The lack of leadership was the Egyptian revolution’s strength--until Mubarak fell. Then no one knew what to do next
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt reopened a major downtown Cairo metro station on Wednesday after a two-year closure, signaling government confidence in the security situation despite several low-level attacks in the capital.
A number of requests have been received by me pertaining to the safety of traveling in Egypt recently — especially given that hundreds of thousands of Egyptians converged in Tahrir Square greater than four years ago to protest the conditions under which they were living under the rule of Hosni Mubarak, who was then the president of Egypt. Show More Summary
Shouts of one-million protestors vibrated through the air, anti-government supporters on horseback marched onto Tahrir Square demanding President Mubarak’s resignation, and black armored vehicles filled the streets—this was the scene in Egy... via JustLuxe.com
Goodness knows what the Great Cham would have made of Radio 4 airing an adapted version of his philosophical fable, Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, on Sunday afternoon. Perhaps he would… Read more The post Dr Johnson in Tahrir Square appeared first on The Spectator.
During the Arab Spring, the revolution in Egypt was often described as a Facebook Revolution. On Facebook pages like "We are all Khaled Said," Egyptian civil society organized itself and coordinated its protests in Tahrir Square. Even...Show More Summary
At the symbolic centre of the Arab uprisings, recent infrastructural changes reflect shifting power dynamics.
Surpise! Surprise! Another week and another Brian Williams fib unconvered. This one had to do with his reporting on the Arab Spring protests at Cario's Tahrir Square in February 2011. As reported by the New York Times, Williams claimed...Show More Summary
NBC's investigation into Brian Williams has turned up another possible fabrication, this one involving the unrest at Egypt's Tahrir Square, reports the New York Times. The newspaper doesn't have the specifics, but it puts forward one possibility: In February 2011, Williams appeared on the Daily Show and told Jon Stewart...
Mohammed Morsi—the Muslim Brotherhood figure elected president of Egypt in 2012 after the Tahrir Square demonstrations helped depose Hosni Mubarak in 2011—has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges related to the deaths of several protesters during his regime. Show More Summary
The author of “Headscarves and Hymens” talks about being attacked in Tahrir Square, being criticized by Arab women and remaining Muslim through it all.
Three years ago, I went on a one-week media trip to Cairo, Egypt. The hotel we stayed at during our time there was only a few blocks away from Tahrir Square. I could hear gun shot volleys coming from the square every night around the same time.
The spokesman said Ms. Sabbagh, a poet and activist hit with a blast of birdshot from a police shotgun during a march to Tahrir Square in Cairo, would have lived if she had not been so slender.
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and DARPA's director of information innovation debate the historical meaning of technological achievements. When Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon in 1969, it was without question one of the greatest moments in human history. Show More Summary
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is an actor of some talent. To the revolutionary leaders in Tahrir Square, and to the youth leaders he met, he was the general who told them the army was on their side. To Egypt's first democratically elected president,...Show More Summary
As the crowds swelled in Tahrir Square in 2011, the power of the Internet as a force for social change was being demonstrated hour by hour. Which brings us to net neutrality.
Cairo’s Tahrir Square is turfed and tarmacked. Traffic police bustle about, watched at a distance by the soldiers in their tanks. There are few signs that this used to be more than… Continue reading The post The price of Egypt’s economic recovery: police brutality, torture and a strangled press appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
At least 15 killed over weekend of unrest
Thanassis Cambanis checks in on the country. He recognizes that “the core grievances that drew frustrated Egyptians to Tahrir Square in the first place remain unaddressed”: Police operate with complete impunity and disrespect for citizens, routinely using torture. Courts are whimsical, uneven, at times absurdly unjust and capricious. The military controls a state within a […]
Long-dormant pilgrimage route focuses on Jesus' post-Christmas journey. The sound bomb exploded right behind the Egyptian Museum on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, throwing Ibrahim Morgan’s Swedish tour group into a temporary panic. Then they...Show More Summary