As part of a decade-old criminal probe, Egyptian authorities summoned at least five human rights activists for questioning in July 2021.
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There is a contradiction between Egypt’s rapid development of the digital economy and state control of the media, with arrests of tiktokers.
Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.
The conviction of Sanna Seif by an Egyptian court on bogus charges of false news aim to hide the government’s bad human rights record.
In the ten years since Egyptians took to the streets to depose Hosni Mubarak, on-the-ground and online organizing has changed drastically.
While Egypt is celebrating the 10 anniversary of the Arab Spring, another North African country, Algeria, is seeing its own ‘spring awakening.’
Egyptian cartoonist and animator Ashraf Hamdi was arrested January 25 for republishing a January 2011 tribute and is still missing.
Egyptians ousted Hosni Mubarak but a dictator seized power. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ramped up repression of dissent.
Egyptian Ashraf Hamdi is a popular, well-known and highly successful satirical voice, all too rare in the MENA region.
UN expert deplored today the arrest and prolonged pre-trial detention of human rights defenders and bloggers