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30 june

The memory of 30 June uprising through people’s eyes  

Three years later, with all of the political turmoil, economic changes, the breaking up of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in, hundreds of other marches against the “military coup”, and Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi’s ruling system, people are still torn between celebrating the day the Brotherhood’s era came to an end and mourning the start of a regime in which one of Egypt’s worst massacres took place and that has taken away freedoms.

Daily News Egypt

Ziad A. Akl

The revolution’s ghetto

This is an uncomfortable topic. Over the past five years, the meaning, significance, and purpose of the 25 January Revolution has been constantly debated and revised. Egypt has transformed from a country festering with mass celebrations in February 2011 to one plagued with fear and uncertainty in February 2016. Sometimes, I think  we ought to …

Ziad A. Akl

Mohamed Abdel Kareem

Lessons learned from 25 January

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, the greatest thing that Egyptians came together, even if some people hate this. Irrespective of the attempts of some to undermine it, or compare it to other incidents, the effect that the revolution left on Egyptians cannot be compared to that of any other incident. …

Mohamed Abdel Kareem

Amr Khalifa

Defining 25 January

I kneeled down to the floor, knees pressed hard to the floor, tears of rebirth rolling down my cheeks, forehead to the parquet, in prayer: Mubarak was leaving. The reaction was not unique. That day, throughout the country, while some of Hosni Mubarak’s supporters’ cried tears of sadness, millions let loose screams of freedom and …

Amr Khalifa

Ziad A. Akl

25 January 2016

Over the course of the past five years, we have grown accustomed to reading an article, a column, a feature, or a piece about the revolution’s anniversary. The majority of those articles and pieces are either caught up in nostalgia and speculations of further change following a great event in Egyptian modern history. Others are …

Ziad A. Akl

Ayman Okeil, GM of Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights

Civil society and the challenges of the law

Civil society was one of the key actors in the Egyptian political and social movement, witnessed during the last 10 years. This movement led to two great revolutionary waves on 25 January, 2011, and 30 June, 2013. The first one was against a corrupt system that came through rigged elections. The second was against a …

Daily News Egypt

Ahmed Tharwat

Notes from America: Tahrir Square and the birth of a nation

On my last visit to Egypt, as I landed at the airport I noticed that Egypt has changed. Security were screaming the names of VIPs or travellers who have connections. I went through the check out. “Do you have anything in these bags,” asked the airport security? “Not really a few gifts and my underwear,” …

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