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Human Rights: Protesters Pack Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Despite Government’s Concessions

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday where they pressed their demand for an end to military rule despite the ruling military’s appointment of a new prime minister. The number of protesters has continued to

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Bahrain Sentences Medical Workers for Treating Protesters

Edward Yeranian | Cairo A security court in the Gulf state of Bahrain has sentenced 20 doctors and medics to long jail sentences for treating wounded demonstrators during unrest earlier this year. The court sentence is expected to further enrage

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Egypt’s Revolution Brings Changes for Journalists, Audience

Written by Al Pessin | Cairo Egypt’s revolution in January and February led to major changes in the country’s media, changes that affect both journalists and news consumers. Since Egypt’s revolution, there is more competition among the nation’s newspapers, more

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Mubarak Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ in Historic Egyptian Trial

Egypt‘s former president Hosni Mubarak appeared in a courtroom cage Wednesday charged with the murder of anti-government protesters and corruption.  The trial, unprecedented in Egyptian history, is riveting the nation. As the trial got underway, the judge asked Mubarak if

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Mubarak Trial Carries Many Uncertainties for Nervous Egypt

Egypt’s deposed President Hosni Mubarak is scheduled to go on trial August 3 on corruption and murder charges related to his 30-year tenure and the crackdown on protesters during the revolution that ousted him in January and February.  The trial

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Egypt’s Ousted Mubarak Denies Corruption

Source: VOA   Egypt‘s public prosecutor Sunday summoned ousted leader Hosni Mubarak for questioning about the killing of protesters and the embezzlement of public funds, as hundreds of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square demanded he be brought to trial. A

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Feb 16, 1923: Archaeologist Opens Tomb of King Tut

On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen. Because the ancient Egyptians saw their pharaohs as gods, they carefully preserved their bodies after death,

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Egyptian State TV Anchor Shahira Amin: ‘Propaganda Made Me Quit’

Source: TheNational – By Shahira Amin CAIRO // I am walking away from Tahrir Square with my own prize victory: the presence of camera crews from Egyptian state television filming the protest. I quit my job on Egypt‘s English-language satellite

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Mass. Company Helps Activists Avoid Online Government Censorship

Source: NECN – By John Moroney Before the Internet was shut down in Egypt on Friday, downloads skyrocketed. The streets of Cairo are filled with voices of dissent while more sophisticated forms of communication have been outlawed – including access

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Egypt: Demonstrators Defy Riot Police, Censorship

Source: Human Rights Watch Internet Blackout Threatens Rights The Egyptian people are on the streets demanding reform and a government whose police no longer attack them. After decades of torture and brutality, the Egyptian government is all too comfortable beating

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Posted in Human Rights

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