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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,” …


Amr Khalifa

A visit to Egypt before Tahrir

By Amr Khalifa Speaking of tyrants Nael Shama said: “A typical consequence of such a distorted mind set is the equation between personal criticism and disloyalty.” Though that particular article was penned in the summer of 2008, two and half years before the [25 January] revolution, it is such a penetrating deconstruction that will draw …


Amr Khalifa

Revolution Dishonoured

To understand today’s pungent pain you must absorb the degree of yesterday’s hope


Four released following detention after protesting Mubarak verdict

The Qasr Al-Nil Misdemeanour Court acquitted four detainees Wednesday, who were charged with protesting in the vicinity of Tahrir Square. The four protestors had been protesting against the Cairo Criminal Court’s decision to drop all charges against former president Hosni Mubarak on 28 November. The defendants’ lawyers, who work for the Egypt Center for Social …


Basil El-Dabh

The first step to solving a problem

You don’t need to read the United Nations report saying 99.3% of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed (and worse) to know how serious of a problem the issue is in Egypt. Half of Egyptian society is under constant threat in the public space — studies, reported cases, and anecdotes all make this very clear. …