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Al-Ahram Weekly
Tomb mystery solved?hold the key to identifying the original owner of KV55. The box was found in t
Tomb mystery solved?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 10 hours ago
hold the key to identifying the original owner of KV55. The box was found in the storage area of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, according to Elham Salah, head of the Museums Department at the Ministry of Antiquities. It contains 500 gold... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The anniversary of revolutionwent on to unveil the roadmap agreed upon at the meeting that would usher in a
The anniversary of revolution
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 10 hours ago
went on to unveil the roadmap agreed upon at the meeting that would usher in a new era for Egypt. Cheers resounded from Tahrir Square and Ittihadiya Square, where millions had congregated. In other streets and squares throughout the country... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Twenty-Three Students Released After Protests Over Exam Leaks - Security Sourcesessions" were conducted, the source from the Cairo Security Directorate added.
Twenty-Three Students Released After Protests Over Exam Leaks - Security Source
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
sessions" were conducted, the source from the Cairo Security Directorate added. The students were advised not to head to Tahrir Square or block any roads. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said in a press release on Monday that the decision to... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Egyptian students stage rare protest in Tahrir Squareresignation of Education Minister Al-Helali el-Sherbini, the students, accompan
Egyptian students stage rare protest in Tahrir Square
Brandon Sun / Posted 3 days ago
resignation of Education Minister Al-Helali el-Sherbini, the students, accompanied by some parents, later marched toward Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Roger Anis) CAIRO -... Read more
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CTV News
Egyptian students protest over exam cancellation after answers leakedCAIRO -- Hundreds of Egyptian high school students staged a rare protest in Cai
Egyptian students protest over exam cancellation after answers leaked
CTV News / Posted 3 days ago
CAIRO -- Hundreds of Egyptian high school students staged a rare protest in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square on Monday before security forces quickly moved in, dispersing them with tear gas and detaining several. The students were protesting the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Hundreds march in Egypt over cancelled high school examsresignation of Education Minister Al-Helali el-Sherbini, the students, accompan
Hundreds march in Egypt over cancelled high school exams
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
resignation of Education Minister Al-Helali el-Sherbini, the students, accompanied by some parents, later marched toward Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. "This is unfair," said... Read more
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Salon.com
Hundreds march in Egypt over cancelled high school examsresignation of Education Minister Al-Helali el-Sherbini, the students, accompan
Hundreds march in Egypt over cancelled high school exams
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
resignation of Education Minister Al-Helali el-Sherbini, the students, accompanied by some parents, later marched toward Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Egypt’s 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. “This is unfair,” said... Read more
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ABC News
Hundreds March in Egypt Over Cancelled High School Examsresignation of Education Minister Al-Helali el-Sherbini, the students, accompan
Hundreds March in Egypt Over Cancelled High School Exams
ABC News / Posted 3 days ago
resignation of Education Minister Al-Helali el-Sherbini, the students, accompanied by some parents, later marched toward Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. "This is unfair," said... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
A theatrical case historyin 2001, in which Basiouny took an active part. Like many of Cairo’s independe
A theatrical case history
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
in 2001, in which Basiouny took an active part. Like many of Cairo’s independent theatre artists, Basiouny was in Tahrir Square from Day 1, fighting alongside the revolutionaries, collecting stories and documenting that historical event in... Read more
6d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Egypt in revolutioneconomic policies came together with demands for political reform before coales
Egypt in revolution
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
economic policies came together with demands for political reform before coalescing in the crowds that filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square and other public spaces across the country to demand revolutionary change. “In the final decade of Mubarak’s... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Sarcophagi lids returnedwere completed, the lids arrived safely back in Egypt and are now on display in
Sarcophagi lids returned
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
were completed, the lids arrived safely back in Egypt and are now on display in the foyer of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square for restoration and permanent display. The lids, which date back to the ancient Egyptian era, are made of... Read more
7d
Aljazeera
The power of Egyptian cinema - onlinegoing to write the Egyptian story of tomorrow," Ali said. "Maybe we're just hel
The power of Egyptian cinema - online
Aljazeera / Posted 7 days ago
going to write the Egyptian story of tomorrow," Ali said. "Maybe we're just helping them tell it." Even before protests in Tahrir Square ousted former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, successive governments have been accused of limiting freedom of... Read more
7d
Fortune
Love Them or Hate Them, Twitter and Facebook Have Democratized Mediathan a bunch of congressmen and women sitting on the floor of the House orderin
Love Them or Hate Them, Twitter and Facebook Have Democratized Media
Fortune / Posted 7 days ago
than a bunch of congressmen and women sitting on the floor of the House ordering pizza. Live video and updates from Egypt’s Tahrir Square or demonstrations in Turkey definitely qualify. There are some fairly obvious downsides to this phenomenon as... Read more
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Salon.com
The Militia Myth: Why an armed citizenry isn’t the best defense against state tyrannythousand militiamen with guns is a nuisance to organized state power, but tens
The Militia Myth: Why an armed citizenry isn’t the best defense against state tyranny
Salon.com / Posted 11 days ago
thousand militiamen with guns is a nuisance to organized state power, but tens of millions of people in the streets (a la Tahrir Square in Egypt) is a revolution in consciousness. Mass mobilization of that magnitude shuts down a society, renders... Read more
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SKY News
Fallujah 'Returns To The Embrace Of The Nation'Dozens of bikers paraded around Baghdad's Tahrir Square as fireworks lit up the
Fallujah 'Returns To The Embrace Of The Nation'
SKY News / Posted 12 days ago
Dozens of bikers paraded around Baghdad's Tahrir Square as fireworks lit up the sky to celebrate the Iraqi army's gains against Islamic State in Fallujah. The Iraqis gained control of Fallujah's main hospital on Saturday and have been clearing mines... Read more
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Aljazeera
Al Jazeera condemns Egypt death sentencesto close and several of its journalists were briefly detained that year. In ea
Al Jazeera condemns Egypt death sentences
Aljazeera / Posted 12 days ago
to close and several of its journalists were briefly detained that year. In early 2013, one of its studios overlooking Tahrir Square was firebombed as police officers looked on. Then in July of the same year, just hours after the military... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Egypt confirms death sentences in espionage caseto close and several of its journalists were briefly detained that year. In ea
Egypt confirms death sentences in espionage case
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 12 days ago
to close and several of its journalists were briefly detained that year. In early 2013, one of its studios overlooking Tahrir Square was firebombed as police officers looked on. Then in July of the same year, just hours after the military... Read more
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13d
Aljazeera
Profile: Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsiliving, struggling to make ends meet, looked at Morsi as one of their own," he
Profile: Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi
Aljazeera / Posted 13 days ago
living, struggling to make ends meet, looked at Morsi as one of their own," he added. When Morsi swore an informal oath in Tahrir Square, he opened his jacket before supporters to show he wasn't wearing a bulletproof vest. Upon taking office, one... Read more
13d
Aljazeera
Egypt confirms death sentences in espionage caseto close and several of its journalists were briefly detained that year. In ea
Egypt confirms death sentences in espionage case
Aljazeera / Posted 13 days ago
to close and several of its journalists were briefly detained that year. In early 2013, one of its studios overlooking Tahrir Square was firebombed as police officers looked on. Then in July of the same year, just hours after the military... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Iraq’s protests continuein Iraq. Since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan demonstrators have b
Iraq’s protests continue
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 13 days ago
in Iraq. Since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan demonstrators have been holding nightly sit-ins in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square to protest against the government’s failure to uphold a reform programme it had promised to carry out. The... Read more
13d
The Medina County Gazette
Hillary familiar with Middle East, but would face limits in diplomacy as president — The Medina County Gazettefound itself upended by the Arab Spring. In her autobiography “Hard Choices,”
Hillary familiar with Middle East, but would face limits in diplomacy as president — The Medina County Gazette
The Medina County Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
found itself upended by the Arab Spring. In her autobiography “Hard Choices,” Clinton recounts walking through Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising. Her realpolitik conclusions after that put her at odds... Read more
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The Chronicle-Telegram
Hillary familiar with Middle East, but would face limits in diplomacy as presidentfound itself upended by the Arab Spring. In her autobiography “Hard Choices,”
Hillary familiar with Middle East, but would face limits in diplomacy as president
The Chronicle-Telegram / Posted 13 days ago
found itself upended by the Arab Spring. In her autobiography “Hard Choices,” Clinton recounts walking through Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising. Her realpolitik conclusions after that put her at odds... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Mideast showed Hillary Clinton U.S. power's limitfound itself upended by the Arab Spring. In her autobiography "Hard Choices,"
Mideast showed Hillary Clinton U.S. power's limit
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 13 days ago
found itself upended by the Arab Spring. In her autobiography "Hard Choices," Clinton recounts walking through Cairo's Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of Egypt's Arab Spring uprising. Her realpolitik conclusions after that put her at odds... Read more
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DW
Global Media Forum: How art can make a difference |art is important for that." Affecting change through satire Abo Bakr created
Global Media Forum: How art can make a difference |
DW / Posted 15 days ago
art is important for that." Affecting change through satire Abo Bakr created this portrait of a revolutionary close to Tahrir Square in Cairo Abo Bakr started drawing and spraying murals in public places across Cairo during the Arab Spring in... Read more
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DW
From racism to terrorism: How artists are taking on global issues |events that were happening. Some of his most famous works depict victims of th
From racism to terrorism: How artists are taking on global issues |
DW / Posted 15 days ago
events that were happening. Some of his most famous works depict victims of the rioting that occurred near Cairo's Tahrir Square in 2011 and can be seen in the nearby Mohamed Mahmoud Street. "It's become the street of death," recalled Abo... Read more
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Evening Standard
New Tate Modern, review: How to display batty ideas in stylethe painting is about migrant workers. The other, by Julie Mehretu, uses shape
New Tate Modern, review: How to display batty ideas in style
Evening Standard / Posted 17 days ago
the painting is about migrant workers. The other, by Julie Mehretu, uses shapes based on the government building in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Dated to the time of the Arab Spring, it is about communal resistance. How much are these two... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Ojai Music Festival wraps with Vivier’s ‘Kopernikus — A Ritual Opera’stage was filled not only by ICE and Roomful of Teeth, the amusingly tagged voc
Ojai Music Festival wraps with Vivier’s ‘Kopernikus — A Ritual Opera’
Ventura County Star / Posted 17 days ago
stage was filled not only by ICE and Roomful of Teeth, the amusingly tagged vocal group, but also by musicians from Cairo's Tahrir Square and India. Coursing through the whole series was the work and presence of the distinguished Finnish composer... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
AROUND AND ABOUT MUSIC: Ojai Festival in Berkeley with Kaija Saariaho's 'La Passion de Simone' (Joana Carneiro conducting) & Tyshawn Sorey's 'Josephine Baker: A Portrait'. Categoryorchestras and ensembles throughout Northern California. Friday the 17th will
AROUND AND ABOUT MUSIC: Ojai Festival in Berkeley with Kaija Saariaho's 'La Passion de Simone' (Joana Carneiro conducting) & Tyshawn Sorey's 'Josephine Baker: A Portrait'. Category
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 20 days ago
orchestras and ensembles throughout Northern California. Friday the 17th will feature Dina El Wedidi & Band in 'Sounds of Tahrir Square, Cairo' at Zellerbach Hall. El Wedidi was hdere through Cal Performances a year ago this winter at... Read more
23d
Zero Hedge
The New "Hope"of a live audience. It’s why sitcoms have laugh tracks. It’s how a relatively s
The New "Hope"
Zero Hedge / Posted 23 days ago
of a live audience. It’s why sitcoms have laugh tracks. It’s how a relatively small but highly televised protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square toppled Mubarak. It’s why the Chinese government still cracks down on media pictures of the Tiananmen Square... Read more
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The Mercury News
Bay Area classical festivals 2016: Here are the shows you need to know aboutContemporary Ensemble (ICE) and vocal group Roomful of Teeth. Egyptian vocalist
Bay Area classical festivals 2016: Here are the shows you need to know about
The Mercury News / Posted 23 days ago
Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and vocal group Roomful of Teeth. Egyptian vocalist Dina El Wedidi presents "The Sounds of Tahrir Square," and Bullock animates "A Portrait of Josephine Baker." Details: June 16-18, UC Berkeley campus; $20 single... Read more
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Slate
On His First Trip to Africa, Cassius Clay Became Muhammad Aliin the distance he saw the Citadel, ancient mosques, and the pyramids, surround
On His First Trip to Africa, Cassius Clay Became Muhammad Ali
Slate / Posted 26 days ago
in the distance he saw the Citadel, ancient mosques, and the pyramids, surrounded by desert. Looking eastward, he glimpsed Tahrir Square, Cairo’s commercial district. In his reverence for Egyptian history and culture, he adopted a more dignified... Read more
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Naples Daily News
King Tut’s dagger made of iron from a meteorite2015 file photo, The gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in a glass case duri
King Tut’s dagger made of iron from a meteorite
Naples Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
2015 file photo, The gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in a glass case during a press tour, in the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square, Cairo. (Photo: Hassan Ammar, AP) By Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network A dagger buried alongside King... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
King Tut’s dagger made of iron from a meteorite2015 file photo, The gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in a glass case duri
King Tut’s dagger made of iron from a meteorite
The Record Searchlight / Posted 28 days ago
2015 file photo, The gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in a glass case during a press tour, in the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square, Cairo. (Photo: Hassan Ammar, AP) By Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network A dagger buried alongside King... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Generation revolution: how Egypt’s military state betrayed its youth | Rachel Aspdenin the Rabaa camp since 30 June. In 2011, she reasoned, the world had hailed th
Generation revolution: how Egypt’s military state betrayed its youth | Rachel Aspden
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 29 days ago
in the Rabaa camp since 30 June. In 2011, she reasoned, the world had hailed the huge anti-Mubarak protests that filled Tahrir Square as an inspiring expression of freedom and democracy. After the revolution, the power should lie in the hands of... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
LECTURESAmerican University in Cairo Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 261
LECTURES
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 29 days ago
American University in Cairo Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/012 8000 9077 Thurs 2-Sun 5, 10am-5pm (1-5pm on Friday): The AUC presents the Tahrir Book Fair. Thurs 2, 6pm: “Capital in the Twenty-first Century from a Middle... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courtsmarking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, r
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 30 days ago
marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, risking arrest: She walked alone to Tahrir Square retracing the steps of one of the biggest anti-Mubarak marches with a sign on her back reading, "It's still the... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courtsmarking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, r
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 30 days ago
marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, risking arrest: She walked alone to Tahrir Square retracing the steps of one of the biggest anti-Mubarak marches with a sign on her back reading, "It's still the... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courtsmarking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, r
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 30 days ago
marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, risking arrest: She walked alone to Tahrir Square retracing the steps of one of the biggest anti-Mubarak marches with a sign on her back reading, "It's still the... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courtsmarking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, r
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 30 days ago
marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, risking arrest: She walked alone to Tahrir Square retracing the steps of one of the biggest anti-Mubarak marches with a sign on her back reading, "It's still the... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courtsmarking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, r
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts
Hawaii News Now / Posted 30 days ago
marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, risking arrest: She walked alone to Tahrir Square retracing the steps of one of the biggest anti-Mubarak marches with a sign on her back reading, "It's still the... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courtsmarking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, r
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 30 days ago
marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, risking arrest: She walked alone to Tahrir Square retracing the steps of one of the biggest anti-Mubarak marches with a sign on her back reading, "It's still the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courtsmarking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, r
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 30 days ago
marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, risking arrest: She walked alone to Tahrir Square retracing the steps of one of the biggest anti-Mubarak marches with a sign on her back reading, "It's still the... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courtsmarking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, r
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 30 days ago
marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, Seif made a bold, solo protest, risking arrest: She walked alone to Tahrir Square retracing the steps of one of the biggest anti-Mubarak marches with a sign on her back reading, "It's still the... Read more
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Op-Ed News
What if Revolution Were More Than a Campaign Slogan?would be afraid to come after them. The hope, which was realized, was that smal
What if Revolution Were More Than a Campaign Slogan?
Op-Ed News / Posted 30 days ago
would be afraid to come after them. The hope, which was realized, was that small marches would grow as they moved toward Tahrir Square, and that upon reaching the square they would collectively be large enough to take it over. Salah stresses... Read more
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DW
Alaa al-Aswany: 'I write to defend freedom, to defend democracy' |what is your judgment in retrospective? When did the Arab rebellion take a wron
Alaa al-Aswany: 'I write to defend freedom, to defend democracy' |
DW / Posted a month ago
what is your judgment in retrospective? When did the Arab rebellion take a wrong turn? Our major mistake was that we left Tahrir Square after the resignation of [former President Hosni] Mubarak without building up a committee of representatives of... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
How African governments block social mediaas in Egypt. Twitter was blocked in Egypt in January 2011, when hundreds of th
How African governments block social media
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 1 months ago
as in Egypt. Twitter was blocked in Egypt in January 2011, when hundreds of thousands of protestors started to gather in Tahrir Square in the capital Egypt. They had used the hashtag #Jan25 to co-ordinate. But it wasn't long before Twitter was... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Iraq forces fire tear gas as thousands protest in Baghdadto block their way to the Green Zone, but the protesters were undeterred. Demo
Iraq forces fire tear gas as thousands protest in Baghdad
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 1 months ago
to block their way to the Green Zone, but the protesters were undeterred. Demonstrators pushed past security forces at Tahrir Square, breached a barbed wire barrier and attempted to pull down slabs of heavy concrete blast wall blocking... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Iraq forces fire tear gas as 1000s protest in Baghdadto block their way to the Green Zone, but the protesters were undeterred. Demo
Iraq forces fire tear gas as 1000s protest in Baghdad
News 24 South Africa / Posted 1 months ago
to block their way to the Green Zone, but the protesters were undeterred. Demonstrators pushed past security forces at Tahrir Square, breached a barbed wire barrier and attempted to pull down slabs of heavy concrete blast wall blocking... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
LECTURESof the Information Technology Industry Development Agency. The American Univer
LECTURES
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 1 months ago
of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency. The American University in Cairo Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/012 8000 9077 Tues 31, 4-8pm: The Sixth Annual Access to Knowledge Workshop, “Towards a... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
MUSIC AND DANCEscene that sounds have no gender. Sat 28, 10.30pm: SheikhImamTribute featuring
MUSIC AND DANCE
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 1 months ago
scene that sounds have no gender. Sat 28, 10.30pm: SheikhImamTribute featuring the Bahiyya band, formed during a sit-in at Tahrir Square. In a very special edition of Saturday oriental, this revolutionary band will be performing a tribute night of... Read more
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