Stories about Egypt from September, 2013
Gazans Call to End Rafah Border Suffering
"Human dignity has become a joke. International law is nothing but empty, powerless words printed in books," writes Gazan student Shahd Abu Salama, who is stranded at the Rafah Crossing.
VIDEO: Filmpoem “Prayer of Fear” Stuns Egypt
The Egyptian citizen collective Mosireen has been tirelessly documenting the #Jan25 revolution and the events that followed in images and documentaries. One of their very last creations is “Prayer of Fear”, a filmpoem by Mahmoud Ezzat narrated by Mosireen member Salma Said. Between roving and painful memories, the filmpoem stuns...
For Chinese, Violence in the Middle East Sparks Debate on Democracy, Stability
The crackdown Egypt reminds Chinese people of the Tiananmen Crackdown 24 years ago. Some make use of the violence as a warning to advocators for democracy and social changes in China.
Egypt – “A Dangerous Place for Journalists”
Egyptian blogger and journalist Abdulmonem Mahmood has left Egypt, saying he fears for his life.
Kissing on Egyptian Streets
A photograph circulating on Facebook of two young Egyptians kissing in the street stirred both outrage and admiration. Shared by Ahmed ElGohary, a commentator objected to ‘the lack of manhood’ entailed by sharing such photo. Others praised the beauty of it and its revolutionary sense. Public display of affection is...
Egypt's #SpyDuck is Served for Dinner
A stork accused of being a duck and framed for espionage and arrested in Egypt has ended up as a meal for an Egyptian family.