Egyptian revolution

A man is sitting cross-legged in front of a tent and holding a guitar.

Egyptian artist duo commemorates Tahrir Square revolution

Nine years after the Egyptian revolution, this artist duo looks back at protests that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak and changed the country’s direction.

A man walks with a crowd at night with the Egyptian flag behind him.

Bestselling Egyptian author says he’s being sued for ‘insulting’ the government

Global Politics
A handout photo of Egyptian musician Ramy Essam

This Egyptian musician’s passport was revoked for his political songs. He still can’t wait to go home again.

A candle surrounded by barbed wire next to a written description of Amal Fathy

Egypt and Amal Fathy: One woman’s story highlights national wave of repression and sexual violence

Conflict & Justice
Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Tahrir Square after presidential election results in Cairo, Egypt April 2, 2018. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won 97 percent of the vote with virtually no opposition.

The arrest of an Egyptian satirist shines a light on the government’s system of intimidation

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An anti-government protester participates in demonstrations against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarakin in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Feb. 11, 2011.

These young Egyptians led a revolution. Now their frustrations are mounting under Sisi.


In 2011, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets and deposed Mubarak, many involved in the protests finally thought they would get real change. Six years later, many young people say the revolution brought nothing but dashed hopes.

A protester uses his sandal to beat a picture of Egypt's then-President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir square in Cairo on June 28, 2013.

Some Egyptians are comparing Trump to an unlikely, Islamist figure

Global Politics

Tahrir Square revolutionaries compare Donald Trump to Egypt’s jailed President Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader who decreed himself unlimited powers and was toppled by the military a year into his term.

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during his trial at a Cairo court on May 8, 2014. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Egypt’s first democratically elected president becomes a convict


In 2012, Mohammed Morsi was the president of Egypt; in 2013, he was its deposed leader; today he’s a convicted criminal, sentenced to 20 years of hard labor. And this verdict is only the first of several to be handed down against him as Muslim Brotherhood members are tried by the new government.

Amira Mikhail, an Egyptian-American activist.

From thousands of miles away, an activist tries to keep change alive in Egypt


Amira Mikhail was in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on the day Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power. Four years later, she’s still trying to press for change — but the disappointment of the Egyptian revolution’s aftermath means she’s doing it from the United States.

Protesters hold a sign and photographs of detained Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, an Australian, Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian national, and Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian. The three who were jailed in Cairo on December 29, 2013. Greste was release

The release of a jailed journalist can’t hide Egypt’s human rights problem


The release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste from an Egyptian jail may have been meant to deflect criticism on the Egyptian government. But there’s no getting around the Sisi regime’s poor record on human rights and the law.