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5 Years After the Revolution, Egypt's a Hell After a Paradise

Walid Akef | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Walid Akef

CAIRO -- I had a dream like any other Egyptian. I lived through the unforgettable moment when Mubarak was obliged to cede the throne. I was waiting for a new Egypt, for a different future to come. Now, we are living through the worst moments Egypt has ever lived. Yet even in this complex reality, we still have hope.

An Egyptian Artist Took On His Country's Revolution. Now He's Turning His Eye To The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 01.29.2016 | World

Thousands of Egyptians poured into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Jan. 25, 2011, to participate in mass demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak's long regime. ...

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...

Mubarak Verdict Fuels Protests And Mockery In Egypt

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

(Adds background on U.S. relations, paragraphs 7-8) By Amr Dalsh CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters)- - Protests erupted at universi...

Egypt's Mubarak Denies Ordering Killing Of Protesters

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

By Lin Noueihed CAIRO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denied in court on Wednesday ordering the killing of...

Korean Voices Make Waves on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?

No Sign Of Compromise As Morsi Supporters Rally In Egypt

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

By Alexander Dziadosz and Ulf Laessing CAIRO, July 19 (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi...

Tahrir to Occupy and Back: Now What?

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Occupy and Tahrir pointed us back to some powerful concepts like redefining majority interests, and powerful tools, from click activism to mass mobilizations. We (or someone) need/s to figure out how to figure out how to use them.

Damned Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.06.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't in Egypt. The BBC's Jeremy Bowen was hit in the head and leg by birdshot while covering a demonstrat...

Hagel Called Egypt's Army Chief

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, July 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday and the two als...

'Egypt Is Not to Be Harassed': The Campaign by Khaled El Nabawy

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

All I can do is look on from a distance as Egyptians tackle the latest bout of revolts. It is the age of discontent, and all over the world we are disagreeing, disputing and disrupting, but can we really know where this is taking us? What I know for sure is that as a woman, I feel less and less safe.

Taksim Square: The Destruction of Place and the Power of Preservation

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Like New York's joyously crowded Grand Central and the Arab world's historic squares, Taksim is a public space that in the minds of nascent autocrats risks not merely to accommodate unrest but actually to kindle it.

On 2nd Anniversary Of Egypt's Uprising, Little To Celebrate

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

By Tom Perry CAIRO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Egypt marks the second anniversary of the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power with lit...

Drinking Tea in Tahrir: Actual Reality vs. Reality TV

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Halle Eavelyn

It's noon on my first day in Cairo and we are visiting Tahrir Square, heart of the recent revolution and home to most of the current uprising.

Laugh Like an Egyptian

Carina Kamel | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Carina Kamel

At one of the most critical moments in post-revolution Egypt and in the throes of a political tsunami I found myself laughing uncontrollably. I was watching the season premiere of Bassem Youssef's satirical news show Al Bernameg.

Sudan Protests Rage Under Tahrir's Shadow

Shadi Bushra | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Shadi Bushra

When Sudan was debating the terms of its independence, many Arab Sudanese argued for a union with Egypt, their fellow sons of the Nile. And now, it seems, each is holding what may be its most important demonstrations to date.

Cinema As Diplomacy, Pt. 1: Oscar/Globe-Winner Asghar Farhadi Screening Series In NYC!

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

At the New York Film Festival, three instant classics of engagé cinema -- one from Egypt and two from Iran (including BFF Oscar-winner A Separation) -- quite stunningly took on the weight of history.

'The People Want The Overthrow Of The Marshall'

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | World

* Muslim Brotherhood wants coalition government * Activists plan general strike, civil disobedience * Military source sa...

The Movers Of Egypt's Revolution

Posted 01.25.2012 | World

Thousands of Egyptians gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of the country's revolution. On January 25, 2...

What Is Obama's Message for Tahrir Square?

Jonathan Guyer | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Jonathan Guyer

Last night, I attended the White House's State of the Union "tweet up," a gathering of a couple hundred new media addicts at the Eisenhower Executive ...

Journalism in Egypt: A Very Quick Guide

Maurice Chammah | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

January 25th 2012, the first anniversary of the Egyptian uprisings that brought down Mubarak, is approaching quickly. What will happen on January 25th is anyone's guess.

What Sparked Egypt's Revolution?

Posted 01.11.2012 | World

Unemployment and poverty alone did not spark Egypt's revolution, according to a recent survey carried out by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center. Egyptia...

After Media Success, a Young Salafi Movement Looks to Politics

Maurice Chammah | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

As tensions grew over the past year, Salafyo Costa emerged as a media darling, the open-minded, smiling face of the Salafi movement, as well as a leader in dialogue between different segments of Egyptian society.

The Springborg Affair: A Censorship Debacle Reflects Egypt's Future

Maurice Chammah | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

A recent media censorship incident in Egypt was indicative of the intellectual battles throughout the Egyptian press these days.

The Simple Technology of Electoral Advertisement In Egypt

Mohamed El Dahshan | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Mohamed El Dahshan

A heavy imbalance of financial and mobilization means between parties and candidates means wider room for manipulation, that voters and observers alike must be aware of.