Egypt Might Not Remove Jan 25 and June 30 Revolutions From History Curriculum

Egypt Might Not Remove Jan 25 and June 30 Revolutions From History Curriculum

  According to the state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram last month, Egypt’s Ministry of Education announced that mass protests that took place on January 25 and June 30 will be removed from the high school curriculum. The omission was meant to be implemented starting 2017/2018, after the history exam included the question, “What if El-Sisi never gave […]

Egyptian TV Host Gets Suspended After His 6th of October Speech

Egyptian TV Host Gets Suspended After His 6th of October Speech

  Last night on Egypt’s Channel 1, TV host George Rashad, gave a very sincere speech in remembrance of the 6th of October in which he sent his salutes and gratitude to each of the former presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar ElSadat and Hosni Mubarak.   Then he stopped at Mubarak and directed his speech to […]

25 Lessons We Learned Since the #Jan25 Revolution

25 Lessons We Learned Since the #Jan25 Revolution

By Hady El Hady

This Monday marks the five-year anniversary of the January 25th Revolution. The glorious day when the Egyptian people decided that they had had enough and took to the streets to make a change in the country for the better. And while the revolution has been a huge turning point for Egypt, it was also a […]

Bassem Youssef Starts Hashtag افتكروهم# in Memory of Missing Detainees

Bassem Youssef Starts Hashtag افتكروهم# in Memory of Missing Detainees

With Jan. 25 just around the corner, the hashtag أنا_شاركت_في_ثورة_يناير# has gone viral and social media is flooding with memories of the revolution days, what it meant to them, how it felt to be part of it versus how it currently feels. Bassem Youssef, the man who never shies away from political debates, stepped it up a notch […]

#Jan25: The Last Four Years In Pictures

#Jan25: The Last Four Years In Pictures

On the fourth anniversary of the Jan. 25 uprising, some of us are hopeful, some of us mourn the loss of the revolution, but most of us are left wondering how on earth we went from Tahrir Square four years ago to wherever we are right now. While a minority of us continue to remind […]

6 Things the Middle East Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

6 Things the Middle East Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every so often, a figure emerges from the masses who becomes a champion for the people’s cause. Even less often, their message, vision and oftentimes tragic end propels them onto the global stage and they come to represent universal struggles and values that know no borders. These giants of history and humanity – people like […]