Archive for February, 2011

Voice of Freedom – صوت الحرية

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHgzJIkFP7s&w=640&h=390]   Definitely a favourite song of mine from the revolution so far. Other than the nice music, moving lyrics and great video, I think what sets it apart from other songs that were produced this month was that it was not nationalistic. It was not about Egypt, it was about something bigger than […]

Egyptian army shows its true colours

On January 25th, various Egyptians across different spectrums took the streets in peaceful protest demanding the removal of the regime, bread, freedom and human dignity. The 18 days of protests that inspired people around the world caused many changes, the most notable of them was the resignation of Mubarak. Egypt’s streets spent the night of […]

In Egypt, “Every joke is a tiny revolution”

Egyptians have always been known for their sense of humor across the Arab world. From our movies to our witty theatre, to the new emerging stand up comedians, to the ongoing jokes that are circulated all over Egypt, we are known for managing to turn pretty much everything, including our revolution, into a witty joke. […]

Best of Egyptian Media Propaganda

One the many failures of the Egyptian regime has been its state media. Never mind that we have press laws that restrict the freedom of the independent (or rather striving to be independent) media. The state owned media, and it’s private extentions such as the Mehwar Channel, were completely used as propaganda machines telling lies […]

Statement from Sinai Tribes regarding Egyptian revolution – بيان بدو سينا عن الثورة المصرية

Through my involvement in Characters of Egypt, which is a non-profit festival aiming to ounite tribes from all over Egypt and provide them with a platform to share their cultural expressions as well as cooperate for their development and promote sustainable tourism in Egypt, I was sent this statement that the Bedouins of Sinai released yesterday. […]

The big picture: We are all part of the revolution

As we were stopped yesterday in one of the citizen check points, asked for our IDs and car license, we were also asked an important question “Are you going to Tahrir?” we had actually just came back from Tahrir and were going home. My friend asked them humorously “Why? You don’t send people to Tahrir?”. […]

Today’s goal: Detain anyone who looks like a foreign journalist

Feb 4, 2011 Today’s governmental target seemed to be bloggers and foreign journalists or foreigners in general. Since around noon the government hired thugs were harassing and attacking foreigners and anyone who looked foreign along with a handful of Egypt’s most influential bloggers like Sandmonkey and Traveler Within. This could have been done in an […]

Why Mubarak’s speech was simply too little too late

Feb 2, 2011 I write this during the first hour that we as Egyptians have had the internet back since last thursday. For that I would like to thank the current regime for being oh-so-generous. You guys are awesome. Thanks. For the past eight days Egypt has seen an unprecedented uprising. I don’t know if […]

Only we can make the change

Jan 27, 2011 Jan 25th saw an unprecedented change. The definition of a grassroots movement was witnessed by Egyptian streets. Diverse groups of citizens across age groups, social classes and religious beliefs walked the streets as one. With one voice and one message. Down with the current government. It was not about one issue of […]