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Egypt: Bloodbath at Maspero

On October 9, Egypt’s security forces attacked protesters—mostly Coptic Christians—who had gathered near state media headquarters, resulting in the worst violence since Hosni Mubarak resigned.

Egypt Heads to the Polls, Round II

The first parliamentary elections since the revolution represent a pivotal moment for Egypt. And as protests continue amidst the electoral process, the debate on the street moves to the ballot box.

Egypt: Homeless in Cairo

Nearly a year after the Egyptian revolution, families driven out of their homes still live in makeshift tent camps. Some of these families have mobilized to protest unsanitary conditions.

Tahrir Square: The July Sit-In

Four months after Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, protesters again poured into Tahrir Square, demanding faster reforms and a transition to civilian rule.

Egypt: The Afterglow Has Faded

As they head for the polls in the first election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are confronted with a new challenge: a repressive military that seems determined to retain its power.

Egypt Divided Over Elections

Many Egyptians are wary of holding elections in the midst of a violent government crackdown. “It’s not right that people are going to go vote while protesters are getting killed in Tahrir," said one activist.

Egypt Prepares for Elections

Egyptians are preparing for the first round of parliamentary elections Nov. 28 despite days of deadly clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

Citizen Journalism Paves the Way in Egypt

Citizen journalists in Egypt take personal and professional risks to document police brutality, crackdowns on dissent, and the causes of dissent - paving the way for traditional media to follow.

Egyptian Military Detains Prominent Activist

Alaa Abdel Fattah, a prominent Egyptian activist, has been charged with inciting violence during a protest earlier this month. His detention sparked anger toward the ruling military council.