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Sexual Harassment Egypt

Sexual Harassment in Tahrir; Why now?

In Egypt, sexual harassment has been an issue for quite sometime. Women can’t walk down the street without being harassed whether verbally, physically or just by inappropriate looks. According to the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights research 85%  of Egyptian women have experienced sexual harassment and 55% of them are exposed to it on a […]

enzel elshare3 graffiti adham bakry cairo egypt revolution

مشكلة الثورة مش الجيش – المشكلة هي الشعب

أيوة الشعب هو المشكلة. احنا السبنى العسكر يحكمنا مع اننا عارفين إن احنا في دولة بيحكمها العسكر من وقت ما شالو الملك. ناصر كان عسكر. و مش بس عسكر كمان دكتاتور كبير قمع القوة السياسية و إستغل سذاجة الاخوان المسلمين و طمعهم فالسلطة وركبها هو و ابتدى يودينا في داهية. بعدها جه السادات. هو كمان […]

Out of the Picture: Shaabi Music at Geneina Theatre

Article written for Ahram Online but not published. El Geineina theatre push boundaries in their search for underground talents bringing shaabi music from the streets and weddings to the stage. On Thursday night, Geneina hosted artists associated with weddings and gigs at neighbourhoods such as Al-Salam, Al-Mattaria and Embaba on their stage. The line up […]

SCAF's relationship with Egyptian PM Essam Sharaf

Why the SCAF & Their Speech are Completely Ridiculous

On February 1st 2011, Mubarak gave his second speech, that annoyed the hell out of most Egyptians but somehow managed to touch the heart of some (He spoke of dying in Egypt, his service to Egypt and how much he loves this country, and let’s face it, we are highly emotional people who often show […]

Ali Azmy (azmy.me) at the IWD Protest March 2011

An old, but still relevant, Sexual Harassment Article #endSH

I graduated from university in June 2009, and since I was studying journalism we were asked to work on a magazine as our graduation project. Each student had to work on an investigative piece as well. This was my work (and I got an A by the way… then again my university isn’t exactly known […]

Freedom Motel Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt Jan 25 Tarek Shalaby

Tarek Shalaby: Citizen Journalist, Activist and in Military Custody for That

Most people know the micro-celebrity Tarek Shalaby as the blogger, and activist who was among the first to camp out in Tarir as early as Jan 30th vowing to leave when Mubarak was ousted. His tent, named Bansyon El Horeyya, became a meeting point for some revolutionaries, and soon enough emerged versions 2, 3, 4, […]

شهادتي الكاملة عن ماحدث ليلة المظاهره عند السفارة الاسرائيليه (وقائع الإعتقال والإرهاب) 15/5/2011 – يوم النكبه

I got this testimonial written by Video Journalist Mohamed Effat who was with the 160 who were arrested by the Israeli embassy by Mohamed Effat on Tuesday, 17 May 2011 at 05:29 كانت الساعة الواحدة والربع بعد منتصف الليل عندما وصلت مع صديقي طارق شلبي شارع مراد بالقرب من السفارة الاسرائيليه, وجدنا مجموعة من الشباب متجهين […]

#Come2Egypt: A Successful First Trial at a Social Media Grassroots Initiative

If you were on Twitter on Friday May 6th, you might have noticed that starting 4 pm your timeline was pretty much spammed with people using #Come2Egypt hashtag with photos, videos and tweets on why people should, well, come to Egypt! In case you are a curious person, wondering how this whole thing started, then this post […]

How to Remove “Sent from my BlackBerry” from Emails

First of all, it has to be said. I am not a fan of blackberries, even though I own one.  In fact, I quite hate my phone. I always regret when I decide to be cheap and buy something not worth the money I paid for it, and this is definitely one of those cases. […]

Labour Day Protests For Social Justice – مظاهرة عيد العمال للعدالة الإجتماعية

I got this through the Al Masry Al Hurr movement, and I think it’s essential we all take part of this process. Our    revolution has had a lot of success so far but we still need to call on the government to put minimum wage as a top priority and put an end to the […]