Egypt Revolution 2011: A Complete Guide To The Unrest

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What's Going On In Egypt?: Protests started on Tuesday, January 25, when -- inspired by the successful revolution in Tunisia -- thousands began taking to the streets to protest poverty, rampant unemployment, government corruption and autocratic governance of President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country for 30 years. These were the first protests on such a large scale in Egypt since the 1970s. Read more here.

Why Egypt Matters: Why is the story gaining traction? There are a number of factors that make Egypt's unrest important, in both that country, the Middle East, and the world. Click here to see the top reasons why Egypt should matter to you.

What It's Being Called: The Egyptian revolution is also referred to as the Egyptian Protests, Days of Rage, the Papyrus Revolution and the Lotus Revolution.

Quick Facts About Egypt: Established in 3100 B.C., Egypt today has a population of approximately 79 million. Its people speak Arabic and 99% are Egyptian. The country staged its first modern revolution in 1919 and established independence in 1922. Continued instability due to remaining British influence led to a second revolution in 1952 and the creation of the Egyptian Republic in 1953.


Tuesday, 1/25: First Day Of Demonstrations

Wednesday, 1/26: Protests Resume For Second Day

Thursday, 1/27: Egypt Shuts Down The Internet

Friday, 1/28: Mubarak Speaks, Says He'll Form A New Government

Saturday, 1/29: Anonymous Internet Users Help Egypt Communicate

Sunday, 1/30: Hillary Clinton: Egypt Must Transition To Democracy

Monday, 1/31: Egypt's New Government Is Announced, Sworn In

Tuesday, 2/1: President Mubarak Says He Won't Run For Re-Election

Wednesday, 2/2: Internet Service Returns In Egypt

Thursday, 2/3: Foreign Journalists Rounded Up

Friday, 2/4: "Day of Departure" Protests Held Across Egypt

Saturday, 2/5: Members Of Ruling Party Leadership Resign

Sunday, 2/6: Government Agrees On Concessions

Monday, 2/7: Google Executive Released In Egypt

Tuesday, 2/8: Freed Activist Energizes Protests

Wednesday, 2/9: Widespread Labor Strikes Throughout Egypt

Thursday, 2/10: Despite Rumors, Mubarak Refuses To Step Down

Friday, 2/11: Mubarak Resigns As President, Leaves Cairo


Award-Winning Egyptian Actor Mahmoud Kabil:

"[T]hat feeling of being uncertain, it's a lousy feeling. When you don't have anybody to protect you, no police, no army, no nothing, and you have to rely on yourself." Full Q&A here.

Deputy Middle East Director for Human Rights Watch Joe Stork:
"The atmosphere in Suez is tense; the big complaint is the absence of security. There is a lot of rubble in the streets from stone-throwing, street battles etc. The army is out in force." Read more.

Egyptian-born American Sahar Taman:
"[I]t is understandable why Egyptian citizens are on the streets today, braving tear gas and rubber bullets, defying curfews and enduring electronic blackouts. Quite simply, they have seen thirty years of suppression and intimidation, and they have had enough." Read more.

Follow our comprehensive Twitter list of more than 100 for on the ground reports in real-time. Sulia is also aggregating real-time updates from Egypt experts here.


BIO: Pres. Hosni Mubarak

BIO: V.P. Omar Suleiman

BIO: Mohamad ElBaradei

BIO: Muslim Brotherhood

BIO: Egyptian Military

BIO: Egyptian Police


Egypt Celebrates

On The Ground Pictures

First Day Of Protests

Second Day Of Protests

Tweets On The Ground

U.S. Protests In Support


YouTube's CitizenTube

WATCH: The Most Dramatic

Protest Videos

WATCH: Protestor Shot By Authorities (GRAPHIC)

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Schools

President Mubarak

WATCH: President Mubarak

Spoofed On SNL


Firas Al-Atraqchi:

Arab Earthquake, Egypt Is Region's

Turning Point

Iman Satori:

The Perpetual Tourist: Life As An American Under Mubarak's Regime

Heba Morayef:

Tahrir Square

Robert Kuttner:

Where's The Protest At Home?

Jeff Jarvis:

We Want Our Al Jazeera Now


MEDIA: Al Jazeera English Blacked Out Across U.S.

MEDIA: CNN's Anderson Cooper Attacked

MEDIA: Al Jazeera Reveals Government Suppression

TECH: Egypt's Internet Cut Off (PHOTO)

TECH: How Was Egypt's Internet Shut Off?

TECH: How To Help Egypt Get Online

TECH: Egypt's Only Internet Provider In Service

POLITICS: Obama Cut Egyptian Funding

POLITICS: Republicans Divided On Egypt

POLITICS: Chavez: U.S. Role In Crisis 'Shameful'

TRAVEL: Cairo Airport In Chaos

TRAVEL: U.S. Warns Americans About Travel

TRAVEL: U.S. Embassy: Americans Should Leave

COLLEGE: Egypt Study Abroad Student Stranded



Al Jazeera English: Live Streaming Video


Mother Jones: What's Happening In Egypt Explained

CNN: Unrest In Egypt: Questions And Answers

BBC: Interactive Map

Google: Egypt Resources

Los Angeles Times: Egypt Protests Around The Web


Al Jazeera: Live Blog Feb 1 - Egypt Protests

Guardian: Egypt Protests Live Blog

Reuters: Unrest In Egypt

MSNBC: Egypt Live Blog

New York Times: Latest Updates

Washington Post: Day 7 (Live Updates)


Doc Searls: Al Jazeera In Egypt Is 'Sputnik Moment'

Daily Beast: Egypt's Revolution By Facebook

Newsweek: Egypt Revolution: The Purity Protests

WSJ: Egypt's Revolution

TIME: YouthQuake: Nerve Center Of The Revolution

Forbes: Egypt Revolution An Oil Armageddon?

CNN: Will Egypt's Unrest Spread?

Guardian: Egypt's Revolution Is Sweet And Peaceful