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
Islamist and pro-revolutionary groups call for separate protests after the dismissal of charges against Mubarak.
CAIRO, Egypt — After an Egyptian judge on Saturday dismissed charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolution, more than 1,000 people demonstrated near Tahrir Square where the uprising...Show More Summary
The former strongman's acquittal shows Egypt has turned back to the clock to before the Tahrir Square uprising.
Crowd protesting Mubarak acquittal near entrance to Tahrir square has grown. Chanting against military. pic.twitter.com/GCb9qltWf1 — Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) November 29, 2014
Ramy Essam, the singer who is known as the bard of the Egyptian revolution, stood on a street corner near Washington Square Park last Thursday evening, waiting for his friends to finish debating the best way to get to Harlem. It wasShow More Summary
In June and July of 2013, Tahrir Square became a place where history was made. This Cairo, Egypt landmark housed the largest outpouring of protest against the radical Jihadist agenda in the Middle East, with estimates of over 20 million people protesting the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.