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
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
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
Noujaim is not someone who simply captured the revolution on film; she experienced it for herself, live, in Tahrir Square.
'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
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
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 […]
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
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…
(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.
CAIRO (AP) — Demonstrators began gathering Saturday in Egypt’s Tahrir Square to mark the third Tense Egypt Marks Third Anniversary Of Uprising - -
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.
Tahrir Square, the epicentre of protests against Egyptian leaders, is closed as Cairo braces for rival demonstrations.
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 >>
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
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
Netflix acquired the rights to The Sqaure in November.
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.
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