7 Things That Need to Change in Egypt, According to the #ThisIsEgypt Backlash

Last week, the Ministry of Tourism launched a $66 million campaign promoting tourism in Egypt through the #ThisIsEgypt hashtag. JWT’s heartwarming video made everyone fall in love with Egypt all over again with its optimism and positivity.

However, soon enough Egyptians on social media started contributing their own thoughts, pictures and videos about the everyday realities and struggles of living in Egypt, highlighting social and political issues in the country that need improvement. Here are seven major points:

 

 

1. The traffic

 

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2. The human rights situation

 

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3. The sexual harassment

 

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4. The pollution

 

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5. The poverty

 

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6. Health and sanitation

 

Water drainage

 

 

7. The corruption

 

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