VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi meets with some local activists around Tahrir Square to learn about the horrible conditions Egyptian female protesters have been put in while their country has been turned upside down. Watch more at the VICE show page and check out VICE on HBO every Friday at 11 PM.
Ahmed Maher, a co-founder of the April 6 youth movement, held after addressing US conference.
Mohamed el-Gindy spent three days in violent protests around Tahrir Square. In a television interview, he promised a backlash if the new Islamist government tried to recreate the Egyptian police state.He also derided President Mohamed Morsi.“We cannot be threatened, mama’s boy,” Mr. Show More Summary
Egyptian Salafi Cleric Murgan Salem told the Tahrir Square audience the Boston Bombing was meant to deliver a message. Via MEMRI TV: Transcript via MEMRI: Interviewer: Today, we will be talking about the Boston bombings, which took place yesterday, during … Continue reading ?
In Egypt over the past year, men who many Egyptians think are supporters of Mohammed Morsi’s Islamist government have been routinely violating women who pass through Cairo's Tahrir Square. Demonstrations against the government in the...Show More Summary
More than two years have passed since Egypt’s 2011 Revolution, and the country is still feeling the effects. Images shown around the world of the violence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square both during the uprising and after have had a profoundly...Show More Summary
This is my story, one like many other women's stories. It is the story of what happened to me — and what happened to you. You and I know how it was: death came near, though it didn't arrive. You and I know that we were violated, that we were raped, in the middle of Tahrir Square, amidst the depraved crowd. Show More Summary
(CAIRO) — The highest-level inquiry into the deaths of nearly 900 protesters in Egypt‘s uprising has concluded that police were behind nearly all the killings and used snipers on rooftops overlooking Cairo’s Tahrir Square to shoot into the huge crowds. Show More Summary
Arab Spring. A protest against violence in Cairo. (Guardian) In Tahrir Square this past year both women and men were raped by extremists and men in uniform. ANSA reported, via Religion of Peace: Women are being systematically raped in Cairo’s … Continue reading ?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is postponing an award for an Egyptian activist who was subjected to a "virginity test" after protesting in Cairo's Tahrir (tah-HREER') Square.
Soraya Bahgat, a Cairo-based HR executive and postgraduate student, was on her way to join Tahrir Square protests on November 25 when an unwelcome thought stopped her in her tracks.Mobs in the square had sexually assaulted women protesters...Show More Summary
Egyptian Muslims shout Islamic slogans during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. (Times of Israel) Secretary of State John Kerry announced over $250 million in aid to the Egyptian regime today during meetings in Cairo. The New York … Continue reading ?
Protesters marched Feb. 6 against the government, saying it hasn't done enough to protect women from violence in Tahrir Square and Mohamed Mahmoud Street in Cairo. Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters. Tahrir Square, the site known around the world...
Something extraordinary has happened in the last few days in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Young men and women, from all walks of life, are occupying a major square. Like the young people in Tahrir Square, they are part of a global movement for winning and deepening democracy.
Entrepreneurs profit from the lack of regulation in Cairo's central Tahrir Square.
? Is there more than misogyny and sadism behind the rapes, even genital mutilation, of women in Egypt, particularly in Tahrir Square? ? “Amazon’s Thuggish Security Force in Germany Shows State Does Not Have a Monopoly on Violence”. Beginning...Show More Summary
A well-known Egyptian Salafi preacher, Ahmad Mahmoud Abdullah, known as “Abu Islam,” posted an online video on Wednesday on his private television channel in which he said the women protesters who were raped and sexually harassed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square got what they deserved. Show More Summary
A prominent Egyptian Salafi preacher justified sexual assaults again female protesters, claiming women “are going to Tahrir Square because they want to be raped” in a video posted online Wednesday. The preacher, Ahmad Mahmoud Abdullah (also known as “Abu Islam”) is the owner of a private television channel called “al-Ummah” and has previously been accused [...]
Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the death of Umm Kulthoum, the most powerful and popular singer in the Arab world and a significant icon on posters in Tahrir Square during Cairo’s Arab Spring. There will be a number of broadcasts and meetings to mark the date, but we hear that a commemorative concert has [...]