In the ten years since Egyptians took to the streets to depose Hosni Mubarak, on-the-ground and online organizing has changed drastically.
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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
187 out of the 222 defendants were subjected to enforced disappearance, 40 of them were subjected to torture and other cruel treatment.
France is set to receive President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt December 7. President Al-Sisi has a track record of undemocratic governance.
Increasing repression on journalists has “chilled” the media in Egypt. There are concerns over the recent arrest of the brother of a prominent journalist.
The push for democracy during the Arab Spring failed in Egypt. This was ultimately because of the groundwork laid down by the Hosni Mubarak’s regime.