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America Needs A Tahrir Square

The U.S. has let the public square become a metaphor. That can't be good for our democracy. Maidan Square in Kiev. Taksim Square in Istanbul. Tahrir Square in Cairo. Recent democratic movements around the globe have risen, or crashed and burned, on the hard pavement of vast urban public squares. Show More Summary

A Bold Plan To Create A Massive Tech-Biz Campus Near The Center Of Cairo's Uprisings

Recently the site of violent uprisings, Tahrir Square is now home to a huge hub for Egypt's digital businesses. On a sunny winter afternoon in downtown Cairo, Tarek Taha is showing off the complex of buildings that houses Egypt's first...Show More Summary

Head of Egyptian Army Announces He’s Running For President

4 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

A poster showing Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, and former presidents Anwar Sadat, left, and Gamal Abdel-Nasser, right, is taped to an army armored vehicle on a bridge leading to Tahrir Square. AP Photo/Thomas...Show More Summary

Catching Up With Jehane Noujaim

Noujaim is not someone who simply captured the revolution on film; she experienced it for herself, live, in Tahrir Square.

Ahdaf Soueif's 'Cairo' is a compelling memoir of Arab Spring

'Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed' by Ahdaf Soueif is a fine personal look at the seeming revolution in Tahrir Square but doesn't provide historical context. Egypt's revolution of three years ago — an incandescent burst of defiance that brought down a dictator and astonished the world — died in the early hours of its birth. Show More Summary

Journalism Becomes a Crime in Egypt

3 months agoNews : News Desk

When Montaser Marai, a senior producer for Al Jazeera, covered the Egyptian uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak, in early 2011, he hid in an empty apartment above Tahrir Square and stole naps on a cot in the protesters’ field hospital. Show More Summary

WOMAN ATTACKED IN TAHRIR SQUARE FOR TAKING A PHOTO

She was heading home from work when she saw a graffiti adorned wall she thought might make a nice photograph near Cairo’s Tahrir photo – known to the world now as the epicenter for massive pro and anti-government demonstrations in Egypt. She paused to snap the photo and was attacked by a female cop. Other […]

The Many Narratives of the Arab Spring

Last November, senior government officials held a ceremony in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, unveiling a monument to the revolution’s martyrs. The monument was simple, though its significance was not. It consisted of a stone pedestal on a circular base in the center of Tahrir Square. Show More Summary

54 Dead in an Egypt Polarized between pro-Military, anti-Coup on Revolution Anniversary

January 25 marked the third anniversary of the revolution that overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak, and Egyptians observed it in three distinctively different ways. In the iconic Tahrir Square downtown, thousands of supporters…

Clashes as divided Egypt marks uprising anniversary

(Credit: Flickr) Thousands of demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square chanted slogans backing military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as police clashed with Islamists and anti-military activists elsewhere.

Tense Egypt Marks Third Anniversary Of Uprising

CAIRO (AP) — Demonstrators began gathering Saturday in Egypt’s Tahrir Square to mark the third Tense Egypt Marks Third Anniversary Of Uprising - -

Tense Egypt marks third anniversary of uprising

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

CAIRO (AP) — Demonstrators began gathering Saturday in Egypt's Tahrir Square to mark the third anniversary of the start of its 2011 revolution, though streets remained empty elsewhere in a city on edge following a spate of bombings claimed by militants.

Egypt tense ahead of Arab Spring anniversary

Tahrir Square, the epicentre of protests against Egyptian leaders, is closed as Cairo braces for rival demonstrations.

WorldViews: These videos show how serious protests have gotten in Ukraine

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

Protests are kicking back up in Ukraine, with tens of thousands rallying at Kiev's Independence Square after President Viktor Yanu kovych signed new laws drastically restricting speech and assembly rights. It's not full-on Tahrir Square in Kiev, but it's pretty serious. These three videos convey just how much things have escalated. Read full article >>

WorldViews: ‘The Square’ is a beautiful documentary. But its politics are dangerous.

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

When filmmaker Jehane Noujaim landed in Egypt in early 2011 and started shooting, the protesters in Tahrir Square had already captured the world's imagination. She and her crew seized on the opportunity to record history as it happened, linking up with revolutionaries whose lives and struggles they would chronicle for over two years. Show More Summary

Q&A With Filmmakers Behind Oscar-Nominated Tahrir Doc

On Thursday morning, a day before its release on Netflix, The Square was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary. The film chronicles two and a half years of protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square, following a handful of revolutionaries...Show More Summary

The 25 Best Documentaries You Can Login To Netflix And Stream Right Now

Netflix will unveil its first major documentary in years when The Square becomes available to stream later this week, and by all accounts it’s a masterpiece. The behind-the-headlines story of the Tahrir Square protests during the Egyptian Revolution is piling up rave reviews — it’s currently 100% “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes — ahead of its release at 12:01 AM on Friday.

The Unfinished Story Of The Square

After watching Jehane Noujaim’s documentary, The Square, Eric Trager blames the original Tahrir Square revolutionaries for the failure of Egypt’s revolution: The protesters’ relationship with the military stands out in this regard. While...Show More Summary

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