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Egypt looks nothing like the promised heaven of stability and cohesiveness. Scores of Egyptians have been murdered by an ever more rampant police, sentenced to death in kangaroo courts, or jailed in the most inhumane conditions where torture is routine. Dissent is not tolerated, with the media and the press reduced to the role of state propagandists singing the General's praises and parroting his words.

Protecting the Media in Transitional States

Dallin Van Leuven | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Dallin Van Leuven

Certainly, the U.S. can and should lead the way in promoting free speech across the world. But when it comes to promoting a free press and protecting the media in transitional states, perhaps the world would be better off following the lead of countries like Ghana.

What Black Lives Matter Can Learn From the Tea Party

Dallin Van Leuven | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
Dallin Van Leuven

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality," author and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller famously said. "To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

The Cairo Derby: Politics vs. repression

James Dorsey | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

This month's premier league final between Cairo's two storied clubs, Al Ahli SC and Al Zamalek SC, once the world's most violent derby, was more than a clash between two soccer giants.

Egyptian Soccer Player Criticizes Sisi in Reflection of Mounting Discontent

James Dorsey | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
James Dorsey

Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt.

The Egyptian Revolutionaries: What Went Wrong

Sara Khorshid | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Sara Khorshid

Four years after Mubarak's ouster, the question remains as to what went wrong. What path they should have taken, if any, to avoid ending up at the point where they (and Egypt) are now?

Government and Fans Battle in Court and on the Pitch in Egypt and Turkey

James Dorsey | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
James Dorsey

In Turkey, the government has sought to drive a wedge between militant fans and other supporters by arguing that e-ticketing was a way to combat illegal ticket scalping, increase tax revenues and ensure that stadia are safe for families.

Mubarak's Case Is A ‘Trial Of Egypt's Revolution'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at the situation in Egypt and for...

Is There Hope For Egypt's LGBT Community?

HuffPost Maghreb | Najma Kousri Labidi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

EGYPT -- Since General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in June 2014, Egypt's atmosphere has been tense. The nation's law on demonstrations, adopted...

Egyptians' Confusomania

Yasmine Al-Sayyad | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Yasmine Al-Sayyad

The Egyptian judiciary has been more interested in "punishing dissent than establishing justice," Diana el-Tahawy wrote in her Guardian piece. But the judiciary is not alone in its foray against pro-democracy activists.

How State Failure Is Deepening Class Tensions in Egypt

Sara Khorshid | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Sara Khorshid

Pressure on the lower and middle classes is increasing in view of the state's continued failure to deliver at an acceptable level of efficiency as well as the absence of the rule of law, which results from the deeply rooted corruption and the weakening of the state after three years of protests and political turmoil.

Egyptian Campuses and Soccer Emerge as Flashpoint in Resistance to President Al Sisi

James Dorsey | Posted 12.27.2014 | World
James Dorsey

With Mr. Al Sisi employing brute force by security forces, a private security firm reportedly owned by generals and regime-friendly businessmen, and Mubarak-era thugs, and a crackdown on academic freedom to impose his will, flashpoints loom beyond campuses on the horizon.