Lilian Wagdy · June, 2011

Latest posts by Lilian Wagdy from June, 2011

Egypt: Exploring Twitter’s Potential on the Ground

Micro-blogging site Twitter has become an important discussion forum for young Egyptians since the start of the revolution, writes Lilian Wagdy. Activists recently hosted a Twitter forum (Nadwa) which brought users to discuss the issue of Islamists face to face. Lilian Wagdy sums up reactions to the event.

Egypt: Khaled Said’s Legacy Still Thrives

Khaled Said is a young Egyptian man whose death at the hands of police last year jump started a chain reaction which led to the ousting of president Hosni Mubarak. Yesterday, thousands demonstrated all over Egypt not only to commemorate the first anniversary of his death, but to voice their anger over what they describe as continued police brutality and torture.

Egypt: Breaking Red Lines; Speaking Up Against the Military Tribunals

A few months ago, just walking too close to the Military Prosecution Complex in Cairo’s district of Nasr City could have landed you in jail. But on May 31, the area surrounding the complex staged a demonstration in solidarity with OnTV’s presenter Reem Maged, socialist activist and blogger Hossam El Hamalawy, and journalist Nabil Sharaf El Din, who were summoned by the military for comments they have made to the media.